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Australian Curriculum Geography – North America, Europe and Australia – Year 5 digital unit

This is a 13-page digital unit from the Australian Curriculum Geography series that covers:

  • The location of Major countries of Europe and North America in relation to Australia and the influence of people of the environmental characteristics of places in at least two countries from both continents (ACHGK026) 
  • The major countries of North America, focusing on the United States of America, it’s 50 states and one significant man-made construction in New York, the largest city.
  • Investigating Canada’s location, features and how human intervention has change the environmental characteristics of one city there and one in Australia to manage oil and gas or water resources.
  • Europe, its location and relation to Australia and North America, and its countries.
  • Understand and use mapping conventions to identify specific information on political and physical maps of Europe.
  • Read and compare a table with German and French economic statistics and consider the impact of tourism on the environmental characteristics of France.


Key inquiry questions
  • How do people influence the human characteristics of places and the management of places within them?
  • How do people and environments influence one another?
  • How do people influence the human characteristics of places and the management of spaces within them?
  • How can the impact of bushfires or floods on people and placed be reduced?


Geographical Inquiry and skills
  • Develop geographical questions to investigate and plan an inquiry (ACHGS033) 
  • Collect and record relevant geographical data and information, using ethical protocols, from primary and secondary sources, for example, people, maps, plans, photographs, satellite images, statistical sources and reports (ACHGS034) 
  • Evaluate sources of their usefulness and represent data in different forms, for example, maps, plans, graphs, tables, sketches and diagrams (ACHGS035) 
  • 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, sources, scale, legend, title and north point, using spatial technologies as appropriate (ACHGS036) 
  • Interpret geographic date other information, using digital and spatial technologies as appropriate, and identify spatial distributions, patterns and trends, and infer relationships to draw conclusions (ACHGS037) 
  • 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 (ACHGS038) 
  • 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 (ACHGS039) 


Geographical concepts
  • place
  • space
  • environment
  • interconnection
  • change
  • scale
  • sustainability


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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