Quick 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.
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.
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- 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.