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TERM/WEEKS: Term 2, YEAR LEVEL: 8 LEARNING AREA/TOPIC: Geography: Landforms


Wk 1 and Landscapes.
AUSTRALIAN CURRICULUM HISTORY
General Capabilities:
Literacy Numeracy ICT Critical and creative Ethical Behaviour Personal and social Intercultural
thinking Competence Understanding
Cross-curriculum priorities:
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and Asia and Australias engagement with Asia Sustainability
Cultures

AUSTRALIAN CURRICULUM SPECIFIC ASSESSMENT TEACHING & LEARNING KEY RESOURCE


LESSON

LINKS LESSON (what & how) EXPERIENCES QUESTIONS S


Historical OBJECTIVE (include learner diversity)
Geographical Skills
Knowledge &
Understanding
1 The geographical Research skills: Students are Answer Garden Introduction Through Students ICT
processes that Developing/gener demonstrating Students are invited into the classroom with their ICT Answer devices
Question.
produce ating/interpreting ability to develop devices and asked to sit with the pairs they chose last Garden: What (Laptops)
landforms, geographical and interpret week. Students to open up Weebly website can we
Observations Answer
including a case questions for geographical remember
Motivator: Use of Answer Garden to activate students Garden
study of one type geographical questions in a learning about
Mind-maps prior learning/knowledge with regards to landforms. Application:
of landform, such inquiry. geographical landforms?
accessed by the https://answe
as mountains, inquiry research Body
Use of criteria to teacher on padlet. Geographical rgarden.ch/4
volcanoes, task. Teacher Input: Teacher, with Weebly, explains the
select information inquiry: 85452
riverine or coastal Student Geographical Investigation which will be spread over 4
relevant to topic Students show What is it?
landforms Reflections lessons. In Pairs, students are to act as geographical Weebly:
and question. they can read and
(ACHGK050) investigators and are tasked with investigating one of Where is it? http://analara
interpret data and
Interpretation of Australias landforms. By the end of the fourth day/lesson hass.weebly.
The spiritual, features of Ariel How big is it?
data. they will have completed digital poster to present their com
cultural and maps, including Why is it this
investigation. Students are directed to the Lesson 1 page
aesthetic value of Data/information satellite with size? Google Earth
where there is an easy to follow breakdown of todays
landscapes and is recorded google maps and
lesson, including the focus questions which they are to Reflection Google
landforms for appropriately. google earth in
work their way through today. Questions: Document:
people, including their inquiry.
Mapping skills: What the https://docs.g
Aboriginal and Whole class activity/discussion: There is a whole class
Reading/interpreti Students student did well. oogle.com/do
Torres Strait use of Google Earth: teacher demonstrates looking up the
ng variety of demonstrate cument/u/0/
Islander Peoples various landforms mentioned on the Weebly. These are What didnt
maps and ability to plan and
(ACHGK049) separated into 3 categories Mountain Ranges, Water- work. Coggle:
understanding the organise
features. information for bodies, and Rock Features, and can be found on the Something https://coggle
geographical linked Weebly site. interesting they .it/
Use of line-scale
inquiry using learnt.
to measure Teacher input/Coggle: Teacher reminds students of how Padlet:
mind-mapping
distance. to use Coggle to create mind maps and they are informed Something they https://padlet.
tool Coggle.
that they will be using this as their planning document. want to find out com/laraellen
Use of longitude
Students are required to submit to through their groups more about. 91/year8Geo
and latitude.
Padlet page by the end of this lesson. This is a working graphyTerm2
document and students are expected to amend it and add
Digital
to it each lesson.
Posters:
Research activity: Students will choose which landform https://piktoc
from the list they are going to investigate and then they hart.com/
will spend 20 minutes planning and researching their
chosen landform, including answering the Geographical
inquiry questions.
Conclusion
In-class Reflection: Students are to individually reflect on
the lesson/day 1 of their investigation. They will use the
link to Google documents on the Weebly website to create
a document to record each reflection. This reflection is to
be dated and answer the reflection questions listed.
Students are required to set up this document so it is
shared with only the teacher, using the teachers email
address provided on the Investigation website.

2 The geographical Research skills Students are Question. Introduction Geographical Students ICT
processes that Developing/gener demonstrating Students are invited into the classroom with their ICT inquiry: devices
produce ating/interpreting ability to develop Observations devices and asked to sit with the pairs. Students to open (Laptops)
How big is it?
landforms, geographical and interpret up Weebly website
Why is it this Weebly:
including a case questions for geographical Mind-maps
Motivator: Use of Padlet, as an interactive brainstorming size? http://analara
study of one type geographical questions in a accessed by the
tool where students are to individually and in pairs, hass.weebly.
of landform, such inquiry. geographical teacher on padlet. Why is it like
contribute and post some of the things they learnt in the com
as mountains, Use of criteria to inquiry research this? Is it like
Student previous lesson.
volcanoes, select information task. this because of Google
Reflections
riverine or coastal relevant to topic Body something else Document:
Students
landforms and question. Teacher Input: Students learn about and are exploring at the location? https://docs.g
demonstrate that
(ACHGK050) Interpretation of the tools of creative commons and free to use images oogle.com/do
they can use Is it changing? If
data. sources from google images which they can have access cument/u/0/
The spiritual, criteria such as so, why is it
Data/information to and use in their digital posters.
cultural and accuracy, changing and Coggle:
is recorded
aesthetic value of reliability, Research activity: Students use creative commons and what will it look https://coggle
appropriately.
landscapes and currency and free to use images in their research related to their like in the .it/
landforms for usefulness to geographical inquiry. future?
Padlet
people, including select information
Teacher Input: Teacher provided students with Reflection brainstorm:
Aboriginal and relevant to their
demonstration of how they can add maps, and other Questions: https://padlet.
Torres Strait inquiry.
features into their digital posters. Reminds them of the What the com/laraellen
Islander Peoples
mapping skills they have learnt, and which they used 91/Yr8Brainst
(ACHGK049) Students show yesterday, that they will need to answer todays questions. student did well. ormlesson2
they can read and
Research activity: Students using their research and What didnt Padlet:
interpret data and
mapping skills to research the geographical questions work. https://padlet.
features of Ariel
related to their landform for this lesson. com/laraellen
maps, including Something
91/year8Geo
satellite with Conclusion interesting they
graphyTerm2
google maps and In-class reflection: Students are to individually reflect on learnt.
google earth in the lesson/day 1 of their investigation. They will use the Slidely:
Something they
their inquiry. link to Google documents on the Weebly website to create http://slide.ly/
want to find out
a document to record each reflection. This reflection is to ?
more about.
be dated and answer the reflection questions listed. utm_content=
Students are required to set up this document so it is header_logo
shared with only the teacher, using the teachers email
address provided on the Investigation website.
3 The geographical Research skills Students are Question. Introduction Geographical Students ICT
processes that Developing/gener demonstrating Students are invited into the classroom with their ICT inquiry: devices
produce ating/interpreting ability to develop Observations devices and asked to sit with the pairs. Students to open (Laptops)
Is it changing? If
landforms, geographical and interpret up Weebly website
so, why is it Weebly:
including a case questions for geographical Student
Motivator: Students are collaboratively adding to their changing and http://analara
study of one type geographical questions in a Reflections
answers/brainstorm to the question from Answer Garden what will it look hass.weebly.
of landform, such inquiry. geographical
Answer Garden from the first day. There is a brief discussion about their like in the com
as mountains, Use of criteria to inquiry research
contributions. future?
volcanoes, select information task. Answer
riverine or coastal relevant to topic Body How is it Garden
Students show
landforms and question. In pairs, students are introduced to the virtual reality tool managed? Application:
they can read and
(ACHGK050) Interpretation of of Google Cardboard to further, and more deeply examine https://answe
interpret data and What is its
data. and experience the landforms which they are rgarden.ch/4
The spiritual, features of Ariel significance?
Data/information investigating. 85452
cultural and maps, including E.g. to
is recorded
aesthetic value of satellite with Teacher Input: Students are reminded of the video Indigenous Google
appropriately.
landscapes and google maps and presentation tool Slidely, to use to create videos to display Australians? Document:
landforms for google earth in in their digital posters. https://docs.g
Reflection
people, including their inquiry. oogle.com/do
Research activity: Students are provided with some time Questions:
Aboriginal and cument/u/0/
Students to use slidely and develop a video to put onto their digital What the
Torres Strait
demonstrate that poster. student did well. Coggle:
Islander Peoples
they can use https://coggle
(ACHGK049) Teacher Input/Demonstration: Students are going to use What didnt
criteria such as .it/
Google Earth, Google Cardboard, and Google Maps to work.
accuracy,
use and develop their mapping skills and to research the Padlet:
reliability, Something
focus questions and their landforms. https://padlet.
currency and interesting they
com/laraellen
usefulness to Research activity: In their pairs, students use the various learnt.
91/year8Geo
select information google mapping and virtual reality tools to record data
Something they graphyTerm2
relevant to their related to their landforms and geographical inquiry
inquiry. want to find out
questions, as well as conducting general research for their Slidely:
more about.
inquiry. http://slide.ly/
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Conclusion
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In-class reflection: Students are to individually reflect on header_logo
the lesson/day 1 of their investigation. They will use the
link to Google documents on the Weebly website to create
a document to record each reflection. This reflection is to
be dated and answer the reflection questions listed.
Students are required to set up this document so it is
shared with only the teacher, using the teachers email
address provided on the Investigation website.
4 The geographical Research skills Students are Question. Introduction Inquiry Students ICT
processes that Developing/gener demonstrating Students are invited into the classroom with their ICT Questions: devices
produce ating/interpreting ability to develop Observations devices and asked to sit with the pairs. Students to open What is its (Laptops)
landforms, geographical and interpret up Weebly website significance?
Weebly:
including a case questions for geographical Student E.g. to
Motivator: Teacher and students use google earth and http://analara
study of one type geographical questions in a Indigenous
Reflections google maps to explore a landform in a country other than hass.weebly.
of landform, such inquiry. geographical Australians?
Australia. This will engage the students to use the skills com
as mountains, Use of criteria to inquiry research
Kahoot Quiz they have already learnt and prepare them for the last day Reflection
volcanoes, select information task. Answer
of their inquiry. They will be required to use Answer Questions:
riverine or coastal relevant to topic Students Garden
Answer Garden garden to write three words to describe the landform they What the
landforms and question. demonstrate that Application:
just explored. student did well.
(ACHGK050) Interpretation of they can use https://answe
data. criteria such as Survey Body What didnt rgarden.ch/4
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cultural and Digital posters
is recorded reliability, presented with the ICT tool of Wordcloud as a
aesthetic value of Something Google
appropriately. currency and due by the end presentation tool to use in their digital posters. They can
landscapes and interesting they Document:
usefulness to use it to display either some information about the
landforms for of this lesson! learnt. https://docs.g
select information landform in a captivating way, or to display three to ten
people, including oogle.com/do
relevant to their words to describe the landform they are inquiring. Something they
Aboriginal and cument/u/0/
inquiry. want to find out
Torres Strait Research activity: In their investigation pairs, students
more about. Coggle:
Islander Peoples Students show are continuing their research and answering of the focus
https://coggle
(ACHGK049) that they can questions.
.it/
reflect on their They will be finishing off their research and finalising their
Scootle
learning and what digital posters as they are due at the end of this lesson.
the next step in Wordcloud
Conclusion
the learning and
In-class reflection: Students are to individually reflect on
provide Kahoot quiz.
the lesson/day 1 of their investigation. They will use the
appropriate
link to Google documents on the Weebly website to create Survey
feedback, through
a document to record each reflection. This reflection is to monkey:
their final google
be dated and answer the reflection questions listed. https://www.s
document
Students are required to set up this document so it is urveymonkey
reflection and
shared with only the teacher, using the teachers email .com/r/9FBJ8
inquiry survey.
address provided on the Investigation website. 8T
Survey: Students are directed to individually fill out a
survey related to the geographical inquiry and how they
felt they and their partner performed in it.
Quiz: This lesson is finished off with an online Kahoot
quiz which the students can participate in either in their
investigative pairs or individually. There is a prize for the
winner at the end.