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Stage 2 Geography  Earth’s Environment - Sustainability

Stage 2 Geography Earth’s Environment - Sustainability

Geography: Examines differing perceptions about the management of places and environments. How can people use places and environments more sustainably? Series of 7 activities based on: food wastage, climate change, alternative energy, Indigenous Australian sustainable practices. Focus skills include gathering information from differing sources, note-taking, synthesising information, creating Mind Maps. Students use a unit booklet which includes all the activities, one online Mind Map tool is used at the end of the unit. Students reflect on their learning at the end of the unit. The series of lessons takes approximately 5 hours, this plan is for 5 x 30 minute sessions. The activity booklet is available in PDF and Word if you need to amend it. Key planning sources: • Geography - The Earth’s Environment Stage 2 http://syllabus.nesa.nsw.edu.au/hsie/geography-k10/content/1181/ • The series of lessons follows aspects of the Inquiry Journey Framework adapted from Power of Inquiry by Kath Murdoch 2015, Chapter 5. • Learning intentions focus on knowledge, skills and understanding summary http://www.assessmentforlearning.edu.au/professional_learning/learning_intentions/learning_examples_intentions.html#2 • Thinking Routines based on ideas from http://www.rcsthinkfromthemiddle.com/thinking-routines.html • Mind Mapping background information http://www.tonybuzan.com/about/mind-mapping/ Cover image from: https://openclipart.org/detail/188287/living-earth
JosephineLaretive
World Music

World Music

This is a 6 week topic aimed at KS1 and KS2 to teach them about different music traditions from around the world. Throughout this topic, pupils will be given the opportunity to explore music from different countries and cultures around the globe, including: West Africa, Australia, Poland, Ireland, Jamaica and Native America. Each week will focus on a different country. The focus of each lesson will be to learn where the country is on the map, listen to an example of traditional music from that that country and learn a song/game/dance that is culturally relevant. Pupils will be given the opportunity to develop their listening and singing skills (Links to curriculum can be found at the bottom). By the end of the topic pupils should have a better understanding of different styles and genres of music and where they came from as well as developing their understanding of the role of music in different cultures and societies. Perfect for linking to Geogrpahy and History! Links to curriculum/Possible assessment opportunities: Use the voice expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes Play tuned and untuned instruments musically Listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music Experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music Please note: I have used the Font AR CHRISTY so it may look different when downloaded!
iamsomewhere
Philadelphia, Here I Come for AS Level

Philadelphia, Here I Come for AS Level

A resource designed to teach the entirety of the AS Level for the Cambridge AS level exam (paper 4) drama text, Philadelphia, Here I Come! Includes context, themes, structure and characterisation as well as a bridge into different interpretations in preparation for AO5 A Level analysis. It could also assist with study for this text at GCSE as it covers all the main elements for approaching and analysing the play. Please do leave a review so that I can continue to improve my products.
jennytorniainen
Quipu

Quipu

Infographics with basic information about this ancient method of Inca civilization.
marijota2008
Australian Slang Wordsearch Sheet Australia Starter Activity Keywords KS3 GCSE Cover

Australian Slang Wordsearch Sheet Australia Starter Activity Keywords KS3 GCSE Cover

Wordsearch Puzzle sheet of keywords on the theme of ‘Australian Slang’. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
Whole Class Reading - 4 Weeks - KS2

Whole Class Reading - 4 Weeks - KS2

The benefits of whole class reading have been documented on many teaching blogs and forums. This inspired me to have a go at creating a sequence of lessons for a whole class. These whole class reading sessions were originally planned for Y5 children but can be easily adapted for children in Y4 or possibly Y6 and provide 4 weeks worth of planning and lesson presentation. Each flipchart contains 3 x 40-45 minute lessons to replace guided reading with the whole class. On the first couple of slides is an overview of the new reading curriculum objectives that will be covered. Subsequent slides are teaching slides. All reading journal activities (when they may require a worksheet) have been included. Enjoy!
RossJ1
Diamond 9: Why were the Native Americans defeated?

Diamond 9: Why were the Native Americans defeated?

This great resource is designed to help students studying the key reasons why the Native Americans were eventually defeated by the US government. It can be used as a revision activity, starter or plenary for the full range of ability and should work alongside any main stream resource on this topic. If you are looking for something more suited to lower and middle ability students, then check out my card sort on this topic. When you purchase this resource you will be able to download a fully editable Microsoft Word document which can be differentiated further if you wish. The resource includes nine diamond shaped cards which include one of the reasons why the Native Americans were defeated. Once students have cut the cards out, they are set three tasks including: Remove any reasons that you don’t think are important. Record and explain why you have removed them. Arrange the remaining diamonds to show any links that you can find between the different reasons. Record and explain your reasons. Make a smaller diamond shape using the four most important reasons to explain why the Native Americans were defeated. Record and explain your reasons. At each stage students should be feeding back to their group or the class and explain Once students have sorted the cards, you can extend their understanding further by discussing which factor played the most important role in their defeat. The aims and objectives of this lesson are: Theme: The American West Know: How were the Native Americans defeated by the US Government? Understand: How did the US government undermine the Native American way of life? Evaluate: Which factor was the most important in undermining their way of life? WILF - What Am I Looking For? Identify and describe: How did the US Government defeat the Native Americans? Explain: What tactics and strategies did they use to undermine their way of life? Analyse: Which factor or combination of factors was the most successful? If you like this resource then why not check out my other resources on this topic in my TES shop. You can also follow ‘The History Academy’ on Twitter, Google Plus, YouTube and Facebook for the latest updates or even to get in touch and chat about how you have used this resource or to ask questions. We aim to produce cheap and affordable resources for either the price of a good cup of coffee or a happy meal so that you can spend more time doing the things that you want. Anyway, have fun and stay in touch via social media for the latest updates. Kind Regards Roy
Roy_Huggins
Aboriginal Sacred Sites

Aboriginal Sacred Sites

What makes a site sacred and how can we be respectful? Use this interactive Prowise Presenter resource to find out. Don't have Prowise Presenter? Click on the resource link and create a free account today! (Works on any interactive projector or display).
ELBacademy
Louisiana Settlement Timeline Template

Louisiana Settlement Timeline Template

Check out this simple timeline continuum that includes three major turning points as settlers came to Louisiana. Included in each of these benchmarks, there is a spot for the year of settlement, the explorers included and any additional notes. This is meant to supplement your instruction on the settlement of Louisiana and your pre-existing instruction. It serves as a great differentiator and accommodation. It can also serve as an assessment, guided notes, homework, study guide and more!
myeducationalhotspot
Louisiana Cultures Exit Ticket Assessment

Louisiana Cultures Exit Ticket Assessment

Check out this simple 5-question assessment that can easily be adapted as a quiz, test, independent work, exit ticket, or a study guide. Covering the topic of the different cultures that exist in Louisiana, this worksheet supplements the lessons you already have in your classroom, on Louisiana Cultures as well as some of my other products on the topic such as Louisiana Cultures Guided Notes, and Louisiana Cultures Group Project. These topics include Cajun, Creole, Jambalaya, Crawfish, Gumbo, Zydeco and more! An answer key has been included for your convenience!
myeducationalhotspot