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Geography Curriculum (Senior Forms)

Plan

 

NSS Curriculum (Secondary 4)

Months / Year

Topics

September 2015

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

  • Is the earth we live on stable?
  • Why is our earth unstable?
  • What are the major internal forces and processes, and the resulting landforms?
  • What are the major landforms found at the plate boundaries?

October 2015

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

  • How do plate movements create hazards?
  • Do all areas suffer from tectonic hazards in the same way?
  • Is it rational to choose to live in hazard-prone areas?

November 2015

Managing river and coastal environments: A continuing challenge

  • How does water shape our rivers and coasts?
  • What are the major fluvial processes?
  • How do fluvial processes shape the land?

December 2015

Managing river and coastal environments: A continuing challenge

  • How do coastal processes shape the land? 
  • How can human activity influence and later river and coastal environments?

January 2016

1st Exam

February 2016

Changing industrial location – How and why does it change over space and time?

  • Where were manufacturing industries in Hong Kong mainly located in the past? Where are they now? 
  • Where should manufacturing activities be located?

March 2016

Changing industrial location – How and why does it change over space and time?

  • How has the location of the iron and steel industry in China changed over time?
  • What are the location factors of the IT industry?
  • What is the impact of changes in industrial location and modes of production?

April 2016

Building a sustainable city – Are environmental conservation and urban development mutually exclusive?

  • How has the urban population in Hong Kong changed?
  • How has the internal structure and urban areas of our city changed?

May 2016

Building a sustainable city – Are environmental conservation and urban development mutually exclusive?

  • What problems does a growing city bring?
  • Sustainable city: Is it a possible solution?
  • What are the costs of developing Hong Kong into a sustainable city?

June 2016

2nd Exam (Final Exam)

NSS Curriculum (Secondary 5)

Month / Year

Topics

September 2015

Building a sustainable city – Are environmental conservation and urban development mutually exclusive?

  • How has the urban population in Hong Kong changed?
  • How has the internal structure and urban areas of our city changed?

October 2015

Building a sustainable city – Are environmental conservation and urban development mutually exclusive?

  • What problems does a growing city bring?
  • Sustainable city: Is it a possible solution?
  • What are the costs of developing Hong Kong into a sustainable city?

November 2015

Combating famine – Is Technology a panacea for food shortages?

  • What is famine? Where do most famines occur?
  • What are the factors affecting agricultural production?

December 2015

Combating famine – Is Technology a panacea for food shortages?

  • What are the agricultural characteristics of nomadic herding in the Sahel?
  • What are the agricultural characteristics of irrigation farming in southern California?
  • To what extent can technology help increase agricultural production and alleviate food shortages?

January 2016

1st Exam

February 2016

Disappearing green canopy – Who should pay for the massive deforestation in rainforest regions?

  • What is happening to tropical rainforests?
  • Characteristics of natural tropical rainforest

March 2016

Disappearing green canopy – Who should pay for the massive deforestation in rainforest regions?

  • How does a tropical rainforest ecosystem function?
  • What causes tropical deforestation?
  • What is the impact of large-scale deforestation on tropical rainforests?
  • How can we prevent tropical rainforests from disappearing?

April 2016

Global warming – Are humans responsible?

  • Is our Earth getting warmer?
  • What is the normal global distribution pattern of temperature?

May 2016

Global warming – Are humans responsible?

  • What are the causes of global warming?
  • How does global warming affect us?
  • How can we ease the problem?

June 2016

2nd Exam

NSS Curriculum (Secondary 6)

Month / Year

Topics

September 2015

Global warming – Are humans responsible?

  • Is our Earth getting warmer?
  • What is the normal global distribution pattern of temperature?

October 2015

Global warming – Are humans responsible?

  • What are the causes of global warming?
  • How does global warming affect us?
  • How can we ease the problem?

November 2015

Weather and Climate

  • What is a climatic system? What is the Earth’s radiation budget?
  • What are climatic elements? What are their distribution patterns?
  • What is the global distribution pattern of climatic zones?

December 2015

Weather and Climate

  • What is the weather and climate like in Hong Kong?
  • What are the characteristics of China’s climate?
  • What is the relationship between climatic hazards and human activity?

January 2016

Preparation for Mock Exam

  • Cross-topic Data-Based Question Practices (Paper I)
  • Cross-topic Short Essay Practices (Paper I)
  • Data-Based Question Practices (Paper II)
  • Short Essay Practices (Paper II)

February 2016

Mock Exam (Paper I and II)

March 2016

Preparation for HKDSE Geography (Optional)

  • Cross-topic Data-Based Question Practices (Paper I)
  • Cross-topic Short Essay Practices (Paper I)
  • Data-Based Question Practices (Paper II)
  • Short Essay Practices (Paper II)

April 2016

HKDSE Geography Paper I and II

July 2016

HKDSE Results Release

Learning and teaching

  • Content-based approach of learning and teaching will be implemented for Secondary 3, for building a strong foundation of geographical knowledge; 
  • A balance between student-oriented and exam-oriented approach of learning and teaching will be implemented for Secondary 4 and above;
  • The generic skills of issue-inquiry and decision-making are applied; in-class activities including group discussion and presentation, debate and role play are supportive measures to assist the training of the mentioned generic skills;
  • Learning and teaching beyond the classroom – Field trips to various places in Hong Kong is an approach for students to learn through an in-person geographical experience;