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Geography classroom teaching resources

Australian Curriculum Teaching Resources

Geography

Concepts for developing understanding

The content in the geography sub-strand provides ways of developing students’ understanding of place, space and environment. Students explore the place they live in and belong to, and learn to observe and describe its features, and why it is important to them. They explore their own special places, how they feel about them, what makes them special, and how they can care for them (place, environment). They learn that their place is also the place of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Peoples (place). The idea of location is introduced through learning about representations on which places can be located and drawing story maps and creating models to show where familiar places and features are located (space).

Inquiry Questions

  • What are places like?
  • What makes a place special?
  • How can we look after the places we live in?

(source: www.australiancurriculum.edu.au)