Learning Area: Humanities

Subject Description


In Year 7 Geography students examine the processes that influence the characteristics of places. They consider spatial distributions and patterns and their implications and consider interconnections between and within places and changes resulting from these. This further develops their understanding of geographical concepts, including place, space and interconnection.

Students’ conceptual thinking is developed through two sub-strands at YR 7:


Water in the world focuses on water as an example of a renewable environmental resource. It develops students’ understanding of the concept of environment, including the ideas that the environment is the product of a variety of processes, that it supports and enriches human and other life in different ways and that the environment has its specific hazards.


Place and liveability focuses on the concept of place through an investigation of liveability. Students examine factors that influence liveability and how it is perceived, the idea that places provide us with the services and facilities needed to support and enhance our lives, and that spaces are planned and managed by people.

Curriculum Strands

  • Geographic Concepts and Skills
  • Geographic Knowledge



  • SPICESS task  
  • Weather reading activity
  • Urban development task
  • Semester Examination