Activity details: In this activity students participate in a ‘Think, See, Wonder’ exercise aimed at getting students thinking about what big differences there might be between the lifestyle of someone in a developing country and an Australian lifestyle.
Key lessons and understandings of activity: The aim of this activity is to get students thinking about the Earth’s finite natural resources and the equitable distribution of these resources: the aim is not to highlight that we in Australia have lots of stuff but rather to recognise that people in developing countries work hard to improve their lives and given that globally we have finite resources, shouldn’t we be thinking about sharing these resources more equitably?
Year levels: 3 & 4
Indoor or outdoor activity: Indoor
Duration of activity: 45 mins
Learning areas addressed: Geography
Resources needed: Images (online or printed)
Homework and extension opportunities: Includes opportunities for homework.
Keywords: Resources, developing countries, consumption.
Explicit Australian Curriculum link:
Science: Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions (ACSHE051)
English: Understand that languages have different written and visual communication systems, different oral traditions and different ways of constructing meaning (ACELA1475)
Science: With guidance, identify questions in familiar contexts that can be investigated scientifically and predict what might happen based on prior knowledge (ACSIS064)
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.