Humanities and social sciences / Year 2 / Inquiry and skills / Communicating

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Curriculum content descriptions

Present narratives, information and findings in oral, graphic and written forms using simple terms to denote the passing of time and to describe direction and location (ACHASSI043)

Elaborations
  • conveying information about the past and familiar places by representing ideas in written, spoken, pictorial or performance modes and by creating imaginative responses
  • composing reports with multimedia to share findings (for example, findings of a comparison of past and present daily life, a report on how access to and use of a place has changed over time, or recommendations on a building of significance)
  • describing a significant person from their community’s past in a short report or biography or through a fictional journal based on facts
  • using terms in speech and writing to denote the passing of time (for example, ‘in the past’, ‘years ago’, ‘the olden days’, ‘in the future’) and to describe direction and location (for example, north, south, opposite, near, far)
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
ScOT terms

Oral presentations,  Creating texts,  Direction (Geometry),  Sense of place,  Navigation,  Prepositions

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