In Geography you will study about places, people and what shapes the environment. You will learn how

the environment infuences people, and how they change the environment. You will develop your

ability to draw and understand maps, graphs and diagrams, as well as studying photographs and

collecting information outside the classroom through fieldwork.

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   What will I learn?



A.      The Human Habitat-

Processes and Change

1.    The Earth’s Surface: Shaping the Crust. Example: Types of rock and plate tectonics.

2.    The Restless Atmosphere. The Heat Engine.

Examples: Climate and weather.

3.    The Workings of our Life Support System.

Example: Soil types

B.      Population, Settlement Patterns and Urbanisation

1.    Population- Distribution Diversity and Change.

Examples: Population pyramid and world population.

2.    People on the Move.

Example: Migration and immigration.

3.    Settlement: Changing patterns in where we live- villages and towns.

Examples: Early settlement.

4.    Urbanisation: Changing patterns in where we live- cities.

Examples: Growth of Dublin and London.

C.      Patterns in Economic Activity

1.    Primary Economic Activities: The Earth as a Resource.

Examples: Water, oil, peat, gas, mining, farming and fishing.

2.    Secondary Economic Activity: Building Resources into Products.

Example: Types of industry and location of industry.

3.    Tertiary Economic Activities: Facilitating Our use of Resources.

Example: Tourism.

4.    Economic Inequality: The Earth’s Resources- who benefits?

Examples: Developed and developing countries, coffee trade and aid.

What skills will I develop?

  • Use and interpretation of a variety of information sources, e.g.national geographic

  1. Maps

  2. Figures

  3. Statistics

  4. Photographs

  5. Textual sources

  6. Electronic resources

  7. Presentation and communication of information and ideas in a variety of ways

  8. Selection and use of a variety of modes of enquiry, both geographical and general in nature, including

    Location, retrieval, collecting.

            Recording, collating, representing.

                                    Analysing, classifying, interpreting  of information.

  • Use of first-hand geographical enquiry in field work and street work (collecting, recording, evaluating information gained outdoors)

  • Synthesising and evaluating information

  • Social skills

                                                                                                                                                            Careers related to geography

Geogrpahy prepares you for careers like town planning, weather forecasting,

tourism, teaching, environmental consultant, working with maps (cartographer)

and many more.

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