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Curriculum Geography – Australia's neighbours – Ages 8-9 ebook

This is an 30-page ebook from the Australian Curriculum Geography series that covers:

Places are both similar and different

  • The location of Australia’s neighbouring countries and their diverse characteristics (ACHGK016) 

Elaboration

  • New Zealand is a neighbouring country of Australia. It is similar and different to Australia in many ways.
  • Australia is an island in the Pacific Ocean. There are many island nations in the Pacific Ocean that are Australia’s neighbours. They have similarities and differences.
  • Australia is an island in the Pacific Ocean. There are many island nations in the Pacific Ocean such as Papua New Guinea that are Australia’s neighbours. They have similarities and differences.
  • Australia is an island in the Pacific Ocean. There are many island nations in the Pacific Ocean such as Timor-Leste that are Australia’s neighbours. They have similarities and differences.
  • Australia is an island in the Pacific Ocean. There are many island nations in the Pacific Ocean such as Indonesia that are Australia’s neighbours. They have similarities and differences.

Key inquiry questions

  • How and why are places similar and different?
  • What would it be like to live in a neighbouring country?
  • How do people’s feelings about places influence their views about the protection of places?

Geographical Inquiry and skills

  • Develop geographical questions and investigate (ACHGS019) 
  • Collect and record relevant geographical data and information, for example, by observing by interviewing, conducting surveys, measuring, or from sources such as map, photographs, satellite images, the media and the internet (ACHGS020) 
  • Represent data by constructing tables and graphs (ACHGS021) 
  • Represent the location of places and their features by constructing large-scale maps that conform to cartographic conventions including state, legend, title and north point, and describe their location using simple grid references, compass direction and distance (ACHGS022) 
  • Interpret geographical data to identify distributions and patterns and draw conclusions(ACHGS023) 
  • Present findings in a range of communication forms, for example, written, oral, digital, graphic, tabular, and visual, and use geographical terminology (ACHGS024) 
  • Reflect on their learning to propose individual action in response to a contemporary geographical challenge and identify the expected effects of the proposal (ACHGS025) 

Geographical concepts

  • place
  • scale
  • interconnection
  • environment
  • change
  • space
  • sustainability

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