Topics

A list of general creative curriculum topic ideas which teachers can use in their classrooms to inspire your planning.

  • What makes up the natural environment?
    • Overview (water, land, plants, animals, air)
    • Study of local plants
    • Habitat assessment
    • Study of local animals
    • Study of local birds
    • Study of aquatic animals, macroinvertebrates, native fish
    • Study of frogs
    • Study of bugs
    • Study of water quality
    • Study of wetlands
    • Study of rivers
    • Study of River Red gum forests
    • Study of soil
    • Bush tucker
  • How natural environments work.
    • Basic ecology: food chains and food webs. Terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems
    • Natural disasters  - flood, fire, storms
    • Aboriginal Australians understanding of the natural environment
    • Living laboratory, conducting scientific research (e.g. different revegetation techniques.)
  • How humans change environments?
    • Positive and negative changes
    • Introduced species - weeds and/or feral animals
    • Threatened species, eg Squirrel glider
    • Water quality (river, storm water drains and agric drains) eg water quality tests (Physical, chemical, biological)
    • Impact of changing river flow regimes
  • Sustainable environments: how can we enjoy the environment and look after it.
    • Code of behaviour, rules, regulations.
    • Data collection and research
    • Management Plans
    • Shepparton Regional Park and Lower Goulburn National Park
    • Aboriginal people’s relationship with the land
    • Habitat restoration projects – revegetation, weed mapping and removal,  litter removal, building and placement of nesting boxes, photographic record of habitat change (impact of floods, wind storms, fire)
    • Fish ways
  • How humans use the river and forest environment
    • Recreation: Canoe, bike and walking  trips along the river, Cross country run through the area, Fishing, Picnic/BBQ on the river, Orienteering
    • Agricultural, Manufacturing and Urban water supply
    • Aboriginal use of the natural environment and cultural study
  • History of our area
    • Aboriginal history
    • European history