Geography is a structured way of exploring, analysing and explaining the characteristics of the places that make up our world, through perspectives based on the concepts of place, space and environment.
Geography is broken into two strands. Geographical Knowledge and Understanding and Geographical Inquiry and Skills. There are seven major concepts in the draft Australian Curriculum Geography are: place, space, environment, interconnection, sustainability, scale and change.
Geography will be taught across two year bands, the same as the Arts.
- Foundation–Year 2 Curriculum focus: Exploring local and more distant places.
- Years 3–4 Curriculum focus: Investigating places.
- Years 5–6 Curriculum focus: Analysing and managing places.
- Years 7–10 Curriculum focus: regional and global places in an environmental and human geography context.
For more detail go to the link below to view the full draft curriculum including General Capabilities, Cross Curriculum Priorities, Content Descriptors and Achievement Standards.