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Title: Protecting Our Native Australian Animals

Introduction: In this art lesson, students will explore and learn about threatened native Australian animals. They will understand the importance of protecting these animals and their habitats through creative expression. By the end of the lesson, students will create an artwork that showcases a threatened native Australian animal and its habitat.

Success Criteria: 1. Students will be able to identify and name at least three threatened native Australian animals. 2. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the importance of protecting these animals and their habitats. 3. Students will create an artwork that represents a threatened native Australian animal and its habitat.

Lesson Outline: 1. Introduction (5 minutes) a. Begin the lesson by showing students images or videos of threatened native Australian animals. b. Engage students in a discussion about why it is important to protect these animals and their habitats.

  1. Questioning (10 minutes) a. Ask students questions to gauge their prior knowledge about native Australian animals. b. Encourage students to share any experiences or stories they may have about these animals. c. Prompt students to think about the characteristics and habitats of these animals.

  2. Video and Worksheet Resources (15 minutes) a. Show students a video about threatened native Australian animals, such as “Threatened Species Day” by ABC Education (Link: [insert link]). b. Distribute worksheets that feature images and information about different threatened native Australian animals. c. In pairs or small groups, have students complete the worksheets by matching the animals with their names and habitats.

  3. Art Activity (25 minutes) a. Provide each student with a blank sheet of paper, pencils, colored pencils, and markers. b. Instruct students to choose one threatened native Australian animal from the worksheet and draw it in the center of their paper. c. Encourage students to research and include details about the animal’s habitat in their artwork. d. Remind students to use colors that represent the natural environment of the animal.

  4. Assessment (10 minutes) a. Walk around the classroom to observe students’ engagement and understanding during the art activity. b. Use a checklist to assess if students have met the success criteria. c. Provide verbal feedback to students, highlighting their strengths and areas for improvement.

Differentiation: 1. For students who require additional support, provide pre-drawn animal templates for them to color and decorate. 2. For students who need an extra challenge, encourage them to research and include additional information about the animal’s diet, predators, or conservation efforts.

Plenary (5 minutes) a. Ask students to share their artworks with the class, explaining the animal they chose and its habitat. b. Facilitate a class discussion about the importance of protecting threatened native Australian animals and their habitats. c. Summarize the key points discussed and encourage students to think about how they can contribute to conservation efforts.

Video and Worksheet Resources: 1. “Threatened Species Day” by ABC Education: [insert link] 2. Worksheet on Threatened Native Australian Animals: [insert link]

Note: The links provided are placeholders. Please insert appropriate and relevant resources for the lesson.