WWF-Australia has been working to promote the transition away from conventional palm oil production to Certified Sustainable Palm Oil that conserves forests, protects species, and secures livelihoods. This unit supports students to inquire into conventional palm oil production and the move to sustainable palm oil. Students develop an understanding... 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. Sustainable Palm Oil – Stand on the line – Years 5 & 6
    Sustainable Palm Oil – Stand on the line – Years 5 & 6

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. Sustainable Palm Oil – Finding out about palm oil – Years 5 & 6
    Sustainable Palm Oil – Finding out about palm oil – Years 5 & 6
  2. Sustainable Palm Oil – Dig deeper into palm oil – Years 5 & 6
    Sustainable Palm Oil – Dig deeper into palm oil – Years 5 & 6
  3. Sustainable Palm Oil – Seeking sustainable solutions – Years 5 & 6
    Sustainable Palm Oil – Seeking sustainable solutions – Years 5 & 6

Considering Social Action

Students are given opportunities to apply their learning in real world situations, in the classroom, school, home or the local community.

  1. Sustainable Palm Oil – Recipe for change – Years 5 & 6
    Sustainable Palm Oil – Recipe for change – Years 5 & 6

Assessment and Reflection

Reflection time provides students with an opportunity to value what they have learnt and the learning processes in which they have been involved. Evaluation or assessment tasks during the unit of work will need to conclude.

  1. Sustainable Palm Oil – Student assessment task – Years 5 & 6
    Sustainable Palm Oil – Student assessment task – Years 5 & 6