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Teacher guide People and the environment

TLF ID M013712

This is a compilation of seven teaching activities about environments and how some resources within them are used. It uses stories and images to explore these places and issues. It includes sections on how individuals and groups can conserve resources. It also includes links to intercultural images, digital resources and a case study about a turtle conservation project in Vietnam. A final activity introduces the interdependence of all living things and the impact of actions on the environment.

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Educational value
  • This is a valuable resource for the Earth's environment sustains all life unit of study in the year 4 geography curriculum. It is particularly relevant for the content descriptions relating to the sustainable use of environments and resources. It builds geographical understandings about the use of environmental resources, the way the Earth sustains life and the management of waste.
  • The resource contributes to students attaining the achievement standard in year 4 geography. It helps them develop understanding of the role of environments in supporting human and other life and recognise the need for their protection.
  • It is also relevant to the sustainability cross-curriculum priority, particularly the second organising idea that all life forms, including human life, are connected through ecosystems on which they depend for their wellbeing and survival. A game in Activity 7 focuses on the interconnectedness of all the components of an environment or ecosystem.
  • The resource may be of some use in relation to the intercultural understanding general capability. There are references, images and links to diverse environments in which people live and work.
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  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
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