Activity Introduction

people swimming Gunlom Kakadu WWFQuick summary: This lesson is designed for a flipped classroom, where students learn new content by watching a video in their own time. This strategy provides the opportunity for students to build their knowledge, attitudes and values by themselves, thereby freeing up class time for hands-on work.

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This lesson has been created in partnership with WWF-Australia. Earth Hour is the world’s largest community-driven climate change campaign. At the centre of Earth Hour is switching off lights to show a commitment to taking action. Thousands of educators use Earth Hour’s education program to enrich their curriculum and provide pathways for young people to create change in their world.

Join the program and take part in Earth Hour Schools Day on Friday the 23rd March 2018. You can also involve family and friends in Earth Hour on Saturday 24th March 2018 8:30-9:30pm.

Learning goals: 

  • Students explore climate change.
  • Students build their thinking and questioning skills.

General capabilities: Literacy, Critical and creative thinking

Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability O1.1, O1.2.

Australian Curriculum content descriptions:

This lesson can be used with all the learning areas of the Australian Curriculum that relate to energy and climate change.

Time needed: 20 minutes.

Level of teacher scaffolding: Low – allow students to explore the topic independently by watching the video in the Student Worksheet.

Resources required: Internet, laptops and earphones, Student Worksheet.

Key words: Climate change, Earth Hour, impacts, future.

Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.

Worksheets

Teacher Worksheet

Earth-Hour-river-heroTeacher Preparation

Overarching learning goal: Students take responsibility for their own learning by watching a video on climate change and completing a thinking routine which cements their understanding.

About Earth Hour: Earth Hour is a WWF-Australia initiative, and is the world’s largest community-driven climate change campaign. At the centre of Earth Hour is switching off lights to show a commitment to taking action. Thousands of educators use Earth Hour’s education program to enrich their curriculum and provide pathways for young people to create change in their world.

Download the Earth Hour starter kit for your school or service: Earth Hour for Schools

Extra resources: Climate change factsheet

The Flipped Lesson

This lesson provides the opportunity for students to explore/build their current knowledge, attitudes and values about climate change. While working independently, students are to view the video and complete the table below. Teachers will also gain insight from st

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Student Worksheet

Thought Starter: What is the difference between weather and climate?

Watch the video and then fill in the table below.

Climate Change Everyone's Business (https://vimeo.com/65187288)

 I used to think.... 

 But now I think...

Reflection

Make a list of three questions that you want to know the answer to:

Questions 

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