GTAV AC:G Y3 & Y4 - Investigating places and environments
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Year 3-Places are both similar and different Year 4-The Earth's environment sustains all life
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What climate zone is my garden in

What climate zone is my garden in | GTAV AC:G Y3 & Y4 - Investigating places and environments | Scoop.it
Green Harvest provides a list of climatic zones in Australia to help gardeners with plant selection and planting times
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Climate zones map and explanation with the names of the places. Very clear from the Bureau of Meteorology and greenharvest.  students find their city/town/state and see how their climate is described and look for patterns. 
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Internet Geography

Internet Geography - Geographical resources online. Free geography resources including revision help, case studies, lesson plans, worksheets and schemes of work.
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Map of main Climates zones of the earth with some explanations 
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GIS in Action

GIS in Action | GTAV AC:G Y3 & Y4 - Investigating places and environments | Scoop.it
Use maps to solve problems and help animals!
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GTAV AC:G Y3 & Y4 – Investigating places and environments

Year 4 The Earth’s environment sustains all life

CD - The location of the major countries of Africa and South America in relation to Australia, and their main characteristics, including the types of natural vegetation and native animals in at least two countries from both continents

CD - The importance of environments to animals and people, and different views on how they can be protected


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Waddley Sees the World

See this Go Daddy InstantPage®! http://waddleyseestheworld.com.
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The importance of environments to animals and people, and different views on how they can be protected (ACHGK022)

 The custodial responsibility Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples have for Country/Place, and how this influences their past and present views about the use of resources (ACHGK023)

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ChildFund Connect

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Year 3: Places are both similar and different

CD - The location of Australia’s neighbouring countries and their diverse characteristics.

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Images of Indonesia, Asia Education Foundation

Images of Indonesia, Asia Education Foundation | GTAV AC:G Y3 & Y4 - Investigating places and environments | Scoop.it
This module looks at housing and shopping in Indonesia through the eyes of a young Indonesian boy, Devon. Students will gain insight into the diversity of life in Indonesia through Devon’s story.
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Year 3: Places are both similar and different

CD - The location of Australia’s neighbouring countries and their diverse characteristics.

 

CD - The similarities and differences in individuals’ and groups’ feelings and perceptions about places, and how they influence views about the protection of these places.

 

CD - The similarities and differences between places in terms of their type of settlement, demographic characteristics and the lives of the people who live there.

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Habitats for animals – an inquiry

Habitats for animals – an inquiry | GTAV AC:G Y3 & Y4 - Investigating places and environments | Scoop.it
Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s insight:

Year 4: The Earth’s environment sustains all life

CD - The types of natural vegetation and the significance of vegetation to the environment and to people.

 

CD - The importance of environments to animals and people, and different views on how they can be protected.

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Making your own atlas

Making your own atlas | GTAV AC:G Y3 & Y4 - Investigating places and environments | Scoop.it
Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s insight:

Year 3: Places are both similar and different

CD - The representation of Australia as states and territories, and Australia’s major natural and human features.

 

CD - The many Countries/Places of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples throughout Australia.

 

CD - The similarities and differences between places in terms of their type of settlement, demographic characteristics and the lives of the people who live there.

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Map Skills

Map Skills | GTAV AC:G Y3 & Y4 - Investigating places and environments | Scoop.it
The Island of Storye is an imaginary island that teaches all about map skills. Goggs leads the user through each of the following sections: Compass Skills, Grid References, Symbols and Keys and Scale.
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Years 3 and 4: Geographical Inquiry and Skills

Represent the location of places and their features by constructing large-scale maps that conform to cartographic conventions including scale, legend, title and north point, and describe their location using simple grid references, compass directions and distance.

 

Simple acitivites here to prepare students with the necessary skills.

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Australian weather and seasons – a variety of climates | australia.gov.au

Australian weather and seasons – a variety of climates  | australia.gov.au | GTAV AC:G Y3 & Y4 - Investigating places and environments | Scoop.it
Entry point for all Australian Commonwealth Government authorised information and services.
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Climate zones in Australia. Look for patterns for these groups across Australia. Name places.Then compare to the world patterns. 
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Professor Tim Entwisle, a man for all seasons, adds a 'sprummer' to the mix

Professor Tim Entwisle, a man for all seasons, adds a 'sprummer' to the mix | GTAV AC:G Y3 & Y4 - Investigating places and environments | Scoop.it
Autumn should begin on Tuesday.
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Level three includes Weather and Seasons and the different ways that cultural groups including ATSI peoples describe them. Which is more than just Summer, Winter, Autumn and Spring!
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Make a Rainforest walking track

Make a Rainforest walking track | GTAV AC:G Y3 & Y4 - Investigating places and environments | Scoop.it
Explore, play and learn with ABC Splash. Over 2500 videos, games and other resources. All mapped to the Australian curriculum.
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Year 3 Places are both similar and different

CD - The representation of Australia as states and territories, and Australia’s major natural and human features


Lots of skills here too!

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Pumpkin Geography

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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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The countries of Asia

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This module looks at the countries found in the Asia region and explores a range of places in China, Japan, India and Indonesia that are special to the people who live there.
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Year 3: Places are both similar and different

CD - The location of Australia’s neighbouring countries and their diverse characteristics.

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The GeoSix and the swamp monster story

The GeoSix and the swamp monster story | GTAV AC:G Y3 & Y4 - Investigating places and environments | Scoop.it
Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s insight:

Year 4: The Earth’s environment sustains all life

CD - The natural resources provided by the environment, and different views on how they could be used sustainably.

 

CD - The sustainable management of waste from production and consumption.

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Children in different places – a drama activity

Children in different places – a drama activity | GTAV AC:G Y3 & Y4 - Investigating places and environments | Scoop.it
Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s insight:

Year 3: Places are both similar and different

CD - The location of Australia’s neighbouring countries and their diverse characteristics.

 

CD - The similarities and differences between places in terms of their type of settlement, demographic characteristics and the lives of the people who live there.

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World Map

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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 4: The Earth’s environment sustains all life

CD -  The location of the major countries of Africa and South America in relation to Australia . . . 

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