The natural managed and constructed features of places, their locations, how they change and how they can be cared for (ACHGK005)
The weather and season of places and the ways in which different cultural groups, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, describe them (ACHGK006)
The ways the activities located in a place create its distinctive features (ACHGK007)
The ways that space within places, such as classroom or backyard, can be rearranged to suit different activities or purposes (ACHGK008)
Places have natural features that can change. The natural features of a place need to be looked after.
Places may have constructed features. People may put up new constructed features or take down old ones. Constructed features need to be look after.
Places may have managed features that can change. The managed features of a place need to be looked after.
Some environments include a mixture of natural, constructed or managed features.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories tell how the natural features of a place came to be there.
Changes to natural, constructed or managed features of a place can be observed in photographs.
Features in a place such as heritage buildings are important. They can be described and cared for.
Features in places such as national parks are important. They can be described and cared for.
Features in areas such as a wetland are important places. They are important for different reasons. They can be described and cared for.
The weather of a place may be described over a short term such as day and over a long term such as a season. Descriptions of the daily and seasonal weather may include the amount of rainfall; the temperature; whether it is sunny or windy, cloudy or rainy. The daily and seasonal weather of two or more places can be compared. The weather is a feature of a place.
The seasons are a feature of a place. Season may be described using the months; weather, including the amount of rainfall; the temperature; whether it is sunny or windy, cloudy or rainy. The seasonal weather of two or more places can be compared. Seasons give long-term descriptions of place.
Rainfall and Temperature, as part of weather and seasons, are features of a place. They may be used to describe a place.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have seasonal calendars that are different from the four Europeans seasons. The seasons help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people find out about food and water and help them survive.
The features distinguish one place from another. The features in a place such as a community include the activities people do there.
The features distinguish one place from another. The features in a place such as an amusement park include the activities people do there.
The features distinguish one place from another. The features in a place such as a caravan and camping park include the activities people do there.
Spaces within places such as a classroom can be rearranged to suit different activities and purposes.
Spaces within places such as a backyard can be rearranged to suit different activities and purposes.
Spaces within places such as a bedroom can be rearranged to suit different activities and purposes.
Key inquiry questions
What are the different features of places?
How can we care for places?
How can spaces within a place be rearranged to suit different purposes?
Geographical Inquiry and Skills
Pose questions about familiar and unfamiliar places (ACHGS007)
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 (ACHGS008)
Represent data and the location of places and their features by constructing tables, plans and labelled maps (ACHGS009)
Draw conclusion based on the interpretation of geographical information sorted into categories (ACHGS010)
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 (ACHGS011)
Reflect on their learning and suggest responses to their findings (ACHGS012)
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