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Australian Curriculum Geography – Traditional management of land – Year 4 ebook

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

The Earth’s environment sustains all life

  • The Custodial responsibility Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have country/place, and how this influences their past and present views about the use of resources (ACHGK023)

Elaborations

  • Before white settlement, indigenous Australians lived in coastal and riverine areas of Australia. After the settlement, most were forced to move to other regions.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tribes such as the Arrernte (Aranda) and Ngarigo Peoples adapt their way of life to suit the resources like food and water that are available to them.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander used their knowledge of the environment to engage in many sustainable practices.

Key inquiry questions

  • How do different views about the environment influence approach to sustainability?
  • How does the environment support the lives of people and other living things?
  • How can people use places and environments more sustainably?

Geographical Inquiry and Skills

  • Develop geographical questions to investigate (ACHGS026) 
  • Collect and record relevant geographical data and information, for example, by observing, by interviewing conducting surveys and measuring, from sources such as maps, photographs, satellite images the media and the internet (ACHGS027) 
  • Represent data by constructing tables and graphs (ACHGS028) 
  • Represent the location of places and their features by constructing large-scale maps that confirm the cartographic conventions including scale, legend, title and north point, and describe their location using simple grid reference, compass direction and distance (ACHGS029) 
  • Interpret geographies data to identify distributions and patterns and draw conclusions (ACHGS030) 
  • Present findings in a range of communication forms, for example, written, oral, digital, graphic, tabular and visual, and use geographic terminology (ACHGS031) 
  • Reflect on their learning to propose individual action in response to a contemporary geographical challenge and identify the expected effects of the proposal (ACHGS032) 

 Geographical concepts

  • Place
  • Scale
  • Environment
  • Interconnection
  • Sustainability
  • Change

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