Students explore the place they live in and belong to, and learn to observe and describe its features, and why it is important to them. They explore their own special places, how they feel about them, what makes them special, and how they can care for them (place, environment). They learn that their place is also the place of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Peoples (place). The idea of location is introduced through learning about representations on which places can be located and drawing story maps and creating models to show where familiar places and features are located (space).

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


Pose questions about past and present objects, people, places and events


Collect data and information from observations and identify information and data from sources provided


Sort and record information and data, including location, in tables and on plans and labelled maps


Compare objects from the past with those from the present and consider how places have changed over time


Interpret data and information displayed in pictures and texts and on maps


Draw simple conclusions based on discussions, observations and information displayed in pictures and texts and on maps


Reflect on learning to propose how to care for places and sites that are important or significant



Demonstrates developing skills of historical inquiry and communication


Communicates geographical information and uses geographical tools


Identifies places and develops an understanding of the importance of places to people



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


Represent data and the location of places and their features by constructing tables, plans and labelled maps


Interpret data and information to draw conclusions and describe the direction and location of places, using terms such as north, south, opposite, near, far


In this unit students will learn;

  • What are places like.
  • What makes a place special.
  • How can we look after the places we live in.
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