Yr 3 Geography- Australia's Neighbours

Yr 3 GeographyAustralia's Neighbours
Content Descriptor
The location of Australia’s neighbouring
countries and their diverse characteristics
(ACHGK016)
Lesson 10 REFLECT
Activities and Strategies;
Small Group Brainstorm; all the things you
have learnt about during the Geography
unit
Think pair share
PMI
Whole Class; PMI table; individuals can write on
post it notes and add to class table anything
Positive, negative and interesting they have
learnt.
Resources;
A3 paper for Brainstorm
Post it Notes
Assessment;
PMI post it notes will be used to assess students
reflection on the unit of work. A checklist and
anecdotal notes will be used to determine students
responses.
Links to other Learning Areas;
Lesson 8 ANALYSE
Specific Learning Outcomes;
Students will be able to present their information
collected in the passports in a Venn Diagram
highlighting the similarities and differences of 2
countries.
Activities and Strategies;
Whole Class Model; I will model the Venn Diagram
assessment task in front of whole classstudents will be used
to add information to the class Venn Diagram to keep class
interested
Resources;
A3 paper venn diagram
IWB Venn Diagram
Assessment;
Summative; Skill; Students will create a Venn
Diagram comparing 2 of the Countries we
have researched.
Formative; Knowledge; Information in the Venn
Diagrams will be used to assess knowledge of
and similarities and differences between 2
countries.
Links to other Learning Areas;
Maths
Lesson 9
COMMUNICATE
Specific Learning Outcomes;
Specific Learning Outcomes;
Students will reflect and respond to their
learning by writing a statement relating to
their learning
Students will be able to identify at least 3
events in a typical day that might happen if
they moved to a new country.
Activities and Strategies;
Small Group Rotation; Jigsaw Puzzle; Small group
working together to put in order statements of a childs
recount from a country. )A day in the life of ..... from
.....)
Independently; Students will create their own
recount of A day in ....... assuming they have
moved to that country.
Resources;
Passports
Jigsaw Puzzle of Day Recounts
Assessment;
Summative: Knowledge; Students will create their own recount A Day in the
Life of ......... from ......... They will draw ideas from their Passports and can
refer to the pictures/photographs from Lesson 1 and 2. A Rubric will be used
to assess the knowledge and understanding of living in another country and
the experiences of a typical day.
Links to other Learning Areas;
English
Lesson 7 ANALYSE
Specific Learning Outcomes;
Actvities and Strategies;
Jigsaw Puzzle; small groups will match
statements relating to countries and puzzle
pieces together to form a map.
Resources;
Individual Maps
Jigsaw maps pieces
Country statements
Assessment;
Summative; Skills; Students will complete their
own Map including compass directions and Key.
Rubric will be used to assess accuracy of mapping
abilities.
Students will be able to label a map of Australia's neighbours,
and identify using the location of these countries in relation
to Australia eg. New Zealand is located South East of
Australia.
Independent; Students will have to label, provide
a key and a compass, for their map of Australia
and its Neighbours
Independent; Students will create their own
Venn Diagram using information from their
passports
Formative; Knowledge; Students will write statements
identifying the location of each country in relation to
Australia. Checklist will be used to assess accuracy of
statements.
Links to other Learning Areas;
Maths
ICT
Lesson 6 COLLECTPACIFIC
NATIONS
Specific Learning Outcomes;
Students will be able to identify
at least 1 country fact
Students will be able to identify
at least 1 similarity and 1
difference
Activities and Strategies;
Station Rotation; Day in the life of ...... Home,
Shops, School, Activities student to complete
Passport
Whole Class Mapping
Strategies; Locate on IWB map
Webquest; Individual or Partner Work for
Country Factsstudent to complete
Passport
Resources;
Webquest
Computers
Station Stories
IWB map
Passport
Primary Resources such as
picture and photographs
Assessment;
Formative; Knowledge; Students passports will be
used to assess webquest activities. Checklist will be
used to determine accuracy and knowledge acquired.
Formative: Knowledge; webquest Quiz will
assess understanding of content
knowledge
Links to other Learning Areas;
ICT
English
Lesson 5 COLLECTPAPUA NEW
GUINEA
Specific Learning Outcomes;
Students will be able to identify
at least 1 country fact
Students will be able to identify
at least 1 similarity and 1
difference
Activities and Strategies;
Station Rotation; Day in the life of ...... Home,
Shops, School, Activities student to complete
Passport
Whole Class Mapping
Strategies; Locate on IWB map
Webquest; Individual or Partner work for
Country factsstudent to complete
Passport
Resources;
Webquest
Computers
Station Stories
IWB map
Passport
Primary Resources such as
picture and photographs
Assessment;
Formative; Knowledge; Students passport will be
used as they complete Webquest activities. Checklist
will be used to determine accuracy and knowledge
acquired.
Formative Knowledge; Webquest quiz will
assess understanding of content
knowledge
Links to other Learning
Areas;
ICT
English
Lesson 4 COLLECT-
INDONESIA
Specific Learning Outcomes;
Students will be able to identify
at least 1 country fact
Students will be able to identify
at least 1 similarity and 1
difference
Activities and Strategies;
Station Rotation; Day in the life of ...... Home,
Shops, School, Activities student to complete
Passport
Whole Class Mapping
Strategies; Locate on IWB map
Webquest; Individual or Partner Work for
Country Factsstudent to complete
Passport
Resources;
Webquest
Computers
Station Stories
IWB map
Passport
Primary Resources such as
picture and photographs
Assessment;
Formative; Knowledge; Webquest quiz will
assess understanding of content
knowledge
Formative; Knnowledge; Students passport will be
used as they complete webquest activities. Checklist
will be used to determine accuracy and knowledge
acquired
Links to other Learning Areas;
ICT
English
Lesson 3 COLLECTNEW
ZEALAND
Specific Learning Outcomes;
Students will be able to identify
at least 1 country fact
Students will be able to identify
at least 1 similarity and 1
difference
Activities and Strategies;
Station Rotation; Day in the life of ...... Home,
Shops, School, Activities student to complete
Passport
Whole Class Mapping Strategies;
locate on IWB map
Webquest; Individual or Partner work for
Country Factsstudent to complete
Passport
Resources;
Webquest
Computers
Station stories
IWB map
Passport
Primary Resources such as
picture and photographs
Assessment;
Formative; Knowledge;Students passports will be
used as they complete webquest activities. Checklist
will be used to determine accuracy and knowledge
acquired.
Formative; Knowledge; Webquest quiz will
assess understanding of content
knowledge
Links to other Learning Areas;
ICT
English
Lesson 2 QUESTION
Specific Learning Outcomes;
Students will identify Inquiry question; How are
places similar and different? and What would it
be like to live in a neighbouring country?
Activities and Strategies;
Galley Walk; Looking at
pictures/photographs from Lesson 1 with a
partner
Small Group Brainstorm; the main similarities
and differences that you see exist ie houses,
families, shopping, roads etc
Whole Class discussion differences only
Think Pair Share; wonder questions, write
individual wonder questions on post it notes
and place on whiteboard
Class Vote; inquiry question
Resources;
Primary Resources such as
picture and photographs
A3 paper for Brainstorm
Post it Notes
Assessment;
Formative; Skills; Students will write their
individual inquiry questions on post it notes.
Checklist will be used to identify ability to pose
inquiry question.
Links to other Learning Areas;
Lesson 1 PLAN
Specific Learning Outcomes;
Students will identify at least one similarity or
difference between the country in the picture
and Australia.
Activities and Strategies;
Partner work; identify similarities
and/or differences
Four Square; table identifying at
least one similarity and one
difference
Whole class discussion with
democratic vote for map
placement
Resources;
Mystery Box; full of
pictures/photographs
Primary Resources such as
pictures and photographs
IWBmap of Australia and its Neighbours
Assessment;
Diagnostic; Do children know any of Australia's
neighbouring countries? Can they position any of
them on a map?
Links to other Learning Areas;
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