Australian Curriculum Categories

ACHGS048

Evaluate sources for their reliability and usefulness and select, collect and record relevant geographical data and information, using ethical protocols, from appropriate primary and secondary sources

Elaborations

  • gathering relevant data from a range of primary sources (for example, from observation and annotated field sketches, surveys and interviews, or photographs) about the impacts of and responses to a hydrological hazard, or the factors influencing decisions people make about where to live (Skills: Literacy, Numeracy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • collecting geographical information from secondary sources (for example, thematic maps, weather maps, climate graphs, compound column graphs and population pyramids, reports, census data and the media) (Skills: Literacy, Numeracy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • applying ethical research methods, including the use of protocols for consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding, Intercultural Understanding)
  • considering the reliability of primary and secondary data by finding out how and when it was collected, by whom and for what purpose (Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking)

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