Knowing the Environment Curriculum
Learning Branch – Knowing the Environment
This learning branch is offered to students in Years 3 to 10.
The example below is for Year 5 and 6 students.
Knowing the Environment Years 5 and 6.
Students will experience the natural environment through engaging in practical adventures and meaningful reflections. Students will gain an understanding of their own perspectives and relationships with the natural environment. Students will also explore the different ways other people experience and understand nature, such as a resource, for study, for recreation, for science, for agriculture and as a spiritual place.
Learning Area / Capability
|Health and Physical Education
||Personal, social and Community Health
||Contributing to healthy and active communities
||Explore how participation in outdoor activities supports personal and community health and wellbeing and creates connections to the natural and built environment (VCHPEP113)
||Develop Confidence & Competence in Nature
Students will be introduced to skills and experiences that will increase their competence and feelings of comfort in nature.
||Factors that shape places and influence interconnections
||Influence of people, including the influence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, on the environmental characteristics of Australian places
|Foster Sustainable Relationships
Opportunity for indigenous education
How did indigenous people use the land for food production / gathering
What impact did the indigenous people have on the environment
How do we now and in the past use the environment for food production and resources
Compare impacts of indigenous culture and modern Australian culture on the environment.
||Science Understanding Strand
||The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical conditions of their environment
|Analyse the Environment
What are the physical conditions of an environment
What impacts on the physical condition of an environment