Geography Units 3 and 4


Geography involves exploring and analysing our world to better understand places. Geographers ask key questions about what, where and why places have the characteristics they do. They also study changes that have occurred over time as well as what could and should happen in the future.

Who is it for?

Do you enjoy learning about the world you live in, collecting your own data through fieldwork and evaluating the effectiveness of responses to change? If so, then Geography will allow you to do these and more.

What do you do?

In Unit 3 you will study deforestation, desertification and melting glaciers and ice sheets and consider responses to these at the global and national scale.

In Unit 4 we study the growth and change of world population and the issues and challenges facing a country with a growing population and a country with an ageing population.

What skills do you need?

There are no prerequisites but the following will be helpful:

  • good mapping skills
  • curiosity about the world around you
  • an ability to think critically and creatively.

What skills do you develop?

You will develop skills including:

  • map drawing and interpretation
  • data interpretation
  • time and project management
  • knowledge and understanding of global issues
  • evaluating the effectiveness of responses at the local, national and global scale and justifying these evaluations.



You must have access to the internet in order to access this course. All weekly work will be completed and submitted online.You must be in Australia during term 1 and be able to attend the fieldwork at Docklands, Victoria in week 6.
Please contact the teacher if you have any questions about this.

Things to think about

Why study Geography?
Because Geography is about:

  • the world we live in
  • how the world is changing
  • your world and my world
  • the future of our world.

Things you can do now

Be aware of the world around you. If you see any information about:

  • deforestation
  • desertification
  • melting glaciers and ice sheets
  • population.

In newspapers, magazines, television or online, keep the references as they may be useful in your studies.

Go to the VCAA website for more information about this subject.



Things to have a look at

Chasing Ice

200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes