A diverse and connected world
An inquiry unit for Stage 3, where students undertake a case study into a specific foreign country through two geographical inquiry processes.
Inquiry 1 – students to investigate the connections between Australia and the other country in question (e.g. trade, aid, tourism, sporting, diplomatic).
Inquiry 2 – explores the various perceptions and perspectives people have about the chosen country. Students then seek to identify factors that influence people’s perceptions of places (e.g. media, culture, education, travel) and discuss the nature of generalisations and stereotypes.
Note – the capacity of students to engage with the inquiries and content matter will be much greater in year 6 than early in year 5. You will need to adjust and scaffold learning activities as appropriate.
Many of the activities require students to demonstrate their learning. These activities can be used to assess student progress at various stages throughout the inquiry process.
Syllabus outcomes and content descriptors from Geography K-10 (2012) Syllabus © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2012