Simple but effective craft idea for looking at significant places of Australia.

Finding balance

Great resource with a range of different activities - the one pictured would be beneficial in helping students make links between the names of the states and their location on a map of Australia. Sparks the idea of students playing a memory card game, matching the names of states with their location on a map of Australia as a possible early finishers activity.

Free printables of each state- these could be used in order to understand Australia at a state level, or used with the map of the world/continents to visualise our connection with people in other states.

This Australian Passport Template sparked an idea in my head that students could learn about different significant places in Australia and receive a stamp/sticker in their passport for 'travelling' to that location. Really engaging and exciting for students in learning about Australia.

Summary: This document can be used to provide students with their very own Australian Passport. It can be used to support many learning areas and activities within the classroom.

Resource located on Teacher Pay Teachers providing an extensive overview of Geography in the Australian Curriculum from Prep - Year 3.

Resource located on Teacher Pay Teachers providing an extensive overview of Geography in the Australian Curriculum from Prep - Year

Great book to use leading into a Geography unit on Australia and its significant places.

Join Grace and her family on their adventurous and sometimes funny expedition. A warm, heartfelt story based on an actual journey undertaken by the much-loved, award-winning author and illustrator, Alison Lester.

Full of helpful information for teachers as well as resources and activities that can be differentiated for individual students.

The aim of the series is to use the Geographical Knowledge and Understanding strand of the Australian Curriculum as a vehicle for practising the skills laid down by the Geographical and Inquiry Skills strand to answer the key inquiry questions.

Website of a school in Papua New Guinea which students could explore to understand the similarities and differences of schools in different countries. Students could look at what students wear, how classrooms are set out, what the buildings are made of and what events/traditions students celebrate.

Ela Beach Pre-school, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea - my 3 kids went to this pre school

This website includes a range of photos that can be used to compare Australian schools to schools in different countries such as Papua New Guinea.

Many schools do not have classrooms, teachers, and facilities, and many children are losing interest in getting an education. The classroom is a very small room with at least a chalkboard.