Geography 3.4 is a practical resource to help you pass NCEA Geography Achievement Standard 3.4 ‘Demonstrate understanding of a given environment(s) through the selection and application of geographic concepts and skills’. The first part of the text builds on the geographic skills developed in Geography 1.4 and Geography 2.4; and the second part features a series of case studies that help you exercise these skills in a particular context.
A wide range of activities, cartoons, photographs and case studies covering:
• Key Geographic Concepts
• Geographic writing
• Constructing and interpreting maps
• Constructing graphs and tables
• Making value judgements
• Using diagrams
• Analysing and interpreting data
• Statistical mapping
This book, which can be used as part of a geography course, or as a stand-alone text, covers the Level 3 skills and geographic concepts outlined in the skills list published on the NZQA Geography Resources website. The activities broaden students’ understanding of geographic concepts and incorporate higher level thinking skills appropriate at this level such as the evaluation and justification of specific issues.
• A series of case studies, including The Aral Sea, Global Warming and Biodiversity, Energy Needs in New Zealand, Tide Turbines on the Kaipara Harbour and the Great Barrier Reef.
• A full-colour supplement of topographical maps and photo resources.
• A complete answer section that can be removed if you want to use these activities for assessment.
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To the student
To the teacher
1 Introduction to Geography
Why study Geography?
What is Geography?
2 Writing Skills
Analysing geographic information
Writing geographic essays
3 Mapping Skills
Constructing and interpreting maps
Using graphs for analysis
4 Other Visual Skills
Constructing and interpreting graphs
Constructing and interpreting tables
Analysing diagrams and pictures
Analysing cartoons and photographs
5 Valuing Skills
Values in Geography
Learning valuing skills
6 Case Study I: Global Warming and Biodiversity
7 Case Study II: The Aral Sea
8 Case Study III: Energy in New Zealand
9 Case Study IV: Kaipara Tide Turbines
10 Case Study V: Great Barrier Reef
Visual resources (in centre of book)
Answers (in centre of book)
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