Use pages 58-63 of Pearson textbook to answer Questions 1-4.
Read the yellow box “Spotlight: The biggest estate on earth” on p. 63. Use it, the video above (and the extension video below if you wish [15 min long]) to answer the following question in about 150-200 words: Compare the management practices of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with those of contemporary management in Australia. Assess the sustainability of each.
This is Bill Gammage, who wrote a key book (The Greatest Estate on Earth) about Aboriginal land management. The first Europeans described what they saw as ‘parks’, but they never assumed that ‘wandering savages’ could have made such a thing. It is an interesting and different explanation of pre-European land use and management to what we tend to think about.
List as many words as you can think of to describe ‘environment’ or its components. [2 min]
How do humans use ‘the environment’ – ie the resources of the earth? Classify these resources as Renewable, Somewhat Renewable or Not Renewable.
Refer to this document. Outline how the earth functions as source, sink, service and spiritual.
What are some examples of these not listed in the document?
1. Finish the above.
2. Some ecosystem services are below. Give an example for each, and classify as source, sink, service or spirituality:
- Dispersing seeds
- Places for recreation and reflection
- Purifying the air, providing oxygen
- Moderating weather extremes
- Building and maintaining soil fertility
- Decomposing and dispersing waste
- Providing food and fibre
- Protection from river and coastal erosion
- Filtering water
- Plant pollination
- Providing shade
- Protection from UV rays
- Controlling farming pests
[If time … could you draw this? Feel free to do this if you wish, but no compulsion!]
In Geography this Semester we will look at:
Environmental Management and Change
Key Focus 1 – The human-induced environmental changes that challenge sustainability
Key Focus 2 – Urban environments: A comparative study of Australian and international eg’s
Geographies of Human Wellbeing
Key Focus 1 – Human Wellbeing
Key Focus 2 – Inequalities in Human Wellbeing
Key Focus 3 – Improving Human Wellbeing
8 groups of 3 to read from photocopy (Oxford Big Ideas – Geo 10, pp 6-12)
1 Place Space
2 Environment Interconnection
3 Scale Change
4 Place Environment
5 Space Scale
6 Interconnection Change
7 Sustainability Environment
8 Interconnection Sustainability
Answer these questions for your two conceptsin the table above:
- What is it?
- Does this concept have different categories?
- What do geographers study in relation to this concept?
- Why is this concept important?
Then, find someone who has a concept you need, and you have a concept they need. Share your answers. Discuss and clarify (go back to the handout if necessary)
More focused than yesterday’s…
This is a good video explaining the application of population pyramids
The Year 10 Geography Exam is on Monday, 30 November at 1:55 in the Auditorium. The exam will be 1 hour in length with 10 minutes reading time.
The test will consist of two sections:
- Source Analysis with short answer questions
The source analysis will require you to analyse population pyramids, maps, text and tables. It is important that you examine the sources closely when responding to the short answer questions.
The mini-essay will require you to respond to a question that relates to the topic of human wellbeing.
Your response should have be structured in the following way:
- Paragraphs in which you support your claims/arguments with supporting evidence
Suggested materials to bring for exam
Population pyramids are an important tool in being able to identify population structure and trends within a country.
The link below from NatGeo has two worksheets for printing and how to draw population pyramids by hand.
This YouTube clip shows how a population pyramid could be constructed using Paint.
Start today on assessment task please
Due: Friday 20 November (Week 6)
Please note that I have a very short timeframe to mark – if you submit late, you will have a 0 for this task.
Human Wellbeing: The issues (an introduction)
United Nations: index of Global Issues
Access to sanitation
Access to water
– The Water Project: Education, Health, Hunger, Poverty
– How throwing away food wastes water too
Access to shelter
– Child Labour resources from United Nations
– Violence against women and girls resources from UN
Non-Government Organisations (NGOs)
Poverty & Aid (Worldvision)
– Hunger (United Nations)
Geographies of Human Wellbeing
(includes chapters on Women & Girls, Population & Poverty, Disease)
Impact of colonialism: emotive, persuasive article suggesting reparations to former colonies.
Review of India, and of indicators (of development, of well-being) used so far.
What are some you came across? What do they measure & why measure this?
How do they fit together…
Demographic Transition Model
Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness Index
China will get rich before it gets old (Foreign Affairs)
India is a classic example of vast differences in wealth in a single country:
To what extent have the following contributed to inequalities within India?
Start with the information from the text, and if your reading speed is reasonably fast (!) find at least one other source. If you are a slower reader, stick with just the textbook. (Reading speed, not laziness level!)
Write one paragraph on each. (70-150 words)