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Humanities and social sciences / Year 3 / Knowledge and Understanding / Geography

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Curriculum content descriptions

The representation of Australia as states and territories and as Countries/Places of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples; and major places in Australia, both natural and human (ACHASSK066)

Elaborations
  • using geographical tools (for example, a globe, wall map or digital application such as Google Earth) to locate and name significant places such as the states, territories, major cities and regional centres in Australia
  • identifying and describing the major natural features of Australia (for example, rivers, deserts, rainforests, the Great Dividing Range, the Great Barrier Reef and islands of the Torres Strait) and describing them with annotations on a map
  • comparing the boundaries of Aboriginal Countries with the surveyed boundaries between Australian states and territories to gain an appreciation about the different ways Australia can be represented
  • describing how the territory of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples contains the Country/Places of many individuals and language groups
  • exploring how oral traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples were used to map landscapes
General capabilities
  • Numeracy Numeracy
Cross-curriculum priorities
ScOT terms

Cultural identity,  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples,  Australian languages

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