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Curriculum content descriptions

The reasons why some places are special to people, and how they can be looked after (ACHASSK017)

Elaborations
  • identifying places they consider to be ‘special’ (for example, their room, a play area, holiday location or an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander place of family significance) and explaining why the place is special to them
  • describing the features of places that are special to them based on what they see, hear, smell and feel
  • discussing different ways they could contribute to caring for special places including those that are unique
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Sacred places,  Heritage,  Sense of place

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People live in places. Important places - Homes

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Work sample Foundation Year: Familiar places

This work sample demonstrates evidence of student learning in relation to aspects of the achievement standards for Foundation Year English. The primary purpose for the work sample is to demonstrate the standard, so the focus is on what is evident in the sample not how it was created. The sample is an authentic representation ...

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Benny Bungarra’s Big Bush Clean-up: Unit of work

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Talking Time: an exploration of time - how we change over time

This integrated lesson sequence that explores the concept and language of time and then moves to using sources and artefacts to show their own personal history. Students will share personal artefacts and those shared from their families to explore concepts of time, history and change.

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Farms have distinctive features

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Commemorating Anzac through engaging learning

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Clean up Back beach Bay

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Move, Move, Move!

This persuasive digital text is for teachers to read aloud to students. This digital book uses persuasive language and images to highlight the benefits of being active. The resource includes a teaching sequence related to the Big Six components of literacy development (oral language, phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, ...

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How are you feeling? – Early Stage 1

This unit was written for students in Early Stage 1 with autism spectrum disorder and/or moderate intellectual disability (IO/AU). The unit was created, trialled and peer reviewed as part of a professional development program in inquiry-based learning for primary and secondary school teachers. The professional development ...

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The Orb

The Orb is a collection of multimedia learning resources about Tasmanian Aboriginal histories and cultures. It explores the interconnections between people, Country, culture, identity, and the living community. The multimedia resources have between three and five sections in which Tasmanian Aboriginal people share their ...