Indigenous Culture Homelands
Year 3 – Exploring Places Near and Far
Students describe the location of the states and territories of Australia, the location of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Countries/Places and the neighbouring countries of Australia. They will describe the characteristics of different places at local scales, how people are interconnected with these places and identify the similarities and differences of these places in comparison to their own place. Students will develop an understanding that people have different connections to places. Students will pose geographical questions, locate, collect and record information from various sources to answer these questions, and they will use this information to create tables and graphs to represent the collected data. Students will find the location of various places using a legend, a title, north point, grid references and compass points. They will understand that individual actions can be used in response to a geographical challenge.
In Lessons 1 to 18, students learn to:
- identify natural and manmade features of local places
- locate and describe indigenous countries in their area
- identify and label the states, territories and capital cities of Australia on a map
- identify and label the major manmade and natural features of Australia on a map
- locate, label and colour Australia’s neighbouring countries on a map
- identify, locate and describe the four main climate zones on Earth and create a legend
- identify, locate, describe the five major climate zones in Australia and create a legend
- compare the weather in different climate zones in Australia
- investigate what life is like in different places in Australia
- compare what life is like in Australia’s neighbouring countries
- investigate how a community uses a local park
- create a poster to save a local place from being developed
- identify why significant places should be preserved
- create a map with grid references, a legend, a title and natural and manmade features
- research what life is like in one of Australia’s neighbouring countries
- draw and colour a picture that represents life in their chosen country.
- Knowledge and Understanding Test (Lesson 18)
- Assessment Tasks for Portfolio (Lessons 15–17)
Complete This Unit
Lesson 1: Features of Local Places
Lesson 2: Indigenous Countries and Places
Lesson 3: States Territories of Australia and Capital Cities
Lesson 4: Natural and Manmade Features of Australia
Lesson 5: Australia’s Neighbours
Lesson 6: Earth Climate Zones
Lesson 7: Australia’s Climate Zones
Lesson 8: Comparing Climates
Lesson 9: Investigating Places
Lesson 10: Comparing Life in Different Countries
Lesson 11: How Does a Community Use a Local Park?
Lesson 12: Saving Our Local Place
Lesson 13: Preserving Significant Local Places
Lesson 14: Mapping
Lesson 15: Country Study Assessment
Lesson 16: Country Study Assessment
Lesson 17: Country Study Picture Assessment
Lesson 18: Content Test
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