This unit is based on the Year 6 Australian Curriculum HASS Inquiry Skills, Knowledge and Understandings for Geography. In it, students develop their geography skills through comparing and contrasting Australia to our neighbours through the Asia-Pacific.

The unit begins with a structured study of the physical geography of the region, that should help students develop their geography knowledge and skills. Students then explore the human geography of the region through the diversity of the cultures and histories, and examine how our modern, interconnected world has influenced life in Australia.

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Australian Curriculum - (QLD/SA/WA/NT/TAS/ACT)

AC9HS6K04

The geographical diversity and location of places in the Asia region, and its location in relation to Australia


AC9HS6K05

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


AC9HS6S01

Develop questions to investigate people, events, developments, places and systems


AC9HS6S02

Locate, collect and organise information and data from primary and secondary sources in a range of formats


AC9HS6S03

Evaluate information and data in a range of formats to identify and describe patterns and trends, or to infer relationships


AC9HS6S05

Develop evidence-based conclusions


AC9HS6S07

Present descriptions and explanations, drawing ideas, findings and viewpoints from sources, and using relevant terms and conventions


Overview

The key concepts in this unit include:
 

  •  Asia is one of the continents, and regions of the world, located in the Eastern Hemisphere, close to Australia.
  • The nations of the Asian region represent our closest neighbours, and some of our most influential partners.
  • The nations of Asia represent a diverse group of people, with individual cultures, languages, histories and religions.
  • We can compare and contrast features of Australia with other nations.
  • Because of our interconnected world, aspects of different nations can have an influence on other neighbouring countries, and countries around
  • the world.
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 Australia’s interconnections with other countries and how these change people and places.
Linked Resources & Activities
Linked Worksheets
Countries within the Geographical Divisions of Asia - Worksheet
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Year Level: Year 6
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Countries within the Geographical Divisions of Asia - Worksheet
Latitude and Longitude of Places of Interest in Asia - Worksheet
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Curriculum Code: ...
Year Level: Year 6
Category: Worksheets
Pages: 1
Latitude and Longitude of Places of Interest in Asia - Worksheet