Year 7 HASS – Geography

Course and Assessment Overview 2019

Week Content Assessments

Term 1

1

Geographical concepts and Skills :

⦿ Geographical Concepts -place, space, environment, interconnection, sustainability, scale and change

Geographical Skills – questioning and researching,

 analysing and evaluating, and communicating and reflecting

⦿ Mapping skills – Define maps, features of maps, direction, locating maps using grid references

 
2

Geographical Skills – questioning and researching,

 analysing and evaluating, and communicating and reflecting

⦿ Mapping skills – Interpreting information, graphic representation and drawing conclusions

⦿ Plan and create a map

 
3

Geographical Skills – questioning and researching,

 analysing and evaluating, and communicating and reflecting

⦿ Mapping skills – Complete the map (Annotated Visual Display- AVD)

⦿ Field work in Geography

Task 1

Design a map (AVD) with major natural and built features for a fantasy island

Weighting 5% of total HASS for the year

4

Water in the World

⦿ Environmental resources -renewable, non-renewable and continuous

⦿ Importance of water and its uses

⦿ Water cycle, accessing water and stored water

 
5

Water in the World

⦿ Affects of water- connects people and places

⦿ Water for food and energy

⦿ Water in Australia – quality and quantity

– Brainstorm ideas for creating a brochure

⦿ Water in the world

 
6

Water in the World

⦿ New ways of thinking about water – Virtual water, blue and green water and water footprint

⦿ Water and indigenous people

⦿ Managing water – water scarcity and its challenges (including Australia’s biggest cities)

Task 2

Create a water brochure

Weighting 5% of total HASS for the year

7

Place and Liveability

⦿ Liveability of a place – Objective feature and subjective features

 
8

Place and Liveability

⦿ Liveability of a place – Objective feature and subjective features (contd)

 
9

Place and Liveability

⦿ World’s most and least liveable cities

⦿ Australia’s liveable cities and suburbs

Task 3

Test on Liveability

(Obook- differentiated test)

Weighting 5% of total HASS for the year

10 Economics  

Term 2

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Economics  
2 Economics  
3 Economics  
4 Economics  
5 Economics  
6 Assessment Free  
7 Exam  
8

Exam

Place and Liveability

⦿ Living in Australiawhere Indigenous communities and modern

Australians live

Task 4

Written test

Weighting 5% of total HASS for the year

9 – Living in large cities, rural areas, coastal areas, and remote places  
10

Place and Liveability

⦿ Living in Australia

– Strategies for improving liveability

– Connecting through communities

Task 5

Design an AVD of your perfect liveable place

Weighting 5% of total HASS for the year

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This document is subject to revision.

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