Programming

The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) geography K–10 syllabus page contains useful information to assist with programming Years 7-10 geography, including a guide to the syllabus, sample scope and sequences and sample units.

Geographical inquiry process

Use the inquiry process to support programming in geography.

Geography 7-10 teaching and learning frameworks

The following Stage 4 and 5 sample teaching and learning frameworks cover topics from the Geography K–10 Syllabus. Teachers may adapt these programs to suit the needs of individual students and their local school context.

StageSyllabus focusSyllabus content Teaching framework
S4Landscapes and landforms

Landscapes and landforms
Value of landscapes and landforms
Changing landscapes
Landscapes management and protection
Geomorphic hazard

Landscapes and landforms (DOC 87KB)
S4Place and liveabilityInfluences and perceptions 
Access to services and facilities 
Environmental quality 
Community 
Enhancing liveability
Place and liveability (DOCX 49KB)
S4Water in the worldWater resources 
The water cycle
Australia’s water resources
Water scarcity and water management
The value of water 
Natural hazard
Water in the world (DOCX 64KB)
S4InterconnectionsPersonal connections
Technology
Trade
Production and consumption
Interconnections (DOC 84KB)
S5Sustainable biomesBiomes
Changing biomes
Biomes produce food
Challenges to food production 
Food security
Sustainable biomes (DOCX 55KB)
S5Changing placesCauses and consequences of urbanisation
Urban settlement patterns
Internal migration
International migration
Australia’s urban future
Changing places (DOCX 66KB)
S5Environmental change and managementEnvironments
Environmental change
Environmental management
Investigative study
Environmental change and management (DOC 84KB)
S5Human wellbeingHuman wellbeing and development 
Spatial variations in human wellbeing 
Human wellbeing in Australia
Improving human wellbeing
Human wellbeing (DOC84 KB)

To view the continuum of learning in Geography K-10, the K-10 Geography teaching framework for Early Stage 1-Stage 3 can be found on the Early Stage 1 to Stage 3 Geography programming page.

Geography 7-10 life skills

Sample learning and teaching sequence (DOCX 116.71KB)

The document provides teachers with ideas for teaching Geography Years 7-10 Life Skills. It is designed to be amended, adapted and used according to your school policies and priorities.

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