Grade 2: Eco Curriculum
Availability of Resources – (space / water / electricity / transport)
Differentiate between natural and cultural resources.
Comparison with city -, township and rural settlement.
Ways in which detrimental conditions of each could be limited and improved.
Discussion on energy resources such as wood, paraffin, coal, oil, electricity, food.
Stories about way of life that changed over time. (include how value systems and attitude to environment has changed)
Life and Living
Life processes and Healthy Living::
Summery: Similar needs give raise to competition.
Compare functioning of human- and animal kingdom – competition should stay healthy so that sustainability in the long run can be maintained.
Interactions in Environments:
Summery: Identify resources that are good for humans to sustain life and should therefor be protected.
Distinguish between vegetables and fruit that you cultivate in your country and animals that you breed to secure a good variety of food stock.
Bio-diversity, Change and Continuity:
Summery: Identify the positive interaction between biotic and a-biotic elements.
Soil is a resource and should be protected. Without soil plants cannot grow and animals and humans not live. Soil originates from weathering rock – ways in which rock weathers. Volcano’s are molten rock.
The Plant Earth and Beyond
The Changing Earth:
Factors that contribute to the fertility or infertility of soil; the stability of the soil; and the colour and texture of soil.
The Economic Cycle:
Summery: Understanding the nature of needs and wants
• Explains roles of households as key role players in the consumption of goods and services.
• Explains that wants can change and be unlimited, as influenced by friends, media and development of new products and services.
• Expresses the importance of ways of saving and not wasting money and other resources such as water and electricity.
Technological processes and skills:
Summery: Realising responsibility towards the humans
• After choosing a suitable material or substance to make a simple product to satisfy a problem or opportunity and making it, explain the strengths and weaknesses of it as it affects humans and the environment.