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

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Curriculum content descriptions

The role of international and national government and non-government organisations' initiatives in improving human wellbeing in Australia and other countries (ACHGK081)

Elaborations
  • examining a national, state or community program to reduce regional inequalities in wellbeing in a country (for example, India)
  • discussing the objectives and outcomes of an Australian Government overseas economic and social development program or a non-government overseas aid program in a specific country or region within a country
  • identifying ways to improve the wellbeing of remote Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander communities, including ways proposed by the communities
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Ethical understanding Ethical understanding
ScOT terms

Communities,  Public administration,  Wellbeing,  Regional development,  Social equality,  Social services,  Companies

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Urbanisation and human wellbeing

This is an online resource looking at Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, as an example of a megacity. It considers change and growth in Jakarta, reasons for urbanisation and examines some of the problems facing megacities such as inequality of wealth, as well as those specific to Jakarta, particularly its vulnerability ...

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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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The impossible made possible: ahh, clean water!

In Flores, Indonesia, eleven local villages and two international organisations work together to achieve an 'impossible' engineering feat. See in how many ways piping clean springwater from high up on a mountainside can help a community in need.

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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 ...

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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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Food and human wellbeing

This is an online resource about two contrasting Indonesian islands, Bali and Sumba, highlighting the inequalities that exist within Indonesia. The resource compares the rice and rainforests of Bali with the corn and savannah grasslands of the more remote, and less wealthy Sumba, and examines each in terms of the challenges ...

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Close the Gap

This is a wide-ranging set of resources to encourage and assist schools to focus on overcoming Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander disadvantage by supporting National Close the Gap Day (NCTGD) in 2015 and subsequent years . The resources feature a 'how-to' guide for students that provides useful background on NCTGD for ...

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We live in a diverse world: Indonesia

This is an online resource providing an overview of Indonesia including geography, people, history, economy and living conditions, as well as looking at the problem of inequality. It highlights the interconnections between Australia and Indonesia, explaining how the Australian Government and Non-Government Organisations ...

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Australian Government and non-government roles in aid to Indonesia

This is a case study about the roles that Australia's government aid agencies perform in Indonesia. The resource includes an introduction and sections on roles in democracy, roles in social services, roles in security, roles in regional development and roles in humanitarian assistance. The top menu bar provides a content ...

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Working for a fairer world

This is a compilation of three teaching sequences about human rights and human well-being. It includes sections on human rights principles, values and access, issues faced by people that hinder access, the consequences of having and not having access, the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, the Universal Declaration ...

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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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Australian aid in Indonesia

This is a case study about Australian aid in Indonesia. The resource includes an introduction,reasons for Australian-Indonesian aid, the Australia-Indonesia Partnership for Reconstruction and Development and proposed aid outcomes. The top menu bar provides a content tab that includes all the information in the resource ...

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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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Malaria - preventable and treatable?

This is a compilation of three teaching sequences about the symptoms, treatment and preventative measures associated with malaria. It introduces this health issue and provides ideas and activities for classroom use. It uses spatial technologies and other digital resources including an interactive quiz, games, maps, animations ...

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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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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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Self-help housing in Bangalore

Is it possible to break the cycle of poverty? The Sunnadagudu community in Bangalore, India believe so. With a little outside help from an NGO (non-government organisation), they're converting their shacks into houses. Find out how this project is not only putting a permanent roof over their heads but is creating a range ...

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Design principles about place: productivity and sustainability

This is a multilayered resource that presents the 12 design principles of the Urban design protocol for Australian cities. The principles are presented in three sections and link to important information about the attributes of each of the principles. The principles about place are enhancing, connected, diverse and enduring ...

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Bali and Sumba - paradise versus poverty

We all know the idyllic paradise called Bali, but have you ever heard of its poorer neighbour, the Indonesian island of Sumba, where the people struggle to grow food to eat? Watch this clip to learn about environmental conditions and agricultural challenges there. Find out also what people in Sumba are doing to prepare ...

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HIV AIDS: who's at risk?

This is a compilation of three teaching sequences about HIV AIDS. It includes sections on the global distribution of people living with AIDS; the geography of AIDS; information about the disease; factors about its spread, prevention and treatment; its links to poverty and gender issues; and countries where there is a high ...