Earth Hour Schools Day:
Friday 24th March
Year in and year out, schools have helped make Earth Hour the incredible event it is. Schools across Australia have been some of Earth Hour’s biggest supporters; thousands of teachers have used Earth Hour lessons in classrooms across Australia, hundreds of classrooms have aired the Earth Hour documentaries, and schools have hosted Earth Hour events, assemblies and activities.
In 2017, early education centres, primary, and secondary schools are invited to celebrate Earth Hour on Earth Hour Schools Day, Friday 24th March.
This year, with Earth Hour focused on the voice of the future generation, we invite all schools, teachers and students to take part and #JoinTheFuture by:
- Telling us what Australia's future generation thinks about climate change and their future. Stay tuned for an upcoming Earth Hour competition on the best and most creatively presented ideas.
- Organising an event for Earth Hour Schools Day in a place that is special to your school, teachers and students. Whether it be an Earth Hour lunch, assembly, excursion or community event, celebrate Earth Hour Schools Day at your local park, beach, river or community garden.
- Airing the Earth Hour Documentaries in the classroom, at lunch time or during a school assembly.
- Downloading Cool Australia’s Earth Hour curriculum resources, and incorporating them into your classroom lessons. Look out for new lessons and units coming in 2017.
- Switching off non-essential lighting for the whole day at school and let the world know by adding your school crest to the Earth Hour Wall.
You can also download a one page tip-sheet for Earth Hour schools or the Earth Hour Schools posters below.
Earth Hour Curriculum Toolkit
Turn your Earth Hour actions into valuable classroom learning!
Earth Hour has partnered with Cool Australia (coolaustralia.org) to create a range of classroom-ready resources to enhance student learning and engagement. Teachers can access the lessons for FREE and download digital worksheets, Smartboard lessons and a host of other resources to teach lessons that will last a lifetime. These resources are aligned with the Australian Curriculum content descriptors, general capabilities and address the cross curricular priorities of ‘sustainability’.
Teachers from all learning areas can use these lessons to help students to switch off to join a cleaner future. At the heart of these lessons is the idea that students can connect to the wider community and take action to make a difference.
· Early Learning Unit
· Primary Unit
· Secondary Unit