Decision Making - Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Intended Learning Outcomes

The students will be able to:

  • evaluate the possible courses of action to reduce greenhouse gas levels.

Teaching Rationales

Students evaluate, using their own knowledge, eight possible courses of action to reduce greenhouse gas levels. Students write then a report recommending the best way for New Zealand to reduce greenhouse gas levels.

Learning Areas, Strands, Achievement Objectives

5 - 6 Science

Nature of Science
Participating and contributing

  • Students will develop an understanding of socio-scientific issues by gathering relevant scientific information in order to draw evidence-based conclusions and to take action where appropriate.
5 Social Sciences

Social Sciences

  • Students will gain knowledge, skills, and experience to understand how people's management of resources impacts on environmental and social sustainability.
6 English

Listening, Reading, and Viewing
Processes and strategies

  • Students will integrate sources of information, processes, and strategies purposefully and confidently to identify, form, and express increasingly sophisticated ideas.

Purpose and audiences

  • Students will show a developed understanding of how texts for shaped for different audiences and purposes.

Language features

  • Students will show a developed understanding of how language features are used for effect within and across texts.

Speaking, Writing, and Presenting
Purposes and audiences

  • Students will show a developed understanding of how to shape text for different audiences and purposes.

Ideas

  • Students will select, develop, and communicate connected ideas on a range of topics.

Language features

  • Students select and use a range of language features appropriately for a variety of effects.

Structure

  • Students organise texts using a range of appropriate, effective structures.

Activity-specific Achievement Objectives

5 - 6 Science

Nature of Science
Participating and contributing

  • Students will develop an understanding of actions New Zealand may take to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by gathering relevant information, drawing conclusions from the information, and writing a report recommending the best course of action to reduce green house gas levels.
5 Social Sciences

Social Sciences

  • Students will gain knowledge to understand how people's management of resources impacts on environmental sustainability when they carry out research to prepare a report about reducing greenhouse emissions.
6 English

Listening, Reading, and Viewing
Processes and strategies

  • Students will integrate sources of information, processes, and strategies purposefully and confidently to identify, form, and express increasingly sophisticated ideas about the actions New Zealand may take to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.

Purpose and audiences

  • Students will show a developed understanding of how texts for shaped for different audiences and purposes when they read a variety of texts about the actions New Zealand may take to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.

Language features

  • Students will show a developed understanding of how different language features are used for effect when they read a variety of texts about the actions New Zealand may take to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.

Speaking, Writing, and Presenting
Purposes and audiences

  • Students will show a developed understanding of how to shape text for different audiences and purposes when they write a report about reducing New Zealand's greenhouse gas emissions.

Ideas

  • Students will select, develop, and communicate connected ideas to write a report about the effective course of action to reduce New Zealand's greenhouse gas emissions.

Language features

  • Students use written language features with control to create meaning and effect and to sustain interest, and use appropriate vocabulary to create precise meaning when they write a report about how New Zealand can reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.

Structure

  • Students use an appropriate report writing structure.