Urban and Rural Habitats
Levels 3 and 4
NZC Achievement Objectives
Te Mātauranga o Aotearoa
The Biological Environment: Recognise and explain the changes undergone by species (especially those of Aotearoa) over long periods of time.
Te Taiao: Ka āhukahuka, ka whakamārama i ngā panoni o ngā momo koiora (me ngā mea motuhake o Aotearoa), o neherā tae noa ki tēnei wā.
Learning Intentions are from the Ministry of Education
Integration ideas are from the Ministry of Education
Students can explain the relationships between animals and plants within urban and rural ecosystems.
Social Sciences: How different groups view and use places and the environment eg. Different environments in which people live, such as the tundra, atolls, and war zones.
Social Sciences: How and why people express a sense of belonging to particular places and environments eg. The use of photos and diaries
The Arts (Drama): Develop drama for a performance in an environmental setting.
English (Writing and Presenting): Listen to waiata that describes some feature of the natural environment and retell the story in writing.
English (Writing and Presenting): View photographs of a local environmental feature and co-operatively write a newspaper story to accompany it.
English (Oral Language): Prepare and present an oral report following a visit to a site in the local environment.
Health and Physical Education: Identify and use safe practices and basic risk-management strategies eg. Managing risks in both the natural and built environments
Health and Physical Education: Access and use information to make and action safe choices in a range of contexts eg. Safety in the sun, on the road, near water
Mathematics and Statistics (Geometry and Measurement): Specify locations in the local environment, using bearings or grid references.
Mathematics and Statistics (Statistics): Collect and display time series data on an environmental phenomenon, such as river heights.
Technology: Describe and identify the positive and negative effects of some instances of technologies on people’s lives and the environment eg. the effects of fast ferries on shorelines.