NESA Map: Foundation

History / Historical skillsCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
Comprehension chronology, terms and conceptsrespond by demonstrating active listening behaviour, through discussion and by recalling and retelling stories
distinguish between the past, present and future
sequence familiar objects and events
Perspectives and interpretationsexplore a point of view 
Empathetic understandingrecognise differences and similarities between individuals and families in the past and present
Researchpose questions about the past using sources provided
Explanation and communicationdevelop a narrative about the past
use a range of communication forms (oral, graphic, written, role play) and digital technologies
Analysis and use of sourcesexplore and use a range of sources about the past
identify and compare features of objects from the past and present

HistoryCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
Personal and Family Historieswho the people in their family are, where they were born and raised and how they are related to each other
how the stories of families and the past can be communicated, for example through photographs, artefacts, books, oral histories, digital media and museums 
the different structures of families and family groups today, and what they have in common 
how they, their family and friends commemorate past events that are important to them 

Geography / Geographical inquiry skillsCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
Acquiring geographical informationpose questions and make observations  
record geographical data and information  
Processing geographical informationrepresent data using charts or graphs  
draw conclusions based on discussions of observations  
Communicating geographical informationpresent information  
reflect on their learning 

Geography / People live in placesCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
Important places investigate the importance of places they live in and belong to 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander placesinvestigate the Country/Places important to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Peoples
Locating placesinvestigate how the location of places can be represented 

Personal Development, Health and Physical EducationCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
Health, Wellbeing and Relationshipsidentify personal strengths and qualities
identify how people grow and change
identify and describe emotional responses people may experience in different situations
practise interpersonal skills to interact positively with others
Healthy, Safe and Active Lifestylesmake connections between feelings, thoughts, body reactions and body language
perform new movement tasks and make positive choices when faced with decisions about how they participate in physical activities
identify safe and positive health practices and display actions that promote health, safety and wellbeing
describe how individuals help one another to stay healthy and safe in various environments
practise interpersonal skills when participating in various activities
identify a number of possible skills and strategies to stay safe and be supportive
describe how Aboriginal people stay safe on-Country

Science and Technology / Working ScientificallyCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
Planning and conducting investigationsmake observations using senses through participation in guided scientific investigations
record observations using drawings, simple digital recording methods, oral descriptions and/or simple visual representations
work collaboratively with others to investigate ideas
develop safe skills when using materials and equipment
Questioning and predictingstudents respond to questions about familiar objects and events
pose questions about familiar objects and events
Processing and analysing dataengage in discussions about observations
represent ideas based on results of investigations
Communicatingshare observations and ideas based on guided investigations

Science and Technology / Design and ProductionCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
Identifying and definingidentify and describe needs or opportunities for designing
identify the technologies needed to achieve designed solutions
follow a sequence of steps and decisions (algorithms) needed to solve problems
order a sequence of steps and decisions (algorithms) needed to solve problems
Researching and planninggenerate and express ideas for design possibilities
consider available resources when planning design solutions
record and express design ideas through drawings and play-based models, supported with explanations and descriptions, including digital recordings
Producing and implementingdevelop skills to safely manage tools
explore and manipulate materials to discover possibilities of their uses
produce designed solutions through iteration
sequence steps to solve a problem with guidance
collaborate to improve ideas and solve a problem
Testing and evaluatingevaluate success of design ideas, processes or solutions according to personal preferences and/or predetermined criteria
consider and discuss the impact of a design solution within an environment
explore how people safely use information systems to meet information, communication and recreation needs

Science and Technology / Earth and SpaceCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
Changes in the environmentobserve, ask questions about and describe changes in objects and events
identify daily and seasonal changes that occur in our environment, such as day and night, and changes in the weather
explore how living things respond to regular changes in their environment

Science and Technology / Living WorldCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
Characteristics and basic needs of living thingsrecognise that living things have basic needs including air, food and water
compare the basic needs of some plants and animals
participate in guided investigations to identify living things and the external features of plants and animals in the local environment
communicate findings of observations of living things in their environment
Using living things as food and fibrerecognise that plants and animals can be used as food, or materials (fibres) for clothing and shelter
explore a range of foods obtained from plants and animals
explore everyday items that are designed and produced from fibres sourced from plants and animals

Science and Technology / Material WorldCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
Properties of materials can be observedobserve and describe some properties of a range of materials
explore the use of materials in the built environment based on their properties
Materials are selected to suit specific purposesidentify and describe how the properties of different materials suit their design purpose
plan, design and evaluate a product considering an identified need or opportunity

Science and Technology / Physical WorldCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
Movement of objectsobserve the way a variety of familiar objects move
observe the effects of push and pull forces on familiar objects
participate in guided investigations to explore how particular objects move on land, water and/or in the air, and how these objects are affected by forces

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