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Year 8 Geography consists of two units of study: Landforms and Landscapes and Changing Nations.
'Landforms and Landscapes' focuses on investigating the features and formations of landscapes and landforms, as well as the human impacts on and management strategies for our environment. Students learn to interpret and analyse climate data to make predictions and identify trends.
'Changing Nations' focuses on human geography, specifically urbanisation and migration. Students learn about megacities by comparing Tokyo in Japan or Shanghai in China to Mexico City in Mexico or New York City in the United States. Students assess the challenges and opportunities afforded by these megacities against Australia’s own cities (typically Adelaide or Melbourne). Through this inquiry, students learn to pose questions and draw conclusions about the nature of urbanisation before exploring migration patterns and the impact on the management and planning of Australia’s urban future.
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