During Term 1, Year 2 were busy investigating Stage 2 Geography – People and Places
For the library sessions, I focused on places in Australia and how people connect to places. I see the Year 2 classes once a week for a half hour lesson. I generally plan a series of lessons that allow students to progressively build on knowledge, skills and understanding. For this series of lessons, two picture books provided stimulation for the learning activities.
In summary, the two books were explored, students were guided through searching for places using Google Earth, labelling maps and reflecting on how the characters in the books connect with their environment. As a final reflection, the children wrote about a special place where they live.
The picture books included:
Hello from Nowhere by Raewyn Caisley.
Our Island by Alison Lester, Elizabeth Honey and the children of Gununa.