This Geography unit covers a range of concepts relating to the places students live in and belong to.
It consists of 7 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 an additional lesson.
Preparing for Learning
unit provides excellent opportunities for cross-curricular integration. Look for ways to meaningfully integrate the content of the unit with other learning areas e.g. Literacy, Numeracy, The Arts
Prior to commencing the unit, create a classroom display which acknowledges the places
students live in and belong to.
Display teaching resources that will stimulate the students’ interest and assist in their learning, such as the Caring for Places Word Wall
and the People Live in Places - Banner.
For examples of additional teaching resources to display in your classroom, browse the Places collection
on the Teach Starter website.
Some of the resources which accompany this unit plan will need to be prepared prior to teaching. For this reason, it is advised that teachers browse through all lessons before commencing the unit.