Environment 5: Grade 01

Grade 1: Eco Curriculum

SOCIAL SCIENCES

Geography

Familiar places.
The value people put on these places, for example relaxation or environmental education in a park
NATURAL SCIENCES
Life and Living

Life processes and Healthy Living:
Summery: Animals and humans have similar needs.
Compare human body parts (and their function), human needs (eat/drink/breathe) and their homes with that of various animals.

Interactions in Environments:
Summery: Co-existence between humans, animals and plants involves benefits as well as dangers.
Dangers associated with animals – sicknesses and pests; attack in self-defense
Benefits of animals – food, milk, pets, beauty  & variety (reserves)
Plants – edible / non-edible / poisonous / medicinal
Plants – functional: making thatch roofs / arts and crafts / products (paper/tea/…)
If we do not eat sufficient variety of vegetables we become weak and are prone to sickness.

Bio-diversity, Change and Continuity:
Summery: Distinguish between biotic and a-biotic elements.
As there are different animals and plants and landscapes – deserts / forest / grass lands.

The Plant Earth and Beyond

The Changing Earth:
Soil also has different characteristics that contribute to the type of vegetation and animals living there.
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.