Stage 2 Teaching Resources
This curriculum based Stage 2 Unit Outline includes a 3 week, staged based, lesson plan and activities for teachers to download.
Creating quality teacher resources for Stage 2
About this Unit Outline
The beach, coastline and inland waterways are a source of inspiration, a place of discovery and at times generating myths and uncertainties that can alter the confidence and ability to make informed safety decisions by those who are using the beach and waterways. Your students will discover how river systems form and how they reach the coast. They will use "real world" water safety scenarios to create strategies to remove risk and danger to make the situation safe.
What you'll find in this Unit:
TEACHING, LEARNING & ASSESSMENT
CORE LESSONS & TASKS
Key Inquiry Questions
- How do we develop and apply contextual knowledge?
- How do we respond to, read, view and compose texts?
- How do we develop and apply language forms and features?
- How does who I am influence others?
- How can we manage change?
- Why are empathy, inclusion and respect important in our relationships?
- How do I compare the areas of regular and irregular shapes?
- How can I take action to enhance my own and others’ health, safety, wellbeing and participation in physical activity?
- What skills and strategies do we need to be healthy, safe and empowered?
- Why are places similar and different?
- How does the environment support people and other things?
- How do I measure, order and compare objects using familiar metric units of length, area, weight and temperature?
- How do I select and trial methods for data collection, including survey questions and recording sheets?
- How do I construct suitable data displays, with and without the use of digital technologies, from given or collected data?
- How do natural processes and human actions change the earth’s surface over time?
- How can we group living things?
- How are environments and living things interdependent?
- Find the red and yellow flags and swim between them
- Look for, and read the safety signs
- Ask a lifesaver or lifeguard for safety advice
- Go swimming with an adult
- Signal for help when you get into trouble in the water
- Dangers of rip currents
- If you are not sure if a marine creature or plant is a hazard, look from a distance and don’t touch it
- Humans can use the aquatic environment to inspire research, creativity and innovation
- The aquatic environment needs to be looked after so future generations can enjoy it
Stage 2 Unit Outline and Activity Sheets
Complement your students learning with our FREE programs:
This unit outline includes opportunities to bring the content to life by engaging with our lifesavers in our virtual session: Ocean Myth Busters.
Bring a lifesaver to your school with our “Lifesaver @ my school” incursion. Our primary school program will focus on keeping safe at the beach and near inland waterways through fun and interactive games and activities.
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