The Continents of Africa and South America Unit Plan

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10 x lessons | Suitable for years: 4

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.

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  • Gemma Lemin

    This unit has been great for my Year 4's, The inquiry being zoo keepers had them hooked. I made a rubric and used the Africa inquiry as a half way assessment point and will re-assess when they do the South America inquiry the same. Thanks so much TS for a great unit.

    • Tom (Teach Starter)

      Thank you for such fantastic feedback Gemma! So glad to hear that your students enjoyed being zoo keepers! All the best with the rest of the unit! Next stop, South America!

  • Elizabeth Reynolds

    Very helpful - thank you! The Map of Africa template seems to be missing. I had to search for and download that separately.

    • Kristian

      Hi Elizabeth, Thanks for bringing this to our attention. We are working on fixing this issue, you will receive a notification when the problem has been remedied. If there is anything else I can assist you with, please don't hesitate to contact me.

  • Tenille Roberts

    Great resource for teaching grade 3/4 Geography! Strongly recommend!

    • Royce (Teach Starter)

      Hey Tenille, thank you for taking the time to share your lovely feedback. We are so glad to hear this unit is great for your class.

  • Lyndsay Smith

    Love the resource - Can I just suggest that the students are given more opportunity in the power points to consolidate the facts they are learning about each continent EG: Independent activity; make a list of the African Animals you know to live in the grasslands of Africa. I am aware that there are 'fact files' but my student found it hard to 'go back' they needed the info slide, then a follow-on activity. Thanks

    • Stephanie (Teach Starter)

      Hi Lyndsay, thank you for your positive feedback and your suggestion. There is certainly a great deal of content to get through, isn't there! I appreciate your point about it being challenging for the students to recall information if it is not being regularly revisited and consolidated. I will certainly keep this in mind when creating similar presentations in the future.

  • Georgia Rourke

    Would you be able to create a similar unit on an Asian country, please.

    • Nadine Hadaya

      Vote for the resource request here: :)