Australian places

Student activities

Task no. 1

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Australian places

Share the story Are We There Yet by Alison Lester.

  • Where do the family live? (Personal scale.)
  • Did the family have a personal place as they travelled?
  • Where did the family go first? (Local scale.)
  • What Australian places did they visit? (National scale.)
  • Where would you most like to visit in the book? Why?
  • What Australian places have you visited?


Using the map of Australia in the downloadable resource:

  • Plot the family’s home on a map of Australia.
  • Draw a line showing the family’s journey. Label the capital cities and major towns they visited.

Formulating questions for inquiry

  • What are places like?
  • Where are places located in Australia?
  • How do we use scale to define places?