21 Day Challenge 2023 Term 2
A thriving ocean for future generations
What is the 21 Day Challenge?
Young Ocean Explorers 21 day challenge is an integrated curriculum teaching resource that links to the New Zealand Curriculum at levels 1–4, but can be adapted for use at various levels. It has been developed for primary school students and teachers (years 1–8). It can be used as part of a guided inquiry process.It contains teaching and learning material to support a unit of work that is grounded in Environmental Education for Sustainability (EEfS) / Conservation education themes, links to the Aotearoa NZ Histories curriculum, and incorporates aspects of Te Ao Māori (a Māori worldview).
- Science - engaging with science, data gathering, use evidence, critique evidence, interpreting data.
- Te Ao Māori - te reo (language), tikanga (Customs and traditional values).
- Digital Curriculum - designing and developing digital outcomes.
- Maths - data gathering, graphing, number, measurement, statistics.
- English - oral language, writing, reading.
- The Arts - performing arts, music.
- Health - ”Attitudes and values – a positive, responsible attitude on the part of students to their own well-being; respect, care, and concern for other people and the environment; and a sense of social justice.”
- Social Sciences - gaining knowledge, skills and experience to “understand how places influence people and people influence places.”
- Education for sustainability - “Education for sustainability is about learning to think and act in ways that will safeguard the future wellbeing of people and our planet. Students taking informed action to address issues of sustainability and participate in creating a sustainable future is the core of education for sustainability.”
The Teacher site has everything teachers need - a link to the lesson plan overview, and a link to the student site. There is also a daily link to each lesson plan which they will get access to as the challenge progresses.