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Overview — Reading the landscape

This unit of inquiry will allow students to develop their understanding of the key elements of a sentence by investigating the geographical world around them, with a particular focus on using visual images. The unit will also give them opportunities to increase their geographical awareness by observing and studying a range of information and narrative texts.

Students will use digital technologies such as Google Earth and Google Maps to assist with building their understanding of the environments surrounding them. They will become familiar with many features of their local environment and also begin to notice similarities and differences between their local environment and the environments of places further afield. This will be achieved as the students work through critical and creative thinking activities that will see them compare and contrast a series of environments. Students will engage with a range of informative, narrative, multimodal and digital texts that will assist them with gaining a better understanding of local and distant places.