Quick summary: This lesson explores the importance of community involvement during a natural hazard and how to use paper as a material during the rebuilding phase in order to promote sustainability and resourcefulness.
Subject: Design and Technology.
Year Level: 7 & 8.
Topics: Creative Thinking, Sustainability, Climate Change and STEM.
Teaching Time: 90 minutes.
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Year 7 & 8 Design and Technologies:
- Analyse how people in design and technologies occupations consider ethical and sustainability factors to design and produce products, services and environments (AC9TDE8K01)
- Select, justify and use suitable materials, components, tools, equipment, skills and processes to safely make designed solutions (AC9TDE8P03).
Syllabus outcomes: T4.1.2.
General capabilities: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking.
Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability.
Relevant parts of Year 7 & 8 achievement standards: Students explain how social, ethical, technical and sustainability considerations influence the design of innovative and enterprising solutions to meet a range of present and future needs. They explain how the features of technologies influence the design and production decisions. Students explain a range of needs, opportunities or problems and define them in terms of functional requirements and constraints. They collect, authenticate and interpret data from a range of sources to assist in making informed judgements.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – includes a discussion of Architectural work and demonstration of how to model using paper.
- Blank A4 and A3 paper
- Coloured pencils and markers
- Student Worksheets – one copy per student.
Related Professional Development: We encourage you to undertake the free PD Course How to teach a unit on fire and flood resilience for tips on how to best deliver this lesson.
If you’re concerned about the challenging nature of these topics, consider the free PD Course How to approach trauma in the classroom for information on how best to support your students.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.