Katikati College

1GEOA

Level 1 Geography - Our Natural Environment - Semester A

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Course Description

Geography is the study of Earth's landscapes, peoples, places and environments. It is, quite simply, about the world in which we live. Geography is unique in bridging the social sciences (human geography) with the natural sciences (physical geography). Units of learning in Level 1 Geography include:
- Extreme Natural Events - Mt Tarawera eruption
- Current Geographic Issue - 4WD access on beaches
- Google Earth application - Tsunami threat in the Bay of Plenty
- Geographic Skills - Maps, aerial photos, satellite images etc
- Important people, places and events from NZ and around the world

Teacher in Charge

Michael Meade


Pathway

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Field trip costs.


Recommended Prior Learning

TIC and/or HoF discretion


Credit Information

Assessment Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91010 v2 Geography 1.4 - Apply concepts and basic geographic skills to demonstrate understanding of a given environment
4
4
4
4
1
E
4
Y
A.S. 91012 v3 Geography 1.6 - Describe aspects of a contemporary New Zealand geographic issue
3
3
3
1
I
3
Y
A.S. 91014 v2 Geography 1.8 - Apply spatial analysis, with direction, to solve a geographic problem
1
I
3
A.S. 91007 v3 Geography 1.1 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of environments that have been shaped by extreme natural event(s)
4
4
4
1
E
4
Y
Total Credits
4
11
14
3
11
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