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Rainforests of NSW
Stage 1 (Years 1-2), HSIE
‘Rainforests of NSW’ is one of our education resources for Stage 1 students. It illustrates rainforest types, structure, and food chains within NSW national parks. ‘Rainforests of NSW’ is an expansion of the HSIE syllabus unit ‘Global Environments – Rainforests’, and has some excellent ideas for school excursions.
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The ‘Rainforests of NSW’ teaching kit has been prepared to help teach the value of rainforests in NSW. Students will learn about rainforest types, animals and plants and food chains. Further fact sheets cover the importance of rainforests, the human impact upon them, and managing for risk.
Highlighting some key local rainforests in places like Dorrigo National Park – part of the New England group of the World Heritage Gondwana Rainforests of Australia – this kit was created with Stage 1 students in mind. It expands upon the HSIE sample unit ‘Global Environments – Rainforests’ from the HSIE syllabus support document, and encourages local field studies of our rainforests.
This teaching kit was developed by NPWS Discovery for Schools staff in the NSW North Coast region to support schools participating in the Discovery for Schools excursion program.
|Stage||Stage 1 (Years 1-2)|
|Key learning area||HSIE|
ENS1.5. Compares and contrasts natural and built features in their local area and the ways in which people interact with these features.
ENS1.6. Demonstrates an understanding of the relationship between environments and people.
This teaching kit includes: