Grade 6: Eco Curriculum
SOCIAL SCIENCES (The world)
• Development issues:
• causes of poverty
lack of access to resources
• case studies of positive development projects that exemplify ways of sharing resources and reducing poverty
Historical Knowledge and Understanding
The learner will be able to demonstrate historical knowledge and understanding by firstly comparing how the cause-and-effect principle relate to varying conditions across the world and secondly noticing how change occurred at different rates in various places..
E.g. explain the effect that various cultures across the world have had on environmental health as well as on technical and medical progress.
The learner will be able to interpret aspects of history. The learner compares two versions of a historical event using various resources studied to contribute to a class display or school museum or community archive (representation of the past)
E.g. various environmental symbols that were and are still being used by various cultures in the same country and the differences in meaning it has.
LIFE ORIENTATION SPECIFIC THEME: Take care of your environment; take care of yourself
Sustainable Growth & Development:
Summery: Governmental steps that can be taken to improve the environment
• Research and analise standards of living and patterns of consumption in modern societies where people specialise and trade to satisfy needs and wants.
• Identify steps that can be taken by the government to redress historic imbalances and poverty (e.g. redistribution of resources, gender equity, capacity building, restoring people’s dignity, creating opportunity and empowerment).
Entrepreneurial Knowledge & Skills:
Summery: Cooperation between school and community in promoting natural resources
Identify a variety of possible business opportunities in the community (school co-operatives, sports, entertainment, tourism)
Technological processes and skills:
Summery: Focusing on the environment explain the positive and negative effects that technology has had. Compare technologies from past and present. progress
Find out about the background context (e.g. people, environment, nature of need) when given a problem, need or opportunity and list the advantages that a technological solution might bring to the environment.
• Find out about existing products relevant to the problem, need or opportunity, and identify as well as compare some of the design aspects (who is it for / what is it for / what does it look like / what is it made of / whether it affects the environment).
• Perform a scientific investigation about concepts relevant to the problem, need or opportunity using science process skills:
• planning investigations;
• conducting investigations;
• processing and interpreting data;
• evaluating and communicating; findings.
Systems and Control: Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of simple electrical circuits (e.g. connecting wires, battery, switch, output device), and how electrical energy can be converted into other forms (e.g. light, heat, sound, movement).
Report on the effect it has on the natural environment.
Technology, society and the environment:
Summery: Compare technologies of past and present to come up with solutions.
Indigenous Technology and Culture
Describe similarities in problems and solutions in own and other societies – past, present and future.
Impact of Technology
Suggest ways to improve technological products or processes to minimize negative effects on people and/or the health of the environment.
Suggest how technological products or services can be made accessible to those presently excluded.