Humanities and social sciences / Year 1 / Inquiry and skills / Evaluating and reflecting

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Curriculum content descriptions

Reflect on learning to propose how to care for places and sites that are important or significant (ACHASSI026)

Elaborations
  • recalling information about a place or a site and giving reasons why it should be cared for and commemorated or celebrated
  • describing features of a space or place (such as a chicken coop, a play area, their bedroom, the reading corner, the beach) that is important to them and explaining what they could do to care for it
  • discussing how their behaviours reflect what they have learnt about caring for important places and significant sites (for example, taking care around school wildlife, turning off taps and lights, following etiquettes in special sites)
  • imagining how a local feature or place might change in the future and proposing action they could take to improve a place or influence a positive future
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Heritage,  Conservation (Environment)

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How does your garden grow?

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