Geography - year 9/10

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.


Geographical knowledge
Unit 1: Environmental change and management

The human-induced environmental changes that challenge sustainability (ACHGK070)

  • discussing the concept of sustainability, and the significance of the source, sink, service and spiritual functions of the environment
  • evaluating the concept of ecosystem services and the importance of these services for sustainability, including the direct, indirect and intrinsic value of biodiversity to humans

The application of environmental economic and social criteria in evaluating management responses to the change (ACHGK075)

  • explaining how communities and governments attempt to balance environmental, economic and social criteria in decisions on environmental programs, and the extent to which there can be trade-offs between them
  • discussing the extent to which achieving sustainability in one place should take account of the effects on environmental conditions in other places in the context of the environmental change being investigated

Understanding the distribution of vegetation communities and their distribution across the landscape.

Explore the concepts of biodiversity and sustainability in relation to how people interact with a chosen landscape.

Explore the concept of ecosystem services and the challenges of managing a natural system to balance environmental, social and economic values on a sustainable basis.

Investigate, at a local, regional and state-wide level, the roles which communities and governments play in balancing the biological and cultural values of places.

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