YEAR 3 HASS Australia and its Neighbours - Geography

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In this Year 3 unit, students explore their communities including its features, rules and history, addressing aspects of the HASS Australian Curriculum.

✩ It is a 9-lesson unit (designed to be taught over a term) that contains all lesson resources including worksheets and posters.

✩ This HASS unit also contains an editable PowerPoint presentation that can be displayed during each lesson. It includes the learning intentions/success criteria, key discussion points, worksheets and display resources. This makes teaching every lesson even easier if your classroom has a T.V or Smartboard.

✩ The editable planner includes relevant Australian Curriculum links.

✩ The lessons are kept simple and succinct, five to six steps each, to help you save time. The clear instructions highlight the key points, allowing you to focus on the students and make the most of the learning opportunities.

✩ Mrs Amy123 is known for its fun and engaging lessons that involve a wide range of cooperative learning strategies. This means that some lessons will not feature worksheets, though many will.

✩ This unit also includes a grading guide that shows what each grade (A-E) would look like based on two activities from the unit. This document is also linked to the Achievement Standard for Year 3 HASS.

Included are:

♦ Editable Year 3 Planner (7 pages)

♦ Lesson resources (15 pages)

♦ Australian Emblem Posters (10 pages)

♦ Informational Texts (14 pages)

♦ Editable Grading Guide (1 page)

♦ Editable learning intentions and success criteria

Version 9 Outcomes covered:


The representation of contemporary Australia as states and territories, and as Countries/Places of First Nations Australians prior colonization, and the locations of Australia’s neighbouring regions and countries (AC9HS3K03)

The similarities and differences between places in Australia and neighbouring countries in terms of their natural, managed and constructed features (AC9HS3K05)

Inquiry Skills:

Questioning and research: Develop questions to guide investigation about people, events, places and issues (AC9HS3S01)

Locate, collect and record information and data from a range of sources, including annotated timelines and maps AC9HS3S02)

Interpreting, analysing and evaluating: Interpret information and data displayed in different formats (AC9HS3S03)

Analyse information and data, and identify perspectives (AC9HS3S04)

Concluding and decision-making: Draw conclusions based on analysis of information (AC9HS3S05)

Propose actions or responses to issues or challenge that consider possible effects of actions (AC9HS3S06)

Communicating: Present descriptions and explanations, using ideas from sources and relevant subject-specific terms (AC9HS3S07)

Version 8.4 Outcomes covered:

History: Days and weeks celebrated or commemorated in Australia (including Australia Day, ANZAC Day and National Sorry Day) and the importance of symbols and emblems (ACHASSK064)

Geography: The main climate types of the world and the similarities and differences between the climates of different places (ACHASS068)

The similarities and differences between places in terms of their type of settlement, demographic characteristics and the lives of the people who live there, and people’s perceptions of these places (ACHASS069)

The representation of Australia as states and territories and as Countries/Places of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples; and major places in Australia, both natural and human (ACHASSK066)

The location of Australia’s neighbouring countries and the diverse characteristics of their places (ACHASS067)


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