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Year 9 Connecting People with Place - Tourism Focus

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A PowerPoint for Year 9 Perception of Place unit with a Tourism Focus.

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Year 9 Connecting People with Place - Tourism Focus

  1. 1. Connecting People and Places The value and perception of a place, when combined with individual and collective power, will lead to a variety of cultural, commercial and recreational uses. 3.1 How do people perceive places?
  2. 2. Class Task  Think of a favourite place in:  your community  Your town  In a rural setting  Find a photograph or image that represents each image  Make notes explaining the qualities the place has and what it means to you  List the reason you connect to your place  Exchange your images with another student. Consider if his/her favourite place have the same meaning for you.
  3. 3. Class Task...  Answer the following questions:  Are your places and reasons unique to you?  Did someone else list similar places?  If so, what were their reason for doing so?  Discuss the different places chosen and the reason why they were picked.  Will these places change significance throughout your life?
  4. 4. What is place?  Somewhere that you identify with and attach meaning to.  Places are: parts of the Earth’s surface that are identified and given meaning by people.  A place can be small as your bedroom or as large as continent.  It can be a constructed feature , such as a building, or a naturally existing feature such as a lake or forest.
  5. 5. What are spaces?  Space refers to the way in which features are arranged on the Earth’s surface.  The shapes and patterns in which things are arranged on the earths surface.  Geographers often use maps to explore and explain the arrangement of the Earth’s surface.
  6. 6. Interconnections between places  We all create places of our own by defining them and giving them meaning, and all of these places are interconnected.  No place exists in isolation. Not even a rock in a mountain riverbed or a single tree is isolated. Every place is interconnected with another.  The place you live is connected to a neighbourhood, the road outside the school connects it with different suburbs and entire continents are connected to each other in many ways.  Natural features, human activities (trade, transport, communication) which move services
  7. 7. Work Sheet 1....  Answer the question on the sheet in your books.
  8. 8. The different ways we connect with places.  Geographers use different models, tools, and strategies to understand and explain some of the ways people perceive place. There are three main methods: 1. Asking Questions: Ask question about the location. Why does it exist? Is it a sacred site? Perception can lead to different opinions about what might be a suitable way to treat or use the place.
  9. 9. The different ways we connect with places.  Geographers use different models, tools, and strategies to understand and explain some of the ways people perceive place. There are three main methods: 2. Using geographical models: to explain patterns and analyse their significance. Bus timetables etc.
  10. 10. The different ways we connect with places. 3. Applying a set of geographical criteria: to understand the reasons by grouping them into similar categories, including:  Spiritual: factors related to a person’s belief  Economic: factors related to employment and income  Cultural: factors related to the shared characteristics of a group of people  Historical: factors related to the past experiences and events  By classifying places we can better understand important interconnections to place.
  11. 11. Work Sheet 2...  Work through the sheet.
  12. 12. Connecting People and Places 4.3 What effects does international tourism have on people and places? Class Activity: What types of tourism exist?
  13. 13. Class task – visiting places  What kind of life experience do you think travel is (direct or indirect)?  Think of 5 places you have not been to but you know something about  What is your perception of each place?  Considers the source of your knowledge of each  Think of 5 places you have travelled to on holiday  What is your perception of each place?  Consider the source of your knowledge for each
  14. 14. Different types of tourism  It is estimated that tourists spend around $A1 trillion annually. This revenue makes a valuable contribution to the economies around the world. Examples of the different types of tourism include:  Recreational  Historical  Wilderness  Ecotourism
  15. 15. What are the negative and positive effects of tourism?  Class task – What are the impacts of different types of tourism?  Recreational  Historical  Wilderness  Ecotourism
  16. 16. The effects of tourism in the future  Trend 1. More people travelling more often  Trend 2. Increased awareness of environmental issues  Trend 3. Travellers want ‘real’ experiences  Trend 4. Trips are becoming shorter but spending more money  Trend 5. People using internet rather than travel agent
  17. 17. Major Assignment – Part 1 Festivals and events in Australia are common place and range from music festival to cultural festivals and everything in-between.  Your task is to research any festival or event in Australia and compile a list of locations nationally and globally. (use the sheet provided)  Make a list of locations, their purpose, their management, and the impact they may have on the environment and local communities.  Use Google earth/maps to mark locations they use.  Create a promotion package or brochure advertising the festival

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