Geography classroom teaching resources

Australian Curriculum Teaching Resources

Geography

Concepts for developing understanding

The content in the geography sub-strand provides opportunities to develop students’ understanding of place, space, environment and interconnection. Students develop an understanding of the similarities and differences between places within and outside Australia through a study of their environmental and human characteristics (place). They examine climate (environment) and the types of settlements (space) in Australia, the Country/Place of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, and Australia's neighbouring countries (place). Students come to understand how people feel about and care for places (place, environment, interconnection). Students’ mental maps further develop through learning about the representation of Australia and the location of Australia’s neighbouring countries (place).

Inquiry Questions

  • What are the main natural and human features of Australia?
  • How and why are places similar and different?
  • What would it be like to live in a neighbouring country?

(source: www.australiancurriculum.edu.au)

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