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Lesson Overview:

Students will learn about Australian plantation forests, the advantages/disadvantages of these types of forests (environmentally and commercially) and the characteristics of hardwood and softwood trees.

Year Level/s:

4, 5, 6

Key Curriculum Areas / Subject:

Geography, Science

National Curriculum Codes:

ACHGK022, ACHGK024, ACHGK025, ACHGK029, ACHGS034, ACHGS035, ACHGS039, ACHGS041, ACHGS046, ACSHE062, ACSHE217, ACSSU073, ACSSU094

Strand Content Description:

Geography

  • ACHGK022 - The importance of environments to animals and people, and different views on how they can be protected.
  • ACHGK025 - The sustainable management of waste from production and consumption.
  • ACHGS034 - Collect and record relevant geographical data and information, using ethical protocols, from primary and secondary sources, for example, people, maps, plans, photographs, satellite images, statistical sources and reports.
  • ACHGS035 - Evaluate sources for their usefulness and represent data in different forms, for example, maps, plans, graphs, tables, sketches and diagrams
  • 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.
  • ACHGS041 - Collect and record relevant geographical data and information, using ethical protocols, from primary and secondary sources, for example, people, maps, plans, photographs, satellite images, statistical sources and reports.
  • 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

  • ACHGK024 - The natural resources provided by the environment, and different views on how they could be used sustainably.
  • ACHGK029 - The influence people have on the human characteristics of places and the management of spaces within them.
  • ACSHE062 - Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions.
  • ACSHE217 - Scientific knowledge is used to inform personal and community decisions.
  • 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, Ethical Understanding

Cross Curriculum Priorities:

Sustainability

Curriculum Connections:

Geography, Science

ScOT Catalogue Terms:

Casualty, Conservation, Decision Making, Ecosystems, Energy Conservation, Energy Resources, Environmental Impact, Geographical Location, Habitats, Human Impact, Information Management, Landforms, Maps, Natural Resources, Plant Growth, Renewable Energy, Sustainable Development, Waste Management

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, Worksheet

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