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Australian Curriculum Geography – Features and places – Year 2 digital unit

This is a 37-page digital unit from the Australian Curriculum Geography series that covers:

  • The definition of places as parts of the Earth’s surface that have been given meaning by people, and how places can be defined at a variety of scales (ACHGK010) 
  • Identifying the difference between natural, managed and constructed features
  • Identifying and creating symbols that can be used to represent features on a map
  • Incorporating symbols to represent features on a self-created treasure map and writing instructions for locating the treasure
  • Identifying features and places on a map of a school through symbols and labels and noting their purpose
  • Planning, drafting and publishing a map of the features and places of their school
  • Understanding the reasons why the names of places in Australia are chosen
  • Understanding that places in Australia can have a traditional Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander name and a name was given since European settlement
  • Finding out about some of the places that are significant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) people
  • Investigating the meaning behind Aboriginal place names in Australia
  • Investigating places and placenames significant to ATSI in students’ own community
  • Identifying different features in a variety of settlement types (city, suburb, town, rural area)
  • Describing the hierarchy of places from the personal level of their home to the national level of their country


Key inquiry questions
  • What is a place?
  • How are people connected to their place and other places?
  • What factors affect my connection to places?


Geographical Inquiry and Skills
  • Pose geographical questions about familiar and unfamiliar places (ACHGS013) 
  • 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 (ACHGS014) 
  • Represent data and the location of places and their features by constructing tables, plans and labelled maps (ACHGS015) 
  • Draw conclusions based on the interpretation of geological information sorted in categories. (ACHGS016) 
  • 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 (ACGHS017) 
  • Reflect on their learning and suggest responses to their findings (ACHGS018) 


Geographical concepts
  • Place
  • Space
  • Environment
  • Interconnection
  • Scale
  • Change

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