Geography

globeIs about the landscape and...

... how people live in it and use it

Physical geography is the study of rocks, different landscapes – coastal, rocky, mountainous, glacial (ice covered), river, lake and sea

Human geography looks at populations, emigration, transport, tourism, war and economic change; and the environment – resources, energy, conservation, pollution and waste.

Geography is about lots of different places, people, resources and environments, as well as how the Earth works.

As well as lessons, learning will involve collecting, analysing and writing about a range of data gathered on fieldwork (visiting different landscapes near your school and field trips to landscape further away.

You'll learn:

  • how the natural environment and the things humans do and make affect each other
  • how the Earth's landscape is continually shaped by reactions beneath its surface and what we humans do
  • about terrestrial (land) and marine (sea) and how the physical landscape is formed over time
  • what we humans do with the land, for example, farming and mining
  • how to use maps, atlases, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to find out about and write about what you've seen.

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