Geography / Year 9 / Geographical Knowledge and Understanding / Unit 2: Geographies of interconnections

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Curriculum content descriptions

The perceptions people have of place, and how these influence their connections to different places (ACHGK065)

Elaborations
  • comparing students perceptions and use of places and spaces in their local area, particularly at different times of day, between males and females, different age groups, people with and without disability, and people from diverse cultures including Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples, and reflecting on the differences
  • investigating how people in places in other countries perceive, use and are connected to their place and space
General capabilities
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Attitudes,  Communities,  Sense of place,  Cultural awareness

Teacher resource

Indigenous knowledge and sustainability

This is a rich multimedia professional learning module for primary and secondary teachers about the importance of indigenous knowledge-culture, values and practices for sustainability. It focuses on six main topics: the wisdom of the Elders; the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples; why indigenous knowledge ...

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Asia skills: a taster

This is a video clip produced by the Asia Education Foundation showing a series of Australians talking about how their work and life experience is interconnected with Asian countries and cultures. They include fashion designer Nicole Fraser, sports lawyer James Johnson, arts pproducer Kate Ben-Tovim, grower and exporter ...

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My Japan

This is a web page produced by the Asia Education Foundation with two videos of Australians talking about their intercultural experiences working in Japan and the important influence of Asian cultures and languages on their lives. In the first clip, Asian Flavours, Adam Liaw talks about his personal journey and the importance ...

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My Indonesia

This is a web page produced by the Asia Education Foundation featuring a series of videos of Australians talking about their intercultural experiences working in and with Indonesia. Topics discussed include health, community development through Surfaid, intercultural arts collaboration and journalism in Asia. There is a ...

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My Korea: a taster

This is a video clip produced by the Asia Education Foundation showing a series of Australians talking about their working connection to Korea and Korean culture. The clip shows the wide diversity of occupations that Australians perform in Korea, including jobs in the cultural, sporting and business sectors. It also features ...

Collection

Taming the Australian Desert

The Western Desert region of Australia has been lived on, charted and cared for by Aboriginal peoples for tens of thousands of years. European settlers, however, saw the same region as something to be conquered or tamed; full of challenges, extreme weather patterns and landscape. See how Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples ...

Teacher resource

Tourism

Whether visiting a place within their borders as 'domestic tourists' or heading overseas, Australians love going on holidays. Internationally, people perceive that Australia is a unique holiday destination and tourists are visiting our shores in increasing numbers. The net result is that tourism is helping Australians to ...

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Sharing stories: country

This is a rich resource about the importance of Country to Aboriginal people. It consists of an introduction; a teacher guide; two films made by Aboriginal students ('Honeymoon Springs' and 'My country'); and video interviews with Adnyamathanha Elder Terrence Coulthard, Liyadhalinymirr cultural custodian Yingiya Guyula ...

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The ocean shows us the way

This is a video resource describing the traditional ocean navigation techniques of the people of the Marshall Islands in the western Pacific, who make use of wave refraction patterns to guide them on canoe journeys. The video uses animation to illustrate how wave refraction patterns form around an island, and this is compared ...

Teacher resource

GeogSpace: year 9 - exemplar

This is a web page consisting of an overview and four illustrations of practice on the GeogSpace website, a resource for teachers. The four illustrations relate to two units of study in the Australian Curriculum: Geography. Biomes and food security draws on the concepts of environment, place, space and sustainability through ...

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My Korea

This is a web page produced by the Asia Education Foundation containing a series of videos showing Australians talking about their intercultural experiences working in and with Korea. These clips include interviews with people working in a variety of employment sectors such as the arts, entertainment and business. There ...

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Overseas students find success in Oz

Does a person's perception of a place influence their sense of belonging? In this clip we hear from three people who came from overseas to study and live in Australia. Listen as they recount their experiences, discuss racism and their share perceptions of living in Australia.

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Sacred fig tree: lone survivor

Warrgamay elder Bill Morganson visits a sacred meeting place for his people - the last giant fig tree in the Herbert River Valley, north Queensland. He explains how trees like this were used by Warrgamay people and why this surviving fig has such value.

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Out and about with the Nyul Nyul Rangers

Come on a journey to Beagle Bay, north of Broome in Western Australia, to meet a group called the Nyul Nyul Rangers. Hear these rangers speak about their ongoing cultural and spiritual connection with the land and water that they help to protect. Watch them fish and hear how they teach survival practices to the younger generation.

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Holiday the eco way!

Want to go on a guilt-free holiday? Then consider taking an eco-holiday. This might be a trip with a difference and it's more than likely to have a low carbon footprint. Judging by recent trends, getting back to nature without contributing to atmospheric pollution seems to be all the rage!

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Rescuing the past in Farina

The Australian outback is dotted with ghost towns and forgotten settlements. But Farina in South Australia is different to most. Here, volunteers return on a regular basis to help keep Farina on the map. Watch this clip to find out more about the special connections that people have to this place and reasons for the town's demise.

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Putting down roots

Adjacent to a block of high-rise flats in Richmond, a new community is flowering. Local people, many of whom have recently arrived in Australia, are meeting in the shared space of their community gardens. In this place, language and cultural barriers disappear as friendships grow. See how in this clip from 2005.

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Behind every Everest climber stands a Sherpa

The Sherpas of the Himalayas are renowned for their courage and ability to cope with high altitude. Though often receiving little credit or attention for their work, they do much of the groundwork and the heavy lifting required for climbers to reach their goals. Sherpas have also lost their lives in the process. In what ...

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Travel the seas

This is a video resource describing the use of nautical charts for navigation at sea. The video explains what nautical charts are and how to use them, using authentic charts to point out important features. The video uses animation to explain the coordinate system based on latitude and longitude. It emphasises that coastlines ...

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A flood of water sports activity

See how the breaking of a drought can result in a boom for local tourism. In one small Victorian town, the long drought has broken and there's water back in the lake! Find out what attracts holiday-makers back in droves to the serenity of Bonnie Doon!