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Australian Curriculum Geography – Places have distinctive features – Year 1 digital unit

This is a 52 page digital unit from the Australian Curriculum Geography series that covers:

  • The natural, managed and constructed features of places, their locations, how they change and how they can be cared for (ACHGK005)
  • Places have natural features that can change. The natural features of a place need to be looked after
  • Places may have constructed features. People may put up new constructed features or take down old ones. Constructed features need to be looked after.
  • Places have managed features that can change. The managed features of a place need to be looked after.
  • Some environments include a mixture of natural, constructed or managed features.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories tell how the natural features of a place came to be there.
  • Changes to natural. constructed or managed features of a place can be observed in photographs.
  • Features in a place such as heritage buildings are important. They can be described and cared for.
  • Features in places such as national parks are important. They can be described and cared for.
  • Features in areas such as a wetland are important places. They are important for different reasons. They can be described and cared for.

Geographical Inquiry and Skills:

  • Pose questions about familiar and unfamiliar places (ACHGS007) 
  • Collect and record geographical data and information, for example, by observing, by interviewing, or from sources such as photographs, plans, satellite images, storybooks and films (ACHGS008) 
  • Represent data and the location of places and their features by constructing tables, plans and labelled maps (ACHGS009) 
  • Draw conclusion based on the interpretation of geographical information sorted into categories (ACHGS010) 
  • Present findings in a range of communication forms, for example, written, oral, digital and visual, and describe the direction and location of places, using terms such as north, south, opposite, near far (ACHGS011) 
  • Reflect on their learning and suggest responses to their findings (ACHGS012) 
Key Inquiry Questions
  • What are the different features of places?
  • How can we care for places?
  • How can spaces within a place be rearranged to suit different purposes?
Geographical Concepts:
  • place
  • space
  • environment
  • sustainability
  • change

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