Australian Curriculum Teaching Resources


Activities in the local place and reasons for their location


  • identifying the activities located in their place (for example, retailing, medical, educational, police, religious, office, recreational, farming, manufacturing, waste management activities), locating them on a pictorial map, and suggesting why they are located where they are (Skills: Literacy, Numeracy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • identifying which resources they can recycle, reduce, re-use or none of these, and what local spaces and systems (for example, rules, signs, waste collection truck routes) support these activities (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability)
  • exploring activities in the local rivers, lakes and coastal waters and identifying constructed features (for example, Aboriginal eel traps, jetties, shark nets, fish farms) (Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • describing how they rearrange the space within the classroom for different activities (for example, reading time or a drama) (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)

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