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Module: The Magic of Nature

Unit: Taking Care of our Earth

Level: KS2

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1. Trash to Treasure

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Source: CDI, EDB
Media: words, xls, pdf, txt 
Resources Types: Learning and Teaching Packs , Stories 

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Language Skills

  • Vocabulary: words about pollution, e.g. landfill, trash
  • Use the connectives 'If' to express conditionals

Reading:

  • Understand the information provided on the book cover, index and glossary
  • Predict the likely development of a topic by recognizing key words, using personal experiences, and making use of context and knowledge of the world

http://www.edb.gov.hk/FileManager/EN/Content_2804/TT_mindmap_pdf.pdf

Brief Description:
An example of cross-curricular task about pollution in which students learn the ideas about 3R and write a story about it

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2. How Green are you?

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Source: learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org
Media: Web page 
Resources Types: Interactive Teaching Materials 

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Language Forms and Communicative Forms

Language Skills

   
  •  Use the auxiliary verbs ‘do, is’ to seek information,
    e.g. Is your TV on standby when you are not watching?’, ‘Do you open the window when the heater or air-conditioner is on?’
  • Use the imperatives sentences to give commands, e.g. Ride your bike to school. Recycle paper

Reading:

  • Locate specific information in a short text in response to questions
  • Identify key words for the main ideas in a sentence 

Listening:

  • Identify the gist or main ideas in simple spoken texts, e.g. short video, with the help of cues

http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/fun-with-english/how-green-are-you

Brief Description:
A quiz about the things we can do at home to look after the environment

User Tips:

  • Click on a room in the house and answer the questions. Students should reflect their usual practice at home about protecting the environment while playing the game.
  • Students can listen to the song ‘Up to You and Me’ to find out things we can do to save the planet.
  • To explore ‘Recycle’, students can watch the video ‘Recycle’ and play the game 'Clean and Green’ to put objects in the right recycle bin.
  • Students can play the game,‘Green Tips’, to put words in the right order to make tips to save the environment. Students can watch the video ‘The Green Thing’ which is produced by a group of Singaporean children about their ‘green’ ideas. 

3. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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Source: www.brainpopjr.com
Media: Web page 
Resources Types: Interactive Teaching Materials , Learning and Teaching Materials 

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Language Skills

   
  •  Vocabulary:
    n   Vocabulary related to conservation, e.g. conserve, biodegradable, reduce, recycle, reuse
  • Use prepositions to indicate means, e.g. We can reduce by using less stuff and using only what we need.
  • Use the modals ‘can, should’ to express obligations and prohibitions, e.g. We should reduce the amount of energy use. We can use reusable bags instead.

Reading:

  • Predict the likely development of a topic by recognizing key words, using personal experiences, and making use of contextual and knowledge of the world
  • Skim a text to obtain a general impression and the gist or main ideas

http://www.brainpopjr.com/science/conservation/reducereuserecycle/

Brief Description:
A story providing ideas about 3Rs with related activities

User Tips:

  • Click on a room in the house and answer the questions. Students should reflect their usual practice at home about protecting the environment while playing the game.
  • Before reading, elicit students’ ideas about ‘What is waste?’ and play the first part of the story. Then students can predict the development of the story.
  • Pause the story from time to time to conclude the meaning of 3Rs.
  • After reading, students can conclude what we can do to protect the environment.
  • Click on ‘word wall’ to find definitions of words.
  • Students can do more related activities by clicking on 'game’, 'activity’'draw about it’'write about it’ and 'talk about it’.
  • Teacher can click on 'lesson ideas’ to find background of 3Rs and lesson ideas. The resources can be used for project learning.

4. Green Living Tips

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Source: Green Power
Media: Web page 
Resources Types: Learning and Teaching Materials 

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  •  Vocabulary:
    n   Phrases related to conservation, e.g. global warming, carbon dioxide emission, waste disposal
  •  Use the connective 'although' to link contrasting ideas, e.g. Although using transportation is unavoidable, we can make better use of public transport.
  • Use the connective ‘if’ to express conditions, e.g. If driving private cars cannot be avoided, switch off the engine when idling.

Reading:

  • Work out the meaning of an unknown word or expression by using visual clues, context and knowledge of the world
  • Understand the connection between ideas by identifying cohesive devices, e.g. in addition, moreover, however, if, therefore

Brief Description:
Websites with information on 4Rs, green living, low carbon living and green festivals

User Tips:

  • The resources introduce how we can live in an environmentally friendly way. Students can make use of the information for project learning.
  • After reading, students can reflect their own living style and take actions to have a greener lifestyle.
  • Students can read ‘School Carbon Off Action’ about what they can do at school to protect the environment. Students can conclude some tips on green living and show others what to do.  

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5. Waste Reduction Tips

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Source: Environmental Protection Department, HKSAR
Media: Web page 
Resources Types: Learning and Teaching Materials 

Learning Objectives

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Language Forms and Communicative Forms

Language Skills

   
  • Use imperatives to make suggestions, e.g. Recycle newspaper. Cut down on gift wrapping paper.

Reading:

  • Recognise the presentation of ideas through headings, paragraphing, spacing, italics, bold print and punctuation
  • Work out the meaning of an unknown word or expression by using visual clues, context and knowledge of the world

 

Brief Description:
Website with information on waste reduction in different places and occasions

User Tips:

  • This resource can be used for project learning.
  • Students can work in groups to find out tips to reduce waste in different places, such as, at home, in the school and in the office.
  • After reading, students can design posters or suggest tips to others on how to be friendly to the earth. Students can play games, e.g. ‘Make a Green Choice’'Green Living’, to consolidate what they have learnt about 'green' lifestyles.
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