This unit has been developed in partnership with the UrbanGrowth NSW Development Corporation to provide students with a real-world case study of the concept of place through an investigation of liveability. Throughout this unit students will be immersed in the renewal process of The Bays and use this large scale project to inspire the planning ... Read more »

Tuning in

A tuning in activity helps students to define and focus on the issues they will be dealing with in the unit of work.

  1. The Bays – What Is Liveability? – Geography – Years 7 & 8
    The Bays – What Is Liveability? – Geography – Years 7 & 8

Finding Out

Students will need to obtain more information about the issues they are going to investigate. They can identify questions of interest and research these either in small groups or on their own. Once information is gathered, it can be shared using chosen communication methods e.g. short presentations. Students can continue finding out by completing a range of investigations, including gathering data. They use appropriate methods to present and communicate what they have found out.

  1. The Bays – Assessing Liveability – Geography – Years 7 & 8
    The Bays – Assessing Liveability – Geography – Years 7 & 8
  2. The Bays – Liveability In Our Community – Geography – Years 7 & 8
    The Bays – Liveability In Our Community – Geography – Years 7 & 8
  3. The Bays – Liveability Around The World – Geography – Years 7 & 8
    The Bays – Liveability Around The World – Geography – Years 7 & 8

Considering Social Action

Students are given opportunities to apply their learning in real world situations, in the classroom, school, home or the local community.

  1. The Bays – Taking Action To Improve Liveability – Geography – Years 7 & 8
    The Bays – Taking Action To Improve Liveability – Geography – Years 7 & 8

Assessment and Reflection

Reflection time provides students with an opportunity to value what they have learnt and the learning processes in which they have been involved. Evaluation or assessment tasks during the unit of work will need to conclude.

  1. The Bays – Assessment – Geography – Years 7 & 8
    The Bays – Assessment – Geography – Years 7 & 8