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Units of study: Geography (K-6)

The units in this website are to support the implementation of the NSW Geography Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum in Primary years of schooling. The Geography Teachers' Association of NSW Inc. (GTA NSW) commissioned a team of experienced Primary school teachers to deveop these exemplar units of work aligned to the K-6 requireemnts of the syllabus. Each unit consists of six to eight lessons complete with the resources required for their successful implementation in the classroom.

Geography Alive is an evolving repository of resources. Additional units will be added to the website as they are developed. The overall structure of the Geography Alive website is shown below. Use the links in the table below or menu above to view each unit.




Early Stage


Topic 1: People live in places

Unit 1: People live in places
Unit 2: Maps and mapping
Unit 3: Investigating Sydney's Q Station as an important place


Stage 1

(YEARS 1 & 2)



Topic 1: Features of places

Unit 1: Natural and Human Features of Places
Unit 2:
Unit 3:

Topic 2: People and places

Unit 1: People, places and connections
Unit 2: Tourism: Connecting People and Places
Unit 3:


Stage 2

(YEARS 3 & 4)



Topic 1: Places are similar and different

Unit 1:
Unit 2: My Place: Picture Book Study
Unit 3:

Topic 2: The Earth's environment

Unit 1:
Unit 2:
Unit 3:


Stage 3

(YEARS 5 & 6)



Topic 1: Factors that shape places

Unit 1:
Unit 2:
Unit 3: Bushfire Hazards In Australia

Topic 2: A diverse and connected world

Unit 1:
Unit 2: Investigating Asia
Unit 3: