This is a 26-page ebook from the Australian Curriculum Geography series that covers:
The influence of people, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, on the environmental characteristics of Australian places. (ACHGK027)
Identifying ways indigenous Australians changed the environment by the methods they used to catch and collect food for their continued survival.
Exploring ways Indigenous Australians, such as those in the Murray River area, changed the environment to meet their needs for continued survival.
Investigating how farming, plantation forests, mining and urban development change the environment.
Examining how farming due to the need for intensive irrigation and water use changed local environment around the Murray-Darling Basin dramatically.
Investigating how the local environment has changed over time.
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)
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.
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