In this activity children are asked to think about some of the places in our environment where animals live. Younger children are invited to look at flashcards with images of places in our environment, and will match images of animals to these places. Older children will also match images of animals to places in our environment, but will also begin to explore how and why we should look after these places. They will begin to make connections between their personal behaviours and the health of these places and animals, by switching off lights and appliances for Earth Hour Schools Day.
Lesson guides and printables
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
- Our Place Flashcards
- Animal flashcards
- Other assets you have in your service that relate to the images in the flashcards, such as toys, images, shells, feathers, leaves, sand etc.
- Our kids are switching off this Earth Hour – Poster
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.