Curriculum support materials that explores the theme of clean energy including energy efficiency and eight different types of renewable energy in Australia.
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FTFS is a website which provides teaching resources across many areas of the curriculum and stages. Clean Energy is a section that is specifically for upper primary students and provides teaching resources on sustainability. The website provides teachers with lesson plans and activity ideas, and includes ITC resources such as videos. This resources links to the HSIE syllabus content strand of role and responsibilities as Australian and Global citizens, in the way that it addresses current environmental issues and offers students a way to play an active role in sustainability. It is valuable in that it provides students the opportunity to engage in local issues and examine ways to work towards a sustainable future Gilbert & Hoper (2014, p. 300). Students learn about the role they can play their school, home, local community and globally to become energy efficient. Their responsibility as an Australian and Global citizen is to take care of the environment they live in.
This resource also allows for the other elements of the curriculum to be integrated such as English and Mathematics. English is integrated by including narrative tasks where students write about what the world might be like in 50 to 100 years time if renewable energy solutions are not adopted.
Gilbert R., & Hoepper, B. (2014). Teaching Humanities and Social Sciences : History, Geography, economics & Citizenship in the Australian Curriculum (5th ed.). South Melbourne, VIC: Cengage Learning Australia.