A Diverse and Connected World
About this Guide
This guide is for Library lessons for Stage 3 (Years 5 and 6) students.
The resources here will guide students' learning experiences across a range of curriculum areas but mostly in support and preparation of the roll-out of the national Australian Curriculum - Geography.
Information Literacy skills are developed throughout this unit with a strong focus on Reference Books. Using Atlases and Encyclopedias is an essential requirement for the successful completion of a presentation about a country of choice.
The Key Inquiry questions that students will undertake are:
- What are places like?
- What makes a place special?
- How can we look after the places we live in?
Students will explore:
- The representation of the location of places and their features on maps and a globe
- The places people live in and belong to, their familiar features and why they are important to people
This Guide addresses Australian Curriculum - Geographical knowledge and understanding for Foundation level students. In addition, it addresses the General Capabilities, as follows:
Numeracy –describe the position of different countries on a map and a globe, from Australia and other known countries.
Literacy – understand how visual elements create meaning by identifying different places represented in picture books and comparing and contrasting how illustrations convey different understandings of places when compared to maps and photos.
Intercultural understanding - identify, explore and compare culturally diverse activities and objects.
(Education Services Australia, n. d.)
People live in places by Rachael Cosentino is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.