Places are both similar and different
The representation of Australia as states and territories, and Australia’s major natural and human features (ACHGK014)
The many Countries/Places of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples throughout Australia (ACHGK015)
The location of Australia’s neighbouring countries and their diverse characteristics (ACHGK016)
The main climate types of the world and the similarities and differences between the climates of different places (ACHGK017)
The similarities and differences in individuals’ and groups’ feelings and perceptions about places, and how they influence views about the protection of these places (ACHGK018)
The similarities and differences between places in terms of their type of settlement, demographic characteristics and the lives of the people who live there (ACHGK019)
Australia has six states and two territories which can be represented on a map. Each state and territory has a capital city.
Australia has regional centres in each state. These can be represented on maps.
Australia has many natural features including deserts, rainforests, river and lakes, mountain ranges and mountains.
Australia has many important and unique natural features in different states and territories including rock formations and reefs.
There are many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language groups in Australia. Different languages are spoken in different places by different groups of Aboriginal people.
There are many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander countries and places in Australia. They contain the country and places of many different groups including language groups.
New Zealand is a neighbouring country of Australia. It is similar and different to Australia in many ways.
Australia is an island in the Pacific Ocean. There are many island nations in the Pacific Ocean that are Australia’s neighbours. They have similarities and differences.
Australia is an island in the Pacific Ocean. There are many island nations in the Pacific Ocean such as Papua New Guinea that are Australia’s neighbours. They have similarities and differences.
Australia is an island in the Pacific Ocean. There are many island nations in the Pacific Ocean such as Timor-Leste that are Australia’s neighbours. They have similarities and differences.
Australia is an island in the Pacific Ocean. There are many island nations in the Pacific Ocean such as Indonesia that are Australia’s neighbours. They have similarities and differences.
Regions of the world can be classified by the types of climate they can experience.
Australia has many different climate types in different regions.
People have feelings for, and ideas about, places. These may be different for each person. Places such as wetlands and sacred sites are places that are important to people and need to be protected.
People have feelings for, and ideas about, places. These may be different for each person. Places such as national parks and world heritage sites are places that are important to people and need to be protected.
Places vary in the types of settlements. They may be large or small, rural or urban. They are one characteristic (feature) of a place. Some places may have similar and different settlements.
A variety of types of people inhabit one place. The people in one place are different and similar to people in another place. A census is used by the government to find out about people in a place.
People in places may carry out similar or different work to people in other places of Australia or places in other countries.
The daily lives of people in different countries may be similar or different.
Key inquiry questions
How and why are places similar and different?
What would it be like to live in a neighbouring country?
How do people’s feelings about places influence their views about the protection of places?
Geographical Inquiry and Skills
Develop geographical questions to investigate (ACHGS019)
Collect and record relevant geographical data and information, for example, by observing by interviewing, conducting surveys, measuring, or from sources such as maps, photographs, satellite images, the media and the internet (ACHGS020)
Represent data by constructing tables and graphs (ACHGS021)
Represent the location of places and their features by constructing large-scale maps that conform to cartographic conventions including scale, legend, title and north point, and describe their location using simple grid references, compass direction and distance (ACHGS022)
Interpret geographical data to identify distributions and patterns and draw conclusions (ACHGS023)
Present findings in a range of communication forms, for example, written, oral, digital, graphic, tabular, and visual, and use geographical terminology (ACHGS024)
Reflect on their learning to propose individual action in response to a contemporary geographical challenge and identify the expected effects of the proposal (ACHGS025)
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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