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Humanities and social sciences / Year 4 / Inquiry and skills / Analysing

Curriculum content descriptions

Interpret data and information displayed in different formats, to identify and describe distributions and simple patterns (ACHASSI078)

Elaborations
  • decoding the meaning of symbols and emblems associated with Australian history, geography and civic life and applying an understanding of conventions, vocabulary and symbols when interpreting large-scale maps
  • comparing information in sources to identify evidence of change (for example, Aboriginal, Dutch and French place names on Australia‚Äôs west coast; past and present distribution of vegetation in North Africa that points to increasing desertification)
  • interpreting the data presented in picture, line, bar or column graphs to idenitify simple trends or distributions (for example, explaining survey results about types of waste produced in the school or how people in the community participate)
  • interpreting thematic maps and using Google Earth or similar applications to describe the characteristics of a continent or region or to identify the distribution of a particular characteristic (for example, languages of South America, equatorial rainforests, settlement along a major river valley in South America from its source to the sea)
  • comparing environments in places of similar climate and vegetation that are located on different continents (for example, sandy, icy and stony deserts of Australia, Africa, Antarctica and South America)
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Data analysis,  Reasoning,  Geographic location,  Spatial technologies

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