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Australian Curriculum Geography – Management of places and spaces – Year 5 ebook

This is a 26-page ebook from the Australian Curriculum Geography series that covers:

Factors that shape the human and environmental characteristics of places

  • The influence people have on the human characteristics of place and the management of spaces within them (ACHGK029) 


  • Investigating how the use of places and spaces is organized through different zoning categories.
  • Exploring issues to be considered when redevelopment projects are being proposed and understanding some of the processes that councils must follow. Identifying redevelopment decision and issues in own locality.
  • Investigating peoples’ influence on the human characteristics of a place and how the way they manage spaces through local planning and zoning can cause economic, social and environmental issues.
  • Investigating how each local area is influenced in its own distinct way by a change in human characteristics as a result of the way spaces in places are managed.

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

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