In this unit, students will explore the interconnectedness of animals, people and environment through the investigation of waste and consumer choices. These lessons are designed to challenge students to think about how their needs and wants, behaviours and consumer choices impact on the future of all living things. You may choose to teach the less... 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. Roots & Shoots – Tuning In To Animals, People & Environment – Upper Primary
    Roots & Shoots – Tuning In To Animals, People & Environment – Upper Primary

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. Roots & Shoots – Consuming Our World – Upper Primary
    Roots & Shoots – Consuming Our World – Upper Primary
  2. Roots & Shoots – What Should I Buy? – Upper Primary
    Roots & Shoots – What Should I Buy? – Upper Primary
  3. Roots & Shoots – What Makes A Great Leader? – Upper Primary
    Roots & Shoots – What Makes A Great Leader? – Upper Primary
  4. Roots & Shoots – Exploring Community Data – Upper Primary
    Roots & Shoots – Exploring Community Data – Upper Primary

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. Roots & Shoots – Observe Your Neighbourhood – Upper Primary
    Roots & Shoots – Observe Your Neighbourhood – Upper Primary
  2. Roots & Shoots – Take Action – Upper Primary
    Roots & Shoots – Take Action – Upper Primary
  3. Roots & Shoots – Celebrate – Upper Primary
    Roots & Shoots – Celebrate – Upper Primary