- 1 Lessons in the NZ Geography classroom
- 2 Year 11 Geography
- 2.1 Describe an extreme natural event and the human response
- 2.2 Describe population patterns, processes and issues
- 2.3 Apply skills and ideas with direction in a geographic context
- 2.4 Carry out and present directed geographic research
- 2.5 Describe a contemporary geographic issue and evaluate courses of action
- 2.6 Describe a global geographic topic
- 3 Year 12 Geography
- 4 Year 13 Geography
Lessons in the NZ Geography classroom
Year 11 Geography
Describe an extreme natural event and the human response
This achievement standard involves the description of an extreme natural event, from the development through to the completion of the human response.
Assessment against this achievement standard will include a combination of skills, knowledge and geographic ideas. Assessment will be selected from: • processes that produce an extreme natural event • effects of an extreme natural event on the natural environment • effects of an extreme natural event on economic and social activities • how people can prepare for and respond to the effects of an extreme natural event. The demonstration of knowledge of any significant extreme natural event from around the World will meet the requirements of this achievement standard.
Teaching Ideas for this unit
Processes that have produced an Extreme Natural Event
|Writing a collaborative story in Year 11 Geography: Write a collaborative story for a child in primary school on how tropical cyclones are formed and how they affect the natural and cultural environment. You need to add to the wiki to include detail using the case study material from Hurricane Katrina and Cyclone Nargis.
Base the story on the child's storybook Winnie the Pooh. It has already been started for you.
Start the story here: story writing
Effects of an Extreme Natural Event on the natural environment
Case studies to be used: Hurricane Katrina (2005) and Cyclone Nargis (2008)
Read the following articles (adapted from Wikipedia) and complete the following tasks - see lesson template:
Hurricane Katrina effects on the land
Cyclone Nargis effects on the land