Environment 4: Grade 03

Grade 3: Eco Curriculum

SOCIAL SCIENCES

Geography

Different types of land use – (farms / residential area / industry / forest / reserves / open spaces recreational sites) and the function each of these fulfills.
Learn what is being produced (agricultural products / various factories / housing / bio-diversity) in these areas and how humans benefit from it.
They learn how these sites are positioned in relation to each other and the reasons why, for example the river starts in the rainy forests of the mountain and flows downhill to the sea. Or industries with smoke are positioned outside cities because of the amounts of smoke it produces…

History
National symbols (including fauna and flora of country)

Historical Enquiry
The learner will be able to use enquiry skills to investigate the past and the present. The learners will obtain answers to ‘what’, ‘where’ and ‘when’ questions and specifically ‘why’ question about aspects of the past (using written accounts, visual sources and objects)
E.g. learners identify why change (improvements) has occurred over time – need for betterment (medically / socially / economically / technologically)

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.

Historical Interpretation
The learner will be able to interpret aspects of history by discussion and giving opinions, incorporating objects, articles, family stories and observations.
E.g. explain how change over the course of time has affected his or her destiny for the better and/or the worse.

NATURAL SCIENCES
Life and Living

Life processes and Healthy Living:
Summery: Animals can be grouped by the roles they fulfill.
Distinguish between various types of living creatures – cannibals / herbivores / parasites and draw different types of food pyramids. Each should include humans.

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.
The Plant Earth and Beyond

The Changing Earth:
The effect that (water and wind) erosion has on soil resources.

 

LIFE ORIENTATION SPECIFIC THEME: Take care of your environment; take care of yourself
In the National Curriculum Framework no theory, but only practical application has been identified for this learning area.