ATAR Geography Unit 4: Perth Fieldwork Booklet

Perth Depth Study - Unit 4.
Fieldwork booklet which covers Perth City, and activities using Google Earth, the ABS and further research.
This is an assessment, but can be broken up into smaller tasks.
Teachers should take the Year 12s around Perth city (guide/times are included on the first page) or - could just set the Google Earth/ABS section as work.


  • the site, situation, internal and external morphology and functions

  • the demographics

  • the nature, scope and causes of each of the four selected challenges being confronted, and the
    implication for the place

  • the range of planning strategies that have been used to address each of the four selected challenges,
    and how these compare with, and/or have been informed by, responses implemented in other places,
    both inside and outside Australia

  • collect geographical information, incorporating ethical protocols, from a range of primary sources
    (interviews, questionnaires, student’s own experiences, and field observations) and secondary sources
    (online maps, websites, spatial software applications, print resources and visual media)

  • identify and describe natural and cultural features and their patterns on the Earth’s surface using ground
    level photographs, aerial photographs (vertical and oblique), radar imagery and satellite imagery
    (Landsat, weather satellites and Google Earth)

  • use the internet as a tool for geographical research

  • use simple applications, software and online resources (including Google Earth and Google Maps) to
    access atlases and remote sensing products (photographs, radar imagery and satellite imagery) for the
    purpose of describing and interpreting spatial patterns and relationships

  • access databases, such as Australian Bureau of Statistics, and Bureau of Meteorology, for spatial and
    statistical information

  • use geospatial technologies, including GPS, to collect and map spatial data

  • collect primary data using field techniques, including: surveys and interviews, observing and recording,
    listening, questioning, sketching and annotating, measuring and counting, photographing and

  • collate primary data using techniques, including: listing, tabulating, report writing, graphing, constructing
    diagrams and mapping

  • analyse and interpret primary data

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