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Copy of What is Geography?
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Why Study Geography?
Knowing the characteristics of places
Understanding the relationships among people and places
Understanding a globalized economy
Reading and interpreting maps
Navigating foreign places
Identifying major physical features of the world
Understanding cause and effect of disasters
Knowing where places are
Understanding current events in local, national and international news
The study of earth and its features.
Where is it?
Why is it there?
How did it get there?
How does it affect the people?
How does it affect the natural environment?
Geography is Asking Good Questions!
Where do you think each of these places is? Explain why?
The famous "Blue Earth" from the 1972 Apollo Space Mission.
1. Ask good questions
2. Gather information (field trips, observation, research)
3. Organise information (maps, tables, diagrams)
4. Analyse and examine the information.
5. Answer the questions
Morrocan market at night featuring snake charmers, acrobats, storytellers, and open-air food stalls, nightfall at the Djemma el-fna in Marrakech attracts crowds of foreigners and jovial locals alike.
Field Investigation - Purtinga
Mapping and fieldwork
Planning for the future of our cities
Migration Pattern Assignment
Steps to Studying Geography:
Tracing a centuries-old route, a caravan of adventurers plies a 1,500-mile (2,414-kilometer) trail through the heart of the sprawling Sahara. The Sahara covers some 8 percent of Earth's land area.
Who is driving the camels?
Where did the people come from?
Where are they going?
Why are they traveling through such a harsh, dry land?
What desert is this?
How did this place get so dry?
What is the temperature?
What is under the sand?
What lives in this desert?
• What are different types of landforms?
• Why are they important for us?
• How do they get to be that shape?
• How do people effect landscapes?
• Investigation – Purtinga - A River Landscape
What topics are studied in Year 8 Geography at Cornerstone College?
Ability to visualize the world
By Mrs. Johnson
Modified for Cornerstone College by Mrs Filmer
*Most images are from nationalgeographic.com
Name these Australian iconic places (if you can!)
Give two different ways to
describe where the iconic places in the photos above are found in the world.
TO BE AS SPECIFIC AS YOU
Describe what you can see in the photos below.
Be clear and specific.
Answer the following questions
as accurately as you can...
Choose one of the photos from above, use blank paper to create a pencil sketch of the photo.
Include the following ..... a title, labels, border
Now that you have viewed this Prezi and completed the activities you hopefully know more about Geography.
If there is anything that is unclear or if you have any questions please, please ask me!!
• Who migrates?
• Why do people choose to migrate?
• What are some of the migration patterns in Australia? Other countries?
• Why do more people live in cities than the country?
• What’s the best plan for the future of Australian cities?