examines features and characteristics of places and environments
describes the ways people, places and environments interact
examines differing perceptions about the management of places and environments
acquires and communicates geographical information using geographical tools for inquiry
Key inquiry questions
- How and why are places similar and different?
- What would it be like to live in a neighbouring country?
- How do people’s perceptions about places influence their views about the protection of places?
- Students examine natural and human features of Australia and the diverse characteristics of Australia’s neighbouring countries. They explore the different climates, settlement patterns and demographic characteristics of places and use this information to imagine what it would be like to live in different places. Students consider how people’s perceptions of places are the basis for actions to protect places and environments.
- The Australian continent
- investigate Australia’s major natural and human features for example: (ACHGK014, ACHGK015)
- description of natural features of Australia eg deserts, rivers, mountains
- location of Australia’s states, territories and major cities
- identification of Countries/Places of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
- Australia’s neighbours
- investigate Australia’s neighbouring countries and their diverse characteristics, for example: (ACHGK016)
- location of Australia’s neighbouring countries
- examination of the natural and human features of neighbouring countries
- comparison of the natural and human features of a city in Australia with a city in a neighbouring country
- Climate of places
- investigate the climates of different places, for example: (ACHGK017)
- discussion of how weather contributes to climate
- comparison of climates in different places
- Similarities and differences between places
- investigate the settlement patterns and demographic characteristics of places and the lives of the people who live there, for example: (ACHGK019)
- examination of the varying settlement patterns and demographics of places
- comparison of the daily life of people from different places
- Perception and protection of places
- investigate how the protection of places is influenced by people’s perception of places, for example: (ACHGK018)
- description of how and why people perceive places differently
- discussion of how people’s perceptions influence the protection of places in Australia eg sacred sites, national parks, world heritage sites