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Geography / Year 10 / Geographical Knowledge and Understanding / Unit 2: Geographies of human wellbeing

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Curriculum content descriptions

Issues affecting development of places and their impact on human wellbeing, drawing on a study from a developing country or region in Africa, South America or the Pacific Islands (ACHGK078)

Elaborations
  • investigating development issues (for example, access to clean water, sanitation, health services and adequate food and shelter) and their potential impact on human wellbeing
  • identifying the trends in gross domestic product (GDP) and GDP per capita over time in the selected country or region and their relationship with trends in measures of wellbeing
General capabilities
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Ethical understanding Ethical understanding
ScOT terms

Economic growth,  Africa,  South America,  Wellbeing

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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 ...

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Myanmar: dictatorship to democracy?

Imagine living your whole life under a military dictatorship. The people of Burma (a country also known as Myanmar) have been living this way for about half a century. See how recent government reforms have opened up new freedoms for Burmese citizens and given the international community access to the country once again.

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Global economic prospects: South Asia

This resource is a web page produced by the World Bank analysing the current and future economic growth of South Asia from 2012 to 2015. It includes a short video of a World Bank economist providing an economic forecast for the region. A full regional analysis may be downloaded as a PDF. There are further links to economic ...

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Data: GDP

This resource is a multilayered web page focusing on a range of economic data produced by the World Bank. The home page alphabetically lists the gross domestic product (GDP) of all World Bank member countries and other economies with populations of more than 30,000 between 1980 and 2012. The data can be viewed as a table, ...

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MDG 4: reducing child mortality

This teacher resource is a step-through Flash presentation about the 4th Millennium Development Goal of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). This goal, known as MDG 4, is about reducing child mortality, with the target of reducing the under-five years old mortality rate by two-thirds between 1990 and 2015, which ...

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Bosco the bucket fixer from Kigali, Rwanda

Rwanda is one of the world's poorest nations. Join Bosco, the bucket fixer, as he makes his way around the slums of Kigali, helping to mend broken things and, in the process, scraping together enough money to help his family survive.

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Now you're cooking with biogas!

Biogas is a renewable form of energy. In India, it's being made from cow dung and is contributing to the improved wellbeing of the nation's poorest communities. See how the use of appropriate technology can help to break the cycle of poverty.

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Life expectancy PowerPoint

This teacher resource is a PowerPoint presentation designed to address common student misunderstandings about life expectancy. It emphasises that life expectancy is an average, that most people live for much longer or shorter than their life expectancy and that, when life expectancy is low, it is mostly because of a very ...

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Famine and aid: Ethiopia

The Live Aid concert in 1985 drew attention to Ethiopia's terrible drought and famine. When this clip was made decades later in 2008, the developing nation was still experiencing widespread hunger. See how charitable aid can impact on the lives of those in less developed countries.

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Water and human wellbeing

This is an online resource about water availability on Flores, an Indonesian island, highlighting the importance of access to sufficient safe drinking water for the wellbeing of a community. It describes a project carried out by a partnership between AusAID, World Vision and local communities, to provide access to a plentiful ...

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Highway or floodway?

In the city of Rockhampton the floodwaters are on their way - again. Many locals appear to be convinced that floods are becoming more frequent. This clip from January 2013 weighs up the economic impact of continued flooding against the cost of taking action to 'flood-proof' central Queensland's Rockhampton once and for all.

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Maasai fighting drought

It was considered the worst drought on record. This news report from 2000 shows how Kenya's semi-nomadic herders, the Maasai, responded to a particularly long drought. In addition to compromising their wellbeing, the drought began to alter the fabric of Maasai society.

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A growing community

In the Melbourne suburb of St Kilda, a community garden has sprung up. Just a short walk from a bustling retail precinct, it's a green oasis in an unexpected location. And apart from some amazing produce, this garden is also growing something else: a stronger and more connected community.

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New dam, new house: the Mekong

The mighty Mekong river provides a way of life for millions of people, and is arguably the most important resource in the developing country of Laos. Discover how villagers are being relocated to make way for hydropower dams on this river, which stretches for nearly 5,000 kilometres from the mountains of Tibet to Vietnam. ...

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Don't get into a flap about elephant ears

It is now known that three species of elephants live across Africa and Asia: two in Africa and one in Asia. In this clip we look at how elephants from different climates have slightly different features and differ in size. Find out which elephants have the biggest ears and the wrinkliest skin - and why!

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Sydney slips in world cities rankings, 2012

A 'Cities of Opportunity' study in 2012 found that, while Sydney was regarded as a 'livable' city, its residents faced some significant urban issues. With other cities moving ahead of Sydney in the rankings, questions have been asked about why the cost of living in Sydney is so high and what should be done to solve some ...

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Melbourne from a tram

Get ready to board a Melbourne tram for a journey around the City Circle route! Along the way, the passengers on the tram will highlight some aspects of Melbourne's urban design, both past and present, giving you a real sense of place. Is this the most 'liveable' city in Australia, as many claim, or a city in need of change?

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What letters and land titles tell us of the past

How do historians determine whether information about the early years of colonial life in Australia is reliable? Many official and personal documents have survived to tell us about this period in Australia's history. Listen to a diary account about a surgeon (doctor) visiting sick convict labourers in chains. This clip ...

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Solving problems while promoting wellbeing

Lots of food is thrown out each day in Australia while lots of people rely on charities for their meals. Watch this clip and learn about FareShare, an organisation that is working towards solving both of those problems. Make a list of all the ways FareShare is helping to improve human wellbeing. Don't forget to consider ...

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Meet the food system

This unit of work consists of two parts, supported by lesson plans, slides and handouts and teachers guides. The first part examines the food system as a complex network that is deeply connected to health, society, and the environment. The second part explores key milestones in the history of agriculture, with a focus on ...