To explain how and why environments in Australia are changing.
5.1 identifies, gathers and evaluates geographical information
5.2 analyses, organises and synthesises geographical information
5.3 selects and uses appropriate written oral and graphic forms to communicate geographical information
5.4 demonstrates a sense of place about Australian environments
5.5 explains geographical processes that form and transform Australian environments
5.6 analyses the impact of different perspectives on geographical issues at local, national and global scales
5.9 applies geographical knowledge, understanding and skills to demonstrate active and informed citizenship.
In working towards Stage 5 outcomes, students will learn about:
The effects of people on the physical environment
- maintenance and promotion of biodiversity, conservation and preservation
- impact of urban growth and resource exploitation
- contemporary water management.
Changing Australian communities
- processes causing change in Australian communities such as:
~ new technologies
~ resource depletion
Students need to develop:
- Skills in identifying, clarifying, analysing and evaluating values and attitudes that they and others hold;
- Values and attitudes that promote a democratic and just society in a sustainable environment.
Through the study of Geography, students will develop interest in, and informed responsible attitudes with a commitment to:
- Appreciation of environments
- Responsibility for future environments
- Commitment to act locally for a better global future.
Informed and active citizenship
- A sense of responsibility to be an informed, contributing member of society
- Commitment to participate actively and responsibly in society as individuals and members of groups
- Appreciation of the importance of the law to people and environments.
- A resolve to evaluate information, decisions and outcomes.