Semester Elective Unit
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Year 10 Geography introduces students to some of the key skills and subject matter to equip them for success in Year 11 and 12. It focusses on two broad areas: Environmental Management and Geographies of Human Wellbeing. In the first area of study, students identify and evaluate causes and consequences of environmental change and evaluate management responses to change. In the latter area of study, students look at the different ways of measuring and mapping human wellbeing and development, and the reasons for the spatial variations between countries.
- How can the spatial variations between places and changes in environments be explained?
- What management options exist for sustaining human and natural systems into the future?
- How do world views influence decisions on how to manage environmental and social change?
Areas of Study
Environmental Change and Management
- Students gain an overview of environmental functions that support life, challenges to sustainability on a variety of scales and how people respond to challenges that face environments.
- Students select one environment for study and complete a study that compares Australia with another country.
Geographies of Human Wellbeing
- Students look at the different ways of measuring and mapping human wellbeing and development, and the reasons for the spatial variations between countries.
- The reasons for and consequences of spatial variations in Australia, India and other parts of the Asia region are studied in depth. The role of organisations in initiating and improving human wellbeing is focussed on at a variety of scales including local, regional, national and global.
||Students recall and apply understanding of how humans change and manage the environment.
||Students investigate the coastal environment, its use and management.
||Students research and develop an hypothesis which presents an issue affecting the development of a region or country and the impact on human wellbeing.
||Students undertake an examination at the conclusion of the course.