Junior Landcare has created a number of educational resources to encourage young people to participate in Landcare activities and build a closer connection with the land. These resources support the Australian Curriculum.
How To Guides
The ‘How To Guides’ are designed to provide teachers and students with an understanding of how to undertake Junior Landcare projects in and around the school.
The ‘How To Guides’ were produced in collaboration with the Primary Industries Education Foundation, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.
Landcare in the Curriculum Teaching and Learning Sequences
The curriculum resources are designed to integrate environmental lessons inside and outside of the classroom at a primary school level. They comprise of engaging and easy-to-understand teaching and learning sequences, and can be used by schools new to Landcaring and those who are already green thumbs.
These resources were produced and designed to support the Australian Curriculum, which sets consistent national standards to improve learning outcomes. Sustainability is now one of the three cross curriculum priorities set by the Australian Curriculum, to help develop the knowledge, skills, values and world views needed to help people contribute to a more sustainable environment. Sustainability education is futures-oriented, focusing on creating a more ecologically and socially just world through informed action, and actions that support sustainable patterns of living require consideration of environmental, social, cultural and economic systems and their interdependence.