Australian Curriculum Teaching Resources

ACHASSK087

The main characteristics of the continents of Africa and South America and the location of their major countries in relation to Australia

Elaborations

  • using geographical tools (for example, a globe, a wall map or digital application such as Google Earth) to identify the major countries of Africa and South America and their relative locations (Skills: Literacy, Numeracy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • using a globe to investigate the Great Circle routes of aeroplane travel between Australia and the major countries of Africa and South America (Skills: Literacy, Numeracy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • researching the main types of natural vegetation and native animals in a climate zone in Australia, and comparing them with those found in a similar climate in Africa or South America (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • using a printed or electronic atlas to identify the main characteristics of the continents of Africa and South America (for example, topographic features, environments, cities) (Skills: Literacy, Numeracy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking)

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