For students completing Units 1-4, the ALA education material has been split into topics that align with the Australian Curriculum. Each topic contains a question or set of questions, which, using the ALA, provide Australian examples using real data.
Completion of these requires students to have an understanding of some of the functions of the ALA. The ALA User Guides provide simple instructions on the necessary processes, but we recommend the teacher go through some of the basics with the students first.
While these activities are designed to meet the requirements of the Australian Curriculum with a local focus, they are not the only ways that the ALA can be used in Year 11 and 12 classes. Feel free to amend these activities to suit your needs, or if you can see other ways to incorporate ALA use, please do so. We would be keen to hear about how you’re using the Atlas in your classroom.
How can the Atlas of Living Australia assist you with the fieldwork component?