Quick summary: In this lesson, students will synthesise their learnings from The Bays unit, to plan, create and deliver a presentation that explains the understandings they have developed through this unit. Students will respond to the inquiry question ‘How can redeveloping a site at our school improve the whole school?’ by reflecting on their experiences in each of The Bays lessons. Students will be guided to choose a presentation style, and to plan and create a presentation in response to the inquiry question. Students will deliver their presentation to an audience of other students, teachers, parents and people from their community.
Lesson developed in partnership with the UrbanGrowth NSW Development Corporation.
- Students will understand how their work and learnings throughout The Bays unit have contributed to their understanding of how urban renewal projects can benefit a community.
- Students will conceptualise, plan, produce and deliver a presentation that details their personal response to the question: ‘How can redeveloping a site at our school improve the whole school?’
21st century skills:
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Year 5 Geography
- The environmental and human influences on the location and characteristics of a place and the management of spaces within them (ACHASSK113)
- Reflect on learning to propose personal and/or collective action in response to an issue or challenge, and predict the probable effects (ACHASSI104)
- Present ideas, findings, viewpoints and conclusions in a range of texts and modes that incorporate source materials, digital and non-digital representations and discipline-specific terms and conventions (ACHASSI105)
Year 6 Geography
- Reflect on learning to propose personal and/or collective action in response to an issue or challenge, and predict the probable effects (ACHASSI132)
- Present ideas, findings, viewpoints and conclusions in a range of texts and modes that incorporate source materials, digital and non-digital representations and discipline-specific terms and conventions (ACHASSI133)
Syllabus outcomes: Stage 3 – Geography
- explain interactions and connections between people, places and environments (GE3-2)
- compare and contrast influences on the management of places and environments (GE3-3)
- acquire, process and communicate geographical information using geographical tools for inquiry (GE3-4)
General capabilities: Critical and creative thinking, Literacy, Personal and Social Capability.
Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability OI.5.
Relevant parts of Year 5 Geography achievement standards: Students identify and describe the interconnections between people and the human and environmental characteristics of places. They work with others to generate alternative responses to an issue or challenge and reflect on their learning to independently propose action, describing the possible effects of their proposed action. They present their ideas, findings and conclusions in a range of communication forms using discipline-specific terms and appropriate conventions.
Relevant parts of Year 6 Geography achievement standards: Students reflect on their learning to propose action in response to an issue or challenge and describe the probable effects of their proposal. They present ideas, findings, viewpoints and conclusions in a range of communication forms that incorporate source materials, mapping, graphing, communication conventions and discipline-specific terms.
Topics: Sustainability, Social Issues
Unit of work: The Bays – Year 5 to 6
Time required: 160+ minutes, plus time for presentations.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – facilitate student conceptualisation, planning and delivery of formal presentation.
Resources required: Student Worksheet – one copy per student. Device capable of presenting a website to the class and AV presentation to an audience, projector and speakers. One device per student capable of creating a digital presentation. Welcome to Country and Acknowledgement of Country: A Guide for Victorian Schools. Enough chairs for those attending the presentations, a space/room appropriate for hosting the presentations. Teacher copy/access to Teacher Roles. A class set of the Understanding Urban Development Worksheet.
Keywords: The Bays, school, urban renewal, presentation, assessment.
All photo images in this lesson are licensed to UrbanGrowthNSW.
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