A 60 minute lesson in which students will explore their responsibility in caring for their school environment.
Display photographs of the natural and built features of the school, taken on the guided work during the previous lesson. As a class, describe the position of the features using prepositions e.g. the playground is next to the oval, the church is beside the car park, our classroom is alongside the courts. Refer to these words on the Caring for Places Geography Word Wall.
Jointly create a map of the school which includes these built and natural features. Display this map in the classroom for the students to refer to during the lesson.
Display slide 14 of the People Live in Places PowerPoint. As a class, discuss the people who are responsible for caring for the built and natural features of the school. Lead the students towards identifying their own responsibility in caring for their school.
Display slide 15 and discuss the independent task. Provide each student with a copy of the My School Worksheetand answer any questions the student may have.
Monitor and support the students as they complete the task. Once they have finished, encourage the students to share their ideas with the rest of the class.
Discuss with the students why their school is special. Create a retrieval chart to display their answers.
Visit Google Earth and locate other schools in the area. As a class, discuss which features of these schools are similar or different to their own. Explore why the features of schools differ according to their geographical location.