This colourful three-book series is a fascinating addition to Blake’s best-selling Learning Centre range and fully supports the new Australian primary Geography Curriculum. Each of the three books in the series covers two year levels (Lower – Years 1 & 2, Middle – Years 3 & 4, Upper – Years 5 & 6) and provides 25–40 removable Geography Source Cards that support all of the inquiry questions in the Geography Curriculum. The Source Cards cover a wide variety of text types, and feature vibrant photographs, maps and illustrations. Each Source Card has an Activity Card on the back that focuses on one Inquiry Question and one Knowledge and Understanding content description from the curriculum. The Activity Card features five inquiry and analysis tasks designed to help students engage fully with the texts. The curriculum code for the corresponding content description is provided for every task. The source and activity cards are divided into five sections that correspond to the Inquiry and Skills content descriptions outlined in the Geography strand of the HASS Curriculum:
• Evaluating and Reflecting
Students can use these cards to work independently, or in pairs, to develop their historical skills. Each Activity Card is also supported by two photocopiable worksheets. Answers for the Activity Card questions and worksheets are provided for the teacher, as well as student activity checklists to track progress.
Each book also includes a disk that can be used to print additional cards or to display the Source and Activity Cards or worksheets to the class on an interactive whiteboard.