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

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Curriculum content descriptions

The effects of people‚Äôs travel, recreational, cultural or leisure choices on places, and the implications for the future of these places (ACHGK069)

Elaborations
  • investigating the global growth of tourism and its likely effects on the future of places
  • discussing the effects of peoples cultural and leisure choices on towns and cities (for example, predicting how changing choices may affect these and other places in the future)
General capabilities
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
ScOT terms

Lifestyles,  Sustainable development,  Travel,  Tourism

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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International migration database

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 ...

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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Bali: tourism and development

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.

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 ...

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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Australians as global citizens

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.

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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?

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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Making a difference in the Daintree

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.

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Fashion less waste

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 ...

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Dancing in the streets of Beijing

In megacities, finding room for millions of people to live and work sometimes pushes other land uses aside. In Beijing, space for recreational activities is extremely limited, so one group of 'grannies' has taken to dancing in the streets! But even this space-saving solution is not without its detractors.

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Farm gates open to Tassie tourists

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.

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Sustainable tourism

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 ...

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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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Trends in tourism

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.

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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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Plan to increase tourism for Cairns

Remarkably, 25 per cent of Australia's World Heritage areas, including the iconic Great Barrier Reef, lie within North Queensland. However, World Heritage listing inevitably brings tourists. This clip explores issues related to the planned dredging of the channel to allow larger cruise ships access to Cairns via Trinity Inlet.

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Attracting Chinese tourists south

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?