1. Teacher’s background information.
This world has been carefully designed to produce creatures, animals and plants in abundance.
“…And God made the beasts of the earth according to their kinds and the livestock according to their kinds, and everything that creeps on the ground according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.”Genesis 1:25 ESV
So it is disgraceful to see humanity clearing forests on a colossal scale, polluting rivers and oceans, etc.
The children will look at how and why should we look after the world.
2. Lesson plans and resources for Looking after our Planet.
3. A free children’s song about our planet.
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‘One World’ by Songs For School.
4. How to fulfil the locally agreed syllabus for ‘Looking after our planet’
Hopefully, you will be able to match your local agreed syllabus with what is here which satisfies eight councils:
These lesson plans are based on the Progression Documents of The Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education’ Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Peterborough, Rutland County Councils. This is in the light blue text.
The green text is from other Councils: Lewisham Borough, West Sussex, Hull and East Riding.
Here are the main aims of the lesson plan:
Explore how the belief in God the creator influences Christian views on environment and climate justice.
How should we care for the world?
Why is it important to look after the Earth?
Show understanding of stewardship and suggest actions everyone can take.
Key vocabulary: Bible, Creation, Faith, God, Gospel, Grace, Harvest, Jesus, Salvation, Psalm, Worship.