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Geography

Objectives

  1. Junior forms:
    1. To learn basic geographical knowledge and concepts
    2. To acquire map-reading skills
    3. To know more about the surrounding world
    4. To understand the role of human beings in the modern world
  2. Senior forms:
    1.  To develop an understanding that man-environment interaction should be maintained for sustainable development
    2.  To equip students with knowledge, skills and appropriate attitudes to the discipline of geography that will be useful to them in future

 

Contents

Junior Forms

Form 1

Map reading skills

Use urban space wisely

Form 2

Changing climate, changing environment

The trouble of water

Form 3

Global shift in manufacturing industry

Living with natural hazards

 

Senior Forms

Form 4

Sustainable city

Changing industrial location

Disappearing green canopy

Global warming

Form 5

Opportunities and risks - Is it rational to live in hazard-prone areas?

Dynamic Earth: Formation of rocks in Hong Kong

Managing River and Coastal Environments: A continuing challenge

Form 6

Weather and Climate

Combating Famine

 

Features

1.

To motivate students to explore and understand the relationship between human beings, the environment and the Earth through the study of space, regions and interactions between human and the environment

2.

To help students to develop sound knowledge of the ever-increasing challenges of the world posed by natural hazards, environmental problems, globalization, population and urban problems and resource depletion

3.

To enable students to apply geographical concepts to daily life

4.

To understand how the natural environment affects human life and how human activities affect the natural environment

5.

To develop competencies and skills in

  1. interpreting maps, photos, statistical graphs, diagrams;
  2. information processing;
  3. problem-solving and high-order thinking

6.

To apply map reading skills and integrate geographical information and GPS to the curriculum

7.

To equip junior students with fundamental knowledge and skills which provide solid foundation for senior forms' geography learning

8.

To organise field trips to allow students to apply concepts and knowledge to the real world, and to learn new ideas

 

Project and comprehensive learning activities:

Form

Activity

F.5

Field Study course - Stream pollution @ HoKoon Field Study Centre

F.5

Geological Study @ High Island East Dam

F.5

Geological Study @ Ma Shi Chau

F.4

Mai Po Nature Reserve – Urban planner @ Deep Bay

F.4

Field trip to Central - Study on land usage

F.2

Micro-climate study

F.2

Weather report – group presentation

F.2

Visit to San Tin Flood Prevention Information Centre and Yuen Long Floodway Bypass

F.1

Orienteering on Tai Mo Shan - Map reading skills practice

F.1

Googling the city

 

e-learning: F.4: Urban Planner @ Deep Bay

F.1: Googling the city

 

  

  F.5: Stream pollution study @ Ho Koon

 

F.5  Geological Study @ Ma Shi Chau

中五級Geological Study @ High Island East Dam

 

     

  F.2  Learning Activity: Contour Box 

 

  F.2: Visit to San Tin Flood Prevention Information Centre

 

Yuen Long Bypass Floodway

San Tin Flood Prevention Information Centre

 

F.1: Googling the city

 

Achievements

  1. Students are able to apply geographical and spatial concepts, develop a good awareness of natural phenomena and hazards worldwide, and critically analyse the underlying causes. 
  2. Students are able to apply geography-related IT tools e.g. geographical information system and Global Positioning System across disciplines and in the daily life.
  3. Students are able to develop the ability to appreciate the natural world.
  4. Students have attained good academic standard in the public examination.

 

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