Our Place – Australia Unit Plan

Unit Plan

Our Place – Australia Unit Plan

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This Humanities and Social Sciences unit addresses a range of concepts relating to the natural and human features of Australia.

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.

An assessment task for monitoring student understanding of the unit objectives is included and will require additional lessons.

 Lessons

Lesson 1 60 minutes

Great Southern Land

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will explore the natural and human features of Australia.

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Lesson 2 60 minutes

Australian States and Territories

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will investigate how Australia can be represented on a map as states and territories.

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Lesson 3 60 minutes

Australian Capital Cities and Regional Centres

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will investigate the geographical location of capital cities and regional centres around Australia.

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Lesson 4 60 minutes

The First Maps - Stories and Songlines

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will explore the oral traditions Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples use to map landscapes.

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Lesson 5 60 minutes

Rivers of Australia

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify, describe and locate rivers in Australia.

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Lesson 6 60 minutes

Mountains of Australia

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify, describe and locate mountains in Australia.

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Lesson 7 60 minutes

Deserts of Australia

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify, describe and locate deserts in Australia.

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Lesson 8 60 minutes

Rainforests of Australia

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify, describe and locate rainforests in Australia.

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Lesson 9 60 minutes

A Natural Wonder - Our Great Barrier Reef

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will explore the unique natural environment of the Great Barrier Reef.

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Lesson 10 60 minutes

Human Features of Australia

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify the human features of Australia and explore some Australian landmarks.

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Lesson 11 (Assessment) 60 minutes

Our Place - Australia Inquiry Task

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An inquiry-based assessment task in which students will demonstrate an understanding of the natural and human features of Australia.

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NSW Curriculum alignment

Victorian Curriculum alignment

Australian Curriculum alignment


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