Teaching Resource

Our Place, Australia - Inquiry Task

PDF | 13 pages|Grade: 3 | Starter Sheet

An inquiry task focusing on the natural and human features of Australia.

In this inquiry task, students imagine that they are on holidays in the capital city of one of Australia’s states and territories. The students must write a detailed letter to a friend, describing the natural and human features of the city they are visiting.

This inquiry task could also be used as an assessment piece.

This teaching resource includes:

  • a detailed overview of the inquiry task
  • research graphic organisers
  • letter writing template
  • Australian Capital City Fact Sheets.

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    Sally Wood

    Is there a marking rubric to accompany this?

    Sally Wood · Apr 13th, 2021

    Heath Teach Starter

    Sorry Sally but we don’t have a rubric to accompany this resource. A good starting point for a rubric might be the achievement standards in the Australian Curriculum.

    Heath Teach Starter · Apr 13th, 2021

    Hilary Ferguson

    There is a spelling error on page 2… loacted instead of located, Is this a quick fix for you guys? Love your resources 🙂

    Hilary Ferguson · Feb 13th, 2018

    Stephanie (Teach Starter)

    Thank you for the great pick up, Hilary! We will fix this today and let you know when the updated version is available.

    Stephanie (Teach Starter) · Feb 13th, 2018

    Stephanie (Teach Starter)

    Hi Hilary, the resource has now been updated. Thank you again for notifying us of the typo!

    Stephanie (Teach Starter) · Feb 15th, 2018

    Stephanie (Teach Starter)

    Hi Hilary, the resource has now been updated. Thank you again for notifying us of the typo.

    Stephanie (Teach Starter) · Feb 15th, 2018

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