The Australian Curriculum places emphasis on Sustainability as a priority for study that connects and relates relevant aspects of content across learning areas and subjects.
Cross-curriculum learning is fundamental to:
understanding the ways social, economic and environmental systems interact to support and maintain human life
appreciating and respecting the diversity of views and values that influence sustainable development
participating critically and acting creatively in determining more sustainable ways of living.
Through the priority of Sustainability, students develop the knowledge, skills, values and world views necessary to contribute to more sustainable patterns of living.
Organising Ideas include: Systems, World Views and Futures.
THE SUSTAINABILITY CROSS-CURRICULUM PRIORITY
The video below illustrates the importance of biodiversity and how human activity impacts on biodiversity and sustainability. It touches upon the link between imbalance of biodiversity and pandemics,