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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
Integration Ideas

Learning Intentions are from the Ministry of Education

Integration ideas are from the Ministry of Education

Level 4

  • 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.

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