Geography - year 7/8
All of our field trip programs at this level encompass a range of geographical content, as the students naturally engage with and respond to their environment. They record features on a basic map and collect leaf samples to help understand the forest system, and explore how we use the area we are visiting.
Unit 1: Landforms and landscapes
The Different types of landscapes and their distinctive landform features (ACHGK048)
- Identifying different types of landscapes, for example, coastal, riverine, arid, mountain and karst, and describing examples from each in Australia.
- Describing some of the different types of landforms within a landscape.
The ways of protecting significant landscapes (ACHGK052)
- Identifying different views about the value of particular environments, for example, recreational, psychological, aesthetic and spiritual, and about the nature and extent of their protection, and discussing how this links to ideas about environmental sustainability.
Visit a field site to explore, observe and interpret the natural features (land forms) of the landscape, including; hills, river valley’s, canyons and mountains.
Investigate the distribution of vegetation communities and the historical and present day land-use within the landscape.
Explore how the combination of the natural and cultural diversity of the landscape are managed to maintain a balance between social, economic and environmental values.