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Australia’s Great Wild North Curriculum Correlations

Australia’s Great Wild North covers topics in life science and social studies by exploring the diverse landscape of northern Australia, following the life of a saltwater crocodile and other incredible animals in the area and discussing the relationship between the Aboriginal people and the ecology of the land. Topics align with Georgia Standards of Excellence; following are some key correlations between the exhibit and curriculum standards by grade level.

Please contact us at JustForEducators@FernbankMuseum.org if we can help as you integrate Australia’s Great Wild North into your curriculum.

Kindergarten

  • SKL2. Obtain, evaluate and communicate information to compare the similarities and differences in groups of organisms.

First Grade

  • S1L1. Obtain, evaluate and communicate information about the basic needs of plants and animals.

Second Grade

  • S2E3. Obtain, evaluate and communicate information about how weather, plants, animals and humans cause changes to the environment.
  • S2L1. Obtain, evaluate and communicate information about the life cycles of different living organisms.

Third Grade

  • S3E1. Obtain, evaluate and communicate information about the physical attributes of rocks and soils.
  • S3L2. Obtain, evaluate and communicate information about the effects of pollution (air, land and water) and humans on the environment.

Fourth Grade

  • S4E3. Obtain, evaluate and communicate information to demonstrate the water cycle.
  • S4E4. Obtain, evaluate and communicate information to predict weather events and infer weather patterns using weather charts/maps and collected weather data.
  • S4L1. Obtain, evaluate and communicate information about the roles of organisms and the flow of energy within an ecosystem.

Fifth Grade

  • S5E1. Obtain, evaluate and communicate information to identify surface features on the Earth caused by constructive and/or destructive processes.
  • S5L1. Obtain, evaluate and communicate information to group organisms using scientific classification procedures.

Sixth Grade

  • S6E3. Obtain, evaluate and communicate information to recognize the significant role of water in Earth processes.
  • S6E4. Obtain, evaluate and communicate information about how the sun, land and water affect climate and weather.
  • S6E5. Obtain, evaluate and communicate information to show how Earth’s surface is formed.
  • S6E6. Obtain, evaluate and communicate information about the uses and conservation of various natural resources and how they impact the Earth.
  • SS6H4 Explain the impact of English colonization on current Aboriginal basic rights, health, literacy and language.
  • SS6G11 Locate selected features of Australia.
  • SS6G12 Explain the impact of location, climate, distribution of natural resources and population distribution on Australia.

Seventh Grade

  • S7L1. Obtain, evaluate and communicate information to investigate the diversity of living organisms and how they can be compared scientifically.
  • S7L4. Obtain, evaluate and communicate information to examine the interdependence of organisms with one another and their environments.
  • S7L5. Obtain, evaluate and communicate information from multiple sources to explain the theory of evolution of living organisms through inherited characteristics.

High School

  • SB5. Obtain, evaluate and communicate information to assess the interdependence of all organisms on one another and their environment.
  • SB6. Obtain, evaluate and communicate information to assess the theory of evolution.
  • SEC1. Obtain, evaluate and communicate information on how biotic and abiotic factors interact to influence the distribution of species and the diversity of life on Earth.
  • SEC3. Obtain, evaluate and communicate information to construct explanations of community interactions.
  • SEC5. Obtain, evaluate and communicate information on the impact of natural and anthropogenic activities on ecological systems.
  • SES3. Obtain, evaluate and communicate information to explore the actions of water, wind, ice, and gravity as they relate to landscape change.
  • SES6. Obtain, evaluate and communicate information about how life on Earth responds to and shapes Earth’s systems.
  • SEV1. Obtain, evaluate and communicate information to investigate the flow of energy and cycling of matter within an ecosystem.
  • SEV2. Obtain, evaluate and communicate information to construct explanations of stability and change in Earth’s ecosystems.
  • SEV4. Obtain, evaluate and communicate information to analyze human impact on natural resources.
  • SG5. Obtain, evaluate and communicate information to explain the effects of Earth’s surface processes.
  • SSWG2 Evaluate how the physical and human characteristics of places and regions are connected to human identities and cultures.
  • SSWG5 Analyze human interactions with the world’s environments.
  • SZ2. Obtain, evaluate and communicate information to explain the evolutionary history of animals over the geological history of Earth.
  • SZ4. Obtain, evaluate and communicate information to assess how animals interact with their environment and one another.