People live in places

An Early Stage 1 geography learning sequence, workbook and assessment task where explore the places they live in and why they are important to them.

In this inquiry unit, students explore the places they live in and are important to them. They investigate how the location of places can be represented on maps. Students develop an understanding of what makes a place special and how this may differ for different people. Students use fieldwork to conduct a geographical inquiry. They collect data, create a pictograph and communicate their findings.


This learning sequence provides opportunities to gather information about student learning and understanding of:

  • geographical concepts – place, space, environment and scale
  • geographical inquiry skills
    • acquiring geographical information (collect and record data and information, answer questions)
    • processing geographical information (represent data and information using a variety of methods and modes)
    • communicating geographical information (present findings using a range of communication forms and geographical terminology)
    • geographical tools – maps, fieldwork, graphs and statistics, visual representations


Please note:

Syllabus outcomes and content descriptors from Geography K-10 (2012) Syllabus © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2012

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