Humanities and social sciences / Year 7 / Inquiry and skills / Analysing

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Curriculum content descriptions

Interpret and analyse data and information displayed in a range of formats to identify and propose explanations for distributions, patterns, trends and relationships (ACHASSI158)

Elaborations
  • interpreting the possible meaning of images and symbols in primary sources
  • using and interpreting various types of maps (for example, weather, political, topographic, thematic and diagrammatic maps and isoline or isopleth maps)
  • using aerial images of contrasting places to identify differences (for example, differences in housing density and services)
  • interpreting a variety of graphic representations (for example, tables, charts, graphs, weather maps and satellite images) to identify trends (for example, an increase in the number of people engaged in casual work), spatial and temporal patterns (for example, the patterns of a selected hydrological hazard over time and place) and to observe, describe and contrast the spatial associations of geographical phenomena (for example, the relationship between economic activities, river systems and the availability of surface water)
  • using data to make predictions about future trends (for example, the trend of shopping online, trends in working hours or how people work, changing liveability factors, the rise of knowledge-based work)
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Data analysis,  Distributions (Statistics)

Teacher resource

A geographical focus on 'Choose your own statistics'

This teaching resource demonstrates ways in which real data can used to support geographical enquiry. It is based on the interactive learning resource Choose your own statistics, where data is presented in the form of infographics, graphical representations and data tables. It also includes supporting information on each ...

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Access to safe water and sanitation

This is a compilation of seven teaching sequences about access to safe water and sanitation. It includes sections on access to safe water and adequate sanitation services; water collection and use; ways water is accessed in some developing countries; use of appropriate technology to produce safe, clean water and toilets; ...

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Australia's wheat exports to Asia

This learning activity consists of a series of online resources supporting students to engage, explore and reflect on Australia's wheat industry and its connections to countries of the Asia region. Students analyse data and information to identify how the Australian wheat industry has responded to the demands of the Japanese ...

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How much is that?

This learning activity consists of a series of online resources supporting students to engage, explore and reflect on the prices of some everyday foods sold in Australia and countries of the Asia region. Students analyse data and information to compare and contrast the pricing of a range of common food items in Australia ...

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A flood of suffering

How does a community bounce back after devastating floods in 2013? This clip investigates the impact of flood cycles in the citrus-growing areas around Queensland's Burnett River. What type of support will help to improve the resilience of communities in this region and their capacity to cope?

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Seasonal Cycles in Australia

This is a unit of work that focuses on seasonal cycles in Australia. Students explore how seasons vary based on location and how Indigenous cultures from different parts of Australia have systems and names for the seasons based on observation of the environment. Students also make comparisons with the concept of four seasons ...

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Water: learn it for life! - year 7 science

This PDF unit of work is one of a series of resources accessible by searching the list in the series.It includes two teaching and learning sequences: 'Water journeys' focuses on the water cycle, and 'Pure water' focuses on the processes and people involved in creating and managing drinkable water. It provides Australian ...

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Earthquakes

This is an online resource about current earthquake activity in Australia and the wider region. The resource provides a map and a satellite image of near real-time earthquake activity in the last seven days. Links on the map provide further details and information about individual earthquake events. The resource also contains ...

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Gooniyandi seasons calendar

This is the Mingayooroo - Manyi Waranggiri Yarrangi, Gooniyandi seasons calendar developed by people of the Gooniyandi language group of the Kimberley in collaboration with CSIRO. The resource consists of an introduction, a richly illustrated calendar and related links. The introduction contains information about the people’s ...

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Wild backyards: plan a study

This is a web page produced by the Queensland Museum about how to plan a biodiversity assessment within a school or local community, which includes an embedded 4-minute introductory video. The video is supported by links to a transcript of the video, a Backyard explorer leader's guide, a Backyard explorer user's guide, ...

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Life expectancy PowerPoint

This teacher resource is a PowerPoint presentation designed to address common student misunderstandings about life expectancy. It emphasises that life expectancy is an average, that most people live for much longer or shorter than their life expectancy and that, when life expectancy is low, it is mostly because of a very ...

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Water is life

This is an extended teaching and learning module containing six tasks with an activity sheet, fact sheet and hyperlinks to further resources that introduce students to how the world's water supply is used and by whom. The module uses a variety of inquiry teaching strategies that allow students to explore the topic for general ...

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Yulunga: kandomarngutta

In some parts of Australia children were allowed to use the bullroarer (whirlers), or small versions of it, as a source of amusement. In other areas the bullroarer had a special significance and was not used as a ‘toy’. In parts of Victoria a bullroarer called the kandomarngutta was used. This was a thin piece of wood, ...