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NSW Syllabuses

Geography K–10 - Life Skills Interconnections – Life Skills


A student:

  • GELS-2

    demonstrates an understanding that places and environments change

  • GELS-3

    explores interactions and connections between people, places and environments

  • GELS-4

    recognises perspectives of people and organisations on a range of geographical issues

  • GELS-5

    explores management of places and environments

  • GELS-7

    collects and uses geographical information for inquiry

  • GELS-8

    communicates geographical information

Related Stage 4/5 outcomes: GE4-2, GE4-3, GE4-4, GE4-5, GE4-7, GE4-8, GE5-2, GE5-3, GE5-4, GE5-5, GE5-7, GE5-8

  • Key inquiry questions

  • What shapes people’s perceptions of places?
  • How are people connected to different places?
  • How do interconnections affect places and environments?
  • Content focus

  • Students focus on the connections people have to places. They examine what shapes people’s perceptions of places and how this influences their connections to places. Students explore how transport, information and communication technologies and trade link people to many places. They investigate the effect of human activities, such as production and tourism, on places and environments and how this affects the future of these places.
  • Geographical concepts, skills and tools

  • Content including knowledge, understanding, concepts, skills and tools should be integrated to provide meaningful learning experiences for students. Refer to the Overview of teaching and learning.
  • Content

  • Perceptions of place
  • Students:
  • share ideas about self and belonging eg language spoken at home, something special about themselves PSC
  • identify groups they belong to eg family, sporting team GS N
  • share ideas about how people are connected to a place eg culture, gender, age, family, peers, personal experiences
  • reflect on the influence that people and events have on an individual’s feelings towards a place eg feeling of belonging, feeling of acceptance LPSC
  • Interconnections between people and places
  • Students:
  • explore ways they are connected to people and places eg birthplace, family, culture, religion, sport M L
  • explore how they connect with people and places eg letter, email, social media, online retail, travel, cultural events, recreation ICT
  •  investigate ways information and communication technologies connect people and places eg email, social media ICTL
  • explore ways transport connects people and places eg types of transport for different purposes GS N
  • examine ways trade connects people to places eg people buying goods online from overseas, businesses selling services to overseas countries M WE
  • Effect of interconnections
  • Students:
  • investigate how people’s access to services varies eg internet, public transport, community groups EUDD
  • recognise the effect of information and communication technologies on places eg increased communication methods, improved communication speeds, decreased social interactions CCT
  • identify the effect of transport on places eg improved access to places, increased volumes of people moving from one place to another, increased trends in tourism, noise, traffic congestion GS N
  • research the effect of transport on environments  eg altered landscapes, air pollution, habitat disruptions and/or destruction ST
  • explore the effect of trade on places eg job creation, increased product choice, greater competition between businesses, improved economies GS NWE
  • examine the effect of trade on environments eg creation of non-recyclable wastes, increased pollution levels, land degradation, depletion of natural resources  SE