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  • An Integrated Unit of Inquiry based work suitable for year 2/3- Victoria, Australia
  • These links are great for IWB topic introduction or group learning
  • These links provide a starting point for finding and organising information about the sub-topics
  • Children need help reading and locating information at this age


E5 Inquiry Learning Plan:

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• Develops shared norms
• Determines readiness for learning
• Establishes learning goals
• Develops metacognitive capacity learning goals.external image clip_image003.gif

Aust.jpgOn a large map of Australia, students have to put the names of the states and capital cities where they think they belong.
Wikimedia Atlas of Australia
· Landmarks in Australia (Location)


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Maths –
· area of the states/Australia
· Distance between cities
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• Prompts inquiry
• Structures inquiry
• Maintains session momentum accordingly.

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Austrailia.gif· Australian Flag
Flags of Australia
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Australian Aboriginal Flag
· National Anthem
· Learning Australian songs

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Democracy thumbnail– link to SRC (year 3 only)
· Australian Government-
· Prime Minister,
· Premiers

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· Famous Australians
National Days-

ozday.jpgAustralia Day


poppy.jpg· Anzac Day

· clean.jpgClean Up Australia Day
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Presents new content
• Develops language and literacy
• Strengthens connections skills.

Australian Animals
· Australian Animal worksheets (Burrabooks)
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  • Emblems of each state:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Australian_mammal_emblems
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• Facilitates substantive conversation
• Cultivates higher order thinking
• Monitors progress accordingly.

· States of Australia
· Capital Cities

· Floral emblems for each state/Victoria
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Bird emblems for each state
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Australian_bird_emblems
Victoria-
Helmeted Honeyeater


· Literature –



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Australian Language (slang)
· · Make a list of Australian words



Australia Day at School
· cooking, art/craft, music, make an Australian postcard, flip book of animals, G’day Mate





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• Assess performance against standards
• Facilitates student self assessmentexternal image clip_image013.gif

Evaluation – What do you know about Australia (Information Report)
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