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ACHASSK066

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The representation of Australia as states and territories and as Countries/Places of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples; and major places in Australia, both natural and human

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  • using geographical tools (for example, a globe, wall map or digital application such as Google Earth) to locate and name significant places such as the states, territories, major cities and regional centres in Australia (Skills: Literacy, Numeracy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • identifying and describing the major natural features of Australia (for example, rivers, deserts, rainforests, the Great Dividing Range, the Great Barrier Reef and islands of the Torres Strait) and describing them with annotations on a map (Skills: Literacy, Numeracy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • comparing the boundaries of Aboriginal Countries with the surveyed boundaries between Australian states and territories to gain an appreciation about the different ways Australia can be represented (Skills: Literacy, Numeracy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Intercultural Understanding)
  • describing how the territory of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples contains the Country/Places of many individuals and language groups (Skills: Literacy, Numeracy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Intercultural Understanding)
  • exploring how oral traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples were used to map landscapes (Skills: Literacy, Numeracy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Intercultural Understanding)

(View this topic on www.australiancurriculum.edu.au )

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