This is a 33-page ebook from the Australian Curriculum Geography series that covers:
A diverse and connected world
The difference in the economic, demographic and social characteristics between countries across the world (ACHGK032)
Interpreting and exploring different data representations. Making links to explain relationships between life expectancy, GDP per capita and energy use and between literacy rates and GDP per capita across a selection of countries.
Examine the spatial distribution of global poverty and world hunger. Complete an independent investigation to gather statistics about a country and explain the challenges it faces. Compare the living standards of the country with those in Australia, using the data to draw conclusions.
Key inquiry questions
How do places, people and cultures differ around the world?
How do people’s connections to places affect their perception of them?
What are Australian’s global connections between people and places?
Geographical Inquiry and Skills
Develop geographical questions to investigate and place inquiry (ACHGS040)
Collect and record relevant geographical data and information, using ethical protocols, from primary and secondary resources, for example, people, maps, plans, photographs, satellite images, statistical sources and reports (ACHGS041)
Evaluate sources of their usefulness and represent data in different forms, for example, maps, plans, graphs, tables, sketches and diagrams (ACHGS042)
Represent the location and features of places and different types of geographical information by constructing large-scale and small-scale maps that conform to cartographic conventions including border, source scale, legend, title and north point, using spatial technologies as appropriate (ACHGS043)
Interpret geographical data and other information using digital and spatial technologies as appropriate, and identify spatial technologies as appropriate, and identify spatial distributions, patterns and trends, and interrelationships to draw conclusions (ACHGS044)
Present findings and ideas in a range of communication forms, for example, written, oral, graphic, tabular, visual and maps, using geographical terminology and digital technologies as appropriate. (ACHGS045)
Reflect on their learning to propose individual and collective action in response to a contemporary geographical challenge and describe the expected effects of their proposal on different groups of people (ACHGS046)
Which countries have over 100 million inhabitants? What is the most widely spoken language in the world? Discover the answers to these and many more questions in Australian Curriculum Geography, a seven-book series which will see students navigating through continents, wading through oceans, and discovering cultures, creatures and creations from around the world.
4-page units each with a supporting Teachers page and three student activity pages
organised into sections according to the content descriptions in the Geographical knowledge and understanding strand for each year
a general note on the importance of geographical skills and an overview and explanation of the skills specific to the year level
a geographical skills class record for teachers to record each student’s progress
a list of additional R.I.C. resources that support the teaching of geography at each year level
where appropriate, links between the content of each unit and the general capabilities and cross-curriculum priorities have been recognised