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

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Curriculum content descriptions

The way transportation and information and communication technologies are used to connect people to services, information and people in other places (ACHGK066)

Elaborations
  • describing the differences in peoples access to the internet between and within countries and exploring how information and communication technologies are being used to connect people to information, services and people in other places (for example, in rural areas across Australia and the world, including selected countries of the Asia region)
  • examining how information and communication technologies have made it possible for places (for example, in India and the Philippines) to provide a range of global business services
  • exploring how transport and information networks operate to connect people to services, including how supply-chain logistics influence these connections
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
ScOT terms

Transport networks,  Telecommunications,  Globalisation,  Social networking

Interactive Resource

Sustainability action process: Sustainable transport (Years 7–10)

This learning resource guides students through an extended school based or local investigation. Students will develop and implement a chosen sustainability action and then evaluate and reflect on their success and their learning. Students work sequentially through the five steps in the Sustainability action process. Each ...

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Interconnections and human wellbeing

This is an online resource exploring the interconnections between Australian consumers and Indonesian cashew farmers, with cashews grown by farmers on Flores, a remote Indonesian Island, eventually sold for a high price in Australia. It looks at the role of World Vision Indonesia in helping farmers to carry out a market ...

Teacher resource

What's globalisation got to do with me?

This is a compilation of five teaching sequences about globalisation. It includes sections on consumerism, interconnections with countries globally via the music listened to and the clothes purchased, the information obtained, the ideas held, the sharing of cultural experiences, and the foods eaten. It introduces this global ...

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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 ...

Interactive Resource

Difference Differently: thinking globally

This is a resource with four related sets of student activities that explore global inequalities in human wellbeing and initiatives that aim to address this problem. It looks at global maps and data used to measure human wellbeing and explores the reasons for the variation. It explores the strategies used by the United ...

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Virtually avoiding disaster

Sharing experiences, photographs and opinions via social media has taken the world by storm. In this clip from 2013, we see social media networks being embraced by a new set of users who believe that it can save lives during natural disasters. But should we be concerned about their potential for misuse?

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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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Fast trains

A proposed fast train route between Sydney and Canberra could cut down rail travel times from nearly five hours to one. The project is costly and won't be available for about 20 years. Will the economic, social and environmental benefits of such a project be worth the costs?

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Ports and the conservation of the marine environment

This website is designed to support science and geography inquiry activities for students on ports and shipping and impacts on the marine environment. It contains information, images and learning objects about all aspects of ports, including information on land and sea transport around Australia and how ports are managed ...

Teacher resource

What is globalisation?

This is a compilation of five teaching sequences about globalisation. It includes sections on the global realities that need to be addressed in building a sustainable world, including how our daily lives as members of a global community are related to economics and politics, enhanced communication and communication technologies ...

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Bike use in Europe is streets ahead

In the German city of Leipzig, it seems as if almost everyone rides a bike. Like many European cities, Leipzig is 'bike friendly' and its residents have taken full advantage. In this clip, the reporter shows us why Europe is streets ahead when it comes to encouraging bike use and investigates what it might take for Australian ...

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Country comparison: internet users

This resource is a list of the number of users that access the internet for 217 countries; it also links to additional important information about each country. The list is presented in ranking order from highest to lowest and includes: the ranking number; the name of the country; the number of internet users; and the date ...

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Rise of the machines: drones

Wireless technology and mobile phones mean that people and places are more connected than at any other stage in our history. Now get ready for the next technological revolution - remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) or 'drones'. However, not everyone supports this technology. Hear about some of the concerns.

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Country comparison: telephones - mobile cellular

This resource is a list of the number of mobile cellular telephone subscribers for 216 countries; it also links to additional important information about each country. The list is presented in ranking order from highest to lowest and includes: the ranking number; the name of the country; the number of mobile cellular telephones; ...

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A smarter future car

Over about 125 years the automobile has only experienced minor changes, but now our cramped and clogged cities demand a smarter car. In this clip from 2010, see how the automobile is being adapted to make our cities more efficient.

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Is Big Brother watching you shop?

Should data from your phone be available to help retailers provide shoppers with a better experience? Mobile phone data about our movements and shopping habits can be gathered by companies and on-sold to retailers. As the tracking technology continues to roll out, some people are questioning its legality.

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Rise of the machines: using drones

Remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) or 'drones' are shaping up as the next technological revolution. In the US, a relaxation of the laws relating to their civilian use means that drones may have a broader application. Find out about their potential uses.

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Commuter ferry proposal, Tasmania, 2013

What's the main form of transport in towns or cities you are familiar with? Watch this clip about a proposal for a commuter ferry service between two Tasmanian communities: Hobart and Kingston. Find out about the costs involved and some potential benefits of transporting people by water.

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South Korea: wired for speed

South Korea's high-speed broadband internet has allowed for the development of a new gaming subculture. Gamers have achieved levels of fame much like those of sporting stars in Australia. In this clip you will see the connection between gamers and their fans and hear about the lucrative lifestyle they enjoy.

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Is Australia's best job on Gabo Island?

Leo Op Den Brouw works at the Gabo Island Lighthouse Reserve collecting meteorological and weather data. See why he believes he has one of the best jobs in Australia. While he counts himself lucky to work in such a special place, how does Leo cope with the isolation and the time away from his family and friends?