Yr 3 Geography- Australia's Neighbours

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1. Lesson 1 PLAN

1.1. Specific Learning Outcomes;

1.1.1. Students will identify at least one similarity or difference between the country in the picture and Australia.

1.2. Activities and Strategies;

1.2.1. Partner work; identify similarities and/or differences

1.2.2. Four Square; table identifying at least one similarity and one difference

1.2.3. Whole class discussion with democratic vote for map placement

1.3. Resources;

1.3.1. Mystery Box; full of pictures/photographs

1.3.2. Primary Resources such as pictures and photographs

1.3.3. IWB- map of Australia and its Neighbours

1.4. Assessment;

1.4.1. Diagnostic; Do children know any of Australia's neighbouring countries? Can they position any of them on a map?

1.5. Links to other Learning Areas;

2. Lesson 2 QUESTION

2.1. Specific Learning Outcomes;

2.1.1. Students will identify Inquiry question; How are places similar and different? and What would it be like to live in a neighbouring country?

2.2. Activities and Strategies;

2.2.1. Galley Walk; Looking at pictures/photographs from Lesson 1 with a partner

2.2.2. Small Group Brainstorm; the main similarities and differences that you see exist ie houses, families, shopping, roads etc

2.2.3. Whole Class discussion differences only

2.2.4. Think Pair Share; wonder questions, write individual wonder questions on post it notes and place on whiteboard

2.2.5. Class Vote; inquiry question

2.3. Resources;

2.3.1. Primary Resources such as picture and photographs

2.3.2. A3 paper for Brainstorm

2.3.3. Post it Notes

2.4. Assessment;

2.4.1. Formative; Skills; Students will write their individual inquiry questions on post it notes. Checklist will be used to identify ability to pose inquiry question.

2.5. Links to other Learning Areas;

3. Lesson 3 COLLECT- NEW ZEALAND

3.1. Specific Learning Outcomes;

3.1.1. Students will be able to identify at least 1 country fact

3.1.2. Students will be able to identify at least 1 similarity and 1 difference

3.2. Activities and Strategies;

3.2.1. Station Rotation; Day in the life of ...... Home, Shops, School, Activities- student to complete Passport

3.2.2. Whole Class Mapping Strategies; locate on IWB map

3.2.3. Webquest; Individual or Partner work for Country Facts- student to complete Passport

3.3. Resources;

3.3.1. Webquest

3.3.2. Computers

3.3.3. Station stories

3.3.4. IWB map

3.3.5. Passport

3.3.6. Primary Resources such as picture and photographs

3.4. Assessment;

3.4.1. Formative; Knowledge;Students passports will be used as they complete webquest activities. Checklist will be used to determine accuracy and knowledge acquired.

3.4.2. Formative; Knowledge; Webquest quiz will assess understanding of content knowledge

3.5. Links to other Learning Areas;

3.5.1. ICT

3.5.2. English

4. Lesson 4 COLLECT- INDONESIA

4.1. Specific Learning Outcomes;

4.1.1. Students will be able to identify at least 1 country fact

4.1.2. Students will be able to identify at least 1 similarity and 1 difference

4.2. Activities and Strategies;

4.2.1. Station Rotation; Day in the life of ...... Home, Shops, School, Activities- student to complete Passport

4.2.2. Whole Class Mapping Strategies; Locate on IWB map

4.2.3. Webquest; Individual or Partner Work for Country Facts- student to complete Passport

4.3. Resources;

4.3.1. Webquest

4.3.2. Computers

4.3.3. Station Stories

4.3.4. IWB map

4.3.5. Passport

4.3.6. Primary Resources such as picture and photographs

4.4. Assessment;

4.4.1. Formative; Knowledge; Webquest quiz will assess understanding of content knowledge

4.4.2. Formative; Knnowledge; Students passport will be used as they complete webquest activities. Checklist will be used to determine accuracy and knowledge acquired

4.5. Links to other Learning Areas;

4.5.1. ICT

4.5.2. English

5. Lesson 5 COLLECT- PAPUA NEW GUINEA

5.1. Specific Learning Outcomes;

5.1.1. Students will be able to identify at least 1 country fact

5.1.2. Students will be able to identify at least 1 similarity and 1 difference

5.2. Activities and Strategies;

5.2.1. Station Rotation; Day in the life of ...... Home, Shops, School, Activities- student to complete Passport

5.2.2. Whole Class Mapping Strategies; Locate on IWB map

5.2.3. Webquest; Individual or Partner work for Country facts- student to complete Passport

5.3. Resources;

5.3.1. Webquest

5.3.2. Computers

5.3.3. Station Stories

5.3.4. IWB map

5.3.5. Passport

5.3.6. Primary Resources such as picture and photographs

5.4. Assessment;

5.4.1. Formative; Knowledge; Students passport will be used as they complete Webquest activities. Checklist will be used to determine accuracy and knowledge acquired.

5.4.2. Formative Knowledge; Webquest quiz will assess understanding of content knowledge

5.5. Links to other Learning Areas;

5.5.1. ICT

5.5.2. English

6. Lesson 6 COLLECT- PACIFIC NATIONS

6.1. Specific Learning Outcomes;

6.1.1. Students will be able to identify at least 1 country fact

6.1.2. Students will be able to identify at least 1 similarity and 1 difference

6.2. Activities and Strategies;

6.2.1. Station Rotation; Day in the life of ...... Home, Shops, School, Activities- student to complete Passport

6.2.2. Whole Class Mapping Strategies; Locate on IWB map

6.2.3. Webquest; Individual or Partner Work for Country Facts- student to complete Passport

6.3. Resources;

6.3.1. Webquest

6.3.2. Computers

6.3.3. Station Stories

6.3.4. IWB map

6.3.5. Passport

6.3.6. Primary Resources such as picture and photographs

6.4. Assessment;

6.4.1. Formative; Knowledge; Students passports will be used to assess webquest activities. Checklist will be used to determine accuracy and knowledge acquired.

6.4.2. Formative: Knowledge; webquest Quiz will assess understanding of content knowledge

6.5. Links to other Learning Areas;

6.5.1. ICT

6.5.2. English

7. Lesson 7 ANALYSE

7.1. Specific Learning Outcomes;

7.2. Actvities and Strategies;

7.2.1. Jigsaw Puzzle; small groups will match statements relating to countries and puzzle pieces together to form a map.

7.3. Resources;

7.3.1. Individual Maps

7.3.2. Jigsaw maps pieces

7.3.3. Country statements

7.4. Assessment;

7.4.1. Summative; Skills; Students will complete their own Map including compass directions and Key. Rubric will be used to assess accuracy of mapping abilities.

7.4.1.1. 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.

7.4.2. Independent; Students will have to label, provide a key and a compass, for their map of Australia and its Neighbours

7.4.3. Independent; Students will create their own Venn Diagram using information from their passports

7.4.4. 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.

7.5. Links to other Learning Areas;

7.5.1. Maths

7.5.2. ICT

8. Lesson 9 COMMUNICATE

8.1. Specific Learning Outcomes;

8.1.1. Specific Learning Outcomes;

8.1.1.1. Students will reflect and respond to their learning by writing a statement relating to their learning

8.1.2. Students will be able to identify at least 3 events in a typical day that might happen if they moved to a new country.

8.2. Activities and Strategies;

8.2.1. 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 .....)

8.2.2. Independently; Students will create their own recount of 'A day in .......' assuming they have moved to that country.

8.3. Resources;

8.3.1. Passports

8.3.2. Jigsaw Puzzle of Day Recounts

8.4. Assessment;

8.4.1. 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.

8.5. Links to other Learning Areas;

8.5.1. English

9. Lesson 8 ANALYSE

9.1. Specific Learning Outcomes;

9.1.1. Students will be able to present their information collected in the passports in a Venn Diagram highlighting the similarities and differences of 2 countries.

9.2. Activities and Strategies;

9.2.1. Whole Class Model; I will model the Venn Diagram assessment task in front of whole class- students will be used to add information to the class Venn Diagram to keep class interested

9.3. Resources;

9.3.1. A3 paper venn diagram

9.3.2. IWB Venn Diagram

9.4. Assessment;

9.4.1. Summative; Skill; Students will create a Venn Diagram comparing 2 of the Countries we have researched.

9.4.2. Formative; Knowledge; Information in the Venn Diagrams will be used to assess knowledge of and similarities and differences between 2 countries.

9.5. Links to other Learning Areas;

9.5.1. Maths

10. Lesson 10 REFLECT

10.1. Activities and Strategies;

10.1.1. Small Group Brainstorm; all the things you have learnt about during the Geography unit

10.1.2. Think pair share PMI

10.1.3. Whole Class; PMI table; individuals can write on post it notes and add to class table anything Positive, negative and interesting they have learnt.

10.2. Resources;

10.2.1. A3 paper for Brainstorm

10.2.2. Post it Notes

10.3. Assessment;

10.3.1. 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.

10.4. Links to other Learning Areas;

11. Content Descriptor

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