This Geography unit addresses the topographical features and the natural environment of the continents of Africa and South America.
It consists of 10 lessons of approximately 60 minutes duration.
The sequence of lessons and suggested time frames should be regarded as a guide only; teachers should pace lessons in accordance with the individual learning needs of their class.
Teachers are encouraged to collect samples of students’ work throughout the unit to add to a learning portfolio. These can then be used to assess students’ understanding of the unit objectives.
NSW Curriculum alignment
Examines features and characteristics of places and environments
Describes the ways people, places and environments interact
Acquires and communicates geographical information using geographical tools for inquiry
Describes and explains how significant individuals, groups and events contributed to changes in the local community over time
Describes and explains effects of British colonisation in Australia
Victorian Curriculum alignment
Australian Curriculum alignment
The location of Australia??s neighbouring countries and the diverse characteristics of their places
The nature of contact between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and others, for example, the Macassans and the Europeans, and the effects of these interactions on, for example, people and ...
Present ideas, findings and conclusions in texts and modes that incorporate digital and non-digital representations and discipline-specific terms
Reflect on learning to propose actions in response to an issue or challenge and consider possible effects of proposed actions
Interpret data and information displayed in different formats, to identify and describe distributions and simple patterns
Pose questions to investigate people, events, places and issues
Interact with others with respect to share points of view
Record, sort and represent data and the location of places and their characteristics in different formats, including simple graphs, tables and maps, using discipline-appropriate conventions
Draw simple conclusions based on analysis of information and data
Locate and collect information and data from different sources, including observations
The main characteristics of the continents of Africa and South America and the location of their major countries in relation to Australia