11 Geography

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms L. Cleere

Geography is all about people and their environment.

This course aims to:

  • Develop a knowledge and understanding of the world's people and places
  • Allow students to consider and form opinions about current issues facing New Zealand and communities across the planet
  • Help students to develop skills to carry out research
  • Use information and communication technology to enhance learning

This course will cover:

  • An overview of global geography and population
  • Population issues and conflicting views on resource use in our environment.
  • Extreme Natural Events and their impact within New Zealand and globally. Such as earthquakes, tsunamis and tropical cyclones.
  • Current geographic issue affecting people and places.
  • Geographical skills including topographic mapping, graphing and interpretation of visual resources such as satellite photographs

Field trips:
Local trips within Auckland to collect data for geographic research and to consolidate geographic understanding in a specific context.
Possible optional trip to Christchurch to look at the impacts of earthquakes.

Course Overview

Term 1
What is Geography? How do we look at environments and issues with a geographic perspective?
Gaining spatial awareness at a local, national and global scale.

Term 2
Extreme natural events, tropical cyclones, earthquakes and tsunamis. How they form and their impacts on people and environments.

Term 3
People and population. How and why do people live where they do?

Term 4
Sustainable environments. Is the way people use the natural environment impacting on their sustainability?

Learning Areas:

Social Sciences

Assessment Policy & Procedures

12 Geography

Geography can lead to careers in planning, economic and social geography, surveying, teaching, marketing, hydrology, tourism and Geographic Information Systems plus many others.

Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements

Cost of field trips.

Pathway Tags

Planning, Economic and Social Geography, Surveying, Teaching, Marketing, Hydrology, Tourism, Geographic Information System, Demography, Population Health Sciences, Engineering, Civil Defence

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We aim to enable every student to have the course that they prefer, however, some courses have limited places or pre-requisits that may restrict the student's choice.