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Year 10 Assessment Task Notification
Task Name: Semester Exam
Date Due: Exam Block Week 5
Nature of Task: Examination
Outcomes to be assessed
5.5:demonstrates a sense of place about Australian environments 5.6:explains the geographical processes that form and transform Australian environments 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
A semester exam will be completed during Week 5 of Term 4, 2014. Questions will be from the following topics:
Topic 3: Issues in Australian Environments
Topic 4: Australia in its Regional and Global Contexts
The exam will include:
Terms and Definitions
Short Answer Responses
The exam will be 1 hour and 30 minutes + 5 minutes reading.
The Extended Response question
TheDespite its isolation, Australia has established and maintained diverse and strong regional and global links. Examine the significance of ONE of these links to Australia. These links include:
Your response should:
describe the nature of the link
explain the advantages and disadvantages of the link for Australia discuss the cultural, economic and geopolitical implications of the link.
You will be required to submit your planning sheet and source analysis for the extended response question during Week 4 of Term 4. DUE DATE: ________________________
Marking Criteria – Year 10 Geography
Describe the nature of the link
A comprehensive description of the nature of the link.
A detailed description of the nature of the link.
A competent outline of the nature of the link.
An elementary outline of the nature of the link.
...The Geography of Culture
“Social cohesion was built into language long before Facebook and LinkedIn and Twitter—we're tribal by nature. Tribes today aren't the same as tribes thousand of years ago: It isn't just religious tribes or ethnic tribes now: It's sports fans, it's communities, it's geography.”
With communities, there is geography. With sport fans, there is geography. With culture, there isgeography. A city, a county, a nation has geography that is unique to its political and cultural traits. For instance, Hsinchu has its own traits that defines its own geographic features. GIS, which stands for Geographic Information System, whose purpose is to map out geographic data, has played an important part in geography today. Using the culture of Hsinchu and a basic mapping program of BatchGeo, maps can be created, displaying geographic data of Hsinchu. In Hsinchu, different elements of culture and their locations can be shown in the form of a map. For instance, there is a surprising number of temples located in Hsinchu itself. Culture is apparent all over Hsinchu, with its abundance of restaurants and centers of recreation. In Hsinchu, parks and museums about science are common, such as the H2O Health Science City Living Water World and the Green World Ecological Farm. Hsinchu is the home of innovation and culture, and the two are often combined. IBSH, a...
Geography P. 3
February 24, 2011
Venice is a city located in the northern part of Italy that is known mostly for its tourism and it’s very interesting physical geography. What makes Venice a city of geological interest is the fact that it is filled with waterways and canals, which are replacements for the conventional cobblestone streets commonly found in Europe. The city of Venice has one major waterway called the Grand Canal which winds throughout the entire city, interconnected with many smaller, and narrower canals. Because of the many canals scattered through Venice, modern age Venice is faced with many geological problems such as sinking, and climate. Although Venice is an extremely old city, it still incorporates modern technologies and cultures to create booming tourism and a great economy. With the interesting geographical features like the canals, it is no surprise that many problems occur from these features, but also generates a phenomenal economy and tourism industry.
The Canals of Venice
The canals of Venice, Italy are the most important geological feature that makes Venice, Venice. The canals run throughout the city allowing them to be water-traffic corridors. In total there are 150 distinct canals with the most important and largest being the Grand Canal. The Grand Canal splits the city almost directly in...
Urban geography is a branch of human geography concerned with various aspects of cities. An urban geographer's main role is to emphasize location and space and study the spatial processes that create patterns observed in urban areas. To do this, they study the site, evolution and growth, and classification of villages, towns and cities as well as their location and importance in relation to different regions and cities. Economic, political and social aspects within cities are also important in urban geography.
In order to fully understand each of these aspects of a city, urban geography represents a combination of many other fields within geography. Physical geography for example is important in understanding why a city is located in a specific area as site and environmental conditions play a large role in whether or not a city develops. Cultural geography can aid in understanding various conditions related to an area's people, while economic geography aids in understanding the types of economic activities and jobs available in an area. Fields outside of geography such as resource management, anthropology and urban sociology are also important.
Urban geography is the study of areas which have a high concentration of buildings and infrastructure. These are areas where the majority of economic...
...McDowell and James Duncan discussed what cultural geography really is and its transformation through time. Linda McDowell’s article was entitled “The Transformation of Cultural Geography” while James Duncan’s article was entitled “The Superorganic in American Cultural Geography.” I find the article of Maxwell more interesting and well-explained than Duncan’s article. The scope of McDowell’s article is more extensive while Duncan’s article is focused on his main argument. McDowell’s article touched more fields that are related and made it easy to comprehend the idea of cultural geography. For example, it conceptualized the link between local and global forces that varies the relationships between identity, meaning and place to analyze cultural geography.
The Transformation of Cultural Geography article reiterated the meaning of culture first before discussing what cultural geography is. It argued culture as socially constructed and a set of spatially rooted practices. Culture is not a totality but a process of reinforcing accepted cultural norms and standards. The question of whether is it the culture that shapes the spatial area? Or the spatial area has something to do with the community’s culture were visible on the article. The article also pointed out the social relations of power into different ideas of space. It also showed that people can adapt to different...
...The Nature of Geography
What Do Geographers Do?
A volcanologist is a geographer who specialises in working with volcanoes. Their responsibilities range from observing volcanic eruptions, to monitoring volcanoes, to analysing samples of rock from volcanoes and even predicting when the next eruption of a dormant volcano may occur. In a typical day of a volcanologist, one analyse data collected by others and manipulate it with the use of a computer. On the other hand, a volcanologist may also expect to be outside hiking a dormant volcano, taking various notes, photos, sketches and sampling rocks and lava, all of which may be forwarded to those working in an office, for perhaps periods of 2-3 months. It is however very dependent on the weather of the location.
Meteorologists study atmospheric sciences and they perform a wide range of tasks, such as predicting weather patterns, measuring temperatures, air pressures and also includes broadcasting the analysed data to the public in a simple-to-understand way. However, they are only part of a wide spectrum in meteorology. Other meteorologists may include those involved in archive meteorology, which involves researching, verifying and reporting on past weather-related events. Meteorologists may also become teachers and professors in the field of specialty. The ‘typical weather forecaster’ may expect to work in a studio with various trackers and tools, then later working in a studio,...
...Concepts in Human Geo: Ch. 2 *57-77 Lecture 2 Sept. 11, 2012
Our task as geographers: to write about the earth
- We are interesting in spatial variation
- What do we mean by spatial variation?
In order to study our world we must speak the language of geography
- How things differ across space (spatial variation)
o Ie: suburbs of Hamilton higher scores of economic, health and social factors, older part of city in lower part
- Space: areal extent on the earth’s surface; space can be absolute or relative
- Absolute space: objective reality – eg. The mac campus; real or mapped
- Relative space: subject or perceived space; the values/attributes associated with space eg; Macs international reputation
- Location: where something is situated ie: a specific part of the earths surface; location can be absolute or relative
- Abosulte location: a precise location on the earth’s surface; eg: Hamilton’s abosulte location is 43° 16 N Latitude, 79° 50 W longitude
- *relative location: where something is situated in relation to another/other places, ie: Hamilton is West of Toronto
- Site: the location of a geographer factor phenomenon with specific reference to the immediate local environment (eg: site of Hamilton)
- Situation (like relative location): where something is situated to something else:
o Norton Fig. 2.2 & 2.3 pg. 594
Winnipeg in Canada...
...Contents of a Geography SBA
• The Aim (or Aims) of the study ?
• Analysis and discussion
• Location maps
There is a particular order in which the report must be done for presentation. This is as follows:
1. Title page
2. Strategy sheet
3. Table of contents
4. Location map(s)
5. Aim of the study
6. Method of data collection
7. Presentation of data
(1) Table of Contents
• Details properly sequenced with correct page number 1 MARK
(2) Aim of the Study
• At least ONE aim clearly stated as a direct or implicit question. 2 MARKS
Aim is geographical and based on the Syllabus
Aim allows collection of primary data.
(3) Location of the Study
• At least two sketch maps: 4 MARKS
ONE of the site (showing immediate environs), and
ONE (usually of territory) showing its location in relation to other features (for example, roads, rivers,
settlements within the parish or region or district);
BOTH maps accurately drawn and properly labelled.
Between the two maps: ...
...The Geography of New Zealand
By Clayton Brown
February 25, 1996
The well-known country of New Zealand is a small, resourceful nation
located 1,000 miles off Australia's south east coast. New Zealand has an
impressive economy that continues to grow, a physical landscape that attracts
people from around the globe, and although small, New Zealand is a respected
nation for its advanced civilization and stable government. Thegeography of
this prestigious nation can be described through five principal categories, the
physical geography, the cultural geography, the citizens' standard of living,
the government, and the nation's economy.
New Zealand is located in the southern hemisphere, with an absolute
location of 37 degrees south longitude to 48 degrees south longitude and 167
degrees east latitude to 177 degrees east latitude. It is composed of two major
islands named the North and South Islands, and the total land area of the nation,
approximately divided equally between the two islands, is 103,470 square miles.
Surprisingly, only 2 percent of the land area is arable. New Zealand has an
abundance of natural resources, explaining why the country is so wealthy
compared to other nations. These resources include fertile grazing land, oil
and gas, iron, coal, timber, and excellent fishing waters.
New Zealand's climate is basically moderate year round because of the
nearby ocean that...