What is sustainability?

Code: E5670-02
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This engaging lesson plan contains a learning outcome, success criteria, pre-lesson preparation, resources, learning sequences and a conclusion. The lesson focuses on gaining an awareness of what sustainability is. After introducing the basic concepts of the lesson, the class works through a think-pair-share exercise to explore the cost, impact, opportunity's and relationships that arise out of a sustainability topic. The last task requires students to write statements in groups for each sustainability aspect for a second topic! The lesson concludes with students taking time to fill out their learning log.

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Maria Gill writes full time from a seaside village north of Auckland, New Zealand. She has had 20 children’s books published for the retail market and another 35 educational books for the international market. Maria specialises in children’s non-fiction books. Seven of her books have been shortlisted for children’s book awards (New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards and LIANZA Awards) and eight have been Storylines Notable Books. Her book ‘Anzac Heroes’ won the New Zealand Book Awards for Children & Young Adult Non-fiction Award and the Margaret Mahy Book of the Year Award. ‘New Zealand Hall of Fame’ won the Children’s Choice in the non-fiction category. Previously she has been a primary school teacher and she also has a Graduate Diploma in Journalism Studies. Maria also reviews books on http://kidsbooksnz.blogspot.com . For more information about Maria please go to www.mariagill.co.nz