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NSW Syllabuses

Geography K–10 - Stage 5 Changing Places – Stage 5


A student:

  • GE5-2

    explains processes and influences that form and transform places and environments

  • GE5-3

    analyses the effect of interactions and connections between people, places and environments

  • GE5-5

    assesses management strategies for places and environments for their sustainability

  • 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-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?
  • Content focus

  • 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.
  • Content

  • Causes and consequences of urbanisation
  • Students:
  • investigate the causes and consequences of urbanisation with reference to ONE Asian country, for example:  (ACHGK054) A
  • identification of spatial distribution patterns MGS AN
  • description of the causes of urbanisation AIUL
  • examination of economic, social or environmental consequences of urbanisation VR SEWE
  • Urban settlement patterns
  • Students:
  • investigate differences in urban settlement patterns between Australia and another country, for example:  (ACHGK055)
  • Internal migration
  • Students:
  • 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 GS ICTLN
  • discussion of economic, social or environmental consequences of internal migration on places of origin and destination CCTWE
  • International migration
  • Students:
  • analysis of international migration patterns MGS ICTN
  • explanation of where and why international migrants settle within Australia M IULWE
  • examination of characteristics and spatial patterns of Australia’s cultural diversity FVR DD
  • Australia’s urban future
  • Students:
  • investigate the management and planning of Australia’s urban future, for example:  (ACHGK059) SE
  • description of Australia’s projected population growth GS N
  • discussion of the implication of population forecasts for the future growth and sustainability of urban places SECCT
  • explanation of strategies used to create economically, socially and environmentally sustainable urban places SEEUWE
  • proposal of ways for individuals and communities to contribute to a sustainable urban future SEPSCCC