Environment 2: Grade 02

Grade 2: Eco Curriculum


Availability of Resources – (space / water / electricity / transport)
Differentiate between natural and cultural resources.
Comparison with city -, township and rural settlement.
Ways in which detrimental conditions of each could be limited and improved.
Discussion on energy resources such as wood, paraffin, coal, oil, electricity, food.


Stories about way of life that changed over time. (include how value systems and attitude to environment has changed)

Historical Knowledge and Understanding
The learner will be able to demonstrate historical knowledge and understanding by explaining the difference between old / new and past / present.
E.g. explain how people’s lives (culture and practices) changed when moving from one environment to the next like rural life to the urban life.
Life and Living

Life processes and Healthy Living::
Summery: Similar needs give raise to competition.
Compare functioning of human- and animal kingdom – competition should stay healthy so that sustainability in the long run can be maintained.

Bio-diversity, Change and Continuity:
Summery: Identify the positive interaction between biotic and a-biotic elements.
Soil is a resource and should be protected. Without soil plants cannot grow and animals and humans not live. Soil originates from weathering rock – ways in which rock weathers. Volcano’s are molten rock.
The Plant Earth and Beyond
The Changing Earth:
Factors that contribute to the fertility or infertility of soil; the stability of the soil; and the colour and texture of soil.
LIFE ORIENTATION SPECIFIC THEME: Take care of your environment; take care of yourself


The Economic Cycle:
Summery: Understanding the nature of needs and wants
• Expresses the importance of ways of saving and not wasting money and other resources such as water and electricity.


Technological processes and skills:
Summery: Realising responsibility towards the humans
• After choosing a suitable material or substance to make a simple product to satisfy a problem or opportunity and making it, explain the strengths and weaknesses of it as it affects humans and the environment.