A clip to help students understand the difference between built and natural environments. ES1 loved it!
|Scooped by Jennifer De Souza|
Via the link above you will find a video created to help early stage 1 students note the difference between natural and built forms of environment. This video provided by teachertube, (2009) shows random images of cities, cars, planes within the built environment section and also beaches, the sun and animals within the natural section of the video.
Using this video as well as the ideas draw from the Blue Mountains excursion and the Global perspective resource, students will be able to draw, create and/or paint a natural environment that they have visited. This includes a man made environment that they have been in such as their own bedroom, classroom, park and so on. Students may also be asked to add other ideas to help better their personal environment. The teacher may also want to reflect on past experiences known to the students such as bins on school grounds, recycled water systems etc.
Ewing & Gibson (2013) claims that younger student will enjoy reflecting though the Arts rather then though text as it is an easier and nature way to story tell. Therefore, this resource can be helpful when meeting the syllabus outcome ENES1: Natural and Built environments. As the Board of Studies NSW, (1998) requires teachers to help students gather information about both natural and built environment as well as helping students learn different ways they can help better protect the environment from any future harm.
Board of Studies NSW (1998). Human Society and Its Environment K-6 Syllabus. Sydney: Board of Studies NSW.
Ewing, R and Gibson, R (2013). Transforming the curriculum through the Arts. Palgrave. South Yarra.
Teachertube, (2009) ‘Built and Natural Environments [5,774 views]’. Retrieved April 7, 2014, from http://www.teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=121115