GeographyYears 3 - 4Places are Similar and DifferentAustralia's NeighboursAustralia's Neighbours

Features of Places

Worksheets

Worksheets

Teaching Notes

Key Concepts, Skills and Understandings

Students record geographical information after observing a video of a Year 3 student from country NSW describing the natural and human features of her local environment. They use a table to present their findings and discuss the similarities and differences between their place and another place in Australia.
Students construct a Venn Diagram to identify similarities and differences of natural and human features in different places.They reflect on their learning by writing a letter to a child from a neighbouring country inviting them to visit and informing them of the similarities and differences they will notice.
The geographical tools included in this unit are mapping and visual representations.

Focus Question

What would it be like to live in a different place?

Australian National Curriculum

ACHASSI053, ACHASSI061, ACHASSI058, ACHASSK067

NSW Syllabus

GE2-1

Victorian Curriculum

VCGGK076, VCGGC071, VCGGK075

Subject

Geography

Years

3 - 4

Topic

Places are Similar and Different

Unit

Australia's Neighbours

Lesson Name

Features of Places

Lesson Time

60 mins

Author

Inquisitive Team

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