Geography / Year 8 / Geographical Knowledge and Understanding / Unit 2: Changing nations

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Reasons for, and effects of, internal migration in both Australia and China (ACHGK056)

Elaborations
  • identifying and explaining the main types, patterns and trends of internal migration in Australia (for example, employment, lifestyle and retirement migration)
  • examining the effects of resource development on employment growth in both the resource regions and the cities, and on internal migration in Australia
  • investigating the effects of the ‘fly-in fly-out’ phenomenon on resource-development places
  • explaining that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ population mobility reflects attachment to a number of places through family, Country/Place, dispossession, relocation and employment
  • identifying and explaining the patterns of temporary and permanent internal migration in China and the effects on the places of origin and destination
  • examining the role of labour migration in the urban development of China (for example, the growth of Shenzhen, Guangdong Province)
  • exploring the issues relating to China’s ‘floating population’
  • examining the environmental problems of China’s megacities (for example, air pollution in Beijing)
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Australia,  Moving house,  Population mobility

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