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The Endangered Swift Parrot

Lesson Overview:

Students will learn about Australia’s native forests, the Endangered Swift Parrot, their role as a pollinator (for blue and black gum trees) and the importance of protecting them. 

Year Level/s:

4, 5, 6

Key Curriculum Areas / Subject:

Geography, Science

National Curriculum Codes:

ACHGK021, ACHGK022, ACHGS032, ACHGS038, ACHGS039, ACHGS045, ACHGS046, ACSHE062, ACSIS071, ACSSU043, ACSSU073, ACSSU094

Strand Content Description:

Geography

  • ACHGK021 - The types of natural vegetation and the significance of vegetation to the environment and to people.
  • ACHGK022 - The importance of environments to animals and people, and different views on how they can be protected.
  • ACHGS032 - Reflect on their learning to propose individual action in response to a contemporary geographical challenge and identify the expected effects of the proposal.
  • ACHGS038 - Present findings and ideas in a range of communication forms, for example, written, oral, graphic, tabular, visual and maps; using geographical terminology and digital technologies as appropriate.
  • ACHGS039 - Reflect on their learning to propose individual and collective action in response to a contemporary geographical challenge and describe the expected effects of their proposal on different groups of people.
  • ACHGS045 - Present findings and ideas in a range of communication forms, for example, written, oral, graphic, tabular, visual and maps; using geographical terminology and digital technologies as appropriate.
  • ACHGS046 - Reflect on their learning to propose individual and collective action in response to a contemporary geographical challenge and describe the expected effects of their proposal on different groups of people.

Science

  • ACSHE062 - Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions.
  • ACSIS071 - Represent and communicate ideas and findings in a variety of ways such as diagrams, physical representations and simple reports.
  • ACSSU043 - Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment.
  • ACSSU073 - Living things, including plants and animals, depend on each other and the environment to survive.
  • ACSSU094 - The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical conditions of their environment.

General Capabilities:

Critical and Creative Thinking

Cross Curriculum Priorities:

N/A

Curriculum Connections:

Geography, Science

ScOT Catalogue Terms:

Animal Structure and Function, Attitudes, Conservation, Creating Texts, Decision Making, Ecosystems, Environmental Influences, Environmental Management, Geographical Location, Habitats, Human Impact, Oral Presentations, Plant Growth, Research Questions, Vegetation

Theme/s:

Forests - Ecology and Natural Processes, Forestry - Sustainability and Certification, Forestry Products - Processing and Technology, Forest Futures - Carbon Renewable Resources and Innovation

Resource Type/s:

Primary: Activity

Secondary: Lesson Plan, Student Worksheet

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