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Thursday, February 28

  1. page Murray Darling Basin edited ... So what is sustainability? meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability …
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    So what is sustainability?
    meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs
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    try and reduce the amount of water.secure water resources in Australia. Remember that
    Read through the strategies and start thinking about whether this means that Australia is sustainably using water....
    One of the reasons to ensure sustainable use of water is the increasing conflict over water resources. This is especially true of countries that share a particular water source, such as The Nile Basin which is shared by TEN countries: Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Uganda and United Republic of Tanzania.
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  2. page Murray Darling Basin edited ... Changing perception of water's value These are FACTORS or reasons as to why conflicts may be …
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    Changing perception of water's value
    These are FACTORS or reasons as to why conflicts may be increasing.
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    or happened.
    There

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    planned answers,
    SHEEPT
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    take a look at this map of population density world-wide http://www.populationlabs.com/World_Population.asp
    and this group of charts showing the distribution of population by latitude and longitude http://urbandemographics.blogspot.com.au/2010/08/world-population-distribution-map.html
    In class we have createdcreate an overlay
    Assessed homework: Reread p.33-35 and complete questions 2 and 4. Reread p.36-37 and complete questions 1 and 2. Write an opinion piece on "my perception/value on water is.....", this should be planned, thought about carefully and written using correct paragraph structure.
    Key Knowledge - Geographic characteristics of the MDB region
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  3. page Murray Darling Basin edited ... Distribution questions are not asking for reasons why it exists, only about what you SEE. Pra…
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    Distribution questions are not asking for reasons why it exists, only about what you SEE.
    Practice describing the distribution pattern of rainfall by completeing this guided work through Water in Oz distribution work through.doc {Water in Oz distribution work through.doc}
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    in Australia.
    FYI - When making statements about maps, remember to always use compass directions (West and East, not left and right!)
    Homework: Complete activity 5 on p.35 of the textbook. We have not looked at how to write discuss questions but see if you can give your thoughts on the statement as a start.
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    At least with the MDB basin, we only have to negotiate use amongst 4 states and 1 territory at a national scale, imagine the difficulties of fair distribution at a global scale.
    Have a look at this website http://www.worldwater.org/conflict/map/ which light heartedly maps conlflicts over water across the globe over time. You will notice that the number of conflicts increase, are increasing in severity, tend to be concentrated in two main areas of the globe, and now Australia features as a conflict location......
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    why are thethere more conflicts
    Increasing populations and higher demand
    Changing technology such as irrigation
    Warming temperatures
    Changing perception of water's value
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    be increasing. In
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    or happened. There
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    planned answers, SHEEPT
    SHEEPT

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    Social = to do with people. e.g. Increasing populations and higher demand
    Historical = e.g. previous water agreements may be outdated
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    Political = e.g. Changing governments between water sharing states/nations
    Technological = e.g Changing technology such as irrigation
    You have used PEEQ to describe distribution patterns.If you compare one distribution pattern to another you are comparing two mapable characteristics.When you do this you are practising spatial association.We found that there was a strong spatial association between high rainfall and population density as both were primarily concentrated in coastal areas.One of the 'E's in PEEQ stands for 'exceptions'. There were exceptions to this rule.What were they?
    You need to be exact when you describe these.
    In 'distribution' questions, identify the distribution pattern (linear, radial, dispersed, scattered, clustered), provide cardinal compass directions (N,S, E, W... or combinations of these, e.g. NNW), name locations visible on the map provided which back up your claim, data from the map for each of these locations, and identify the exceptions.
    For 'discussion' questions or where you are asked to 'explain' why a pattern, or policy exists you need to identify and evaluate the influence SHEEPT factors may have had on the pattern of distribution and the existence of exceptions.
    Look at the map below from population labs (http://www.populationlabs.com/Australia_Population.asp).
    Using SHEEPT discuss why exceptions exist to the strong spatial association between population density and rainfall, where they exist and why they are limited in number.
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    To practice this skill further and get further insights into the spatial association between population and water resources.
    take a look at this map of population density world-wide http://www.populationlabs.com/World_Population.asp
    and this group of charts showing the distribution of population by latitude and longitude http://urbandemographics.blogspot.com.au/2010/08/world-population-distribution-map.html

    In class we have created an overlay of the Average Annual Rainfall map on p.34 using tracing paper. An overlay should be in itself a full map, so make sure it includes all BOLTSS. We will use this overlay to learn/practice how to answer Spatial Association questions.
    Assessed homework: Reread p.33-35 and complete questions 2 and 4. Reread p.36-37 and complete questions 1 and 2. Write an opinion piece on "my perception/value on water is.....", this should be planned, thought about carefully and written using correct paragraph structure.
    If you do not have the new textbook, please email me directly for the scans of the pages. Due to copyright I do not want to post them here :)
    Key Knowledge - Geographic characteristics of the MDB region
    So the basics, WHAT ARE GEOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS?? For those of you new to Geography, we looked at these during transition at the end 2011. Its just a fancy way of saying FEATURES. They are split up, like always, into physical/natural characteristics and human characteristics e.g. amount of rainfall is a natural characteristics while types of buildings are a human characteristic. Think of the things you would mention if describing a photo.... Have a look at this document if you are still a little confused..... Geo Charateristics explanation.pdf {Geo Charateristics explanation.pdf}
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    There are Soooooo many characteristics about the MDB that make it unique we use an acronym to help us remember.... BFSODIAC!!!!
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    information using pg.39 (supp. p.2)pg.38-50 to make
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    on page 40 (supp. p.3).41.
    You MUST remember facts and figures for the exam to get top marks so make sure you are noting down useful information such as MDB is 14% of Australia's total land area etc. When giving answers be sure to include specific information such as locations and figures.
    Assessed homework: We are now going to create a poster of MDB geographic characetristics while also mapping the average annual rainfall within the MDB. Use this A3 map MDB blank - geo charac.doc {MDB blank - geo charac.doc} . You must accurately shade (using appropriate colour scheme) the rainfall distribution within the MDB from figure 4.4 on p.42 onto your map and include a legend. The 11 stars around the map are for interesting characteristics that you see yourself being able to remember come the exam in November. Use BOLTSS!!!
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  4. page Murray Darling Basin edited ... Distribution questions are not asking for reasons why it exists, only about what you SEE. Pra…
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    Distribution questions are not asking for reasons why it exists, only about what you SEE.
    Practice describing the distribution pattern of rainfall by completeing this guided work through Water in Oz distribution work through.doc {Water in Oz distribution work through.doc}
    Now that you are getting better at using PEEQ to describe distribution patterns, try and do the same for the pattern of distribution of the human population in Australia.
    FYI - When making statements about maps, remember to always use compass directions (West and East, not left and right!)
    Homework: Complete activity 5 on p.35 of the textbook. We have not looked at how to write discuss questions but see if you can give your thoughts on the statement as a start.
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    Key Knowledge - Geographic characteristics of the MDB region
    So the basics, WHAT ARE GEOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS?? For those of you new to Geography, we looked at these during transition at the end 2011. Its just a fancy way of saying FEATURES. They are split up, like always, into physical/natural characteristics and human characteristics e.g. amount of rainfall is a natural characteristics while types of buildings are a human characteristic. Think of the things you would mention if describing a photo.... Have a look at this document if you are still a little confused..... Geo Charateristics explanation.pdf {Geo Charateristics explanation.pdf}
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    what it’s like.http://www.mdba.gov.au/water/about_basinlike.http://www.mdba.gov.au/explore-the-basin/about-the-basin
    Introduction to the MDB region
    The MDB is a unique basin in that it is so flat, big, has thousands of wetlands (some even internationally protected oooohhhhh) plus many many more. It has many geographic characteristics that set it apart from other global basins.
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Monday, February 4

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    Course Overview including an explanation of assessment:
    {Geog34_CourseAims+Assessment.docx}
    Key Dates
    {Geog34_KeyDates-.docx}
    Term1
    {Geog34_U3_Term1_topic_overview.docx}
    Term2
    Term3
    Term4

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  2. page Geography_home edited ... Year 10 Mapping Skills (2 weeks) Rainforests (4 weeks) Antarctica (4 weeks) Tourism (4 we…
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    Year 10
    Mapping Skills (2 weeks)
    Rainforests (4 weeks)
    Antarctica (4 weeks)
    Tourism (4 weeks)
    National Parks (1 week)
    Coasts (4 weeks)
    Revision (1 week)

    Textbook and worksheets (see SIMON)
    VELS
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