NCEA Course Booklet

Geography

Geography studies the world we live in and how people relate to the environment. The environment is a set of natural and cultural phenomena all interacting with each other.

Year 12

• Reading aerial photographs and using weather maps, topographical maps, graphs, statistics • Investigating other countries at different levels of development • Interviewing, recording, research • Gathering resources, using newspapers, texts, magazines, year books • Problem solving, current issues, resource conflict

Prerequisites In total, 14 credits achieved in Level 1 NCEA Geography (8 credits – external), or 60 credits achieved in the student’s top four subjects in NCEA Level 1 and by recommendation of the HoD Geography. Description Geography used to be a subject where you had to learn long lists of facts. It is much more interesting than that today. It allows you to enquire into the world in which you live.

The course includes the following topics:

• Large natural landscapes: South Island High Country • Differences within Vietnam • Urban patterns looking at the patters of murder in Chicago • Wilding Pines in the High Country

The course involves:

• Field trips, local surveys, case studies • Models, simulation activities • Observing, looking, listening, writing, summarising

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