Junior Primary – Years 3 & 4

Image comprised of NASA photo (public domain) and on right A Little Planet panorama of a green plaza, photo by Giligonei CC BY-SA 3.0

Sustainability:
Taking care of Earth together


A unit of work for Year 3 and 4 to explore our shared responsibility to care for the environment for future generations, using a play, a poem, and The Tomorrow Book by Jackie French and illustrated by Sue deGennaro. View resource

Image of Mirror cover © Walker Books Australia

Refugees and migration:
Words to unite us


A unit of work for Year 3 to explore our common humanity, using books Whoever You Are, by Mem Fox, illustrated by Leslie Staub, Mirror, by Jeannie Baker, and The Little Refugee by Anh Do and Suzanne Do, illustrated by Bruce Whately. View resource

 

 

Dili kids. Photo by Kok Leng, Maurice Yeo CC BY-2.0

Neighbours, Asia/Pacific:
Neighbours


A unit of work for Year 3 to explore the theme through narrative, poetry and factual texts, using Amelia Ellicott’s Garden, by Liliana Stafford and Stephen Michael King, Rose Meets Mr Wintergarten by Bob Graham, and Side by Side by Janet King. View resource

 

 

Fishing — Yellow Water Billabong, Kakadu National Park. Source: Tourism NT

Indigenous peoples:
Stories to unite us


A unit of work for Years 3 and 4 to explore aspects of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, using the picture books You and Me: Our Place by Leonie Norrington and Dee Huxley and Yorta Yorta stories retold in Stories from the Billabong. View resource

 

 

 

Children at Farol Primary School, Dhili, Timore-Leste

Neighbours, Asia/Pacific:
We are similar but different


A unit of work for Year 3 to develop students’ knowledge of children in different geographic places, and to learn that some differences which exist between children represent injustice, such as child labour. View resource