Children who are connected to their world and their environment are more likely to take action to care for it later in life. In this unit, students will explore key themes around sustainability through creativity.  Faber-Castell have long understood the importance of creativity to all people, especially to children. They are continuously searchin... Read more »

Tuning in

A tuning in activity helps students to define and focus on the issues they will be dealing with in the unit of work.

  1. Creative Sustainability: Colouring Our Environment – Visual Arts – Years 3 & 4
    Creative Sustainability: Colouring Our Environment – Visual Arts – Years 3 & 4

Finding Out

Students will need to obtain more information about the issues they are going to investigate. They can identify questions of interest and research these either in small groups or on their own. Once information is gathered, it can be shared using chosen communication methods e.g. short presentations. Students can continue finding out by completing a range of investigations, including gathering data. They use appropriate methods to present and communicate what they have found out.

  1. Creative Sustainability: Inspiring Places In Nature – Visual Arts – Years 3 & 4
    Creative Sustainability: Inspiring Places In Nature – Visual Arts – Years 3 & 4
  2. Creative Sustainability: Picturing Plants – Visual Arts – Years 3 & 4
    Creative Sustainability: Picturing Plants – Visual Arts – Years 3 & 4
  3. Creative Sustainability: Animal Cartoons – Visual Arts – Years 3 & 4
    Creative Sustainability: Animal Cartoons – Visual Arts – Years 3 & 4

Considering Social Action

Students are given opportunities to apply their learning in real world situations, in the classroom, school, home or the local community.

  1. Creative Sustainability: Self-Portraits For Change – Visual Arts – Years 3 & 4
    Creative Sustainability: Self-Portraits For Change – Visual Arts – Years 3 & 4

Additional Activities for this Unit of Work

These activities are not part of this unit of work, however they may be useful as additions if you have the time.