Early Stage 1 (Year K): Topic 1: People live in places
|Content focus:Students explore the places they live in and belong to. They develop an understanding of what makes a place special and how this may differ for different people. Students learn about the importance of looking after places. Students explore how the location of places can be represented.
- Place: the significance of places and what they are like. For example:places students live in and belong to and why they are important.
- Space: the significance of location and spatial distribution, and ways people organise and manage the spaces that we live in. For example:location of a place in relation to other familiar places.
- Environment: the significance of the environment in human life, and the important interrelationships between humans and the environment. For example, how and why places should be looked after.
Students investigate the importance of places they live in and belong to.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander places
Students investigate the Countries/Places important to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Peoples.
Students investigate how the location of places can be represented.
|Key inquiry questions:
- What are places like?
- What makes a place special?
- How can we look after the places we live in?
- identifies places and develops an understanding of the importance of places to people
- communicates geographical information and uses geographical tools
Acquiring geographical information
Processing geographical information
- pose questions and make observations
- record geographical data and information
- represent data using charts or graphs
- draw conclusions based on discussions of observations
- present information
- reflect on their learning
Graphs and statistics
- observing and recording data
- tally charts, pictographs
- photographs, illustrations, story books, multimedia
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