Year 7 geography assessment task 2


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Year 7 geography assessment task 2

  1. 1. Year 7 Geography Assessment Task 2Task Aim: Research plan into a Geographic issue in your localsuburb.Task Weighting: 50%Due Date: Week 3 Term 4 handed to teacher in classTask DescriptionStep 1 – Choosing a Geographic IssueYou will be asked to choose a geographic issue that has affected the area inwhich you live in. Issues can be chosen from the following lists:Inner-West Area Other Suburbs in SydneyRailway Development Traffic CongestionTraffic Congestion on King St Local Music VenuesMural artwork on local buildings New Building developmentsLittering in local parks, streets Pollution of Waterways/ParklandsMarrickville Metro Development Flooding areas after severe stormsNewtown Festival Restaurants in your local areaInternational Restaurants Bicycle riding and bike lanesImpact of Marrickville and Sydney Local theatre venuescouncils on King StLocal music venues New public development projectsBicycle riding and bike lanes Dog parksLocal theatre venues Public transport use in your local areaSydney Park upgrade Industry (factories) issuesSt Peters gas mining proposal Closure of public services (post office)Enmore swimming pool renovation New road developments (Bridges, Motorway, local roads)Parramatta Rd upgrade Community Veggie PatchesIron Cove new bridge development Graffiti (illegal) RemovalGraffiti (illegal) removal Waste DisposalDulwich Hill extension track Cultural changes in your local suburb
  2. 2. Dog Parks in the local area Impact of business closure in your local areaPublic Transport use in the local area Impacts of crime in your local areaCallan Park Development Teenager community iniativesCommunity Veggie PatchesPlease ask your teacher about other issues you can do from your localareaStep 2 – Collecting informationOnce you have selected an issue you need to begin collecting information.This can begin in a number of ways: - Researching online (internet sites, videos, blogs) o Using local and Sydney websites, council websites, community group action websites etc. This will help you find the majority of your information to be used in your report o Locating maps of where the issue impacts (maps should be used to show where the issue is located) o Collecting images that relate to the issue - Viewing the sites yourself, taking photographs (taking photographs will improve your results), drawing sketches - Getting in touch with your local council, collecting information brochures, speaking with local individuals, groups or businessesStep 3 – Writing your reportYour next step is to begin your report. Here are the areas you will need tocover: • A brief introduction to the Geography issue. What is the issue? • The spatial dimensions (area) of the issue (using maps and locations) • The impacts of the issue (effects on citizens, environment) • Perspectives (opinions) of groups in society about the issue
  3. 3. Step 4 – Including evidence in your reportYou need to include photographs, images, statistical tables, news articlesinto your report. Make sure they are placed in the relevant sections.This step is your chance to work on your presentation skills, correct spellingand make sure your printer is working. Make this an interesting report thatpeople will enjoy reading.Step 5 – Submitting your reportHand your report into your teacher on the due date. Remember if you areaway on the day the report is due, please bring a note from homeexplaining why you were away. Give this note to the teacher the next dayyou are at school.Your report must be ready before the day you hand it in. - don’t try to print it out at school on the due date - 20% will be deducted for each day the report is late without a valid excuse in writing from your parents.Outcomes4.3 uses a range of written, oral and graphic forms to communicategeographical information4.6 describes the geographical processes that form and transformenvironments4.8 describes the interrelationships between people and environments