Text My place, your place

TLF ID M013711

This is a suite of five teaching activities about homes and places where we and others live. It includes sections on why it is important to have a home, what we use in homes, different types of housing in Australia and elsewhere in the world, an orphanage that provides refugee children with a home, and the importance of adequate housing. The section on homes around the world develops the concept of places people live in. The resource also includes links to images, online videos and a case study about an orphanage in a village on the Thai-Burma border, which is specially designed to provide refugee children with a place they can call home.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This is a valuable resource for a geographical study in the Foundation year curriculum. It is particularly relevant for the content descriptions about the places people live in and belong to, the features of these places and the reasons why places are special or important to people. The section on homes around the world, the importance of having a home and adequate housing are important for understanding places and the people who live in them, sharing common needs and experiences with ourselves.
  • The resource contributes to students attaining the achievement standard in the Foundation level in geography. It helps them develop understanding of the features of familiar places and give reasons why places are important to people.
  • It is also relevant to the sustainability cross-curriculum priority, particularly the fourth organising idea that world views that value diversity and social justice are essential for achieving sustainability. This resource can assist students appreciate the diversity of homes and places in which others live, and develop an appreciation of and concern for people and the environment in which they live.
  • The resource may be of some use in relation to the intercultural understanding general capability. There are references, images and links to homes and people from other cultures.
Year level


Learning area
  • English
  • Geography
  • Humanities and Social Sciences

Other details

  • Contributor
  • Name: AusAID
  • Organization: AusAID
  • Description: Creator
  • URL: http://www.ausaid.gov.au/Pages/home.aspx
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Commonwealth of Australia
  • Organization: Commonwealth of Australia
  • URL: http://australia.gov.au/
  • Publisher
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organization: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Description: Publisher
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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Learning Resource Type
  • Text
  • Image
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