Year 6 Geography Guided Inquiry ACARA ACHGK031 Asia in Relation to Australia
Students will be provided with a number of questions to guide them through an inquiry relating to the location of major countries of the Asia region in relation to Australia and the geographical diversity within each region. (ACHGK031)
Part 1: How can we identify the geographical divisions of Asia?
We could construct a map of Asia and divide the continent into four sections, we could then colour-code the four sections and add cartographic conventions.
Part 2: How could we explore the diversity of environments in the Asia region?
We could each investigate a country in the Asia region and report back to the rest of the class about the types of environments we discovered in the country we researched. The rest of the class could take notes relating to the types of environments found in each country.
Part 3: How could we describe the location of places in countries of the Asia region in absolute terms using latitude and longitude?
We could research the latitude and longitude of countries in the four Asia regions, North-East Asia, South-East Asia, South Asia and West Asia. We could limit our search to six countries in each region.
Part 4: Reflection
Reflecting on what they have learned, and suggesting additional questions that could be investigated
This inquiry also contains a blank Glossary of Terms page for students to fill in as they come across words that they don’t understand. I have also included a Contract Sheet allowing for student response and teacher signature when contract is complete.
ACARA Geographical Inquiry and Skills
Develop geographical questions to investigate and plan an inquiry (ACHGS040)
Using a range of methods including digital technologies to plan and conduct an information search about the geographical diversity of the countries of the Asia region
Collect and record relevant geographical data and information, using ethical protocols, from primary and secondary sources, for example, people, maps, plans, photographs, satellite images, statistical sources and reports (ACHGS041)
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)
Creating small-scale maps to show connections between places
Interpret geographical data and other information using digital and spatial technologies as appropriate, and identify spatial distributions, patterns and trends, and infer relationships 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)
Reflecting on what they have learned, and suggesting additional questions that could be investigated.