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Year 7

Above satisfactory

Data analysis: Water in the world

Summary of task

Over a period of six weeks, students explored how water connects places, environments and people. Students used digital technologies to present the process of orographic rainfall and explain how it influences the characteristics on either side of a mountain.

Students were provided with images, graphs and thematic world maps showing average annual precipitation and access to improved drinking water. They were asked to identify global patterns of average precipitation and access to improved drinking water; describe the relationships between these patterns; and provide reasons for the identified relationships. They evaluated the usefulness of maps to understand the limitation of information, and concluded their studies by evaluating the sustainability of alternative strategies for water management.

Achievement standard

By the end of Year 7, students describe geographical processes that influence the characteristics of places and how the characteristics of places are perceived and valued differently. They explain interconnections between people and places and environments and describe how these interconnections change places and environments. They describe alternative strategies to a geographical challenge referring to environmental, economic and social factors.

Students identify geographically significant questions to frame an inquiry. They evaluate a range of primary and secondary sources to locate useful information and data. They record and represent data and the location and distribution of geographical phenomena in a range of forms, including large-scale and small-scale maps that conform to cartographic conventions. They interpret and analyse geographical maps, data and other information to propose simple explanations for spatial distributions, patterns, trends and relationships, and draw conclusions. Students present findings and arguments using relevant geographical terminology and digital technologies in a range of communication forms. They propose action in response to a geographical challenge, taking account of environmental, economic and social factors, and describe the expected effects of their proposal.

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