Blueback - Finding Solutions

Blueback - Finding Solutions

Lesson 14 of 14 in this unit

  • Primary
  • Year 5
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Geography
  • Environmental
  • Oceans
  • Sustainability
  • Water
  • ...

Lesson summary

Students collaborate to create solutions to ocean conservation problems. They will learn how to refine solutions so they can achieve meaningful outcomes for our oceans.

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • learn strategies to refine solutions to problems 
  • make predictions based on projections of the future.

Success criteria:

Students can...

  • demonstrate their ability to review and refine their solutions 
  • share their predictions based on projections of the future.

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Curriculum mapping

Australian Curriculum (v9.0) content descriptions:

  • Propose actions or responses to issues or challenges and use criteria to assess the possible effects AC9HS5S06

Syllabus outcomes: GE3-4

Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability

Relevant parts of Year 5 achievement standards:
They identify and describe different possible responses to a geographical challenge. They propose action in response to a geographical challenge and identify the possible effects of their proposed action.

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This lesson is designed to build students’ competencies in the following skills:

  • Communication
  • Creativity
  • Critical thinking
  • Problem solving

Additional info

Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium - High: The concepts covered in this lesson may be complex, sophisticated and or required specific and technical knowledge. Teachers should read this resource and its associated materials before delivering the lesson. Some of the activities may need to be planned in context to teachers’ classrooms. There may be programs or websites that teachers need to familiarise themselves with before using them with students. 

Minderoo Foundation is proud to be the education partner for the film adaption of Tim Winton’s best-selling book, Blueback.

Related professional learning

Teach the Big Picture of Sustainability

Quick summary: Open your students’ minds to how different systems – environmental, social and economic – are connected.

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