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Task Purpose: Develop an understanding of what climate change is and how it is linked to wildfires and deforestation.
Curriculum Learning Goal: Planet Earth & beyond Develop an understanding that our earth is made up of limited resources and overuse of these is contributing to climate change.
Literacy Learning Goal: Make inferences and provide justifications for these by drawing on prior knowledge and the clues heard or read. Take notes to think about and organise information. Use a range of vocabulary to communicate precise meaning. Recognise the importance of making abstract ideas easy for an audience to understand by using examples.
Task Purpose: Explore legends relating to fire in the Māori and Samoan cultures.
Curriculum Learning Goal: Understand that fire is seen as culturally important for some people, and explain how people see and use fire as part of their traditions and customs.
Literacy Learning Goal: Identify and summarise key information and supporting details to effectively retell a story or legend. Recognise that the purpose of a legend is a way of explaining the actions of a person in the past. Locate and evaluate information and ideas about fire, and generate and answer questions to meet the curriculum goal.
Task Purpose: Understand that large fires impact people, places, and the environment. Understand the short and long term effects bush fires have on animal habitats.
Curriculum Learning Goal: Explain how living things are suited to their particular habitat and how they respond to changes created by fire. Science
Literacy Learning Goal: Make connections between prior knowledge and different forms of information to achieve the curriculum goal. Form and express ideas and information with increasing clarity for others to understand.
Task Purpose: Understand what a fire needs to be able to burn. Understand that there are rules around the use of fire and that these rules are enforced by Fire and Emergency, New Zealand. To find why it is important to have these rules. To find out about the purpose of Fire and Emergency, New Zealand and be aware of the roles of firefighters within the organisation. Identify key safety practices and top tips for escaping a fire. Create a safety plan to use in case of fire.
Curriculum Learning Goal: Social Science Goal Understand why groups implement rules and laws. Science Goal Explore, and describe examples of physical phenomena such as heat and fire.
Literacy Learning Goal: Make connections by thinking about underlying ideas. Communicate ideas orally to others with increasing clarity
Task Purpose: To understand the importance of the pōhutukawa tree to living creatures. To find out what is being done to save the Pōhutukawa.
Curriculum Learning Goal: Science goals Understand that many creatures and plants use particular places to live. Know that creatures living in a tree can also be in danger when pests and diseases destroy trees.
Literacy Learning Goal: Literacy goals Discuss and use key information to inform others about a problem. Make and use notes to help organise information and think about specific ideas. Create relevant content with sufficient detail for the reader to understand.
Task Purpose: To find out about our endemic and native species. To find out why kererū numbers are decreasing on Banks Peninsula. To find out about the importance of the kererū to the survival of native forests. To inform others about some of the reasons why endemic and native bird numbers are threatened.
Curriculum Learning Goal: Science goals Explain how living things are suited to their particular habitat and what happens when things change. Appreciate that some living things in New Zealand are quite different from living things in other parts of the world.
Literacy Learning Goal: Literacy goals Inform an audience how New Zealand endemic and native birds are threatened. Summarise and organise selected ideas into note-form to help build thinking about the curriculum goal.
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