Environment 5: 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.

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.
Incorporating a mix of elements in our towns and cities to create a good natural balance.

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.
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.