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The reasons why some places are special to people, and how they can be looked after (ACHASSK017)

Elaborations
  • identifying places they consider to be ‘special’ (for example, their room, a play area, holiday location or an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander place of family significance) and explaining why the place is special to them
  • describing the features of places that are special to them based on what they see, hear, smell and feel
  • discussing different ways they could contribute to caring for special places including those that are unique
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Sacred places,  Heritage,  Sense of place

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Teacher resource

People live in places. Important places - Homes

This sequence of five activities focuses on places. Students investigate their own home as an introduction to the concept of place. The inquiry can be expanded to include other places students belong to, why they are important and how they care for them. These activities use photographic resources from The State Library ...

Teacher resource

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 ...

Teacher resource

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 ...

Teacher resource

Farming and the seasons (the farming story) - unit 2

This is a teacher resource that contains items for planning lessons about farming life and the seasons. It contains a simple program outline and supporting documents that can be downloaded or printed for students, including a story map broken into seasons, a table of farm activities and suitable clothes by season, a tree ...

Still Image

Bob Burruwal and Lena Yarinkura, 'Wyarra family group', 2010

This is a sculpture by Rembarrnga artist Bob Burruwal (b1952) and Rembarrnga/Kune artist Lena Yarinkura (b1948) depicting spirit figures - male and female, young and old - standing near their camp dog. The sculpture is shown as an enlargeable image. This work was exhibited as a part of the second National Indigenous Art ...