Australian Curriculum: Year 5 Geography continues to develop students understanding of place by focusing on the factors that shape the characteristics of places. In exploring the interconnections between people and environments, students examine how climate and landforms influence the human characteristics of places, and how human actions influence the environmental characteristics of places. They also examine how human decisions and actions influence the way spaces within places are organised and managed. Investigating Agriculture in Australia contains five student-focused inquiry learning activities that use food production as the context for geographical learning and skill acquisition, while they explore the interconnections between people and their environment. The understanding of the influence of Australia s major landform and climatic features is enhanced through the interpretation and construction of maps, applied within the parameters of students own understating of places, both where they live and places where they have been.