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Paradise Island

Explore arguments for and against building a tourist resort on a tropical island. Examine a development proposal and comments from locals and the media. Notice that the comments contain emotive language and are not always based on fact. Prepare a case representing the point of view of a group such as the indigenous population, ...

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GeogSpace: Thinking geographically

This is a web page consisting of an overview and two illustrations of practice in a support unit on the GeogSpace website, a resource for teachers. Illustration 1 explores the concept of how primary school students' geographical imagination is engaged. Illustration 2 considers the history and development of geographical ...

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Solving the problem of e-waste

Australians are quick to embrace new technology. However, the rapid rate of technological change has meant that Australia is one of the world's largest producers of electronic waste, or 'e-waste'. This clip from 2013 looks at how various community groups are working together to find a solution to this growing problem.

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Reading the landscape

This is a unit of inquiry consisting of 12 learning sequences for year 1 in the English for the Australian Curriculum resource. Each learning sequence contains a series of resources, suggested activities to carry out with students and a post-activity reflection. This unit of inquiry will allow students to develop their ...


Nature of Australia - A Separate Creation, 1989: 'Separate and different'

This clip shows unfolding images of outback Australian landforms and animals to the sound of a lyrical orchestral score and narration on how alien and hostile they seemed to early Europeans. The first sequence includes aerial footage of Uluru, Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), the Bungle Bungles and Gosses Bluff. The next sequence ...


Key climate groups in Australia

This is a map of Australia showing the location of its six key climate groups: Equatorial, Tropical, Subtropical, Desert, Grasslands and Temperate. It was developed by the Bureau of Meteorology and there are links to a map of subdivisions within the key groups and to an information page about climate classification. The ...

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GeogSpace: year 2 - exemplar

This is a web page consisting of an overview and two illustrations of practice on the GeogSpace website, a resource for teachers. The focus is on a student's understanding of the earth, as represented by a world map and a globe. Illustration 1 is a set of activities using a globe of the world as a model of the earth. Illustration ...

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CFA Bushfires - a geography resource for Australian students

This is an illustrated PDF with comprehensive information about the causes and behaviours of bushfire as well as the impact fires have on natural and human environments. Taking a geographic perspective, the text is supported with photographs, maps, aerial photography, diagrams, and tables. Each chapter includes activities ...

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Your rubbish pile: managing waste

Look at a huge pile of rubbish that the average Australian produces every year. Take action to reduce the pile. Choose whether to reduce, reuse, recycle, or throw away household items such as bottles, cans, plastic bags, paper and food waste. Consider the consequences of large volumes of rubbish sent to landfill sites. ...