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Syllabus - Changing Australian Communities

Focus: Ways in which communities in Australia are responding to change.

Outcomes
A student:
5.1 identifies, gathers and evaluates geographical information
5.2 analyses, organises and synthesises geographical information
5.3 selects and uses appropriate written, oral and graphic forms to communicate geographical information
5.4 selects and applies appropriate geographical tools
5.7 analyses the impacts of different perspectives on geographical issues at local, national and global scales
5.8 accounts for differences within and between Australian communities
5.9 explains Australia’s links with other countries and its role in the global community
5.10 applies geographical knowledge, understanding and skills with knowledge of civics to demonstrate informed and active citizenship





Students learn about:

Human characteristics that make Australia unique
• demographic characteristics:
– age structure
– distribution
– ethnic composition
– gender
– growth rates
– population size

Types of communities
• types of communities in Australia including indigenous communities
• differences within and between Australian communities

Factors causing change in Australian communities
• factors causing change including an overview of:
– changing nature and patterns of work
– cultural integration
– demographic change
– globalisation of economic activity
– lifestyle expectations
– new technologies
– recognition of native title
– resource depletion

At least ONE Australian community:
• factors that contribute to the community’s sense of identity
• factors causing change in the community
• individuals, groups and levels of government involved in the process of change
• community responses to change
• purpose, structure and actions of community groups responding to change





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