The Year 9 Geography curriculum gives students the opportunity to investigate the role of the natural environment and its role in food and fibre production. Students examine the biomes of the world, their alteration and significance as well as the environmental challenges and constraints on expanding food production in the future. Geographies of interconnections focus on investigating how people, through their choices and actions, are connected to places throughout the world in a wide variety of ways, and how these connections help to make and change places and their environments.

    Unit Topics

    • Geographical Skills and Concepts
    • Biomes and Food Security
    • Geographies of Interconnections

    Skill Development

    Year 9 Geography gives students a chance to develop their ability to predict changes in the characteristics of places over time and identify implications of change for the future. It also enables them to identify, analyse, and explain significant spatial distributions and patterns and significant interconnections within and between places. They create and interpret visual data such as maps, graphs and photographs and research case study examples of geographic phenomena. They also conduct local scale field work and produce reports to present their findings.

    Possible Assessment Tasks

    • Source Analysis
    • Research Report
    • Annotated Visual Display
    • Photo Essay
    • Geographical Inquiry
    • Oral Presentation
    • Written Test
    • In-class Debate

    Career Options

    These include environmental management and conservation, wildlife management and nature tourism; town and urban planning; climatology and physical sciences.

    Year 9