Year 5 Geography

The LEARN ABOUT WOOL resources provide an ideal opportunity for Year 5 students to investigate the influence the natural landscape has on the human characteristics of a place. During this study they will develop a greater understanding of why wool production in Australia is carried out in the well-defined ‘sheep–wheat’ zone of southern Australia.

The following curriculum-based resource packages include a variety of interactive resources, including downloadable PDF factsheets and websites.

These resources have been compiled to help teachers use the Australian wool industry to teach Year 5 Geography in an engaging and educational way that meets the requirements of the Australian Curriculum.

Wool and the land

Strand: Geographical Knowledge and Understanding

Content code: ACHGK028

Content description: The influence of the environment on the human characteristics of a place.


The following package of resources uses the Australian wool industry to help you meet the requirements of the Year 5 Geography curriculum.

Students can investigate the following resources to help them investigate the influence of landforms, for example, rivers on the development of settlements involved in fibre production (ACHGK028).


Click on an image below to view the relevant resource. All PDFs can be saved for use in the classroom; either on individual computers, laptops and tablets or smartboards, or they can be reproduced as hard-copy handouts.

Learn About Wool kit

Primary Factsheets