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Lower primary activities

Lower primary activities

Your place in the world relates to languages spoken in the home, and food sources. The activities are developed from a class and school perspective, moving into the local neighbourhood.

About our world relates to weather prediction around Australia, and the differences in weather, food and culture in the African country of Malawi.

The activities for lower primary students reach out beyond the personal.

Each activity is prompted by questions likely to be of interest to your students.

The Your place in the world activities involve collecting data from school about languages other than English which are spoken at home, and exploring the provenance of family foods. The data about the languages is collected through the use of simple survey techniques, and the data about food sources through discussion and existing knowledge. Students use a variety of methods to display the information collected: graphs, lists, tables, maps. They interpret the data to answer the questions posed.

The About our world activities emphasise the interpretation of secondary data. Students collect data on weather forecasts both local and national, and use that data to predict the weather, identifying what clothing and activities might suit. They also look at the weather across the world and then focus on Malawi, its climate, food and culture.

There are supporting worksheets, links to helpful online resources plus ideas for extension. You can also download the online teaching notes.



Name Class Section Priority
Document Your place in the world: Family origins Folder 1
Document Your place in the world: Neighbourhood food Folder 1
Document About our world: Weather, food and culture Folder 1
Document About our world: Weather prediction Folder 1
Document Downloads Folder 1