Quick summary: 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.
- Students understand that people have had significant negative impacts on rainforest landscapes.
- Students recognise that rainforest degradation has a broad-reaching effect.
- Students build their thinking and questioning skills.
General capabilities: Critical and creative thinking, Personal and social capability.
Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability OI.1., OI.2.
Australian Curriculum content descriptions:
Year 8 Geography
- Human causes and effects of landscape degradation (ACHGK051)
- Causes and consequences of urbanisation, drawing on a study from Indonesia, or another country of the Asia region (ACHGK054)
Syllabus Outcomes: GE4-2, GE4-3, GE5-2, GE5-3.
Time needed: 30 minutes.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Low – allow students to explore the topic independently.
Resources required: Internet, laptops and earphones, Student Worksheet.
Key words: Rainforest, humans, urbanisation.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.