- Approx Cost:
- $50 for one field trip
- Technology Requirements:
- A laptop is essential for this course
- Entry Recommendations:
- Course Outline:
Year 11 students will learn about the built environment: urban street patterns, urban landscapes, the Christchurch Recovery Blueprint Plan, Rolleston Town Centre Masterplan and how cities change over time. Case studies of the London and Chicago with a focus on gang-related homicide patterns in Chicago. Students will gain skills in: planning and implementing fieldwork, collaborating in teams, verbal and written communication through essay and report writing, discussions and presentations.
Field Trip: Research the built environments of Selwyn and Christchurch, including the Red Zone.
There is one internal NCEA assessment in this course which includes 3 literacy credits.
Students taking GEO101 need to have an interest in the interaction between people and their environment, how cities change over time and after natural events.
- Where Does It Lead:
GEO101, Geography 201, Geography 301. Tertiary studies at University. A Geography degree leads to careers in public service, the tourism industry, companies dealing with geographic information systems (GIS) and global positioning systems (GPS), the police, local authorities, and in education.
- For further information see:
- Mr Gilpin/Mrs Connolly