Environment 6: Grade 01

Grade 1: Eco Curriculum

SOCIAL SCIENCES

Geography

Familiar places – public toilets / parks / shops / industrial areas / mine dumps
Dangers associated with these places and actions to prevent danger like adult supervision or going in a group.
The value people put on these places, for example relaxation or environmental education in a park, buying necessities.

History
Telling about objects and personal belongings that they value and why these objects are valued (include natural resources)

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

Our place in Space:
Summery: Identify the main objects in the sky.
Planning of our lives according to regular changes (day and night) Adaptation of humans and animals according to the season.

Atmosphere and Weather:
Summery: Explain the effect of the main objects in the sky in establishing regulation.
Objects (like the sun, moon and stars) and weather (cold / heat/ rain / drought), we associate with changes.

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

The Economic Cycle:
Summery: Understanding one’s role in looking after resources and goods.
• Identifies own personal role in home as a consumer and the roles of others as e.g. savers and buyers.

Sustainable Growth & Development:
Summery: Keep in mind your responsibility to the environment in all your efforts.
• Name ways and the importance of using limited classroom materials without waste.
• Use artistic skills (drawing, cutting, measuring, pasting) to design and use environmentally friendly products that could be sold or exchanged in the community.
TECHNOLOGY

Technological processes and skills:
Summery: Realising responsibility towards the environment
• After choosing a suitable material or substance to make a simple product to satisfy a given need and making it, explain own feelings as to how it affects the environment.