This geography incursion program focuses on the ES1/S1 topics, People live in places and Features of places. The focus of this program is to develop a caring attitude towards the environment and emphasise ways students can contribute to environmental quality at home and at school by undertaking simple actions.
Key inquiry question
What are places like?
What makes a place special?
How can we look after the places we live in?
Key syllabus outcomes
Identifies places and develops and understanding of the importance of places to people
Describes features of places and the connections people have with places
Communicates geographical information and uses geographical tools
Integrating the Sustainability Cross Curriculum Priority is a feature of the program.
Record geographical data and information by observing, recording and using maps and visual representations
On the day activities
During the full day fieldwork excursion, students will:
locate their school on a google map,
listen to a story, and learn an accompanying song, about sustainable school management practices.
watch a demonstration of a storm water model to understand the effects of playground litter on local waterways
investigate the school buildings and grounds in order to identify and tally positive and negative ground and resource management practices
use iPads to photograph school sustainability features and create an environmentally friendly message
Excursion program downloads
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