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.
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.
- Students explore climate change.
- Students build their thinking and questioning skills.
General capabilities: Literacy, Critical and creative thinking
Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability O1.1, O1.2.
Australian Curriculum content descriptions:
This lesson can be used with all the learning areas of the Australian Curriculum that relate to energy and climate change.
Time needed: 20 minutes.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Low – allow students to explore the topic independently by watching the video in the Student Worksheet.
Resources required: Internet, laptops and earphones, Student Worksheet.
Key words: Climate change, Earth Hour, impacts, future.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.