Rainforest: make a walking track

TLF ID L352

Mark the route for a walking track on a map of a rainforest. Choose a section of track based on instructions about distances, compass directions and grid references. Keep adding sections of track to get to the rest house. As you go, look up the meaning of tricky words.

Tags: map


Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students relate a text to their own knowledge and experiences.
  • Students decode texts by interpreting visual elements.
  • Students identify the meaning of a text by referring to illustrations.
  • Students follow instructions.
Educational value
  • Provides practice in using grid references, compass points and scale on a map.
  • Provides practice in following a sequence of instructions.
  • Contains a glossary of difficult terms and their pronunciation.
Year level

5; 6

Learning area
  • english;
  • mathematics
Strand
  • English/Language
  • English/Literacy
  • Mathematics/Measurement and geometry
    Concept
    • English/Information
    • English/Unfamiliar vocabulary
    • English/Multimedia texts
    • English/Signs and symbols
    • English/Comprehension
    • English/Brief texts
    • English/Critical literacy
    Skill
    • Knowledge;
    • Comprehension;
    • Application
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Analysis;
    • Multiple choice questions;
    • Comprehension activity
    Learning design
    • Experiential learning;
    • Independent learning;
    • Problem solving;
    • Visual learning

    Other details

    Contributors
    • Subject matter expert
    • Organisation: Deakin University; Faculty of Education; Consultancy and Development Unit
    • Address: Burwood VIC 3125 Australia
    • URL: http://www.deakin.edu.au/
    • Technical implementer
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 2016-10-17
    • Name: Education Services Australia
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 AUSTRALIA
    • URL: www.esa.edu.au
    Metadata contributors
    • Resource metadata contributed by
    • Name: Education Services Australia
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: AUSTRALIA
    • URL: www.esa.edu.au
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    • Device independence
    Learning resource type
    • Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)
    Browsers
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
    • ms-internet explorer - minimum version: 9.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 11.0 (MS-Windows)
    • Safari - minimum version: 7.0 (MacOS) - maximum version: 7.1(MacOS)
    Operating systems
    • ms-windows - minimum version: 7 - maximum version: 10
    • macos - minimum version: v7.1 - maximum version: OS X 10.10 Yosemite
    Rights
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2016, except where indicated under Acknowledgements. This material may be used in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Australia (CC BY-SA 3.0 AU) licence https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/au/.