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Curriculum content descriptions

The representation of the location of places and their features on simple maps and models (ACHASSK014)

Elaborations
  • creating story maps or models to represent the location of the places and features they pass on their way to school
  • identifying the ways Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples represent the location of Country/Place and their features (for example, by inscriptions on stone, stories, sand drawings, paintings, song, music and dance)
  • describing how the globe is a representation of the world and locating Australia and other places on a globe
General capabilities
  • Numeracy Numeracy
ScOT terms

Maps (Geographic location)

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Basic needs and human rights

This is a compilation of five teaching sequences about every child's basic needs and human rights. It can be a resource for learning about how people live in places, reasons why places are special or important to people and how basic needs are met in places. The section on children around the world having similar needs ...

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Special places

This is an online module consisting of teacher notes, three stimulus resources and student activities that explore which countries are found in the Asia region and special places in China, Japan, India and Indonesia. The teacher notes provide background information, additional online resources and pedagogical advice. The ...

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Weather and where we live

This is a unit of work about weather and its effects. Intended for the early years and written with a global education focus, the resource consists of five single- or multi-lesson activities, titled: Weather concepts and words; Changes in the sky; Houses to suit the weather; How does the drought affect living things?; and ...

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Types of farms in NSW - unit 3

This is a teacher resource that contains items for planning lessons and teaching about farms with a particular emphasis on the location, climate, features and food production of New South Wales farms. This resource contains a simple program outline and supporting documents that can be downloaded or printed, including a ...

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GeogSpace: years F-4 - inquiry and skills

This is a web page consisting of an overview and two illustrations of practice on the GeogSpace website, a resource for teachers. The illustrations focus on collecting, recording, representing and analysing information. Illustration 1 supports students in identifying the places they live in and belong to, and in describing ...

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GeogSpace: ICTs in geography

This is a web page consisting of an overview and four illustrations of practice in a support unit on the GeogSpace website, a resource for teachers. Illustration 1 explores the features and uses of simple geospatial technologies, and how Bloom's Taxonomy can support students' learning. Illustration 2 looks at the use and ...

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GeogSpace: years F-4 - key understandings

This is a web page consisting of an overview and two illustrations of practice on the GeogSpace website, a resource for teachers. The illustrations are designed to help teachers develop mastery of the aims and basic ideas of the Australian Curriculum: Geography, and the ways in which it develops general capabilities and ...

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Discover Dairy: places on dairy farms

This is a teacher resource containing a sequence of inquiry for exploring Australian dairy farms as places where people live and where cows are raised. It includes activities that examine the different features of dairy farms, why they are important and ways they are cared for. This resource includes links to images, online ...