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Australian Curriculum Geography – Natural vegetation – Year 4 ebook

This is a 22-page unit from the Australian Curriculum Geography series that covers:

  • The types of natural vegetation and the significance of vegetation to the environment and to people (ACHGK021) 


  • Understanding the spread of natural vegetation and its relationship to climate. Investigating an animal species and its natural environment. Investigating the biomes of Australia.
  • Understanding that plants are at the heart of life on Earth. Investigating the importance of plants to native Australian animals. Explaining the effects of common natural disasters on natural ecosystems.
  • Identifying how humans have used natural vegetation and how they adapted it to suit their needs. Investigating the many plats that provide us with fibre used to make a range of products. Investigating the value of trees to humans.

Key inquiry questions

  • How do different views about the environment influence approach to sustainability?
  • How does the environment support the lives of people and other living things?
  • How can people use places and environments more sustainably?

Geographical Inquiry and Skills

  • Develop geographical questions to investigate (ACHGS026) 
  • Collect and record relevant geographical data and information, for example, by observing, by interviewing conducting surveys and measuring, from sources such as maps, photographs, satellite images the media and the internet (ACHGS027) 
  • Represent data by constructing tables and graphs (ACHGS028) 
  • Represent the location of places and their features by constructing large-scale maps that confirm the cartographic conventions including scale, legend, title and north point, and describe their location using simple grid reference, compass direction and distance (ACHGS029) 
  • Interpret geographies data to identify distributions and patterns and draw conclusions (ACHGS030) 
  • Present findings in a range of communication forms, for example, written, oral, digital, graphic, tabular and visual, and use geographic terminology (ACHGS031) 
  • Reflect on their learning to propose individual action in response to a contemporary geographical challenge and identify the expected effects of the proposal (ACHGS032) 

 Geographical concepts

  • Place
  • Scale
  • Environment
  • Interconnection
  • Sustainability
  • Change

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