Level 1 Geography

GEO101
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr T. Barge

Level 1 Geography 

Part One: ‘Nature’s Fury’ 

‘Nature’s Fury’ is a course based around extreme natural events. The main topics include tsunamis and earthquakes, focusing on the Canterbury earthquakes of 2010-2011. Students taking this course will develop new skills in GIS (geographic information systems/mapping technology) where they will be able to investigate earthquakes in the Canterbury region. As part of this study, there will be a field trip to Christchurch.

Part Two: '7 Billion and Counting'

In the course ‘7 Billion and Counting,’ students will explore world population. Special attention will be given to studying the countries of India and China, the most populated countries in the world. Students taking this course will use mapping technologies such as ‘Google My Maps’ and ‘Google Earth’ to conduct geographic research, and students will do a special study of tourism issues in New Zealand.

For further information see:  Mr Barge



Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91007 v3 Geography 1.1 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of environments that have been shaped by extreme natural event(s)
1
E
4
Y
A.S. 91008 v3 Geography 1.2 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of population concepts
1
E
4
Y
A.S. 91010 v2 Geography 1.4 - Apply concepts and basic geographic skills to demonstrate understanding of a given environment
1
E
4
Y
A.S. 91011 v3 Geography 1.5 - Conduct geographic research, with direction
1
I
4
Y
Y
A.S. 91012 v3 Geography 1.6 - Describe aspects of a contemporary New Zealand geographic issue
1
I
3
Y
A.S. 91013 v2 Geography 1.7 - Describe aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale
1
I
3
Y
A.S. 91014 v2 Geography 1.8 - Apply spatial analysis, with direction, to solve a geographic problem
1
I
3
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 25 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.