A key part of building a sustainable future is communication. Using these resources, your students can explore the issues, write their own arguments and ultimate create change.  This year Cool Australia has partnered with the Fun4Kids Festival to create curriculum designed to teach students about sustainability while building literacy skills. ... Read more »

Tuning in

A tuning in activity helps students to define and focus on the issues they will be dealing with in the unit of work.

  1. Flipped classroom – Tuning into sustainability
    Flipped classroom – Tuning into sustainability
  2. Fun4Kids Festival Writing Challenge
    Fun4Kids Festival Writing Challenge

Finding Out

Students will need to obtain more information about the issues they are going to investigate. They can identify questions of interest and research these either in small groups or on their own. Once information is gathered, it can be shared using chosen communication methods e.g. short presentations. Students can continue finding out by completing a range of investigations, including gathering data. They use appropriate methods to present and communicate what they have found out.

  1. Get out your pens people! Year 3 & 4
    Get out your pens people! Year 3 & 4
  2. What’s my footprint? – Year 5 & 6
    What’s my footprint? – Year 5 & 6
  3. Get out your pens, people! Year 7 & 8
    Get out your pens, people! Year 7 & 8
  4. Interpreting media: Sharks in the news – Year 9 & 10
    Interpreting media: Sharks in the news – Year 9 & 10

Additional Activities for this Unit of Work

These activities are not part of this unit of work, however they may be useful as additions if you have the time.