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Humanities and social sciences / Year 4 / Knowledge and Understanding / Geography

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Curriculum content descriptions

The main characteristics of the continents of Africa and South America and the location of their major countries in relation to Australia (ACHASSK087)

Elaborations
  • using geographical tools (for example, a globe, a wall map or digital application such as Google Earth) to identify the major countries of Africa and South America and their relative locations
  • using a globe to investigate the Great Circle routes of aeroplane travel between Australia and the major countries of Africa and South America
  • researching the main types of natural vegetation and native animals in a climate zone in Australia, and comparing them with those found in a similar climate in Africa or South America
  • using a printed or electronic atlas to identify the main characteristics of the continents of Africa and South America (for example, topographic features, environments, cities)
General capabilities
  • Numeracy Numeracy
ScOT terms

Climate,  Geographic location,  Vegetation,  Native species,  Africa,  South America

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