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Enduring Value

Year Level(s) Years 3-6 Years 7-10
Subject Area(s) Science General Science Earth & Environmental Science
Topic(s) Environment Mining EnviroSmart
Resource Type Fact Sheet
Publish Date 30th Mar 2011

The Minerals Council of Australia is acknowledged as the provider of this resource.

This is a lesson plan with a focus on exploring the Australian mineral industry’s framework for sustainable development, entitled ‘Enduring Value’. Students analyse the main ideas underlying the framework and evaluate the importance of some of its principles.

Educational value statement

  • Provides background information and lesson outcomes for teachers.
  • Includes a sequence of activities and discussion items for the lesson.
  • Asks students to evaluate the environmental and social significance of mining practices.

Key learning objectives

  • Students evaluate the contributions to sustainability made by management practices in the mining industry.


  • Science as a Human Endeavour: Use and Influence of science
  • Geographical knowledge and understanding: Environment

Australian Curriculum content statements (explicit)
Science: ACSHE217; ACSHE220; ACSHE121

Australian Curriculum content statements (implicit or able to be connected)
Science: ACSSU073; ACSSU075; ACSSU094; ACSSU112; ACSSU116

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