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The effects of people’s travel, recreational, cultural or leisure choices on places, and the implications for the future of these places (ACHGK069)
This virtual excursion offers twelve video lessons that form a sample investigation of pest species invading Australian riparian zones. Filmed on Bundjalung Country, the excursion traverses mid north coast NSW Upper Clarence River Catchment, connecting each video to companion classroom and field learning tasks. The invasive, ...
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.
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.
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 ...
Bali, a world-renowned slice of paradise in Indonesia, is undergoing rapid development to accommodate the increase in foreign tourism. Tourism brings money but it also drives up prices and affects the environment. View this clip to explore the issues experienced by those living in paradise.
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?
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 ...
This is a web resource consisting of a database showing the movement of the ‘migrant’ population, generally the foreign-born population, to and from each of the OECD countries. Data tables can be customised with options to view by country of origin of the migrants, or by the variable to be displayed, for example, asylum ...
How is Australia connected globally? Watch as presenter Jeremy Fernandez uses a range of data sources to describe Australia's position in the world. From the economy to immigration, this clip shows some of the ways Australia currently connects with the world.
This resource focuses on fashion using recycled non-clothing materials, featuring outfits made for the Fashion less waste design competition from 2009 to 2012, which raises awareness of sustainability in fashion. Presented through the Australian Museum website, the resource includes four image galleries of the Fashion less ...
Sherpas have been an integral part of the successful attempts to climb Mount Everest, in the Himalayas. Come on a journey with Keith Adams as he takes us into the Sherpa village of Namche Bazaar. This clip from 1980 demonstrates how the wellbeing of the Sherpas has always been underpinned by their ability to survive in ...
A new approach to marketing food involves opening the farm gate to tourists, allowing people to sample produce straight from the source! See how food tourism is gaining momentum in Tasmania.
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 ...
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 ...
This is an online article about sustainable tourism: where the requirements of tourists and needs of local communities are balanced to protect the environment. The resource has four main sections: Working towards sustainable tourism; a case study about sustainability in the Lake District National Park; Ecotourism; and another ...
Thousands of visitors flock to Queensland's Daintree rainforest region each year. See how a new ecotourism venture is not only improving the tourist experience, but also benefits the local Aboriginal community.
Tourism comes in many forms. Apart from being a holiday destination, Australia is also attracting business people and students. Find out how forecasts of future tourism numbers are made, particularly those from Asia. This clip also describes factors that threaten our tourism industry.
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!
Australian tourism leaders are targeting an obvious market: China. Can Australia cash in on its geographical advantage and encourage more Chinese tourists to head south for their next holiday?
Events like Melbourne's Australian Open attract spectators from interstate and overseas, causing a spike in tourist numbers. Does the tournament also appear to boost other parts of the tourism sector?