Students begin creating their school biodiversity trail. Working in groups, students identify potential trail sites and work as a class to select a site based on parameters defined by the students themselves. In the following class, students visit this site to create a school biodiversity trail, recording key features, identifying some of the plants and […]
This lesson is designed for a flipped classroom, where students learn new content by watching a video in their own time. This strategy provides the opportunity for students to build their knowledge, attitudes and values by themselves, thereby freeing up class time for hands-on work.
This unit of work, Global footprints, explores the concepts of sustainable futures, global or ecological footprints and personal and social responsibility. Narrative texts used are the children’s picture book The Short and Incredibly Happy Life of Riley, written by Colin Thompson and illustrated by Amy Lissiat; a factual text and video in ‘Ida’s story’, the […]
This unit of work, Taking care of Earth together, allows students to explore pressing issues that relate to our shared responsibility to care for the environment for future generations, using the picture book. The Tomorrow Book by Jackie French and illustrated by Sue de Gennaro. Other texts used include a play and a poem relating […]
Black Mist Burnt Country introduces secondary school students to the secret nuclear testing programme conducted by the British government in Australia, between 1952 and 1963. Produced by Burrinja and developed by the History Teachers Association of Victoria for the award-winning national touring exhibition Black Mist Burnt Country. The resource provides stimulus for discussions on land […]
Caring for Country/place and looking after the lands, seas and skies on which one lives and learns is everyone’s responsibility. It’s important to acknowledge that there are many different ways to take and share responsibility for caring for Country that may seem like small steps, but which hold big significance. Learning from Aboriginal and Torres […]
In this activity, students will explore what Country/place means to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. They watch the Play school episode ‘Acknowledgement of Country’ to help them to understand the significance of Country/place and to build a personal sense of responsibility for respecting the environment around them. Students are encouraged to become aware of […]
Nurturing global scientists is key to the creation of a clean and fairer world for the future. A global citizenship approach enables learners to appreciate the relevance of science and investigate how it can be used to answer vital questions to global challenges. This guide includes practical advice for embedding global citizenship in topic areas […]
Learning about our environment and our power to protect it through a curated series of videos that are perfect to play in the classroom and prompt discussions about sustainability, waste and climate change.
Especially on the practice of upcycling and promotion of a circular economy. Students are engaged through enjoining them to create an idea, sell an upcycled product, and empower the circular economy.