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The Earth

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

  • Share ideas about obvious features and patterns in the environment.

  • Students can make a model of their immediate local landscape and locate places of significance on it.

  • Students can suggest how their model of the landscape may be different to the landscape in the past

Level 2

  • Investigate obvious features and patterns in the environment and discuss how people affect them.

  • Students can explore local landscapes and environments and identify easily observable physical features.

  • Students can suggest some of the processes that slowly change landforms.

  • Social Sciences: Features of the culture and heritage of their own and other groups eg. Significant landmarks in the local environment.

  • Social Sciences: Why particular places are important for people eg. Special places in the natural or cultural environment.

  • The Arts (Drama): Establish an imaginary space, such as a forest, island, or cave, as the setting for dramatic play.

  • The Arts (Music - Sound Arts): Identify contrasting sounds of Papatūānuku and the environment (high and low, fast and slow, loud and soft, long and short).

  • The Arts (Visual Arts): Use paper, card, and materials from Papatūānuku to make structures.

  • The Arts (Visual Arts): Talk about objects and images found in their own environment

  • English (Reading and Viewing): Observe signs and symbols used to identify environmental features and discuss the way in which visual signs convey their meaning.

  • Mathematics and Statistics (Statistics): Classify environmental events, such as “the sun will rise tomorrow”, “the grass will turn brown tomorrow”, “it will snow when it’s hot”, as certain, possible, or impossible.

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