GeographyYears 5 - 6Factors that Shape PlacesHumans Shape PlacesHumans Shape Places

Local Inquiry

Worksheets

Worksheets

Teaching Notes

Key Concepts, Skills and Understandings

Students develop appropriate questions to guide an inquiry about a planning issue at their local government level. They locate and collect information from primary and secondary sources. They organise and represent their data in a range of formats including graphs. They interpret the information and identify and describe patterns and infer relationships. They use the information to make judgements and consider the advantages and disadvantages of one decision over another.
The local inquiry can be done at an individual level, with a partner, in a group or as a whole class. The inquiry journal could be done as one document, as in Google Docs, with everyone adding their research notes to it.

Focus Question

How can people influence their local community?

Australian National Curriculum

ACHASSI053, ACHASSI059

NSW Syllabus

GE3-1

Victorian Curriculum

VCGGC071, VCGGK063, VCGGK069

Subject

Geography

Years

5 - 6

Topic

Factors that Shape Places

Unit

Humans Shape Places

Lesson Name

Local Inquiry

Lesson Time

120 mins

Author

Inquisitive Team

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