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HASS F-6 / Foundation / Knowledge and understanding / Geography

Curriculum content descriptions

the features of familiar places they belong to, why some places are special and how places can be looked after (AC9HSFK03)

Elaborations
  • identifying the places, communities, Country/Place they live in and belong to and why that place may be special to them; for example, a neighbourhood, suburb, town or rural locality, community
  • exploring the features of their own place, and places they are familiar with or aware of; for example, places they have visited, places family members have come from, imaginary places in stories, or places featured on television and websites, in books or ebooks
  • identifying reasons why people live in or visit places, such as the provision of basic needs (water, food, shelter), to enhance lives (holiday places, places for recreation, for religious observance) and to maintain cultural connections to Country/Place
  • discussing different ways they could or do contribute to caring for special places, including those that are unique; for example, planting trees for a local endangered species, cleaning up litter at a local park or beach, or planting flora in a local wetland
General capabilities
  • Ethical understanding Ethical understanding
Cross-curriculum priorities
ScOT terms

Sense of place,  Environmental stewardship,  Heritage

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