Quick summary: Students develop an understanding of their responsibilities and potential impact as global citizens and research ways they can help combat climate change impacts at home and around the world.
Subjects: Civics and Citizenship
Year Level: 9
Topics: Climate Change, Sustainability.
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 9 Civics and Citizenship:
- How ideas about and experiences of Australian identity are influenced by global connectedness and mobility (ACHCK081)
Relevant parts of the Year 9 Civics and Citizenship achievement standards: Students analyse a range of factors that influence identities and attitudes to diversity. They reflect on how groups participate and contribute to civic life.
General capabilities: Personal and Social Capability.
Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – Lead discussions with students, and support them in independent work.
- A device capable of presenting a video to the class
- Individual devices capable of accessing the internet
- Presentation Slides (optional)
- Student Worksheet – one per student (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.