Students watch videos on their own time and use class time for hands-on activities. Students explore the living and non-living things that make up the environment and investigate ways to keep it healthy. They also learn about climate change and take actions to fight it. Additionally, they develop news-making skills by creating news stories about their actions for climate change in the future. They also investigate the impacts of floods and droughts on the natural environment and farming. Lastly, students explore the impacts of climate change on food production in Australia by studying the banana industry.
Earth Hour is a WWF-Australia initiative, and 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.
Download the Earth Hour starter kit for your school: Earth Hour for Schools