11-13 yrs old
Prior to lesson, students have recorded their perception of both countries, Australia and Malaysia.
July 10, 2018
Students explore countries of the Asia region and the connections Australia has with other countries across the world. Students learn about the diversity of the world’s people, including the indigenous peoples of other countries. Students will explore and reflect upon similarities, differences and the importance of intercultural understanding.
• How do places, people and cultures differ across the world?
• What are Australia’s global connections?
• How do people’s connections to places affect their perception of them?
Australia (Group 1)
• Create Australian flag (to scale).
• Using Google Maps, students research and create a significant Australian monument.
• Using Google Maps, students create a map of Australia (to scale).
Within each state, students must include:
-a sign with stats for population, spoken languages and products traded with Malaysia.
Malaysia (Group 2)
• Create Malaysian flag (to scale).
• Using Google Maps, students research and create a significant Malaysian monument.
• Using Google Maps, students create a map of Malaysia (to scale).
-a sign with stats for population, spoken languages and products traded with Australia.
Students are given the opportunity to explore the country they were not allocated in order to compare any similarities and differences between both countries.
Whole class discussion
Students then participate in a whole class discussion sharing their ideas and perceptions with their peers.
Students reanalyse their interpretation and record their new perception taking into consideration their understanding of trade, language, flags and landmarks.
Evidence of Learning
• Screenshots or screencast of their Minecraft world demonstrating their progress.
• A Screenr presentation where students are given the opportunity to present and explain the similarities and differences between Malaysia and Australia.
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