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Humanities and social sciences / Year 3 / Inquiry and skills / Researching

Curriculum content descriptions

Locate and collect information and data from different sources, including observations (ACHASSI053)

Elaborations
  • locating sources suited to learning about the past (for example, photographs, interviews, newspapers, stories and maps, including those online)
  • collecting information in the field (for example, taking photographs, making sketches, taking water measurements or collecting natural objects to support the investigation of eocological health, settlement or demographic details of a place)
  • collecting data from maps, aerial photographs, satellite images or a digital application (for example, Google Earth) to identify, locate and describe different types of settlement
  • collecting information about the changing composition of their community from sources, such as census data, cemetery observations, interviews with older people or surveys
  • interviewing people to seek information about feelings, preferences, perspectives and actions (for example, to find out how people feel about places; how people celebrate and commemorate; how decisions are made in different situations; how and why people participate in their community)
  • acquiring geographical information from schools in geographically contrasting parts of Australia and/or neighbouring countries
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Historical sources,  Information retrieval

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