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Australian Curriculum Geography – Protecting environments – Year 4 ebook

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

  • The Importance of environments to animals and people, and different views on how they can be protected (ACHGK022) 

Elaborations

  • Understanding how zoos have changed since their introduction, focusing on conservation and protection and restoration of wildlife habitats, and working to increase the numbers of endangered animal species.
  • Understanding the need for wildlife corridors to support biodiversity in areas where natural vegetation is isolated by land development. Suggesting ways to create wildlife corridors within communities to link isolated land with larger areas of natural vegetation. Investigating ways to attract native wildlife into a suburban garden.
  • Recognizing how humans thoughtlessly destroy the natural environments they enjoy. Interpreting survey results presented as a chart. Presenting survey results from a table as a chart. Researching information on the importance of sand dunes, the environmental impact of human actions on them and how they are being protected.

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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