Year 9 Geography
The world we live in is a big and an amazing place. It comprises of almost 8 billion people, with almost two hundred different countries, seven continents and five oceans. Making sense of all these things and the different environments that make up our planet is vital for being a responsible and proactive world citizen. The way we interact with our globe is crucial to its future as well as ours. In order to interact with it responsibly, we must first make sense of it. That is what Geography is all about.
In this subject we look to answer four big questions:
- can we feed the world?
- what is the relationship between biomes and food production?
- how are we connected to the world?
- how is the world connected?
We will investigate rice growing in Australia and Bali, examine the journey of a pair of jeans and learn all about what happens to our stuff when we throw it away.
You will also hear many travel stories with photos in the online lessons from your teachers who have been all around the world.
What do you do?
In Geography you will:
- plan and carry out field studies and fieldwork
- read a range of maps
- analyse diagrams, photos, graphs and tables
- participate in online lessons with your teacher and other students
- complete quizzes and forum posts.
What skills do you develop?
In Geography you will develop a range of skills, including:
- predicting changes over time and identifying implications for the future
- analysing patterns and interconnections between places
- collecting relevant geographical data and information
- selecting and presenting information and data in different forms
- using relevant geographical terminology
- how to travel effectively and efficiently.
You must have consistent access to the internet in order to access this course. Weekly work will be completed and submitted online.
Things you can do now
Go to the VCAA website for more information about this subject.