## Lesson 1

**: 90 minutes**

__Estimated Time__

__Learning Objective__At the end of this lesson, students will have successfully used the map of Australia to identify the Dampier Peninsula, more specifically Ardiyooloon and used a grid reference system to locate the shortest route to take from Brisbane.

__Australian Curriculum__

__Geography | Year 5 | Geographical Inquiry & Skills__Collect and record relevant geographical data and information, using ethical protocols, from primary and secondary sources, for example, people, maps, plans, photographs, satellite images, statistical sources and reports (ACHGS034)

- Identifying the purpose and usefulness of information gained from primary and secondary sources

__Mathematics | Year 5 | Measurement & Geometry | Location & Transformation__Use a grid reference system to describe locations. Describe routes using landmarks and directional language (ACMMG113)

- Creating a grid reference system for the classroom and using it to locate objects and describe routes from one object to another

__Classroom Organisation__Students will be seated on carpet for the focus text and the following discussion. Students will then proceed back to their desks which are placed in groups to proceed with instructions from teacher. Students will then choose to work in pairs, groups or individually for the following activity. All resources will be available to students at all times.

__Learning Experience Instructions__- Organise class to sit on carpet at the back of the room
- Teacher will show the students the focus text ‘Our World: Bardijaawi – Life at Ardiyooloon
- Teacher will ask students what they think this book is going to be about
- Show students a few of the pages on the inside and ask them if their thoughts have changed
- Teacher will read the focus text with the students
- Teacher will use the map on the 3rd page to locate Dampier Peninsula with the students and finish reading the text
- Teacher will point to the class map of Australia on the back wall of the classroom.
- Using the map from the text, teacher will ask students to identify which part of Australia the Dampier Peninsula is. Student will place laminated name on map for identification. Teacher will then ask students to locate Ardiyooloon (One Arm Point) and another label will be stuck on the map.
- Teacher will organise students to go back to their desk and ask one student to hand a smaller map of Australia (inc. scale) to each student
- Teacher will put a scenario to the children “We are going on a class excursion to Ardiyooloon. I need some help to find the shortest way of getting there. I will need you to work in small groups, pairs or individually to help confirm which route to take. Once we have found the shortest we will mark it on our class map.”
- Teacher will allow students to work in groups, pairs or individually for this activity.
- Teacher will walk around to each group to ensure students are on task
- At the end of the lesson, teacher will ask students which was the shortest route for our class to take.
- Teacher will ask each group their answer ensuring students are giving their answer in kilometers.
- At the end of the group discussion, the teacher will ask one student to use laminated car pieces to map the route from Brisbane to Ardiyooloon.
- Teacher will ensure students have also drawn the same map on their small map of Australia with a small reflection paragraph underneath explaining the activity.
- Teacher will give each student a binder with plastic sleeves which students and explain to the students that they are required to place all work for this unit inside this folder
- After each lesson, teacher will review each students folio.

__Assessment__Teacher will use a formative assessment approach to this lesson by learning student’s strengths and weaknesses in geographical location via reading the students reflection paragraph on the activity.