People Live in Places Unit Plan

People Live in Places Unit Plan

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7 x Lessons


This Geography unit covers a range of concepts relating to the places students live in and belong to.

It consists of 7 lessons of approximately 60 minutes duration.

The sequence of lessons and suggested time frames should be regarded as a guide only; teachers should pace lessons in accordance with the individual learning needs of their class.

An assessment task for monitoring student understanding of the unit objectives is included and will require an additional lesson.

 Lessons

Lesson 1 60 minutes

My House

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will investigate the importance of the places students live and explore the people who make up families.

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Lesson 2 60 minutes

Places We Learn - Schools

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify their school as a special place.

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Lesson 3 60 minutes

Caring for Our School

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will explore their responsibility in caring for their school environment.

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Lesson 4 60 minutes

Our Community

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will understand how the location of places can be represented on simple maps.

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Lesson 5 60 minutes

People in Our Community - Groups

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will examine the different groups people belong to, why these groups are important and how these groups celebrate.

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Lesson 6 60 minutes

Who Lived Here Before?

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify that their place is also the place of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

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Lesson 7 60 minutes

Looking After Places

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will appreciate the responsibility of all people to care for our natural environment.

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Lesson 8 (Assessment) 60 minutes

Assessment - People Live in Places

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An assessment task in which students will identify the importance of all to care for our natural environment.

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Australian Curriculum alignment

Humanities and Social Sciences > HASS > Foundation Year > Inquiry and skills > Questioning > ACHASSI001
Pose questions about past and present objects, people, places and eventsElaborationsposing questions about family and places having explored sources relating to their own life (for example, sources su...

Humanities and Social Sciences > HASS > Foundation Year > Knowledge and Understanding > Geography > ACHASSK014
The representation of the location of places and their features on simple maps and modelsElaborationscreating story maps or models to represent the location of the places and features they pass on the...

Humanities and Social Sciences > HASS > Foundation Year > Inquiry and skills > Evaluating and reflecting > ACHASSI008
Draw simple conclusions based on discussions, observations and information displayed in pictures and texts and on mapsElaborationssuggesting ideas about the use of objects from the past and proposing ...

Humanities and Social Sciences > HASS > Foundation Year > Knowledge and Understanding > Geography > ACHASSK015
The places people live in and belong to, their familiar features and why they are important to peopleElaborationsidentifying the places they live in and belong to (for example, a neighbourhood, suburb...

Humanities and Social Sciences > HASS > Foundation Year > Inquiry and skills > Researching > ACHASSI003
Sort and record information and data, including location, in tables and on plans and labelled mapsElaborationsdisplaying sources related to an investigation (for example, historical sources such as pi...

Humanities and Social Sciences > HASS > Foundation Year > Inquiry and skills > Evaluating and reflecting > ACHASSI009
Reflect on learning to propose how to care for places and sites that are important or significantElaborationstalking about what has been learnt about a place or site of significance to themselves or o...

Humanities and Social Sciences > HASS > Foundation Year > Knowledge and Understanding > Geography > ACHASSK016
The Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Country/Place on which the school is located and why Country/Place is important to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander PeoplesElaborationsidentifying and usi...

Humanities and Social Sciences > HASS > Foundation Year > Knowledge and Understanding > Geography > ACHASSK017
The reasons why some places are special to people, and how they can be looked afterElaborationsidentifying places they consider to be ‘special’ (for example, their room, a play area, holiday...


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