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
15x resources/worksheets
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.
     
Lessons
Linked Worksheets
Countries within the Geographical Divisions of Asia - Worksheet
Details
Year Level: Year 6
Category: Worksheets
Pages: 2
Countries within the Geographical Divisions of Asia - Worksheet
Countries within the Geographical Divisions of Asia - Worksheet B
Details
Year Level: Year 6
Category: Worksheets
Pages: 1
Countries within the Geographical Divisions of Asia - Worksheet B
Latitude and Longitude of Places of Interest in Asia - Worksheet
Details
Year Level: Year 6
Category: Worksheets
Pages: 1
Latitude and Longitude of Places of Interest in Asia - Worksheet
Indigenous Peoples  Across the World and Sustainability of Environments - Task Sheet
Details
Year Level: Year 6
Subject: Indigenous Resources
Category: Worksheets
Pages: 1
Primary + Unit Plans Membership
Indigenous Peoples Across the World and Sustainability of Environments - Task Sheet
Languages, Religions and Spiritual Traditions: Australia and Asia - Venn Diagram
Details
Year Level: Year 6
Category: Worksheets
Pages: 1
Languages, Religions and Spiritual Traditions: Australia and Asia - Venn Diagram
Comparison of Australian Population Data with Local Data - Worksheet
Details
Year Level: Year 6
Category: Worksheets
Pages: 3
Primary + Unit Plans Membership
Comparison of Australian Population Data with Local Data - Worksheet
Australian Aid Research Project - Worksheet
Details
Year Level: Year 6
Category: Worksheets
Pages: 1
Australian Aid Research Project - Worksheet