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Australian Curriculum Geography – People are connected to many places – Year 2 ebook

People are connected to many places

  • The location of the major geographical division of the world in relation to Australia (ACHGK009) 
  • 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) 
  • The ways in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples maintain special connections to particular Country/Place (ACHGK011) 
  • The connections of people in Australia to other places in Australia, the countries of the Asia region, and across the world (ACHGK012) 
  • The influence of purpose, distance and accessibility on the frequency with which people visit places (ACHGK013) 

Elaborations

  • Understanding the connections between a globe and a map.
  • Locate and name the continents and oceans on Earth.
  • Locate and name the equator, North and South Pole, Northern and Southern Hemisphere, the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn.
  • Using a compass rose to identify directions on a map and in the surrounding environment.
  • 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
  • Identifying the connections local Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people have with the natural environment in their Country/Place
  • Identifying the connections local Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people have with one or more Country/Place and the reasons for these connections
  • Identifying how Dreaming and Creation stories help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders maintain connections with Country/Place
  • Identifying the connections they and others have to places in Australia and the reasons why.
  • Identifying the connections they and others have to places in Australia and the reasons why.
  • Identifying the connections they have to places other than Australia and the reasons why.
  • Identifying connections they have to places other than Australia through reading or viewing news events.
  • Identifying the connections they and others have to places in Australia and the reasons why.
  • Identifying the connections they have to places other than Australia and the reasons why.
  • Identifying connections they have to places other than Australia through reading or viewing news events.
  • Identifying places visited in a community, why they are visited and the reasons for the frequency of visits
  • Collecting, recording and analyzing data about personal visits to places in their community
  • Identifying features and places visited in a large shopping centre, why they are visited and the reason for the frequency of visits
  • Collecting, recording and analyzing data about personal visits to shops in their local shopping centre
  • Investigating how the places and patterns of visits have changed over two generations
  • Planning, recording and analyzing an interview
  • Investigating how communication technologies affect people’s connections
  • Sorting communication technologies in a time line

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

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, a seven-book series which will see students navigating through continents, wading through oceans, and discovering cultures, creatures and creations from around the world.

Features:

  • 4-page units each with a supporting Teachers page and three student activity pages
  • organised into sections according to the content descriptions in the Geographical knowledge and understanding strand for each year
  • a general note on the importance of geographical skills and an overview and explanation of the skills specific to the year level
  • a geographical skills class record for teachers to record each student’s progress
  • a list of additional R.I.C. resources that support the teaching of geography at each year level
  • where appropriate, links between the content of each unit and the general capabilities and cross-curriculum priorities have been recognised

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