The Importance of Environments Unit Plan

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The Importance of Environments Unit Plan

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11 x Lessons | This unit is suitable for Grade: 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.

 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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