Quick summary: Students consider the consequences of urbanisation and how urbanisation can negatively affect environmental quality, especially in relation to the destruction of the sacred sites of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and the climate. Students explore the concept of Kanyini and consider whether respecting and protecting nature is a top priority in today’s society.
Year Level: Year 8
Teaching Time: 60 minutes
This lesson is part of the wider unit of work Climate Change Solutions.
Cool would like to thank the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation and The Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation for generously supporting the development of these lessons.
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Content descriptions: Year 8 Geography:
- Causes and consequences of urbanisation, drawing on a study from Indonesia, or another country of the Asia region (ACHGK054)
Syllabus outcomes: GE5-2, GE5-3
General capabilities: Critical and Creative Thinking.
Cross-curriculum priorities: Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures, Sustainability.
Relevant parts of Year 8 Geography achievement standards: Students explain interconnections within environments and between people and places and explain how they change places and environments. They compare alternative strategies to a geographical challenge, taking into account environmental, economic and social factors.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Low – Support students in independent work.
- Art supplies – coloured pencils and textas, paints
- A device capable of presenting a video to the class
- White paper – A3 in size.
Related Professional Development: If you’re interested in learning more about how to approach challenging topics around climate change and sustainability in your classroom through a Hope and Optimism lens, consider our PD course.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.