1 - Wonderful World

This unit explore the concepts of systems, evidence, patterns and relationships and ask questions such as what sources of evidence are there and what counts as evidence; how do we collect evidence fairly; how do we use evidence; how can we know when we know enough to make a judgement; how should we use evidence and expert opinion to make sustainable decisions about real places and issues?

Taken by: Ellena Mart of Half Dome in Yosemite

Photograph Taken By - Ellena Mart of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park

Key Concept

Systems (physical and human) - How do humans and the physical environment interact? Can they ever do it successfully?

Related Concepts

Global Context

Orientation in Space and Time - What areas need thoughtful management and why? How are these areas formed throughout time and place?

Statement of Inquiry

To understand systems you need to understand the processes that cause change over time (trends) and variations over space (patterns).

Inquiry Questions

Processes, patterns and trends - How are amazing places formed, located and impacted?

Factual Questions: Remembering facts and topics

Conceptual Questions: Analysing big ideas

Debatable Questions: Evaluating perspectives and developing theories.

  • Where is your place?
  • What is it like?
  • How processes operate on it?
  • How is it changing?
  • How do we use social and physical systems to understand places over time and space?
  • What is the difference between place and space?
  • What are patterns in space?
  • What are trends over time?
  • What are systems and processes?
  • Can we ever know enough about the places and the systems that create them to make good decisions?

Unit Outline and ATL sheets for Wonderful World

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