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Read all about the Geography Curriculum and related activities (including excursions and tours).
Frequently Asked Questions About Geography
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General Geography Sites
A collection of resources for all areas of Social Science including Geography, History and Economics/Commerce. They cover all levels. There is coverage for civics & citizenship, peace & legal studies, and lists for various Social Science strands. You should also check pages in Science and Social Science that are not curriculum specific such as Antarctica, World Information, Volcanoes and Weather.
"The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARE), located in Canberra, is an Australian government economic research agency noted for its professionally independent research and analysis. Our objective is to contribute to the competitiveness of Australia’s agricultural, fishing, forestry, energy and minerals industries and the quality of the Australian environment by providing rigorous and independent economic research analysis and forecasting."
The Australian Collaboration is a consortium of peak national community organisations representing social, cultural and environmental constituencies and interests. The main activities of the Collaboration are to act as a forum for the exchange of ideas and information, to carry out research, to publish essays and books and to provide educational materials on important societal issues. The Collaboration is an independent network; it has no political links and does not support any political party.
The Atlas of the Biosphere is a series of maps about land use,human impacts on the environment, eco systems, and water resources. Click on any of the four map categories to see a series of maps related to each topic. You will find maps depicting data for the whole world as well as maps depicting data by continent. In addition to the maps, you can also download the data sets from which the maps were created.
ChartsBin is a web-based data visualization tool that will allow everyone to quickly and easily create rich interactive visualizations with their own data. You can then share your interactive visualizations with others by embedding them in websites, blogs or sharing via Facebook or Twitter. We're focused on building the most exciting and engaging destination for statisticians, and computer scientists in the world. Chartsbin has visualizations on the flags of the world, capital cities, population, to name just a few.
The department is responsible for implementing the Australian Government's policies to protect our environment and heritage, and to promote a sustainable way of life.
This site offers an extensive list of films that can be sorted by title, subject or geography. Whilst the full-length films must be purchased, there are short preview clips of each that can be viewed on YouTube.
At Facing the Future we believe in the transformative power of widespread, systemic education to improve lives and communities, both locally and globally. Our positive, solutions-based programming is designed by and for teachers, and brings critical thinking about global issues to students in every walk of life. We work within the education system to help teachers help students achieve academic success, while preparing them to create and maintain positive, healthy, and sustainable communities (website description).
A table lists all indicators displayed in Gapminder World. Click the name of the indicator or the data provider to access information about the indicator and a link to the data provider. Indicators labeled “Various sources” are compiled by Gapminder. They can be reused freely but please attribute Gapminder.
Australian global educators place particular emphasis on developing relationships with our neighbours in the Asia–Pacific and Indian Ocean regions. This website features country profiles, case studies, images and videos on various issues.
As the world’s only truly universal global organization, the United Nations has become the foremost forum to address issues that transcend national boundaries and cannot be resolved by any one country acting alone. This website offers an overview of some of these global issues, and links to other resources where you can get additional information.
peopleandplanet.net provides a global review and internet gateway into the issues of population, poverty, health, consumption and the environment. It is published by Planet 21, an independent non-profit company and a registered British charity recognised by the United Nations.
Select a subject from the menu and watch the countries on the map change their size. Instead of land mass, the size of each country will represent the data for that subject --both its share of the total and absolute value. This is a great resource to determine the importance of a topic in a country.
Worldmapper is a collection of world maps, where territories are re-sized on each map according to the subject of interest. There are now nearly 700 maps.