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Lesson Focus

Learning Area / Strand

Substitution-

Geography

The representation of
Australia as states and
territories, and Australias
major natural and
human features (ACHGK014)

Where are our state and


territory borders located on
the Australian map?

Year
Level

Implementat
ion Date

N/A
Duration
1 x 60 minute
lessons

Prior knowledge of learners (What do they already know?)

Learners know what Australia looks like (observation)


Learners have some idea of the state names and capital cities (teacher
observation
Learners can locate Australia on a world map (previous year)
Some learners have knowledge of major landmarks in Australia
(observation)

Lesson objective/s

Identify what the unit will be about: Australias states, Territories and major
landmarks, natural and human features.
How as a class we can help promote tourism in Australia
Evidence of learning

Mind map of Australia: identifying names of states and territories, capital


cities which will be displayed in the classroom
Map of Australia where learners draw in state and territory boarders
(appendix 1)
Whole class discussion related to the PowerPoint (appendix 2)

Resources

Introduction to Australia (appendix 2)


IWB
Our Australia: Alice Springs book by Phil Kettle
Blank Australia templates on IWB (appendix 1)

Lesson
Introductio
n

Introducing
the topic
Engageme
nt of the
learners

Lesson
Body

Delivering
the content

Introduce the unit, and the assessment of creating a webpage


promoting Australias natural and manmade landmarks, and
what they will be doing during the lesson: Identifying Australias
states, territories, and major landmarks natural and manmade
features
DIRECT INSTRUCTION :
Learners will work as a whole class on IWB with blank map of
Australia (appendix 1). Learners are asked to draw in from what
they can remember the states and territories borders and
labelling the capital cities and names of states
LM will assess the work the learners are doing, not correcting if
their drawings or answers are wrong or right, but letting peers
discuss each others answers and drawings
JOINT CONSTRUCTION/ WHOLE CLASS DISCUSSION :
Learners and LM are to then create a mind map on IWB and
have a whole class discussion, with Australia as the topic:
writing down all the states and territories, capital cities and any
other important details they can think of (display in class to be

through
specific
strategies

referred to in the following lesson)


LM will ask:
o Who knows the capital of Australia?
o How many states are there? Name them.
o How many territories? Name it.
o What are the capitals of the states and territory?
o Is there anything else you can think of that is important or
relates to Australia?
o Who knows some famous landmarks in Australia?
JOINT CONSTRUCTION/ DISCUSSION

Lesson
Conclusion

Introduce the power point (appendix 2) Introduction to


Australia: completing activities within the slides and having
whole class discussions and questions, focusing on the capitals
of Australias and where the borders of each state and territory
are situated on the Australian map
LM to discuss each slide in detail with class and complete
activities within the slides
o 1.Introduce the first slide: We are learning all about
Australia, how it was formed and its landmarks
o 2. Discuss with students the world map and where we are
located in the world: what countries they identify? What
countries are close to us?
o 3. Study the map of Australia with the leaners: ask
students to have a go at pointing out where Gladstone is
located on the map
o 4. Discuss with learners facts that they think are
interesting and important about Australia, add them to
the slide: We are the only country to have Kangaroos
o 5. Go over some quick facts about Australia
o 6. Open discussion with the learners on some of the major
landmarks in Australia: What are the landmarks? Who has
seen them? What state or territory are they located in?
What other land marks do you know of that are in
Australia?
o 7. Give learners the opportunity to answer the open
ended questions on the PowerPoint slide
o 8-15 Learners to gather information from slides about
Australis states and when they were formed
CO-OPERATIVE WORK
o 16. Students are to complete the activity in teams of
three, trying to memorise things on the Australian map
(slide 17)
CO-OPERATIVE WORK
Assessment

Concluding
activities
Summarizi
ng the
lesson

After completing the Power Point, learners will complete the


(appendix 2) blank Australian map again on IWB calling on
learners to have a go at drawing in state and territories borders,
capital cities and identify name of states and territories based on
the new knowledge they have received from the PowerPoint
JOINT CONSTRUCTION/ DISCUSSION

Leading on to next lesson:

Finishing up the lesson by reading Our Australia: Alice Springs


by Phil Kettle to the class (emphasise on landmarks with in the
book): after reading whole class discussion on the landmarks
mentioned and record other landmarks in the Northern Territory
them onto brainstorming page on IWB (ready for next lesson)
Evaluation / Reflection

Did every student participate in the activities?


Were the learners all engaged?
What part of the lesson was the students most engaged in and enjoy?
Did students recall appropriate knowledge of what they had learnt?
Would I change anything to the lesson?
Would I do anything differently next time?
Would I add anything more in?
Did I cater for specific learners?
Was the intended outcome achieved?
Learners are able to identify the states and territories of Australia