Geography Term Pack | YR4 | The Earth's Environment Sustains All Life. Where in the World.
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ACARA Title: The Earth’s Environment Sustains All Life
Students will be introduced to the concept of the world as a complete globe, including Australia’s location and position. This will then be extended to include the location of the major countries of Africa and South America in relation to Australia. Students will discover how Australia can be connected to these places through air travel and the routes that can be taken by air. Finally, there will be an introduction to plants and animals found in these countries. Students will use this to help them complete a research task that compares their environment with a similar environment in Africa or South America.
ACARA - Students’ mental maps of the world and their understanding of place are further developed through learning the location of the major countries in South America and Africa and investigating their types of natural vegetation and native animals on those continents.
Literacy | Information and communication technology capability | Critical and creative thinking | Numeracy |
Cross Curriculum Priorities:
The location of the major countries of Africa and South America in relation to Australia, and their main characteristics, including the types of natural vegetation and native animals in at least two countries from both continents
observing, by interviewing, conducting surveys and measuring, or from sources such
as maps, photographs, satellite images, the media and the internet.
- Represent data by constructing tables and graphs.
- Represent the location of places and their features by constructing large-scale maps
that conform to cartographic conventions including scale, legend, title and north
point, and describe their location using simple grid references, compass direction
Key Inquiry Questions:
Sequence of Learning Activities:
2. Australian Animals:
3. Australian Plants:
4. Australian Climate:
5. Africa - An introduction:
6. Africa’s wildlife and vegetation:
7. South America - An introduction:
8. South America’s wildlife and vegetation:
Summative: Students choose 2 countries within...
Adjustments for Learning Needs:
Teachers should take into account the requirements for ascertained and non-ascertained students and what their individual plans outline. Generally students with exceptional needs will require a reduction in content, scaffolding of tasks, individualised instruction, a list of websites to utilize during research activities (rather than looking for their own), a buddy/partner/small group for support.
Gifted and Talented students will require a larger supply of higher order thinking activities. These may include compare and contrast or classify as opposed to find and sort information.
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