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NSW Syllabuses

Geography K–10 - Stage 5 Human Wellbeing

Outcomes

A student:

  • GE5-1

    explains the diverse features and characteristics of a range of places and environments

  • GE5-2

    explains processes and influences that form and transform places and environments

  • GE5-6

    analyses differences in human wellbeing and ways to improve human wellbeing

  • GE5-7

    acquires and processes geographical information by selecting and using appropriate and relevant geographical tools for inquiry

  • GE5-8

    communicates geographical information to a range of audiences using a variety of strategies

Related Life Skills outcomes: GELS-1, GELS-2, GELS-6, GELS-7, GELS-8

  • Key Inquiry questions

  • What makes human wellbeing a geographical issue?
  • How can the spatial variations in human wellbeing and development be measured and explained? 
  • What are the economic, social and environmental impacts of variations in development and human wellbeing?
  • How do governments, groups and individuals respond to inequalities in development and human wellbeing for a sustainable future?
  • CONTENT FOCUS

  • Students examine the nature of, and differences in, human wellbeing and development that exist within and between countries. They describe ways of measuring human wellbeing and development to reveal spatial variations and develop explanations for differences. Students investigate examples from Australia and across the world of issues affecting development, the impact on human wellbeing and the consequences of spatial variations across scales. Local, national and global initiatives to improve human wellbeing are also examined.
  • Content

  • Human wellbeing and development 
  • Students:
  • examination of global indicators and benchmarks for human wellbeing GS N
  • description of ways of measuring and mapping human wellbeing and development for the purpose of identifying and analysing spatial variations L
  • analysis of contemporary trends in human wellbeing and development GS ACCTN
  • Spatial variations in human wellbeing
  • Students:
  • investigate causes, issues and consequences of spatial variations in human wellbeing, for example:  (ACHGK077, ACHGK078, ACHGK079)
  • description of spatial variations in human wellbeing and development between and within countries using selected indicators MGS ALN
  • examination of reasons for and consequences of spatial variations in human wellbeing and development VR AIU
  • discussion of issues affecting the development of places and their impact on human wellbeing in ONE country or region ST ACCTIU
  • Human wellbeing in Australia
  • Students:
  • investigate the reasons for and consequences of spatial variations in human wellbeing in Australia, for example:  (ACHGK080)
  • identification of differences in human wellbeing in Australia using a range of indicators GS AHCICTN
  • examination of reasons for and consequences of differences in human wellbeing for TWO groups of people in Australia eg cultural groups, unemployed, the aged, young people, people with disabilities VR AHCLDD
  • analysis of how human wellbeing is influenced by where people live in Australia M AHCCCTDD
  • Improving human wellbeing
  • Students:
  • investigate initiatives to improve human wellbeing in Australia and other countries, for example:  (ACHGK081)
  • evaluation of initiatives by governments and non-government organisations to reduce spatial variations in human wellbeing CCTIU
  • discussion of the role individuals play in improving human wellbeing PSCCCDD
  • proposal for action by governments, organisations or individuals to improve the wellbeing of ONE group in Australia CCTPSCCCWE