GeographyYears 3 - 4Places are Similar and DifferentThe Australian ContinentThe Australian Continent

Natural Features

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Teaching Notes

Key Concepts, Skills and Understandings

Students read “Why I Love Australia” by Bronwyn Bancroft and identify the many natural features named in the book. They examine the interconnection between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People and place. Students research the human features of places and record their findings in a table. Students examine the concept that a place can be organised into different spaces and that the place Australia is organised into spaces called states and territories. Students use cartographic conventions to complete a map showing Australia’s states and territories and capital cities.
The geographical tools integrated in this lesson include mapping, visual representation and graphs and statistics.
The geographical concepts include place, space and interconnection.

Focus Question

What are the features of places?

Australian National Curriculum

ACHASS1053, ACHASS1059, ACHASSK066

NSW Syllabus

GE2-1

Victorian Curriculum

VCGGK076, VCGGC071, VCGGK080, VCGGK075

Subject

Geography

Years

3 - 4

Topic

Places are Similar and Different

Unit

The Australian Continent

Lesson Name

Natural Features

Lesson Time

60 mins

Author

Inquisitive Team

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