People live in places
About this Guide
This guide is for Library lessons for teachers of Early Stage One students (Prep/Kindergarten).
The resources here will assist in developing learning experiences for young students across a range of curriculum areas but mostly in support and preparation of the roll-out of the national Australian Curriculum - Geography.
The unit is developed to support the 2015 Book Week theme of "Books Light up our world".
Using Picture Books, students will learn about different countries, where they are on the world map, who lives there and how they live.
The Key Inquiry questions that students will undertake are:
- What are places like?
- What makes a place special?
- How can we look after the places we live in?
Students will explore:
- The representation of the location of places and their features on maps and a globe
- The places people live in and belong to, their familiar features and why they are important to people
This Guide addresses Australian Curriculum - Geographical knowledge and understanding for Foundation level students. In addition, it addresses the General Capabilities, as follows:
Numeracy –describe the position of different countries on a map and a globe, from Australia and other known countries.
Literacy – understand how visual elements create meaning by identifying different places represented in picture books and comparing and contrasting how illustrations convey different understandings of places when compared to maps and photos.
Intercultural understanding - identify, explore and compare culturally diverse activities and objects.
(Education Services Australia, n. d.)
People live in places by Rachael Cosentino is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.