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.
|Stage||Syllabus focus||Syllabus content||Teaching framework|
|S4||Landscapes and landforms||
Landscapes and landforms
|Landscapes and landforms (DOCX 87KB)|
|S4||Place and liveability||Influences and perceptions
Access to services and facilities
|S4||Water in the world||Water resources
The water cycle
Australia?s water resources
Water scarcity and water management
The value of water
|Water in the world (DOCX 64KB)|
Production and consumption
|Interconnections (DOCX 84KB)|
Biomes produce food
Challenges to food production
|Sustainable biomes (DOCX 55KB)|
|S5||Changing places||Causes and consequences of urbanisation
Urban settlement patterns
Australia?s urban future
|Changing places (DOCX 66KB)
Changing places (Australia's urban future) learning sequence (DOCX 87.1KB)
|S5||Environmental change and management||Environments
|Environmental change and management (DOCX 84KB)|
|S5||Human wellbeing||Human wellbeing and development
Spatial variations in human wellbeing
Human wellbeing in Australia
Improving human wellbeing
|Human wellbeing (DOCX 84 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
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.
Geography program evaluation
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