Asia Education Foundation

Geography

Asia Skills: A taster

From fashion and the arts to sport, from growing produce to preparing food fit for celebrities. See how Asia Skills set these Australians apart.

Australia-Asia BRIDGE School Partnerships Project

The Australia–Asia BRIDGE School Partnerships Project connects Australian teachers, students and school communities with their counterparts in Asia. View the video to find out more about BRIDGE.

Geography subject associations

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The Australian Curriculum: Geography enables students learn about the ways in which Australia and Asia are interconnected, both environmentally and socially, and how transnational collaboration supports the notion of shared and sustainable futures within the Asia region. From Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia cross-curriculum priority for Australian Curriculum: Geography.

 

View or download the sample map for Asia-related content in the Australian Curriculum: Geography. Identify Asia content currently being implemented in your classroom to address the Asia priority. As part of the audit, also identify new opportunities as provided by the Australian Curriculum to incorporate Asia across year levels.

Curated digital resources

 

View numerous curated digital resources that gather together Asia-related weblinks relevant to year-level content descriptions of the Australian Curriculum: Geography.

 

 

Geography learning sequences

View AEF's range of learning sequences for Geography.

Explore places in Asia special to the people who live there.

Notions of 'home' for animals in the countries of Asia and Australia.

Examine aspects of life in Indonesia in comparison to Australia.

Investigate how Cambodian villagers adapt to seasonal floods.

 

Explore the connections between Australia and Malaysia.

Examine the skills Australians require to live and work effectively in Asia.

 

Use a variety of online resources to investigate Asian countries.

Explore the impact of the Three Gorges Dam on people and the environment.

Examine the pressures of ever-increasing population on Jakarta.

Explore the issue of water in India, causes and effects and strategies to manage water.

Explore the mighty Mekong river and participate in a role play.

Investigate urbanisation in China and the impact on people.

 

Investigate factors impacting on economic development in Shanghai.

Examine the impact of development on South Korea's natural environment.

Explore wellbeing indices and their success in measuring economic development.

 

 

 

Photo acknowledgements:

Golden Temple image courtesy of Nicholas Sleep – Foundation Special places; Devon at the Zoo by Pamela Stewart – Year 3 Images of Indonesia; lechuaphotography.com – Floating village; Australia on the globe by TUBS ‬‪‪‪(CC BY 3.0); Law of perspective (Original image cropped) by heiwa4126  (CC BY 2.0) Year 6 Seeing Beyond Asia; Three Gorges Dam by GDS infographics (CC BY 2.0) – Damming the Yangtze at Three Gorges; Wikimedia Commons– Jakarta faces; © Lechua; Plying trade in the delta, Vietnam by Wendy Connor – Year 7-8 Why Dam the Mekong River; The Bund_45  by Ryan M Mclaughlin  (CC BY 2.0) – Year 8: Urban growth in China; 20090427 5403 Shanghai.jpg – Jakubhal (CC BY-SA 3.0) – Year 9: Shanghai a city on the move; Han River – Dolmang  (CC BY-SA 2.0); Year 9: South Korea – creating a sustainable giant; Dharavi Slum in Mumbai.jpg – Kounosu (CC BY-SA 3.0) – Year 10: Measuring wellbeing; tango applications internet by Openclipart.