Humanities and social sciences / Year 3 / Inquiry and skills / Analysing

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Curriculum content descriptions

Interpret data and information displayed in different formats, to identify and describe distributions and simple patterns (ACHASSI057)

Elaborations
  • finding the meaning of acronyms/initialisms they encounter (for example, NAIDOC, ANZAC, NZ, USA, ACT)
  • interpret data to identify patterns of change over time using graphic organisers (for example, a Venn diagram using data collected from different times and groups to compare Australia Day celebrations over time; a scattergram of cemetery headstone information to make inferences about changing life expectancy)
  • identifying differences in the representation of a place on a map, in an aerial photo and in a satellite image and discussing how different methods of representation give different information about distributions and patterns
  • interpreting cartographic information such as titles, map symbols, north point, compass direction, grid references and major lines of latitude
  • using maps, ground and aerial photographs and satellite images or a digital application (for example, European Space Agency, NASA World Wind or Google Earth), to identify, locate and describe geographical patterns and distributions (for example, different types and patterns of settlements in Australia and Asia)
  • discussing and comparing how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples may represent places and their features visually (for example, in paintings and sand drawings) and identify symbols and patterns
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Data analysis,  Reasoning,  Geographic location

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