This unit of work demonstrates how two key ideas, Christian Living: Christians have responsibility in and for the world and Christianity in the World: People make decisions using a range of religious perspectives and ethical frameworks, can be integrated to give richness and depth to a topic sparked by a picture book: Last tree in the city.
Having responded to a mysterious letter, asking about their world, that arrives in their classroom from an alien in outer space, students move on to inquire into aspects of creation, responsibility, care, choices, decisions and consequences as essential questions and the story of “The last tree on the planet” are woven throughout. Opportunity to incorporate material from Planet Ark is also programmed into the range of learning experiences.
Author: Karen Suckling
Issue date: 19 Sep 2011