Level 2 Geography
Teacher in Charge: Mrs S. Barge
Level 2 Geography
Part One: 'CSI in the City'
In this course, students will explore the urban development of Timaru where there will be a field trip to conduct geographic research in the town centre. Students will then investigate the city of Chicago and look at the issue of gangs and crime. Students taking this course will also develop their skills in GIS (geographic information systems/mapping technology).
Part Two: ‘Mountains and Ice’
‘In ‘Mountains and Ice,’ students will explore one of New Zealand’s largest natural environments, the South Island High Country, focusing on how it was formed and how it has changed. As part of the course, there will be a field trip to Mount Cook National Park to study glaciation. Geographic issues will include climate change and how we use our environment.
22 Course Credits Available
- Timaru retail field trip
- Gangs and crime in Chicago
- GIS (Geographic Information Systems)
- Mountain building
- Field trip to Aoraki/Mount Cook
- Climate change
For further information see: Mr Barge
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 25 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 17 credits.
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