explains processes and influences that form and transform places and environments
analyses the effect of interactions and connections between people, places and environments
assesses management strategies for places and environments for their sustainability
acquires and processes geographical information by selecting and using appropriate and relevant geographical tools for inquiry
communicates geographical information to a range of audiences using a variety of strategies
Related Life Skills outcomes: GELS-2, GELS-3, GELS-5, GELS-7, GELS-8
Key inquiry questions
- Why has the world become more urbanised?
- How does migration impact on the concentration of people into urban places?
- How does urbanisation change environments and places?
- What strategies are used to manage environmental change in urban places to enhance sustainability?
- Students examine the patterns and trends in population movements and the increasing urbanisation of countries. They discuss the reasons for internal and international migration patterns and the consequences of population movements, including the increased concentration of populations within countries. Students examine strategies to create liveable and sustainable urban places, propose solutions and suggest opportunities for active citizenship.
- Causes and consequences of urbanisation
- investigate the causes and consequences of urbanisation with reference to ONE Asian country, for example: (ACHGK054)
- identification of spatial distribution patterns
- description of the causes of urbanisation
- examination of economic, social or environmental consequences of urbanisation
- Urban settlement patterns
- investigate differences in urban settlement patterns between Australia and another country, for example: (ACHGK055)
- examination of urban settlements to determine patterns of concentration
- explanation of factors influencing urban concentration eg climate and topography, transportation networks, land use or perceptions of liveability
- assessment of the consequences of urban concentrations on the characteristics, liveability and sustainability of places
- Internal migration
- investigate reasons for and effects of internal migration in Australia and another country, for example: (ACHGK056, ACHGK057)
- analysis of trends in temporary and permanent internal migration
- discussion of economic, social or environmental consequences of internal migration on places of origin and destination
- International migration
- investigate the reasons for and effects of international migration to Australia, for example: (ACHGK058)
- analysis of international migration patterns
- explanation of where and why international migrants settle within Australia
- examination of characteristics and spatial patterns of Australia’s cultural diversity
- Australia’s urban future
- investigate the management and planning of Australia’s urban future, for example: (ACHGK059)
- description of Australia’s projected population growth
- discussion of the implication of population forecasts for the future growth and sustainability of urban places
- explanation of strategies used to create economically, socially and environmentally sustainable urban places
- proposal of ways for individuals and communities to contribute to a sustainable urban future