Concepts for developing understanding
The content in the geography sub-strand provides opportunities to develop studentsâ understanding of place, space, environment, interconnection and sustainability. The content focuses on understandings about sustainability - the ongoing capacity of the environment to sustain human life and wellbeing. Students explore the features and functions of environments that support humans and other living things (environment, interconnection). They examine the use and management of resources and waste, and views about how to achieve sustainability (environment, interconnection, sustainability), including the custodial responsibility of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples to their Country/Place (interconnection, sustainability). Studentsâ mental map of the world expands to South America and Africa and their main countries and characteristics (space, place, environment).