Year 7 - Unit 1 and Year 7 - Unit 2 are both part of the Australian Geography Series which compromises nine books in total. Year 7 - Unit 1: Resources In The World and Year 7 - Unit 2: Place And Liveability have been specifically written for Year 7 students studying Geography in Australia. The books have been written by the same author and are both part of the Australian Geography Series which comprises nine books in total. Year 7 - Unit 2 is divided into six sections which clearly link to the Australian National Curriculum.
The first section investigates the factors which have influenced the location of Indigenous Australians over the years. It traces their movements and the reasons behind these movements. The second section entitled Liveability, explores the reasons why people live where they do inAustralia, and compares Australian life in urban, rural and remote places. Around The World is the title of the third section of the book and it makes a comparison betweenAustralia and other countries. Centrality is the name of the fourth section of the book as it explores urbanisation. The fifth section examines more factors which contribute to people's decisions to live in certain places, and the final section considers future living.
As students complete the activities in this book, they will learn to describe the significance, interconnection and characteristics of places, and identify the relationships between these. They will use concepts relating to location, distribution and pattern, to describe their observations and findings. Each activity sheet is designed to engage the students and help them to develop an appreciation of why people live where they do. Students will be encouraged to develop geography skills by: observing,questioning, planning, collecting, evaluating, processing, analysing, interpreting and drawing conclusions.