Level 2 Geography

12GEO
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss S. Bryson

We love to show off New Zealand as a fantastic adventure playground, but at what cost?

You will learn to:
• Tongariro Volcanic Centre, a world renowned geographic environment, how did it get there? How does it change? And how do people use it? Explain how natural landscapes such as the Tongariro Volcanic Centre have been formed and the changing way in which humans have used its resources over time
• why some areas are rich and why are some poor and what do the ideas behind the Millennium Development Goals have to do with it?
• Tanzania, where is it? Explain the economic, social and political causes of disparities in economic development in a country like Tanzania
• apply a range of geographic skills and ideas, such as mapping, photo interpretation and graph construction to different settings
• conduct and present a geographic investigation based in the Tongariro Volcanic Centre
• Explain a current geographic issue and evaluate the ways in which it can be managed
• explain the global pattern of HIV/AIDS, the process that lead to these patterns and how the issue is significant to different groups of people
• why do patterns exist in some urban areas such as Chicago, what impact do they have on the local community


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Approximately $350 for the field trip to the Tongariro National Park.


Recommended Prior Learning 14 Achievement Standard credits in Geography at level 1 or at the discretion of the Head of Department.
Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91246 v3 Geography 2.7 - Explain aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale
2
I
3
Y
A.S. 91245 v3 Geography 2.6 - Explain aspects of a contemporary New Zealand geographic issue
2
I
3
Y
A.S. 91244 v3 Geography 2.5 - Conduct geographic research with guidance
2
I
5
Y
Y
A.S. 91242 v3 Geography 2.3 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of differences in development
2
E
4
Y
4r,4w
A.S. 91241 v3 Geography 2.2 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of an urban pattern
2
I
3
Y
A.S. 91240 v2 Geography 2.1 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of a large natural environment
2
E
4
Y
4r,4w
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.