This unit is based on the Year 1 Australian Curriculum HASS Inquiry Skills, Knowledge and Understandings for Geography. It explores the First Nation Australian’s Dreamtime beliefs on how the land was formed and changed, as well as looking at how places change over time due to environmental and human impact. Throughout the unit, students will also learn about local places and the people in charge of taking care of them as well as how they can help care for different places themselves.

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


How places change and how they can be cared for by different groups including First Nations Australians


The key concepts in this unit include:

  • Investigate which important places exist in the local community.
  • Investigate the ways in which First Nations Australians believe places were originally formed and changed.
  • Investigate the ways in which places change over time.
  • Investigate how the weather can cause places to change.
  • Investigate why different places in the community should be cared for.
  • Identify the ways in which different places can be cared for by people.
Learning Intention
  • We are learning to understand how places change and how they can be cared for by different groups.
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