Sustainable transport – sustainability action process (Years 3–6)

Primary KLAs:
Human Society and its Environment, Mathematics
Educational levels:
Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6

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© State of New South Wales, Department of Education.

This sustainable transport learning resource will guide students through an extended school based investigation. Students will develop and implement a chosen sustainability action and then evaluate and reflect on their success and their learning.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(GE2-4) acquires and communicates geographical information using geographical tools for inquiry

(GE2-2) describes the ways people, places and environments interact

(GE2-3) examines differing perceptions about the management of places and environments

(GE3-4) acquires, processes and communicates geographical information using geographical tools for inquiry

(GE3-2) explains interactions and connections between people, places and environments

(GE3-3) compares and contrasts influences on the management of places and environments

(MA2-1WM) uses appropriate terminology to describe, and symbols to represent, mathematical ideas

(MA2-2WM) selects and uses appropriate mental or written strategies, or technology, to solve problems

(MA2-3WM) checks the accuracy of a statement and explains the reasoning used

(MA2-18SP ) selects appropriate methods to collect data, and constructs, compares, interprets and evaluates data displays, including tables, picture graphs and column graphs

(MA3-1WM) describes and represents mathematical situations in a variety of ways using mathematical terminology and some conventions

(MA3-2WM) selects and applies appropriate problem-solving strategies, including the use of digital technologies, in undertaking investigations

(MA3-3WM) gives a valid reason for supporting one possible solution over another

(MA3-18SP ) uses appropriate methods to collect data and constructs, interprets and evaluates data displays, including dot plots, line graphs and two-way tables

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACHASSI053) Locate and collect information and data from different sources, including observations

(ACHASSI054) Record, sort and represent data and the location of places and their characteristics in different formats, including simple graphs, tables and maps, using discipline-appropriate conventions

(ACHASSI056) Examine information to identify different points of view and distinguish facts from opinions

(ACHASSI057) Interpret data and information displayed in different formats, to identify and describe distributions and simple patterns

(ACHASSI058) Draw simple conclusions based on analysis of information and data

(ACHASSI059) Interact with others with respect to share points of view

(ACHASSI060) Reflect on learning to propose actions in response to an issue or challenge and consider possible effects of proposed actions

(ACHASSI061) Present ideas, findings and conclusions in texts and modes that incorporate digital and non-digital representations and discipline-specific terms

(ACHASSK090) The use and management of natural resources and waste, and the different views on how to do this sustainably

(ACHASSI074) Locate and collect information and data from different sources, including observations

(ACHASSI075) Record, sort and represent data and the location of places and their characteristics in different formats, including simple graphs, tables and maps, using discipline-appropriate conventions

(ACHASSI077) Examine information to identify different points of view and distinguish facts from opinions

(ACHASSI078) Interpret data and information displayed in different formats, to identify and describe distributions and simple patterns

(ACHASSI079) Draw simple conclusions based on analysis of information and data

(ACHASSI080) Interact with others with respect to share points of view

(ACHASSI081) Reflect on learning to propose actions in response to an issue or challenge and consider possible effects of proposed actions

(ACHASSI082) Present ideas, findings and conclusions in texts and modes that incorporate digital and non-digital representations and discipline-specific terms

(ACHASSK113) The environmental and human influences on the location and characteristics of a place and the management of spaces within them

(ACHASSI095) Locate and collect relevant information and data from primary sources and secondary sources

(ACHASSI096) Organise and represent data in a range of formats including tables, graphs and large- and small-scale maps, using discipline-appropriate conventions

(ACHASSI099) Examine different viewpoints on actions, events, issues and phenomena in the past and present

(ACHASSI100) Interpret data and information displayed in a range of formats to identify, describe and compare distributions, patterns and trends, and to infer relationships

(ACHASSI101) Evaluate evidence to draw conclusions

(ACHASSI102) Work in groups to generate responses to issues and challenges

(ACHASSI103) Use criteria to make decisions and judgements and consider advantages and disadvantages of preferring one decision over others

(ACHASSI104) Reflect on learning to propose personal and/or collective action in response to an issue or challenge, and predict the probable effects

(ACHASSI105) Present ideas, findings, viewpoints and conclusions in a range of texts and modes that incorporate source materials, digital and non-digital representations and discipline-specific terms and conventions

(ACHASSI123) Locate and collect relevant information and data from primary sources and secondary sources

(ACHASSI124) Organise and represent data in a range of formats including tables, graphs and large- and small-scale maps, using discipline-appropriate conventions

(ACHASSI127) Examine different viewpoints on actions, events, issues and phenomena in the past and present

(ACHASSI128) Interpret data and information displayed in a range of formats to identify, describe and compare distributions, patterns and trends, and to infer relationships

(ACHASSI129) Evaluate evidence to draw conclusions

(ACHASSI130) Work in groups to generate responses to issues and challenges

(ACHASSI131) Use criteria to make decisions and judgements and consider advantages and disadvantages of preferring one decision over others

(ACHASSI132) Reflect on learning to propose personal and/or collective action in response to an issue or challenge, and predict the probable effects

(ACHASSI133) Present ideas, findings, viewpoints and conclusions in a range of texts and modes that incorporate source materials, digital and non-digital representations and discipline-specific terms and conventions

More information

Resource type:
Interactive Resource
Audience:
learner, teacher
ScOT topics:
Public transport, Transport networks, Environmental sustainability, Sustainable development, Environmental impact
Activities:
Brainstorming, Communication activity, Critical thinking activity, Data manipulation and interpretation, Practical activity, Problem solving
Language/s:
en-AU
Author:
State of NSW, Department of Education
Publisher:
State of NSW, Department of Education
Date created:
Monday, 18 May 2020

Resource ID: 5359376b-653b-47ce-8ab4-37968322e29a