The study of geography looks at where things are, why they are there and how humans interact with environments. It involves students investigating geographical issues. Students ask questions, acquire information, analyse data, evaluate consequences and contribute to the management of physical, social, cultural and built environments. These skills are outlined in the K–10 geographical inquiry skills continuum, which is available to download from the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) website.
Through the geography K–10 syllabus students learn to form and express their own ideas and arguments whilst critically assessing the opinions of others. This forms the basis for active and informed civic participation and responsible membership of society.
Useful programming information will assist with the teaching of K–6 geography.