The Australian Curriculum describes Geography as a structured way of exploring, analysing and understanding the characteristics of the places that make up our world, using the concepts of place, space, environment, interconnection, sustainability, scale and change. Geography integrates knowledge from the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities to build a holistic understanding of the world.
- Place – Diversity of the world’s places, peoples, cultures and environments.
- Space – Effects of location and distance on the characteristics of places.
- Environment – The role of the environment in supporting the physical and emotional aspects of human life.
- Interconnection – The relationships between places, people and environments produce constant changes to their characteristics.
- Sustainability – How the environmental functions that support their life and wellbeing can be sustained.
- Scale – Explore problems and look for explanations at different levels, for example, local or regional.
- Change – Explain the present and forecast possible futures.
Yearly Standards – Check out ideas for helping kids meet the achievement standards for each year of schooling .
Combination – I love the idea of combining subjects and doing two things at once, like singing the ABC song to learn the alphabet. Check out the combination ideas.
Fun Resources – Here are some fun resources which I have made or used