GTAV AC:G F to Y2 - Exploring local and more distant places
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Foundation-People live in places Year 1-Places have distinctive features Year 2-People are connected to many places
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Teaching Basic Map Skills To Young Children - Geolounge

Teaching Basic Map Skills To Young Children - Geolounge | GTAV AC:G F to Y2 - Exploring local and more distant places | Scoop.it
It’s never too early to teach young children spatial awareness.  Teaching children how to read a map and relate it to real world objects can start when they are fairly young.  Teaching basic map skills can be achieved through reading books about mapping as well as hands on mapping lessons. Henry’s [...]
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My country

My country | GTAV AC:G F to Y2 - Exploring local and more distant places | Scoop.it
Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s insight:

Foundation Year: People live in places

CD - The Countries/Places that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples belong to in the local area and why they are important to them.


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Pumpkin Geography

Pumpkin Geography | GTAV AC:G F to Y2 - Exploring local and more distant places | Scoop.it
Ms. Croff takes advantage of the pumpkin harvest to bring hands-on geography to her students. After she teaches about hemispheres, the seven continents and major bodies of water, students create their own painted pumpkin globes.
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Year 2:  People are connected to many places

CD - The location of the major geographical divisions of the world in relation to Australia.

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Mapping world interconnections

Mapping world interconnections | GTAV AC:G F to Y2 - Exploring local and more distant places | Scoop.it
Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s insight:

Year 2: People are connected to many places

CD - The connections of people in Australia to other places in Australia, the countries of the Asia region, and across the world.

 

CD - The influence of purpose, distance and accessibility on the frequency with which people visit places.

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Investigating the weather

Investigating the weather | GTAV AC:G F to Y2 - Exploring local and more distant places | Scoop.it
Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s insight:

Year 1: Places have distinctive features

CD - The weather and seasons of places and the ways in which different cultural groups, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, describe them.

 

This illustration of practice aims to involve children in inquiry into the weather by observing and recording the basic elements of the weather of their local place.

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Mental maps

Mental maps | GTAV AC:G F to Y2 - Exploring local and more distant places | Scoop.it
Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s insight:

Foundation Year: People live in places

CD - The representation of the location of places and their features on maps and a globe.

 

CD - The places people live in and belong to, their familiar features and why they are important to people

 

CD - The reasons why some places are special to people, and how they can be looked after.

 

All of us have mental maps of the places familiar to us. Children develop mental maps of the layout of their houses, and progress to the layout of the places they move within. At the same time, they develop mental maps (not necessarily accurate) of places they have never visited, from indirect experiences such as television and other people, and also of the mythical places in the stories told or read to them.

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If It Says So - from Pooh's Grand Adventure

Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s insight:

Year 1: Places have distinctive features

CD - The ways the activities located in a place create its distinctive features

 

This video could be a fun way to introduce the idea of maps.

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Henry's Map: David Elliot: 9780399160721: Amazon.com: Books

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F.1The representation of the location of places and their features on maps and a globe (ACHGK001)

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Little Passports Global Adventure

Little Passports Global Adventure | GTAV AC:G F to Y2 - Exploring local and more distant places | Scoop.it
Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s insight:

Year 2: People are connected to many places

CD - The location of the major geographical divisions of the world in relation to Australia.

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This Pulsing Earth : NPR

This Pulsing Earth : NPR | GTAV AC:G F to Y2 - Exploring local and more distant places | Scoop.it
Spring comes, then summer, fall and winter and if you are off the planet with a camera looking down at Earth, the seasons seem like breaths. Speed up the imagery, and the planet seems to pulse, like a living thing.
Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s insight:

Year 1: Places have distinctive features

CD - The weather and seasons of places and the ways in which different cultural groups, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, describe them.

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Our place on the globe

Our place on the globe | GTAV AC:G F to Y2 - Exploring local and more distant places | Scoop.it
Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s insight:

Year 2: People are connected to many places

CD - The location of the major geographical divisions of the world in relation to Australia.

 

CD - The definition of places as parts of the Earth’s surface that have been given meaning by people, and how places can be defined at a variety of scales.

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My place

My place | GTAV AC:G F to Y2 - Exploring local and more distant places | Scoop.it
Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s insight:

Year 1: Places have distinctive features

CD - The natural, managed and constructed features of places, their location, how they change and how they can be cared for.

 

This activity includes outside observations in the school ground as well as classroom thinking to develop understanding of environmental features.

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Making a model of a place like mine

Making a model of a place like mine | GTAV AC:G F to Y2 - Exploring local and more distant places | Scoop.it
Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s insight:

Foundation Year: People live in places

CD - The representation of the location of places and their features on maps and a globe.

 

CD - The places people live in and belong to, their familiar features and why they are important to people.

 

This activity is designed to build on the natural play patterns of children (which includes the tendency to build miniature versions of what they see around them). You will guide your students to make a model by using toys and objects, which represent things in their local areas (place).

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Our Place in the World

Our Place in the World | GTAV AC:G F to Y2 - Exploring local and more distant places | Scoop.it
Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s insight:

Year 2: People are connected to many places

CD - The definition of places as parts of the Earth’s surface that have been given meaning by people, and how places can be defined at a variety of scales.

 

Great activity for students to get an idea of place and how 'their place' fits in.

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