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We are Ports: Year 9 Geography activities

Everything you and your students need

These learning materials have everything your students need to use and apply the latest online mapping tools. Using maps has never been more fascinating.

Australian Year 9 Curriculum 'Geographies of interconnections' focuses on investigating how people, through their choices and actions, are connected to places throughout the world in a wide variety of ways, and how these connections help to make and change places and their environments. a Students will use geography skills to explore, question and discover why ports are a major component of interconnecting places, trade and consumption while using and the latest GIS mapping websites.

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1. Student and teacher curriculum and activity materials PDF

2. Student Powerpoint PPT

3. Rubric for student assessment PDF

Student Projects

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Schools  can enter a competition via their local participating Port. Each class can submit their communication project to their local port and judged according to key criteria. First place can choose between an iPad, GoPro , or even a Drone, for the school's Geography Department.

Each participating Ports Australia Member has invited 4 local schools to participate. With over half of our Members participating in the program, and with representation from each state, this means over 5000 children across Australia will be actively using the We Are Ports website for research.

The Australia wide competition starts in Term 2 (April 2017) and continue for the remainder of the school year.
Ports Australia, in partnership with AUSMEPA, a leader in providing marine environment education programs to schools and communities, have teamed up with their Members in this nation-wide high school education program.

The We Are Ports high school education program complements Ports Australia's recently launched microsite which shows how Australian ports are advancing Australia.

For more information on the curriculum visit the AUSMEPA site. Take a look at WeArePorts too.

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