1—Introduce the unit
Good neighbours want to know their neighbours and their neighbourhood. This unit of work, Neighbours, allows students to explore the theme of neighbours, using poetry, song lyrics and picture storybooks.
Amelia Ellicott’s Garden shows that neighbours can work together, care for one another and share aspects of their lives.
Rose Meets Mr Wintergarten explores a friendship between neighbours. It also explores the concept of truth and believing what we are told without question. Teaching activities challenge students to examine how our opinions can be influenced.
Side by Side promotes intercultural understanding and community relationships. It tells the story of neighbours who share common values. These neighbours help each other. They learn and grow together.
Many Australians would like to know more about our international neighbours. The unit investigates our Pacific neighbours, where they live and that they have different physical and cultural environments.