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Upper primary activities

Upper primary activities

Your place in the world relates to languages spoken in the home and family origins, and food choices. The activities are developed from a world perspective.

About our world relates to weather extremes around Australia, and the effect of climate change on the maize production in the African country of Malawi.

The activities for upper primary students move into a more global perspective.

Each activity is prompted by questions or statements.

The Your place in the world activities involve collecting data from school about family origins and languages other than English which are spoken at home, and exploring the type and cost of food for families from different countries. The data about the languages and origins is collected through the use of simple survey techniques, and the data about food choices supplied. Students use information from the Australian census to make comparisons. They use a variety of methods to display the data collected (graphs, lists, tables, maps) and interpret the data to answer questions posed.

The About our world activities emphasise the interpretation of secondary data. Students use data from the Bureau of Meteorology to find out about weather extremes in Australia and to make comparisons to their local area. They also examine a background study on the effect of climate change on the production of maize in Malawi.

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 languages and origins Folder 1
Document Your place in the world: What do they eat in…? Folder 1
Document About our world: Climate extremes Folder 1
Document About our world: Food security Folder 1
Document Downloads Folder 1