Quick summary: In this interactive whiteboard lesson students explore the impact of droughts and floods on the Australian landscape. They build an understanding of how extreme weather events can impact on our food and farming.
In 2016, Earth Hour will celebrate the places we love that make our outdoor lifestyle and the Aussie way of life so great. Our beaches, rivers, reefs, snow-capped mountains, farmland and national parks uniquely distinguish Australia as the “lucky country”. You can become a part of the movement and start to take action on climate change by visiting earthhour.org.au to register for Lights Out or find your local event. Take part and register in Earth Hour Schools Day on Friday the 18th March and don’t forget to switch off on Earth Hour, on Saturday 19th March 8:30-9:30pm.
Requirements for this lesson: Interactive whiteboard, Smart Notebook software.
In this lesson students will:
- Students use thinking tools to understand the impacts of flood and drought
- Students are able to understand the impacts of climate change
- Students begin to recognise the effect of climate change on Australian agriculture
- Click to reveal
- Rub and reveal
- Interactive sharing techniques
Cross-curricular priorities: Sustainability
- OI.3 – Sustainable patterns of living rely on the interdependence of healthy social, economic and ecological systems.
- OI.6 – The sustainability of ecological, social and economic systems is achieved through informed individual and community action that values local and global equity and fairness across generations into the future.
- OI.9 – Sustainable futures result from actions designed to preserve and/or restore the quality and uniqueness of environments.
General capabilities: Critical and creative thinking.
Supportive resources: Cool Australia Foodie Webinar
Year levels: Year 3 & 4, Year 5 & 6
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