Environment 4: Grade 06

Grade 6: Eco Curriculum

SOCIAL SCIENCES (The world)

Geography
• Climate and vegetation regions of the world:
• cold and warm climates
• temperature and rainfall conditions
• biomes
• linking climatic regions to population distribution and the use of resources in these regions,
• Development issues:
• causes of poverty
 environmental destruction
 lack of access to resources
• case studies of positive development projects that exemplify ways of sharing resources and reducing poverty
• Environmental issues – the contribution of societies to the loss of bio-diversity:
• disappearing wetlands
• soil erosion
• deforestation
• extinction of plants and animals

History

Contributions and negative effects of exploration and exploitation of 14th century onwards on people and the environment.
Medicine (indigenous)

NATURAL SIENCES

Life and Living

Interactions in Environments:
Summery: A healthy habitats are necessary for organisms to play their part successfully and to ensure continued existence.
• Organisms’ habitats are the places where they feed, reproduce young and, in many cases, shelter the young until the young have a better chance of survival. Animal species live in their habitats in a variety of social patterns (such as being solitary, pairing for life, or living in packs, prides. Herds, troops or colonies).
The Planet Earth and Beyond

Atmosphere and weather
Summery: Nothing in nature is constant. There is always change or movement of material or in weather patterns.
• Other changes take longer to occur. An example of this type of medium-term change is annual seasonal changes, which may be described in terms of changes in rainfall, average wind direction, length of day or night and average maximum and minimum temperatures.
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.