Curriculum Ideas and Activities

Topics, themes, strategies, activites and support materials for primary and secondary schools.

In this Section

  • Topics
    A list of general creative curriculum topic ideas which teachers can use in their classrooms to inspire your planning.
  • Themes
    A list of general themes and concepts consistent with RiverConnect's vision and scope.
  • Environmental Activity sheets
    Activity sheets for schools to use out along the river
  • Strategy and Activity ideas
    Treasure hunts, outdoor bingo, cryptic clues Quizzes, Photography and other curriculum ideas.
  • Environmental issues
    You may wish to investigate the impact of human intervention in your reach. To assist you, this section identifies some of the issues you could consider.
  • RiverConnect and AusVELS
    The curriculum for Foundation (Prep) to Year 10 in Victoria is known as AusVELS. This represents the integration of the new Australian Curriculum subjects into the Victorian Essential Learning Standards (VELS). VELS was the previous Victorian curriculum framework used by schools.
  • Environmental and cultural events
  • "What's Out There?" Kit
    The Adopt-a-reach "What’s out there?" kit is a curriculum resource which is suitable for Primary and Secondary levels, with suggested learning activities appropriate for a range of standards across different domains.
  • Nest boxes for wildlife
    A range of native animals require the natural hollows that develop in trees and some shrubs for shelter and/or breeding.
  • Environment Bulletin for School Teachers
    These monthly Bulletins inform teachers of upcoming environmental events, training, and other opportunities - for themselves and their students.