Quick summary: Students consider their responsibilities for combating climate change to protect people’s right to live, amongst other actions. They develop a Universal Declaration of Human Responsibilities to encourage people to take sustainable actions.
Subjects: Civics and Citizenship.
Year Level: 7.
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 7 Civics and Citizenship:
- How values, including freedom, respect, inclusion, civility, responsibility, compassion, equality and a ‘fair go’, can promote cohesion within Australian society (ACHCK052)
Relevant parts of the Year 7 Civics and Citizenship achievement standards: Students explain the diverse nature of Australian society and identify the importance of shared values in promoting a cohesive society.
Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – Lead discussions with students, and support them in independent work and thinking.
- Individual devices capable of accessing the internet (optional)
- Student writing materials
- United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights (optional)
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.