Geography / Year 10 / Geographical Inquiry and Skills / Interpreting, analysing and concluding

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Curriculum content descriptions

Identify how geographical information systems (GIS) might be used to analyse geographical data and make predictions (ACHGS078)

Elaborations
  • outlining how geographical information systems (GIS) are used in environmental management or in analysing spatial patterns of human wellbeing
  • investigating the use of geographic information systems (GIS) by Indigenous peoples in Australia and elsewhere for managing conservation
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
ScOT terms

Predictions (Science),  Data analysis,  Geographical information systems

Teacher resource

The mountain-pygmy possum: On the edge

In this series of tasks, students identify habitats for the endangered mountain pygmy-possum, and use Geographic Information System (GIS) and geographical techniques to identify preferred survey sites and to estimate population numbers. The resource focuses on the biophysical environment of suitable alpine habitats; students ...

Moving Image

Fire's role in the Australian environment

Fire: friend or enemy? In southern Australia, prescribed (controlled) burns aim to lessen fuel loads and to protect towns and cities. In 2010, a Victorian Royal Commission recommended an increase in prescribed burns, but they remain controversial. During this clip a prominent historian speaks about the pattern of burning ...

Interactive Resource

Tsunami: the ultimate guide

This comprehensive web resource provides a series of six interactive slide shows (chapters) that introduce the cause and impacts of tsunami with a focus on Australia, Asia and Pacific regions. Produced by experts in the field, this information is clearly and simply described. The engaging presentation is enriched with photography, ...

Interactive Resource

Gapminder world

This is an interactive resource featuring an animated scatter plot displaying the development of over 200 countries between 1800 and 2011 based on data for two variables, the default being income per person and life expectancy, with population size represented by the size of the plotted points (bubbles). The graph has a ...

Teacher resource

Water: learn it for life! - year 7 science

This PDF unit of work is one of a series of resources accessible by searching the list in the series.It includes two teaching and learning sequences: 'Water journeys' focuses on the water cycle, and 'Pure water' focuses on the processes and people involved in creating and managing drinkable water. It provides Australian ...

Interactive Resource

Interactive maps

Interactive Maps is a discovery and exploration view of Geoscience Australia's geospatial services. Maps are organised under the following themes: Australian Marine Spatial Information System (AMSIS); Earth observation and satellite imagery, National location information; Geology and geophysics; Hazards; Marine and coastal; ...

Teacher resource

A geographical focus on 'Choose your own statistics'

This teaching resource demonstrates ways in which real data can used to support geographical enquiry. It is based on the interactive learning resource Choose your own statistics, where data is presented in the form of infographics, graphical representations and data tables. It also includes supporting information on each ...

Teacher resource

Tsunami lesson plan resources

This is a comprehensive website about Tsunamis. Topics include: what is a tsunami, how tsunamis occur, the impact they have on the environment and people; developments in warning systems; and how to prepare in the event of a tsunami. Resource sections include: Key learning areas; Objectives; Get the facts, with six lesson ...

Teacher resource

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 ...

Teacher resource

Biomes that produce our food, industrial materials and fibre

This is an inquiry-based unit of work focusing on primary production practices for food, fibre and timber . It contains five sequences of individual, group and class activities in which students engage with the world's biomes and what they produce; explore human alteration of biomes and three food and fibre sectors; explain ...

Teacher resource

Climate change

This is a detailed plan for teaching a unit on climate change. It includes a unit outline, overview and aim, learning outcomes, inquiry questions, background information about climate change, lesson plans and a guide to assessment. The lesson sequence is based on the inquiry based 5Es approach to teaching Science, with ...

Interactive Resource

How's life?

This is a rich, interactive resource about the well-being of people from countries which are members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). It is titled OECD Better life index and uses 11 topics in the areas of material living conditions and quality of life to measure wellbeing. The resource ...

Teacher resource

Navigating primary industries into the 21st century

This is a teacher resource containing a sequence of lessons for investigating farming and crop yields in Australia. It contains material to assist planning, implementing and assessing a study of the environmental, economic and technological factors that influence crop yields, and the role of geographical data systems and ...

Teacher resource

GeogSpace: years 9-10 - inquiry and skills

This is a web page consisting of an overview and two illustrations of practice on the GeogSpace website, a resource for teachers. The illustrations relate to the Geographical Inquiry and Skills strand of the Australian Curriculum: Geography. Illustration 1 investigates how the inquiry approach is fundamental to teaching ...

Teacher resource

Activity: a global crisis?

This is a web resource about the availability of fresh water in Australia and other countries that includes a student activity accompanied by a teacher guide providing background information and a lesson plan. A student worksheet provides activity instructions and a lotus diagram for the students to complete. The activity ...

Teacher resource

Gapminder card game

This teacher resource consists of a guide for using a card game based on Gapminder world to encourage students to consider the inequalities between countries and to challenge their preconceived ideas about the world. The downloadable PDF contains printable country cards and the Gapminder world map graph - a scatter plot ...

Teacher resource

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 ...

Interactive Resource

SpatialGenie

Students use the spatial visualisation tool, SpatialGenie, to view a wide range of datasets that relate to physical places on the Earth's surface. They explore map layers to view historical and current datasets such as the major global earthquakes occurring in the past week, early maps of Australia's capital cities or the ...

Interactive Resource

Has the world become a better place?

This interactive resource is a Flash presentation with voice-over that considers whether conditions have improved in developing countries since 1962. The presentation uses an animated scatter plot showing fertility rate and child mortality for all countries from 1962 to 2003 and compares industrialised countries with developing ...

Teacher resource

Teacher's guide: global development quiz

This is a teacher resource with a downloadable guide describing a number of quizzes based on Gapminder world for use with a computer and projector in a whole-class situation. Each quiz is based on an animated scatter plot and requires students to compare the development of countries between 1800 and 2011 based on data for ...