Grade 3: Eco Curriculum
Distinguish between the natural elements of the environment and where change occurs because of human intervention.
Human influence on the environment – (buildings, roads, houses and other infrastructure)
Natural environment – (unspoiled nature with plants and animals co-existing)
Refer to competition between natural and human environment – pollution follows.
Waste and waste management – concepts of reducing, recycling and re-using waste.
Air pollution and ways to monitor and manage it.
Incorporating a mix of elements in our towns and cities to create a good natural balance.
National symbols (including fauna and flora of country)
Historical Knowledge and Understanding
The learner will be able to demonstrate historical knowledge and understanding by comprehending cause and effect relationships and identifying similarities and differences over the passage of time.
E.g. how medical and technological advancement affected the course of history.
Life and Living
Interactions in Environments:
Summery: Resources can easily be damaged or polluted.
Resources should stay in a good condition in order to maintain environmental health. Discuss various ways in which we often pollute the environment – air, water,… Mention ways in which this could be avoided.
Bio-diversity, Change and Continuity:
Summery: Identify negative elements in the environment.
Alien and Invader species – Name them and explain their negative effects.
LIFE ORIENTATION SPECIFIC THEME: Take care of your environment; take care of yourself
The Economic Cycle:
Summery: Taking responsibility of resources and goods
• Describes ways in which ways the household or school can generate an income from waste materials (paper, glass, tin), or save money from recycling
• Discuss alternative goods and services as a way to economise and save.
• Mentions ways of avoiding waste of resources when working.
Sustainable Growth & Development:
Summery: Understand the concept of productivity to maintain life.
• Present stories of the effective of employment and unemployment on the household.
• Collectively plans or runs a real or simulated classroom enterprise responsibly by selling or making goods for the market.
Technological processes and skills:
Summery: Comparing old and new ways of solving problems
• After comparing historical methods of solving problems via products to satisfy a given need, with existing methods, come up with an improved method and make it, using different materials. Mention its strengths and weaknesses.