Sustainability For Years 5-6 helps Year 5 and 6 students understand what it means to be sustainable and recognise why we need to live sustainably. This book covers topics such as sustaining the Earth’s biosphere, ecosystems, sustainable ways of living, transport, and the future of sustainability (houses, shopping bags, waste and community projects).
Each section of this book contains information and activities with the relevant curriculum links. Answers can be found at the back of the book. Sustainability For Years 5-6 is a holistic view of a a crucial subject for today’s students and future generations. This is a must-have resource for any classroom teacher of this age group.
Sustainability has been highlighted by the Australian curriculum as an important topic which all students studying in Australia should explore. Sustainability is future-orientated, focusing on protecting environments and creating a more ecologically and socially just world through informed action. Education on sustainability develops the skills, values and world view necessary to create a future for generations to come. Actions which support sustainable patterns of living consider environmental, cultural, social and economic systems.
Author: Fiona Black