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

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Curriculum content descriptions

The effects of the production and consumption of goods on places and environments throughout the world and including a country from North-East Asia (ACHGK068)

Elaborations
  • exploring the environmental impacts of the consumer product on the places that produce the raw materials, make the product, and receive the wastes at the end of its life
  • identifying the effects of international trade in consumer products on Australian places
  • evaluating the effects of international demand for food products on biodiversity throughout the world, in the places of their production
General capabilities
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
Cross-curriculum priorities
ScOT terms

Human impact,  Waste management,  Manufacturing processes,  Australia,  Energy use

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My Asian region

This is a web page produced by the Asia Education Foundation featuring a series of videos of Australians talking about how their engagement with the Asian region has influenced their working and personal lives, providing them with unique intercultural skills. Topics include broadcasting, sport, law enforcement, health and ...

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China

This video playlist, produced by the Asia Education Foundation, features a series of videos showing Australians talking about their intercultural experiences working in and with China. These clips include interviews with people working in a variety of employment sectors such as fashion, farming, manufacturing and design ...

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Fair Trade resource page

This is a wide-ranging set of resources about the fair trade initiatives of the world-wide development agency Oxfam. The resources include eight frequently asked questions about fair trade; an article entitled 'What’s wrong with world trade?'; a 7 min video and a poster tracing fair trade coffee from Papua New Guinea and ...

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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Turning rubbish into animals

Recycling can take many forms. Watch this video to discover how one artist in tropical north Queensland uses rubbish found on beaches to create beautiful and thought provoking artworks.

Teacher resource

Sustainable tourism

This is a rich multimedia professional learning module for primary and secondary teachers about the characteristics and objectives of sustainable tourism. It focuses on five main topics: the rise of tourism; the benefits and problems of mass tourism and of ecotourism; enlightened travellers; and teaching about ecotourism. ...

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Downstream effects of the textile industry

Regulations are put in place to control the way industries deal with waste. However, in developing countries this is not always the case. Take a look at Dhaka, Bangladesh and see how a lack of infrastructure and environmental monitoring has left its rivers biologically dead and its population facing serious health concerns.

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Medicines from the sea

This video resource is about the search for new medicines sourced from marine organisms, and recent breakthroughs in this research. The video explains that bacteria are becoming resistant to many current antibiotics, primarily obtained from land plants, so scientists are turning to the biodiversity of the ocean for new ...

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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James Whitlow Delano on palm oil and deforestation in Malaysia

This is a website from the Asia Society that features two short films, a slide presentation and text information with hyperlinks, provided by James Whitlow Delano, on the impact of deforestation and palm oil plantations on the ancient rainforest environments and ecosystems of Sarawak, Malaysia. The narrated films document ...

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The cost of Dhaka's booming textile industry

In Dhaka, Bangladesh, low-cost labour has created a booming textile industry employing millions of people. But there is a downside. Find out why environmental protection is virtually non-existent and the consequences of this lack of protection.

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Closing the loop on textile pollution

It might seem unusual to find a textile factory located inside a national park. In this clip you will visit an English company that has found a way to 'close the loop' on pollution. And all it took was some clever thinking. Find out how their innovative solution is saving time, money and the environment.

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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 ...

Teacher resource

Globalisation

This is a teacher professional development resource containing activities that support an investigation of the drivers, models, impacts, education and evaluation of globalisation. The resource has eight tabs, providing an introduction, six activities and a reflection lesson. The activities include information, quotes, a ...

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Putting a cap on bottled water

Once, nearly all the water we drank came straight out of a tap, but not any more. Some environmental groups have been pushing for plastic bottles to be banned. Could bottled water become a thing of the past or will this battle boil down to conservation versus convenient accessory?

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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E-waste, recycling, and sustainability

What happens to electronic waste (e-waste)? Watch this clip about the physics of recycling to find out the way that useful materials are captured from waste at a local materials recovery facility. Presenter Tanya Ha investigates e-waste, the products it comes from, and the sustainability challenges it poses.

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The environmental price of China's growth

The world has marvelled at China's recent economic growth. Growth has, however, come at a price. China is the one of the world's largest emitters of greenhouse gases due to its heavy dependence on coal-fired power. As you will see in this clip, there are some people in China who deny that the nation has a pollution problem, ...

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Consumer guide to greenhouse impacts

How does your lifestyle contribute to adding greenhouse gases to the atmosphere? Watch this clip to find out which of your everyday activities creates the most carbon dioxide pollution. Is it watching television, travelling to school or eating breakfast? Find out what you can do to reduce your personal carbon footprint ...

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Solving the problem of e-waste

Australians are quick to embrace new technology. However, the rapid rate of technological change has meant that Australia is one of the world's largest producers of electronic waste, or 'e-waste'. This clip from 2013 looks at how various community groups are working together to find a solution to this growing problem.