This unit is based on the Year 5 Australian Curriculum HASS Inquiry Skills, Knowledge and Understandings.
Students explore the countries and manmade changes of both Europe and North America.
They explore the Indigenous Australians' methods of land and resource management and how the biodiversity of Australia drastically changed after European Settlement.
Students investigate liveability and complete an information report on one of the effects of climate change and the way it impacts liveability.
They explore the influence of landforms on the development of settlements that are involved in fibre and food production, specifically focusing on the Ganges, Yangtze, Amazon and Mekong Rivers.
They explore the unique environment of Antarctica and how it is used and managed through exploring the Antarctic Treaty and Antarctic settlements.
Students explore the locations in which floods and bushfires occur, focusing on the severity, impacts and prevention in Australia.
The key concepts in this unit include:
In this lesson, students locate and name the countries within the continents of Europe and North America.
In this lesson students explore manmade changes to an environment in Europe and North America. They explore the Floating City of Venice, and the Hoover Dam.
In this lesson, students investigate biodiversity, and life before and after European settlement for Indigenous Australians.
In this lesson, students investigate climate factors that impact liveability.
In this lesson, students explore the unique environment of Antarctica. They explore settlement and human use of Antarctica and the practices and laws that aim to manage human impact.
In the lesson, students explore floods and bushfires location, severity, and impacts .