Earth Hour - Switching off for the places we love

Earth Hour - Switching off for the places we love

Activity 2 of 6 in this unit

  • Early Learning
  • Science
  • Environmental
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Sustainability
  • ...

Lesson summary

This activity is designed to get children thinking about their favourite places in nature and how these places make them feel. Younger children will look at and talk about images of themselves enjoying their favourite places in nature. Older children will explore their relationships to the places they love in more depth, and begin to make the connection between their personal behaviours and the health of these special places by switching off lights and appliances for Earth Hour Schools Day.

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Lesson details

Curriculum mapping

EYLF Learning Outcomes:

Learning Outcome 1:

  • Children have a strong sense of identity
  • 1.2 Children develop their emerging autonomy, interdependence, resilience and sense of agency

Learning Outcome 2:

  • Children are connected with and contribute to their world
  • 2.3 Children become aware of fairness

Learning Outcome 4:

  • Children are confident and involved learners
  • 4.1 Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity
  • 4.2 Children develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, inquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating
  • 4.3 Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another

Learning Outcome 5:

  • Children are effective communicators
  • 5.1 Children interact verbally and non,verbally with others for a range of purposes
  • 5.3 Children express ideas and make meaning using a range of media
  • 5.5 Children use information and communication technologies to access information, investigate ideas and represent their thinking

Resources required

  • Appliance Flashcards
  • Printed photos of children in favourite places
  • Poster supplies: paper, colouring pencils and pens

Other resources:

Additional info

This lesson has been created in partnership with WWF-Australia. Earth Hour is the world’s largest community-driven climate change campaign. At the centre of Earth Hour is switching off lights to show a commitment to taking action.

Thousands of teachers use Earth Hour’s education program to enrich their curriculum and provide pathways for young people to create change in their world.

For the most up to date Earth Hour dates, times, and events, check here.

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