The Continents of Africa and South America Unit Plan

Unit Plan

The Continents of Africa and South America Unit Plan

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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.

 Lessons

Lesson 1 60 minutes

Where in the World?

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will revise world geography.

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Lesson 2 60 minutes

Welcome to Africa!

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify some of the countries and major cities on the continent of Africa.

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Lesson 3 60 minutes

The Topography of Africa

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will explore the topographical features of the continent of Africa.

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Lesson 4 60 minutes

The Natural Environment of Africa

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will explore the natural environment of the continent of Africa.

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Lesson 5 60 minutes

The Natural Environment of Africa - Inquiry Task

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will demonstrate their understanding of the natural environment of Africa through an open-ended inquiry.

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Lesson 6 60 minutes

Welcome to South America!

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify some of the countries and major cities on the continent of South America.

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Lesson 7 60 minutes

The Topography of South America

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will explore the topographical features of the continent of South America.

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Lesson 8 60 minutes

The Natural Environment of South America

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will explore the natural environment of the continent of South America.

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Lesson 9 60 minutes

The Natural Environment of South America - Inquiry Task

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will demonstrate their understanding of the natural environment of South America through an open-ended inquiry.

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Lesson 10 60 minutes

Reflection of Learning

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will reflect on what they have learned about the continents of Africa and South America.

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Australian Curriculum alignment


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