Level 1 Geography

1GEO
Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr J. Gunn

Learn about how both people and nature shape the environments in which we live. Investigate and interpret geographic patterns, features and processes including how these change over time. Key areas of study include; rivers, field trip based research, earthquakes, coffee production, geospatial mapping, skills and concepts, as well as sustainable tourism. Geography equips students with the skills to interpret the world in which they live. This course assists students in both Level One Literacy and Numeracy


Subject Overview

Term 1
Geographic Concepts - Sustainability, Change, Interaction, Patterns, Processes, Perspectives, Environment
Fluvial/River Field Trip to Kowai River to carry out geographic research
Geographic Skills and Concepts ongoing

Term 2
Global Patterns as a result of human activity - based on production of resources such as coffee and pineapples
Geospatial - digital mapping, manipulation and application
Geographic Skills and Concepts ongoing

Term 3
Sustainable Tourism in Nepal
Geographic Skills and Concepts ongoing
Skills Port Hills Field Trip

Term 4
Revision for External - Geographic Skills and Concepts

Pathway

Level 2 Geography, Level 2 Tourism Studies, Level 3 Geography, Level 3 Tourism Studies

Approximate Costs and Equipment/Stationery

Two Field Trips - River/Fluvial Studies to Kowai River for geographic research and Port Hills Skill based field trip. As these are curriculum based day trips there is currently no charge.


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91009 v3 Geography 1.3 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of the sustainable use of an environment
1
I
3
Y
A.S. 91010 v2 Geography 1.4 - Apply concepts and basic geographic skills to demonstrate understanding of a given environment
1
E
4
Y
A.S. 91011 v3 Geography 1.5 - Conduct geographic research, with direction
1
I
4
Y
Y
A.S. 91013 v2 Geography 1.7 - Describe aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale
1
I
3
Y
A.S. 91014 v2 Geography 1.8 - Apply spatial analysis, with direction, to solve a geographic problem
1
I
3
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 17 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.