Geography / Year 7 / Geographical Knowledge and Understanding / Unit 2: Place and liveability

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Curriculum content descriptions

The influence of environmental quality on the liveability of places (ACHGK045)

Elaborations
  • researching the effects of air pollution on the liveability of cities
  • explaining the importance of water quality to the liveability of places, now and into the future
  • investigating the concept of environmental quality and surveying the environmental quality of their local area and its effect on liveability
General capabilities
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
Cross-curriculum priorities
ScOT terms

Pollution,  Human settlements,  Wellbeing

Teacher resource

Poverty and urbanisation

This is a compilation of five teaching sequences about patterns of urbanisation around the world. It includes sections on poverty and wealth and how this affects where people live, correlations between the wealth of countries and urbanisation, living conditions in a range of urban locations, and the issues that impact on ...

Teacher resource

Liveability and sustainable living - teacher resource

This resource for teachers is a series of 12 activities in three parts that can be used to support the year 7 geography unit, Place and liveability. Each part includes several detailed activities relevant to exploring different aspects of liveability. These include: investigating local qualities of liveability, making comparisons ...

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My Asian region

This is a web page produced by the Asia Education Foundation featuring a series of videos of Australians talking about how their engagement with the Asian region has influenced their working and personal lives, providing them with unique intercultural skills. Topics include broadcasting, sport, law enforcement, health and ...

Teacher resource

Sustainable communities

This is a multimedia professional learning module for primary and secondary teachers about building a sustainable future at the local level. It focuses on four main activities: investigating the urban transformation; reviewing and reporting on sustainable community indicators; analysing four community case studies; and ...

Interactive Resource

Laptop wrap – improving liveability

A page with a focus on using geographical data to plan for future community needs, with supporting activities and links to resources.

Teacher resource

Bangkok and Liveability factors

This learning sequence investigates factors that influence liveability and the range of perceptions about what makes a place liveable. Students use Bangkok as a context to explore the idea that places provide us with the services and facilities needed to support and enhance our lives, and that spaces are planned and managed ...

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The different faces of Indonesia

Journey through Indonesia, our most populous neighbour - a nation of contradictions. Through the images in this clip, discover more about the people and the land, including population size, living conditions, education, internal migration, natural disasters, land management and international aid. How does Indonesia differ ...

Teacher resource

Water quality and the Murray-Darling Basin

This lesson sequence examines the issue of water quality in the Murray-Darling Basin: why it is important, what are the indicators of water quality and ways to monitor water quality. It includes a teacher PowerPoint presentation, separate teacher notes and a student worksheet. This lesson sequence is one in a series exploring ...

Interactive Resource

Refugees welcome here

This resource embeds the use of online collaboration tools and 21st century learning skills in a student-centered hands-on project designed to welcome refugees into their community. The syllabus outcomes are aligned to NSW Stage 4 English, Geography or Visual Arts but this could be used with older or younger students by ...

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Forest learning: forests in environmental protection

This resource is a six-page pdf produced by Forest and Wood Products Australia discussing how forests help to preserve the environment. It includes sections on: water quality, air pollution, and particulate matter. The resource also includes two science activities: collecting water samples, and testing air quality. It is ...

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My Indonesia

This is a web page produced by the Asia Education Foundation featuring a series of videos of Australians talking about their intercultural experiences working in and with Indonesia. Topics discussed include health, community development through Surfaid, intercultural arts collaboration and journalism in Asia. There is a ...

Teacher resource

Salinity and the Murray-Darling Basin

This lesson sequence examines salinity in the Murray-Darling Basin: the source of the salt, why it is a problem, how it is monitored and current management strategies. It includes a teacher PowerPoint presentation, separate teacher notes and a student worksheet. This lesson sequence is one in a series exploring aspects ...

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Reducing landfill waste

Australians produce large volumes of waste and much of it goes to landfill, the oldest form of waste management. South Australia introduced a waste levy in an effort to manage landfill waste. Watch this clip to find out the effect of this levy on waste disposal and on a local landfill site.

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Coastal adaptation: local action

This resource is a video about the role of local councils and communities in responding to climate change. Using examples from several Australian states, the video describes how local government and authorities are responding to the challenges of climate change. It describes the areas of council operations that can be affected, ...

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Coastal adaptation: infrastructure

This resource is a video about the impact of climate change on infrastructure in the coastal areas of Australia. It describes the different types of risks to infrastructure, and the various types of infrastructure - industrial, communication, transport, waste and water services - that will be affected and impact on the ...

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House that follows the sun

What would be the benefits of having a house that rotates? In this clip you will see a rotating house that turns 360 degrees. Come for a spin and find out how it works, and discover what motivated the builder to design such a house.

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The environmental price of China's growth

The world has marvelled at China's recent economic growth. Growth has, however, come at a price. China is the one of the world's largest emitters of greenhouse gases due to its heavy dependence on coal-fired power. As you will see in this clip, there are some people in China who deny that the nation has a pollution problem, ...

Interactive Resource

ACTmapi Community Interests

This is one of several an interactive web-based mapping resources from this web page. The Community Interests map focuses on the spatial distribution of community facilities within the Australian Capital Territory. Like other GIS (Geographic Information System) resources it allows the user to take a geographic perspective ...

Teacher resource

GeogSpace: year 7 - exemplar

This is a web page consisting of an overview and five illustrations of practice on the GeogSpace website, a resource for teachers. The illustrations relate to the Geographical Knowledge and Understanding, and the Geographical inquiry and Skills strands of the Australian Curriculum: Geography. The five illustrations investigate ...

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Using lasers to fight coastal erosion?

Coastal settlements are often battered by forces of erosion. See how planners use accurate, reliable data about the changing coastline to combat erosion. Take a trip to the beach to see how technology, including GPS and airborne laser systems (Lidar), are lending a hand.