This unit is based on the Year 6 Australian Curriculum HASS Inquiry Skills, Knowledge and Understandings. Students explore the geographical divisions of countries located within, and the absolute location (latitude and longitude) of countries within, Asia. They compare local and national economic, demographic and social characteristics through demographic data.

Students investigate the sustainable living of indigenous peoples across the world, including Maori of New Zealand, First Nations of Canada, and Orang Asli of Malaysia. They read, interpret and share the articles on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Students explore and compare languages, religions, spiritual traditions in Asia and Australia, such as Shinto in Japan, Aboriginal spirituality in Australia, Daoism and Confucianism in China.  

They explore data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) to compare local and national data on the population born overseas and religious affiliation.

Students explore Australia's connection with Asia and the Pacific Region through government and non-government aid programs. 

8 x 1 hour lessons
Cross curriculum
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Australian Curriculum - (QLD/SA/WA/NT/TAS/ACT)

ACHASSI122

Develop appropriate questions to guide an inquiry about people, events, developments, places, systems and challenges


ACHASSI123

Locate and collect relevant information and data from primary sources and secondary sources


ACHASSI124

Organise and represent data in a range of formats including tables, graphs and large- and small-scale maps, using discipline-appropriate conventions


ACHASSI125

Sequence information about people’s lives, events, developments and phenomena using a variety of methods including timelines


ACHASSI126

Examine primary sources and secondary sources to determine their origin and purpose


ACHASSI127

Examine different viewpoints on actions, events, issues and phenomena in the past and present


ACHASSI128

Interpret data and information displayed in a range of formats to identify, describe and compare distributions, patterns and trends, and to infer relationships


ACHASSI129

Evaluate evidence to draw conclusions


ACHASSI130

Work in groups to generate responses to issues and challenges


ACHASSI131

Use criteria to make decisions and judgements and consider advantages and disadvantages of preferring one decision over others


ACHASSI132

Reflect on learning to propose personal and/or collective action in response to an issue or challenge, and predict the probable effects


ACHASSI133

Present ideas, findings, viewpoints and conclusions in a range of texts and modes that incorporate source materials, digital and non-digital representations and discipline-specific terms and conventions


ACHASSK138

The geographical diversity of the Asia region and the location of its major countries in relation to Australia


ACHASSK139

Differences in the economic, demographic and social characteristics of countries across the world


ACHASSK140

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


ACHASSK141

Australia’s connections with other countries and how these change people and places


NSW

HT3-5

Applies a variety of skills of historical inquiry and communication


GE3-4

Acquires, processes and communicates geographical information using geographical tools for inquiry


GE3-1

Describes the diverse features and characteristics of places and environments


GE3-2

Explains interactions and connections between people, places and environments


GE3-3

Compares and contrasts influences on the management of places and environments


VIC

VCGGC088

Collect and record relevant geographical data and information from the field and secondary sources, using ethical protocols


VCGGC089

Represent the location of places and other types of geographical data and information in different forms including diagrams, field sketches and large-scale and small-scale maps that conform to cartographic conventions of border, scale, legend, title, north point and source; using digital and spatial technologies as appropriate


VCHHC083

Identify the origin, content features and the purpose of historical sources and describe the context of these sources when explaining daily life in colonial Australia, reasons for migration and causes and effects of Federation


VCGGC090

Interpret maps and other geographical data and information using digital and spatial technologies as appropriate, to develop identifications, descriptions, explanations and conclusions that use geographical terminology


VCGGK092

Location of the major countries of the Asian region in relation to Australia and the geographical diversity within the region


VCGGK093

Differences in the demographic, economic, social and cultural characteristics of countries across the world


VCGGK097

Factors that influence people’s awareness and opinion of places


VCGGK098

Australia’s connections with other countries and how these change people and places


Overview

Students will explore:

  • Who we are, who came before us and the traditions and values that have shaped societies.
  • How people exercise their responsibilities, participate in society and make informed decisions.
  • The ways people, places, ideas and events are perceived and connected.
     
Learning Intention
  • We are learning to understand the geographical diversity of the Asia region and the location of its major countries in relation to Australia.
  • We are learning to understand differences in the economic, demographic and social characteristics of countries across the world.
  • We are learning to understand the world’s cultural diversity, including that of its Indigenous peoples.
  • We are learning to understand Australia’s connections with other countries and how these change people and places.
Lessons
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Countries within the Geographical Divisions of Asia - Worksheet
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Countries within the Geographical Divisions of Asia - Worksheet B
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Latitude and Longitude of Places of Interest in Asia - Worksheet
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Latitude and Longitude of Places of Interest in Asia - Worksheet
Languages, Religions and Spiritual Traditions: Australia and Asia - Venn Diagram
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Languages, Religions and Spiritual Traditions: Australia and Asia - Venn Diagram