Geography / Year 8 / Geographical Inquiry and Skills / Collecting, recording, evaluating and representing

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Curriculum content descriptions

Evaluate sources for their reliability and usefulness and select, collect and record relevant geographical data and information, using ethical protocols, from appropriate primary and secondary sources (ACHGS056)

Elaborations
  • gathering relevant data from a range of primary sources (for example, from observation and annotated field sketches, surveys and interviews, or photographs) about the ways to protect significant landscapes
  • collecting geographical information from secondary sources (for example, topographic maps, thematic maps, compound column graphs and population pyramids, reports, census data, digital images and the media)
  • conducting ethical research methods, including the use of protocols for consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Ethical understanding Ethical understanding
ScOT terms

Data collection,  Human settlements,  Geographic location

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Australian tsunami newsroom guide

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Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre

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About tsunami warnings

This resource is a Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) web page describing the system of warnings of tsunami threats to Australia's coastline and offshore territories. The resource explains the role of the Australian Tsunami Warning System (ATWS) project, and the Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre (JATWC) operated by Geoscience ...

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Disaster preparedness

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China's internal migration

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Spotlight

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City bound

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Features images showing the changing landscapes of landforms and urban areas over time such as water ways, and cities. Satellite images of a range of landscapes can be selected from a range of categories such as extreme events, water and human impact. Images showing this landscape in the past and in recent times can be ...

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Disasters: consequences and responses

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World Bank Climate Change Data Finder - iTunes app

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IEA Key World Energy Statistics - Google Play app

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IEA Key World Energy Statistics - iTunes app

Explore global energy statistics including data on the production, supply, consumption and prices of the major energy sources. Select specific countries, energy sources and indicators, and view data in tables and graphs. Includes also energy forecast data and historical comparison, and a comprehensive glossary. Free when ...

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Teacher resource

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