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Year 9 Geography


Overview

The world we live in is a big and amazing place. It comprises over seven 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, therefore in order to interact with it responsibly, we must first make sense of it all and that is what Geography is all about.

In this Unit 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 about what happens to our stuff when we throw it away.

What do you do?

In studying this subject you will:

  • plan and carry out field studies and fieldwork
  • watch documentaries
  • read a range of maps
  • analyse diagrams, photos, graphs and tables
  • interpret statistical data.

What skills do you develop?

Students 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.


Requirements

 

You must have 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.