Core TCC 5.4
Students explain the consequences of Australia’s international relations on the development of a cohesive society.
Geography TCC 5.3
Students identify changes to the features of a rural place and an urban place and identify the difference and similarities in these changes.
Core TCC 6.4
Students produce a corroborated argument concerning causes of a change or continuity in environments, media or gender roles.
Geography TCC 6.3
Students carry out field studies to investigate a spatial change through time in a local community.
Causes and effects
consequences of Australia’s international relations
international relations shaping Australia’s environment
humanitarian e.g. Ausaid, U N Commissions on Human Rights/Refugees
political e.g. ASEAN, UN, Commonwealth
economic e.g. WTO
military e.g. peace keeping in East Timor
environmental e.g. Kyoto Protocol, Ramsar, World Heritage
the development of a cohesive society and
trade agreements and their diverse impacts on primary and secondary industry
changing demographic composition of Australia’s society
Aboriginal human rights issues
features of a rural place/urban place
physical characteristics of land on which a settlement is established
cultural characteristics of a settlement.
differences and similarities
could be related to population characteristics, area of land affected, nature of service provision
differences and similarities in changes
differences and similarities could be related to the rates of change, the impacts of the change process on local populations, extent to which the change process was locally or externally imposed
causes of change or continuity in environments
natural disasters e.g. cyclones, tsunamis, volcanoes, landslides, earthquakes
normal weathering and erosion processes e.g. action of running water, moving ice, aeolian(wind) action
large increase in population leading to increased pressure on urban fringes (in both developed and developing nations).
increased demand for particular resources (timber, coal, peat, water) e.g. overuse of Murray-Darling resource, pressure placed upon urban waterways as developers seek to satisfy increasing demand (&, in part, create demand)
change in spatial distribution of population e.g. caused by the drift from rural to urban areas (in both developed and developing nations).
provision of major infrastructure or service centre e.g. railway line between Adelaide and Darwin, construction of large shopping centre in a local community
spatial change through time
relevant changes could relate to an expansion or decline in the physical area of land utilised by a centre caused by:
expansion/decline of an industry
establishment of new industry
increased/decreased support by local council
debate an important international issue and how it has affected Australia e.g. ’Australia should do more to control e.g. greenhouse gas emissions’
present a written or oral report based on research, highlighting how an international event has impacted on Australian society
present a photographic, or other audio-visual, report on the debate on one world heritage decision in Australia
prepare a map and photographic display of change in an urban centre as a result of changes in the rural economy
roleplay a political campaign responding to a major issue and show how different political parties respond to one issue, identifying target audiences e.g. rural/urban concerns
investigate the local area (as either an urban or rural centre) and compare it with an adjacent settlement, which is opposite in nature to the original
collect data from each of these communities and investigate the similarities and differences in the types of changes which have occurred e.g. population growth may have occurred in the urban centre, to the detriment of smaller surrounding rural settlements; issues of landuse could be significant
produce a corroborated argument
as a group present an argument in written or oral form for one of the above changes
carry out field studies
map the current landuse in an area and compare it to historical records of the chosen area
conduct surveys and collate oral histories as part of the primary data to be used to determine the extent of changes/benefits-disadvantages of changes