Changing Australian Communities - Geography - Stage 5 (Year 9)

Ways in which communities in Australia are responding to change


The student:

5.1 identifies, gathers and evaluates geographical information

5.2 analyses, organises and synthesises geographical information

5.3 selects and uses appropriate written, oral and graphic forms to communicate geographical information

5.4 selects and applies appropriate geographical tools

5.7 analyses the impacts of different perspectives on geographical issues at local, national and global scales

5.8 accounts for differences within and between Australian communities

5.9 explains Australia’s links with other countries and its role in the global community

5.10 applies geographical knowledge, understanding and skills with knowledge of civics to demonstrate informed and active citizenship.

Geographical Tools in this focus area:

Fieldwork – use a range of fieldwork techniques to collect primary and secondary data.

Maps- locate features on a map using degrees and minutes of latitude and longitude, describe and explain relationships on a map.

Graphs and statistics – Interpret population pyramids, interpret divided bar and column graphs

Photographs - compare and contrast historic and present day photographs