Geography 1

What will I learn?


You will become an expert on viticulture in the local region through visiting a vineyard to see sustainable practices; you will survey students and locals on their holiday escapes; you will learn about extreme tsunamis and at the same time develop a better understanding of Earth as our home.

How will I learn?
Investigate, argue, text interpretation, use GIS and write about key issues facing our world today.  Examine these and seek solutions.  Enjoy practical skills to do with mapping, graphing, photographs and computers.

What should I have done already?

Gained an achieved level grade in Geography 1.6 in Year 10 Social Studies and be willing to participate and learn.

Where does this subject lead?
This subject leads to Level 2 Geography.  It also assists students to take an active interest in the environment that surrounds them while working, travelling or taking their leisure.  Geography is also valuable for careers such as tourism, resource planning, conservation, agriculture, local government, statistics, surveyingand environmental studies.

How is the course assessed?
Level 1 Achievement Standards: 18 credits

8 credits assessed externally
13 credits assessed internally

N.B. You may already have 3 credits for this course from doing Social Studies in Year 10; that would bring the total credits to 24.

Indicative cost   
$30 purchase of a Geography skills book is recommended.


ASSESSMENT OUTLINE:


Standard
Number
Title Credit Value Internal / External L1
Literacy or Numeracy
91007    Demonstrate geographic understanding of environments that have been shaped by extreme natural event(s)4  Ex Lit
91009

Demonstrate geographic understanding of the sustainable use of an environment.

3 In Lit
91010

Apply concepts and basic geographic skills to demonstrate understanding of a given environment

4     Ex Num
91011Conduct geographic research, with direction4 In Both
91013    

Describe aspects of a contemporary New Zealand geographic issue. 

3 In Lit
91014

Apply spatial analysis, with direction, to solve a geographic problem.

3 In -


TOTAL CREDITS AVAILABLE

21


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