GTAV AC:G Y5 & Y6 - Explaining places and investigating the world
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Year 5-Factors that shape the human and environmental characteristics of places
Year 6-A diverse and connected world
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GTAV AC:G Y5 & Y6 – Explaining places and investigating the world

Fun way of introducing the countries of the world to upper primary students.

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Disaster Resilience Education For Schools Australian Emergency Management Institute

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Year 5:   Factors that shape the human and environmental characteristics of places

CD - The impact of bushfires or floods on environments and communities, and how people can respond.

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Three Ways To Look At The World As A Village

Three Ways To Look At The World As A Village | GTAV AC:G Y5 & Y6 - Explaining places and investigating the world | Scoop.it
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Year 6: A diverse and connected world

CD - Differences in the economic, demographic and social characteristics between countries across the world.

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Life in a floating village

Life in a floating village | GTAV AC:G Y5 & Y6 - Explaining places and investigating the world | Scoop.it

This module is about how Cambodian people have adapted to seasonal floods. Students collect images about the Tonle Sap lake and inhabitants daily lives and write a day in the life diary.

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Year 5: Factors that shape the human and environmental characteristics of places

CD - The influence of the environment on the human characteristics of a place.

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Using your computer to discover an unequal world

Using your computer to discover an unequal world | GTAV AC:G Y5 & Y6 - Explaining places and investigating the world | Scoop.it
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Year 6: A diverse and connected world

CD - The location of the major countries of the Asia region in relation to Australia and the geographical diversity within the region.

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Planning your local place - fieldwork and beyond

Planning your local place - fieldwork and beyond | GTAV AC:G Y5 & Y6 - Explaining places and investigating the world | Scoop.it
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Year 5: Factors that shape the human and environmental characteristics of places

CD - The influence of the environment on the human characteristics of a place.

 

CD - The influence people have on the human characteristics of places and the management of spaces within them.

 

This activity develops students' knowledge and understanding of the places and spaces around them by observation and recording during fieldwork. It also encourages them to build on this learning by evaluating the reasons for changes made to the local environment. 

Students are then asked to put their views into action by developing a plan for a town or city design which overcomes some of the problems they have noted in their fieldwork observations.

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Tourism Australia - Tourism Fact Sheets

Tourism Australia - Tourism Fact Sheets | GTAV AC:G Y5 & Y6 - Explaining places and investigating the world | Scoop.it

Fast facts about the Australian tourism industry, the value of tourism and our niche markets.

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Year 6: A diverse and connected world

CD - The various connections Australia has with other countries and how these connections change people and places.

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Global Closet Calculator

Global Closet Calculator | GTAV AC:G Y5 & Y6 - Explaining places and investigating the world | Scoop.it
Interactive. The Global Closet Calculator aggregates the contents of your own closet by origin to generate a map showing your unique global footprint, and puts you in charge of the global journey your stuff takes to get to you.
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Year 6: A diverse and connected world

CD - The various connections Australia has with other countries and how these connections change people and places.

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Recipes for Harmony | Harmony Day

Recipes for Harmony | Harmony Day | GTAV AC:G Y5 & Y6 - Explaining places and investigating the world | Scoop.it
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Year 6:  A diverse and connected world

CD - The world’s cultural diversity, including that of its indigenous peoples


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Pumpkin Geography

Pumpkin Geography | GTAV AC:G Y5 & Y6 - Explaining places and investigating the world | Scoop.it
Ms. Croff takes advantage of the pumpkin harvest to bring hands-on geography to her students. After she teaches about hemispheres, the seven continents and major bodies of water, students create their own painted pumpkin globes.
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The identification of all 7 continents as an exercise does not pertain to a specific content descriptor, however, this looks like a great activity.

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Seeing beyond Asia, Asia Education Foundation

Seeing beyond Asia, Asia Education Foundation | GTAV AC:G Y5 & Y6 - Explaining places and investigating the world | Scoop.it
This module looks at country-specific data and interactive maps and graphs to achieve an appreciation for the diversity of the countries that make up 'Asia'.
Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s insight:

Year 6: A diverse and connected world

CD - The location of the major countries of the Asia region in relation to Australia and the geographical diversity within the region.

 

CD - Differences in the economic, demographic and social characteristics between countries across the world.

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Connecting to Asia, Asia Education Foundation

Connecting to Asia, Asia Education Foundation | GTAV AC:G Y5 & Y6 - Explaining places and investigating the world | Scoop.it
This module looks at the connections between Australian companies and organisations and countries in the Asia region.
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Year 6: A diverse and connected world

CD - The various connections Australia has with other countries and how these connections change people and places.

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Using geography thought-provokers

Using geography thought-provokers | GTAV AC:G Y5 & Y6 - Explaining places and investigating the world | Scoop.it
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Year 6: A diverse and connected world

CD - Significant events that connect people and places throughout the world.

 

CD - The various connections Australia has with other countries and how these connections change people and places.

 

CD - The effects that people’s connections with, and proximity to, places throughout the world have on shaping their awareness and opinion of those places.

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Bushfire stories

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s insight:

Year 5: Factors that shape the human and environmental characteristics of places

CD - The influence of the environment on the human characteristics of a place.

 

CD - The impact of bushfires or floods on environments and communities, and how people can respond.

 

This activity is built on the stories about children of a similar age to the targeted students. Children like reading about adventures, and can identify with characters as well as the absorbing information provided in such stories.

The story supplied with this activity, The GeoSix and the bushfire, encourages children to write their own versions of likely events in each chapter. It also encourages them to draw sketches and maps to go with the story.

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Why People Move

Why People Move | GTAV AC:G Y5 & Y6 - Explaining places and investigating the world | Scoop.it
Students take a migration poll, discuss places they might like to move and why people might move to their area, and discuss what they think migration means.
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Year 6: A diverse and connected world

CD - The various connections Australia has with other countries and how these connections change people and places.

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World Map

World Map | GTAV AC:G Y5 & Y6 - Explaining places and investigating the world | Scoop.it
MapsofWorld.com provides free World map, high resolution digital map of the World, vector World maps & World Atlas for iPad, iPhone & Android phones. Maps of continents, countries and cities for students, teachers & travelers alike.
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Year 5: Factors that shape the human and environmental characteristics of places

CD -  The location of the major countries of Europe and North America in relation to Australia ...


Year 6: A diverse and connected world

CD -  The location of the major countries of the Asia region in relation to Australia ...

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