This unit is based on the Year 3 Australian Curriculum HASS Inquiry Skills, Knowledge and Understandings for Geography. Students will learn about the representation of contemporary Australia as states and territories, and as the Countries/Places of First Nations Australians prior to colonisation.  They will learn about the locations of Australia’s neighbouring regions and countries. 

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Australian Curriculum - (QLD/SA/WA/NT/TAS/ACT)

AC9HS3K03

The representation of contemporary Australia as states and territories, and as the Countries/Places of First Nations Australians prior to colonisation, and the locations of Australia’s neighbouring regions and countries


AC9HS3S01

Develop questions to guide investigations about people, events, places and issues


AC9HS3S02

Locate, collect and record information and data from a range of sources, including annotated timelines and maps


AC9HS3S03

Interpret information and data displayed in different formats


AC9HS3S04

Analyse information and data, and identify perspectives


AC9HS3S05

Draw conclusions based on analysis of information


AC9HS3S06

Propose actions or responses to an issue or challenge that consider possible effects of actions


AC9HS3S07

Present descriptions and explanations, using ideas in sources and relevant subject-specific terms


AC9HS5S07

Present descriptions and explanations, drawing ideas, findings and viewpoints from sources, and using relevant terms and conventions


ACHASSK066

The representation of Australia as states and territories and as Countries/Places of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples; and major places in Australia, both natural and human


ACHASSI052

Pose questions to investigate people, events, places and issues


ACHASSI053

Locate and collect information and data from different sources, including observations


ACHASSI054

Record, sort and represent data and the location of places and their characteristics in different formats, including simple graphs, tables and maps, using discipline-appropriate conventions


ACHASSI055

Sequence information about people’s lives and events


ACHASSI057

Interpret data and information displayed in different formats, to identify and describe distributions and simple patterns


ACHASSI056

Examine information to identify different points of view and distinguish facts from opinions


ACHASSI058

Draw simple conclusions based on analysis of information and data


ACHASSI060

Reflect on learning to propose actions in response to an issue or challenge and consider possible effects of proposed actions


ACHASSI059

Interact with others with respect to share points of view


ACHASSI061

Present ideas, findings and conclusions in texts and modes that incorporate digital and non-digital representations and discipline-specific terms


ACHASSI105

Present ideas, findings, viewpoints and conclusions in a range of texts and modes that incorporate source materials, digital and non-digital representations and discipline-specific terms and conventions


NSW

GE2-1

Examines features and characteristics of places and environments


GE2-4

Acquires and communicates geographical information using geographical tools for inquiry


HT2-5

Applies skills of historical inquiry and communication


HT3-5

Applies a variety of skills of historical inquiry and communication


GE3-4

Acquires, processes and communicates geographical information using geographical tools for inquiry


VIC

VCGGK079

Representation of Australia as states and territories, and Australia’s major natural and human characteristics


VCGGC074

Collect and record relevant geographical data and information from the field and other sources


VCGGC075

Represent data and the location of places and their characteristics by constructing tables and simple graphs and maps of appropriate scale that conform to cartographic conventions of border, scale, legend, title and north point


VCGGC076

Interpret maps and other geographical data and information to develop identifications, descriptions, explanations and conclusions, using geographical terminology including simple grid references, compass direction and distance


VCHHC067

Identify the origin and content features of primary sources when describing the significance of people, places and events


VCHHC083

Identify the origin, content features and the purpose of historical sources and describe the context of these sources when explaining daily life in colonial Australia, reasons for migration and causes and effects of Federation


Overview

The key concepts in this unit include:

  1. Australia can be represented on a map as states and territories with capital cities and regional centres.                 
  2. Australia represented as Country / Place of First Nations prior to colonisation.
  3. Exploring the locations of Australia’s neighbouring regions and countries.     
Learning Intention
  • We are learning to understand the landmarks in Australia and the representation of Australia as states, territories and capital cities and as Countries/Places of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.
  • We are learning to understand the landmarks in Australia and the representation of Australia as states, territories and capital cities and as Countries/Places of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.
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