Grade 1: Eco Curriculum
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.
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.
The Economic Cycle:
Summery: Understanding one’s role in looking after resources and goods.
• Starts understanding that goods (clothes, food) and services (electricity, water) have a price.
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.
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.