What is Geography?Geography is quite an open ranged subject, thereis no exact group of words to describe whatGeography is. Dictionary Meaning: The study of the physical feature of the earth and of human activity. Online meaning: Geography is the study of the earth’s landscapes, people, places, environments, your back yard (in some cases) and trees.
Why study GeographyWhy study Geography? There are many greatreasons why: When going into high school, History will make a lot more sense to you You won’t get lost as easily, compared to people who haven’t studied Geography (Because you will know how to read a map) To understand the basic system that effect everyday lifeE.G. The earth, the sun, water cycles, the wind,ocean currents, natural disasters, the environmentand the mother nature we take for granted
Can you explain your Country? Have you ever thought of if someone came to Australia, that has never been to Australia and you have to guide them around each and every State and tell them a natural landmark and a man made landmark, could you do it? GIVE it a go
VictoriaMan made Landmark ~ MCG The Melbourne Cricket Ground(MCG) is an Australian sports stadium located in Yarra Park,Melbourne markNatural Landmark ~The 12 apostilsThe 12 Apostles are 12 large standing rocks but know there isless than ten.
Australian Capital TerritoryManmade Landmark: Parliament houseParliament House properly one of the most wellknown landmarks in the ACT. It is located inCanberra, Australia.Natural landmark: Snowy Mountains, known as "TheSnowies", is the highest Australian mountain inAustralia.
New South WalesMan made landmark ~ Sydney Opera House has come torepresent Australia just like the Eiffel Tower represents Franceand the Roman Colosseum represents Italy Natural Landmark~ The blue mountains The Blue Mountains is a mountainous landscape in New South Wales, Australia.
QueenslandManmade ~ Australia ZooAustralia Zoo is home of thecrocodile hunter and is located inQueensland, sun shine coast,AustraliaNatural Landmark ~The greatbarrier ReefThe Great Barrier Reef is theworlds largest coral reef.
Northern TerritoryNatural Landmark~ Uluru also known as Ayers Rock, is alarge rock climbing 348m high and is 2.5 km wide. Manmade Landmark ~ Territory Wildlife Park is a friendly wildlife place in the Northern Territory
South Australia Manmade ~ The Barossa Valley is a major winelandscape and tourist destination of South Australia.Natural landmark: Kangaroo Island is Australiasthird-largest island.1. Tasmania2. Melville Island.
Western AustraliaManmade landmark ~ Australians hardest road. Allow atleast four days to travel the 1,400 kilometre Highway, which isconsidered one of Australia`s most challenging roadsNatural landmark: The beautiful beachesDive with the world’s largest fish - the whale shark,snorkel with manta rays, swim with wild dolphins.
TasmaniaManmade: Port ArthurPort Arthur is a small town in Tasmania,Australia.Natural landmark: Cradel mountainCradle Mountain is a mountain in the CradelMountain- Lake St Clair National Park.
Ocean GroveMan made ~ The Ocean Grove/ Barwon HeadsBridge. The bridge represents Ocean grove very wellby the way it has been made.Natural Landmark~ The surf beaches. The surfbeaches have great waves and soft sand.
The Ocean Grove ParkHow have humans changes the natural environment?The humans have changed the park by creating a walking trackaround the out-skirts of the park, a fair size playground, as well assport facilities, signs, benches, a cricket pitch, fences, Gazebos, halfa basketball court, picnic tables and finally a car park.How have these changes beneficial?They have made entertainment for all ages by having aplayground, cricket pitch and sports facilities. Also by having awalking track they attracted the public to keep fit, and enjoy thepark.What impact do these changes have on the environment?They have cut down many trees to create an open space so thatmeans lots of natural wildlife have no homes. The birds don’t singas loud and it properly doesn’t have the same atmosphere as it didbefore humans altered it.
Ocean Grove parkHow would this place have looked before humans altered it?A large landscape filled with trees soring high, birds singing,families having picnics and dogs going wild and crazy.What type of person were the creators of the park trying toattract-how do you know? Is there a cultural bias in the set up ofthe park?Young families with young children because they is a playground,the public because they is a walking track and children becausethere is sport facilities and fit people. Australians because they arequite laid back (meaning they is nothing that jumps out at you, forexample: crocodiles and etc..)
Blue Waters LakeHow have humans changes the natural environment?They have created a path circling the lake, put new trees in to makeit feel natural, sighs, sewerage pipes, fences, picnic tables, asmallish bridge, drains and they have cut trees down.How have these changes beneficial?More people can enjoy the lake by being able to walk around itand people are also able to keep fit by running a full lap of the lakeand that is 1500m. They are also seats so you are able to go for awalk then have a break.What impact do these changes have on the environment?They are ruining and taking away wildlife and animal homes. Thepublic are living on the edges of the lake and they have got rid oftrees so they can have access to the lake from their houses.
Blue Waters LakeHow would this place have looked before humans altered it?Lots and lots of trees everywhere and you wouldn’t really be ableto see the lake and heaps of natural wildlife leisurely walkingaround.What type of person were the creators of the park trying toattract-how do you know? Is there a cultural bias in the set up ofthe park?Everyone, the lake has know real hints tell you who the agepurpose is, the public because there is a track to walk around andyour dogs are free to roam with you and it is a great place to go fora family bike ride.
Venn Diagram The Ocean Grove Park Same Blue water Lake Put in a cricket pitch Cut down Put trees in Sport Facilities heaps of trees Put sighs in Created small bridges Added in a car park Made park Added in sewerage Created a playground Benches pipes and drains Built a rotunda Made for Houses backing onto it Picnic Tables Australians Half a basketball court Fences
KEY~Overview Green: OG PARK Blue: BLUE WATERS LAKE Trees Animals getting cut loss of down homes Young IIII Families IIII IIII IIII IIII III IIII What types of IIII IIII people use them III Public