Feral Focus

Western Australia Society and Environment curriculum framework

Student outcomes and links to relevant activities

Feral Focus links directly to the following curriculum levels and is designed for secondary students up to year 10.

Early adolescence (Level 3, Level 4, Level 5 and Level 6) - Society and Environment

Outcomes

Content organiser

The focus for learning is on:

Students should be taught:

Activity

Place and Space

Care of places

People care for places and the wider environment

  • conflicting views relating to the use of the environment
  • environmental problems, planning solutions and preventing future problems
  • the ecological, social and economic aspects of sustainability
  • an individual's values and circumstances influence how they care for particular landscapes and the wider environment
  • about organisations and agencies (volunteer, private and government) that cooperate to care for particular landscapes and the wider environment
  • ways that environments 'at risk' can be managed

Natural and Social Systems

Natural systems

Elements and interrelationships in natural systems

  • how changes occur in a particular natural or social system over time and the impacts that result from change
  • interrelationships between different types of systems
  • there are various ecological processes (eg adaptation, succession)
  • natural systems change over time at varying rates and respond to change in different ways
 

People care for natural systems

  • how changes occur in a particular natural or social system over time and the impacts that result from change
  • interrelationships between different types of systems
  • individuals and groups have varying views on the effect of human activity on the natural systems within particular environments and the wider environment
  • factors that affect individuals' views of sustainability and their commitment to it (eg their personal values, location, occupation and wealth)
  • ways to reduce the impact of people on the environment(eg preserving airquality)
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