Humanities and social sciences / Year 2 / Knowledge and Understanding / Geography

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Curriculum content descriptions

The way the world is represented in geographic divisions and the location of Australia in relation to these divisions (ACHASSK047)

Elaborations
  • investigating the definition of a continent and the seven-continent and six-continent models
  • using geographical tools (for example, a globe and world map) or digital applications such as Google Earth to locate and name the continents, oceans, equator, North and South Poles, tropics and hemispheres and then labelling an outline map
  • describing the location of continents and oceans relative to Australia, using terms such as north, south, opposite, near, far
General capabilities
  • Numeracy Numeracy
ScOT terms

Landforms,  Geographic location

Interactive Resource

Google Earth

This is a rich interactive iPad app mapping resource that enables the user to explore locations around the globe. The resource is presented as a map of the world with six main tools to enable navigation: Map layers to enable the user to select what is displayed on the map; a North direction button to reset the view; a My ...

Teacher resource

GeogSpace: year 2 - exemplar

This is a web page consisting of an overview and two illustrations of practice on the GeogSpace website, a resource for teachers. The focus is on a student's understanding of the earth, as represented by a world map and a globe. Illustration 1 is a set of activities using a globe of the world as a model of the earth. Illustration ...

Mobile app

Explorer for ArcGIS: mapping tool app

This is a rich interactive IOS and Android app resource that displays maps from a range of sources and provides tools to manipulate and interrogate the maps. The resource appears as a map with eight main functions: a Maps button providing access to a gallery of maps; an Overview button providing information about the current ...

Moving Image

Sharing stories: culture

This is a rich resource about the many intertwined aspects of Aboriginal cultures, including law, Country and Dreaming. It consists of an introduction, a teacher guide, three films made by Aboriginal students ('The Ngatji and paddle steamer', 'Bilwal medicine' and 'Thunderman') and two video interviews, one with Jarlmadangah ...

Teacher resource

What's in a name? Chinese rivers, cities and provinces

This is an online resource about the location and the meaning of the names of Chinese provinces, cities and natural features. The resource is a worksheet with two main learning tasks: locating the names of provinces, cities and natural features on a map of China; and translating the meaning of the names. The resource has ...

Interactive Resource

NSW ecosystems on show

This resource highlights fifteen natural ecosystems found in New South Wales. Each resource has been designed for students investigating ecosystem types in NSW, providing a greater understanding of their location, function, how they are impacted by human activity and how schools and communities can work to protect them. ...

Teacher resource

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 ...

Teacher resource

Reading the landscape

This is a unit of inquiry consisting of 12 learning sequences for year 1 in the English for the Australian Curriculum resource. Each learning sequence contains a series of resources, suggested activities to carry out with students and a post-activity reflection. This unit of inquiry will allow students to develop their ...

Teacher resource

Farms and people's connections to them

This is a teacher resource containing a sequence of activities for investigating farms and the connections that diverse groups of people have to them. It contains material to assist planning, implementing and assessing a study of different Australian farms, the primary resources that come from farms, and connections that ...

Teacher resource

Easter Show: farm resources - unit 6

This teacher resource contains a program outline, student activities, and links to images and videos. It also contains assessment rubrics relevant to teaching and assessing primary students about the resources and technology used to produce food and fibre. The program outline and supporting documents can be downloaded or ...

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

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 ...

Teacher resource

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 ...

Teacher resource

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 ...

Moving Image

Big sky sunsets at Windorah, Qld

In this clip the narrator will show you a place that she likes to visit. This place is near Windorah in Queensland. The narrator says that this is 'big sky country'. She likes to sit in the sand dunes and watch the colours around her change as the sun goes down.

Image

Marine and shipping photo library

This is a library of photographic images of Australian marine and coastal environments. The library contains a wide range of images tagged and searchable by categories including: Australian state and territory, type of organism, major habitats and ships. The collection is periodically updated with new images.

Moving Image

Yarra Healing: Yarra Dreaming

This is a video (2:42 min) of a retelling of a Dreaming story about the creation of the Yarra River in Victoria. The story is told by Bryon Powel, the former Site Protection Officer with the Kulin Nation Cultural Heritage Organisation, to an audience of adults and several children who are seen in the opening and closing ...