Education - Geography

Year 8

Students will demonstrate the ability to identify and describe different landforms and evaluate the impact that water has on the formation of those landforms. Students will also discuss the impact that humans have on shaping the environment through the use of water. Students will undertake a study of various natural disasters and complete a report on one of them. Students will also investigate the reasons for the high level of urban concentration in Australia and the effects spatial distribution has environmentally, economically and socially. Students will evaluate a range of primary and secondary sources to locate useful and reliable information and data.

 

Year 9

This subject is designed to develop students’ understandings and awareness of the biotic environment and its role in food and fibre production. In particular, students will investigate the environmental challenges of and constraints on expanding food production using studies drawn from Australia and across the world. Students will also investigate how people, through their choices and actions, are connected to places in a wide variety of ways, and how these connections help to make and change places and their environments. Students examine the ways that transport and information and communication technologies have made it possible for an increasing range of services to be provided for people in isolated rural areas. The students will also collect primary and secondary information, write up a discussion of their findings, and then make a recommendation and take action.