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Australian Curriculum Geography – Environment affecting people and places – Year 5 digital unit

This is a 22-page digital unit from the Australian Curriculum Geography series that covers:

  • The influence of the environment on the human characteristics of a place (ACHGK028) 
  • Investigating the challenges presented by the environmental factors of climate, location and terrain, natural vegetation and native fauna and the technologies developed in places to address them.
  • Investigating ways in which environment influences buildings with a particular focus on students’ homes; how its unique environment affected the human characteristics of the city of Venice, Italy.
  • Their environment influences investigating how the way people live, including the clothing they wear, the food they eat and their economic and leisure activities.
  • Investigating the effect environment, including its pests, have on mining and farming workplaces.

 

Key inquiry questions
  • How do people influence the human characteristics of places and the management of places within them?
  • How do people and environments influence one another?
  • How do people influence the human characteristics of places and the management of spaces within them?
  • How can the impact of bushfires or floods on people and placed be reduced?

 

Geographical Inquiry and skills
  • Develop geographical questions to investigate and plan an inquiry (ACHGS033) 
  • Collect and record relevant geographical data and information, using ethical protocols, from primary and secondary sources, for example, people, maps, plans, photographs, satellite images, statistical sources and reports (ACHGS034) 
  • Evaluate sources of their usefulness and represent data in different forms, for example, maps, plans, graphs, tables, sketches and diagrams (ACHGS035) 
  • Represent the location and features of places and different types of geographical information by constructing large-scale and small-scale maps that conform to cartographic conventions, including border, sources, scale, legend, title and north point, using spatial technologies as appropriate (ACHGS036) 
  • Interpret geographic date other information, using digital and spatial technologies as appropriate, and identify spatial distributions, patterns and trends, and infer relationships to draw conclusions (ACHGS037) 
  • Present findings and ideas in a range of communication forms, for example, written, oral, graphic, tabular, visual and maps; using geographical terminology and digital technologies as appropriate (ACHGS038) 
  • Reflect on their learning to propose individual and collective action in response to a contemporary geographical challenge and describe the expected effects of their proposal on different groups of people (ACHGS039) 

 

Geographical concepts
  • place
  • space
  • environment
  • interconnection
  • change
  • scale
  • sustainability

 

Which countries have over 100 million inhabitants? What is the most widely spoken language in the world? Discover the answers to these and many more questions in Australian Curriculum Geography, which will see students navigating through continents, wading through oceans, and discovering cultures, creatures and creations from around the world.

 

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