004 - Synthesis, Evaluation and Skills

Geographic Inquiry and Concept

Processes of population change and their effect on people and places.



Synthesis, Evaluation, and Skills

How the impacts of population change and spatial interactions between places can be categorised and represented graphically.



Activity One - Review and Link

You have now completed the first section on 'Changing Population' and it is time to review what you have done. Mr. Allaway and I have developed a review sheet to help you remember what you have studied and to try and think more about the concept words that are used in relation to this unit. 


  1. Using a green pen tick off the sections of the syllabus that you remember learning about.
  2. Using a red pen tick off the sections of the syllabus that you don't remember studying.
  3. Highlight the concept this section primarily focuses on.
  4. Mark on the syllabus the examples or case studies that you have studied.
  5. Now try and fill in the other boxes starting with the geographic knowledge (what do you need to know) - this can be bullet-pointed. Then do the geographic understanding (ideas you need to comprehend or have the capacity to interpret).
  6. How do all the concepts help you to understand this section of the syllabus? Fill in the four concept boxes explaining how they help you to link different ideas together.
  7. Now write in the short answered and extended response questions that you could use to review this unit. Hint they are on the bottom of each webpage.
  8. How does this unit link to the other units you have studied so far? This is the final box on the page.

Google Document

Thank you Richard Allaway for the outline of this.



Activity Two - Concept Mapping

We have looked at the idea of concept mapping before when we reviewed the course for your Freshwater and Extreme Environments tests. We will be doing this for each section of the course to get you to make explicit links between the syllabus points that you have studied.

  1. You will be given out two sheets of A4 with four key words on each of them.
  2. Connect that set of words on each separate sheet and explain the connection.

Google Presentation





Activity Three - Mymaps

It is absolutely essential that you include examples of place within your extended response questions and it is often good to mention areas even in the structured questions. To help to review the different areas we have studied we are going to use google my maps. Find your 'layer' for Geographic Perspectives - Global Change and add all of the examples you have studied to it.

  1. Search for google my maps in your search engine.
  2. Sign in using your school ecolint account.
  3. Click on the red - create a new mind map - to get a new blank map.
  4. Follow the instructions on the image below to get you started with pinning and filling the map with information about each area we have studied.
  5. For each section of the course we will add a layer to this map.

Image One - How to use Google my maps