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Australian Curriculum Geography – Asian connections – Year 6 digital unit

This is a 33-page digital unit from the Australian Curriculum Geography series that covers:

  • The location of the major countries of the Asian region in relation to Australia and the geographical diversity within the region (ACHGK031)   
  • Recognise the Asian continent and locate the countries in the region on a map. Recognise the different regions within the continent and identify which countries belong to which regions. Describe the location of places in countries in the Asia region in absolute terms using latitude and longitude. Explore the biomes across Asia and the resources these different biomes exist.
  • Exploring some of the urban environments in Asia, and their development as centres of human activity over time. Exploring different parts of one city. Examining demographics from across Asia, and discussing reasons of disparities between regions and countries.
  • Exploring some rural environments in Vietnam (where only 31% of the population in urban areas) and the economic activities in these regions. Conducting research into two contrasting areas in country of choice in the Asian region.
  • Exploring some of the human impacts on the environment in Asia with a particular focus on Indonesia. Gaining an understanding of the impact these activities have on the people, animals and biomes of Indonesia.
Key inquiry questions
  • How do places, people and cultures differ around the world?
  • How do people’s connections to places affect their perception of them?
  • What are Australian’s global connections between people and places?


Geographical Inquiry and Skills
  • Develop geographical questions to investigate and place inquiry (ACHGS040) 
  • Collect and record relevant geographical data and information, using ethical protocols, from primary and secondary resources, for example, people, maps, plans, photographs, satellite images, statistical sources and reports (ACHGS041) 
  • Evaluate sources of their usefulness and represent data in different forms, for example, maps, plans, graphs, tables, sketches and diagrams (ACHGS042) 
  • Represent the location and features of places and different types of geographical information by constructing large-scale and small-scale maps that conform to cartographic conventions including border, source scale, legend, title and north point, using spatial technologies as appropriate (ACHGS043) 
  • Interpret geographical data and other information using digital and spatial technologies as appropriate, and identify spatial technologies as appropriate, and identify spatial distributions, patterns and trends, and interrelationships to draw conclusions (ACHGS044) 
  • Present findings and ideas in a range of communication forms, for example, written, oral, graphic, tabular, visual and maps, using geographical terminology and digital technologies as appropriate. (ACHGS045) 
  • Reflect on their learning to propose individual and collective action in response to a contemporary geographical challenge and describe the expected effects of their proposal on different groups of people (ACHGS046) 


Geographical concepts
  • Place
  • Environment
  • Scale
  • Space
  • Sustainability
  • Change
  • Interconnection


Which countries have over 100 million inhabitants? What is the most widely spoken language in the world? Discover the answers to these and many more questions in Australian Curriculum Geography, which will see students navigating through continents, wading through oceans, and discovering cultures, creatures and creations from around the world.


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