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Australian Curriculum Geography – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander places – Foundation digital unit

This is a 24-page digital unit from the Australian Curriculum Geography series that covers:

  • The Countries/Places that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples below to in the local area and why they are important to them (ACHGK003) 
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people consist of many different groups. Each group has one or more places that are important to them. The groups may have different names and speak different languages.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people use the words ‘country’ and ‘places’ to describe their connections and relationships with particular parts of Australia.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are considered the traditional custodians of Australia. it is important to acknowledge the connection to country in ceremonies.
Key inquiry questions
  • What are places like?
  • What makes a place special?
  • How can we look after the places we live in?


Geographical Inquiry and skills
  • Make observations about familiar places and pose questions about them (ACHGS001) 
  • Record geographical data and information collected by observation (ACHGS002) 
  • Represent the location and features of a familiar place on pictorial maps and models (ACHGS003) 
  • Draw conclusions based on discussions of observations (ACHGS004) 
  • Present information using everyday language to describe location and direction (ACHGS005) 
  • Reflect on their learning to suggest ways that they can look after a familiar place (ACHGS006) 
Geographical concepts
  • place
  • sustainability
  • space
  • environment
  • change


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