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Exploring Habitats

Why is Being in Nature So Good For Us?

Secondary, Middle

Description

Exploring habitat is one activity in a compilation of guided inquiries from Thoughtbox Education’s Learning at Home Curriculum.  

Beginning with the question ‘why is being in nature so good for use?’ students are asked to consider what good nature can bring them in a multitude of ways. They will think, feel and connect with the natural world by exploring links to relevant articles, videos, podcasts and case studies that are provided in order to allow students to investigate and explore why nature is very important for the health of both our body and our mind.

In addition to the tools to support the inquiry, the resource includes a student guide, ideas for action and suggestions and support for deepening the investigation.

General Assessment

Recommendation of how and where to use it

Teachers will be addressing outcomes in Health and Physical Education when looking at well-being. The resource could also be used in relevance to science and social studies units touching biodiversity and interactions with the ecosystem as an introduction to help student understand the importance of protecting our planet.

Relevant Curriculum Units

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        • Wellness Through Physical Education 110: Concept of Wellness
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        • Nutrition for Healthy Living 120: Health and Wellness
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        • Physical and Health Education: Healthy choices influence our physical, emotional, and mental well-being.
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        • Physical and Health Education: Healthy choices influence our physical, emotional, and mental well-being
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        • Healthy choices influence, and are influenced by, our physical, emotional, and mental well-being.
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      • Physical Education & Health
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        • Physical Education and Health- Outdoor Education: Participation in outdoor activities allows for the development of leadership skills that can be applied in a variety of contexts and environments
        • Physical and Health Education - Outdoor Education: Spending time outdoors allows us to develop an understanding of the natural environment and ourselves
        • Physical and Health Education 11- Active Living: Physical activity is an important part of overall health and well-being.:
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        • Physical Education and Health- Outdoor Education: Participation in outdoor activities allows for the development of leadership skills that can be applied in a variety of contexts and environments
        • Physical and Health Education - Outdoor Education: Spending time outdoors allows us to develop an understanding of the natural environment and ourselves
        • Physical and Health Education 11- Active Living: Physical activity is an important part of overall health and well-being.:

Themes Addressed

  • Ecosystems (1)

    • Appreciating the Natural World
  • Human Health & Environment (2)

    • Health Promotion
    • Quality of Life
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