The Importance of Environments Unit Plan

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12 x lessons | Suitable for stages: 4

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.

Objectives

  • To understand how climate can influence the vegetation and animals found in a coniferous forest.
  • To understand how climate can influence the vegetation and animals found in a deciduous forest.
  • To understand how climate can influence the vegetation and animals found in a desert.
  • To understand how climate can influence the vegetation and animals found in a temperate grassland.
  • To understand how climate can influence the vegetation and animals found in a tropical rainforest.
  • To understand how climate can influence the vegetation and animals found in a tundra.
  • To investigate the importance of natural vegetation to animals and people.
  • To investigate the different ways that vegetation can be beneficial.
  • To investigate the aesthetic, emotional and spiritual connection people have with vegetation.
  • To introduce the students to the importance of environments.
  • To explore about the significance of vegetation endemic to the survival of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples.
  • To assess students' understanding of the importance of their local environment.

Preparing for Learning

This Geography unit provides excellent opportunities for cross-curricular integration. Look for ways to meaningfully integrate the content of the unit with other learning areas e.g. Literacy, Numeracy and History.
Prior to commencing the unit, develop a Geography display in the classroom. Display postersword wall vocabulary and learning goals that the students will engage with throughout the unit to stimulate their learning. For examples of additional teaching resources to display in your classroom, browse the Environments category on the Teach Starter website.

Some of the resources which accompany this unit plan will need to be prepared prior to teaching. For this reason, it is advised that teachers browse through all lessons before commencing the unit.

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