HASS - year 1/2

All of our field trip programs at this level encompass a range of geographical content, as the students naturally engage with and respond to their environment. They record features on a basic map and collect leaf samples to help understand the forest system, and explore how we use the area we are visiting.

 

Content Descriptions
Sample activity

Geography

The natural, managed and constructed features of places, their location, how they change and how they can be cared for (ACHASSK031) Year 1

  • using observations to identify and describe the natural features (for example, hills, rivers, native vegetation), managed features (for example, farms, parks, gardens, plantation forests) and constructed features (for example, roads, buildings) of the local place, and locating them on a map
  • using observations and/or photographs to identify changes in natural, managed and constructed features in their place, for example, recent erosion, revegetated areas, planted crops or new buildings
  • describing local features people look after, for example, bushland, wetland, park or a heritage building, and finding out why and how these features need to be cared for, and who provides this care

 

The influence of purpose, distance and accessibility on the frequency with which people visit places (ACHASSK051) Year 2

  • investigating the places they and their families visit for shopping recreation, religious or ceremonial activities, or other reasons

 

Students draw features on a basic map outline as they walk around an area, identfying pathways, built features and vegetation types.

 

Observation of different vegetation types (wet and dry forest and plantations) by collecting small samples of plant species and observing abiotic characteristics (light, temp etc)

 

Listing the range of tourism and recreational activities in evidence and describing how the area is managed for a range of purposes.

Researching

Sort and record information and data, including location, in tables and on plans and labelled maps (ACHASSI020 and ACHASSI036)

  • locating on an outline map the places they are connected to, or the places they visit for shopping, recreation or other reasons

 

 

Students draw features on a basic map outline as they walk around the area, identfying pathways, built features and vegetation types.

 

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