Topic: Our Classroom – Spaces in classrooms can be used for different activities
Student activity
Geography: Year 1 and Year 2

This is the student activity 1 of 4 of the Features of places: our classroom learning activity.

Task No. 1


Rearrange the classroom to a different configuration. Discuss what is different and what is still the same.

Come up with questions for the geographical inquiry:

  • What are the activities we do in our classroom?
  • What are the spaces within our classroom?
  • Are all classrooms the same?
  • Why are the spaces located where they are?
  • How can spaces in our classroom be used for different purposes?

Students collectively study historic images of classrooms (Sources 1-6). Use the ‘Observe’ and ‘Interpret’ questions to guide student observations and interpretations.