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Levels 1 and 2

NZC Achievement Objectives
Te Mātauranga o Aotearoa
  • Earth Science: Learn how volcanoes and earthquakes change the appearance of the landscape, particularly the effects on mountains and rivers.

  • Papatūānuku: Ka ako haere me pēhea te rū whenua me te puia e huri ai i te āhua o te takiwā, me ngā pānga ki te maunga, ki te awa hoki.

Learning Intentions
Integration Ideas

Learning Intentions are from the Ministry of Education

Integration ideas are from the Ministry of Education

Level 1

  • Students can contribute to a class brainstorming session on how they can care for their local environment.

Level 2

  • Students can suggest features of their local landscape that may have been affected by people.

  • Social Sciences: How people’s activities influence places and the environment and are influenced by them eg. The location and use of water sources.

  • Social Sciences: Why people belong to groups eg. Kiwi Conservation Club

  • The Arts (Drama): Select and develop a series of scenes to examine an environmental issue in the community.

  • The Arts (Drama): Demonstrate some of the functions of drama (eg. to amuse, inform, entertain) on an environmental issue.

  • English (Reading and Viewing): Read a story on an environmental issue and respond in a way that demonstrates understanding, such as by illustrating it or by improvising a short drama

  • English (Reading and Viewing): Read a non-fiction text on an environmental issue and identify the way its structure assists the reader to gain information through such things as the title, table of contexts, headings and subheadings, pictures and captions, diagrams, index, and glossary.

  • English (Oral Language): Listen to and respond to others during class or group discussions on environmental issues.

  • English (Oral Language): Identify the main ideas when listening to a recording relating to an environmental issue.

  • English (Oral Language): Develop some focus questions and conduct an interview with an older person in the community on how the local environment has changed since they were young.

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