Teaching sustainability concepts to your students can be fun! By immersing your students in these lapbook activities, they will thoroughly explore the topic and consolidate their learning in order to cover key content descriptors in the Year 4 Australian Geography curriculum.
Please note: This resource once included a unit plan. It no longer includes this unit plan as it has been upgraded and is now only included in our Sustainability Unit.
Use this lapbook to explore the following concepts with your students:
✏ current waste disposal methods around the world.
✏ compare modern-day land management techniques with that of Australia’s Indigenous Peoples.
✏ the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) are discussed extensively to give students a greater understanding of the purpose of such techniques as well as ways they can contribute to waste reduction and management.
This Lapbook has the following Australian Curriculum Year 4 Geography content descriptors covered:
Sustainable use and management of renewable and non-renewable resources, including the custodial responsibility First Nations Australians have for Country/Place AC9HS4K06
The custodial responsibility Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples have for Country/Place, and how this influences views about sustainability (ACHASSK089)
The use and management of natural resources and waste, and the different views on how to do this sustainably (ACHASSK090)
Take a look at some of the great feedback for this resource:
“This works in so well with the Australian year 4 Geography. Thank you.”
“Terrific, but particularly loved the section which references the sustainability practices of the Indigenous people. Very useful and provided rich conversation with students.”
Do I need to purchase the supporting powerpoint?
No you don’t. Although you will miss out on the carefully researched content that is provided in the powerpoint, simply just ignore references to the powerpoint in the unit plan.
Can I share this resources with my teaching partner?
No. This product is for personal use only. Multiple licences are available for use among more than one person.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Thank you so much,
The Unit Plan is a guide only and very simple. Teachers should use their own discretion when implementing. Some questions have been given to help guide student thinking but more specific questions should be added to develop conversation and deeper learning. Students should be encouraged to ask questions themselves as well.