The Importance of Environments Unit Plan

The Importance of Environments Unit Plan

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This Geography unit addresses the importance of environments to animals and people and the ways in which they can be protected.

It consists of 11 lessons of approximately 60 minutes duration.

The sequence of lessons and suggested time frames should be regarded as a guide only; teachers should pace lessons in accordance with the individual learning needs of their class.

An assessment task for monitoring student understanding of the unit objectives is included and will require an additional lesson.

 Lessons

Lesson 1 60 minutes

The Importance of Environments

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will be introduced to the importance of environments.

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Lesson 2 60 minutes

Coniferous Forests

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will understand how climate can influence the vegetation and animals found in a coniferous forest.

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Lesson 3 60 minutes

Deciduous Forests

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will understand how climate can influence the vegetation and animals found in a deciduous forest.

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Lesson 4 60 minutes

Deserts

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will understand how climate can influence the vegetation and animals found in a desert.

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Lesson 5 60 minutes

Temperate Grasslands

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will understand how climate can influence the vegetation and animals found in a temperate grassland.

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Lesson 6 60 minutes

Tropical Rainforests

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will understand how climate can influence the vegetation and animals found in a tropical rainforest.

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Lesson 7 60 minutes

Tundras

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will understand how climate can influence the vegetation and animals found in a tundra.

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Lesson 8 60 minutes

Exploring Plants

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will investigate the importance of natural vegetation to animals and people.

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Lesson 9 60 minutes

Vital Vegetation

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will investigate the different ways that vegetation can be beneficial.

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Lesson 10 60 minutes

People's Connection with Vegetation

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will investigate the aesthetic, emotional and spiritual connection people have with vegetation.

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Lesson 11 60 minutes

Vegetation and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will explore the significance of vegetation endemic to the survival of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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Lesson 12 (Assessment) 60 minutes

The Importance of Environments - Inquiry Task

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An inquiry-based assessment task in which students will demonstrate their understanding of the importance of their local environment.

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Australian Curriculum alignment

Humanities and Social Sciences > HASS > Year 4 > Inquiry and skills > Communicating > ACHASSI082
Present ideas, findings and conclusions in texts and modes that incorporate digital and non-digital representations and discipline-specific termsElaborationscomposing, in a range of different text typ...

Humanities and Social Sciences > HASS > Year 4 > Inquiry and skills > Evaluating and reflecting > ACHASSI081
Reflect on learning to propose actions in response to an issue or challenge and consider possible effects of proposed actionsElaborationsreflecting on learning with the assistance of tools such as a K...

Humanities and Social Sciences > HASS > Year 4 > Inquiry and skills > Researching > ACHASSI076
Sequence information about people’s lives and eventsElaborationscreating a timeline by accurately placing information about key events or people in chronological order and explaining the sequence...

Humanities and Social Sciences > HASS > Year 4 > Inquiry and skills > Questioning > ACHASSI073
Pose questions to investigate people, events, places and issuesElaborationsasking questions before, during and after an investigation using tools such as a KWL chart (what they know, what they want to...

Humanities and Social Sciences > HASS > Year 4 > Inquiry and skills > Evaluating and reflecting > ACHASSI080
Interact with others with respect to share points of viewElaborationsparticipating in role-plays and simple debates which allow for equal presentation of viewpoints (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Cre...

Humanities and Social Sciences > HASS > Year 4 > Inquiry and skills > Researching > ACHASSI075
Record, sort and represent data and the location of places and their characteristics in different formats, including simple graphs, tables and maps, using discipline-appropriate conventionsElaboration...

Humanities and Social Sciences > HASS > Year 4 > Knowledge and Understanding > Geography > ACHASSK088
The importance of environments, including natural vegetation, to animals and peopleElaborationsidentifying the main types of vegetation, including forest, savannah, grassland, woodland and desert, and...

Humanities and Social Sciences > HASS > Year 4 > Inquiry and skills > Evaluating and reflecting > ACHASSI079
Draw simple conclusions based on analysis of information and dataElaborationsdescribing risks in past times (for example, for those involved in sea travel, exploration and colonisation) and making inf...

Humanities and Social Sciences > HASS > Year 4 > Inquiry and skills > Researching > ACHASSI074
Locate and collect information and data from different sources, including observationsElaborationsidentifying the types of sources suited to historical, geographical, civic and cultural inquiry and di...


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