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Understanding our Environment in Geography
This free online environmental course explores a number of major global phenomena at play including deforestation, climate change and drought. The course then delves into the socioeconomic consequences of these effects.
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After completing this course you will know about various global phenomena and their impact on people and places. You will learn about rainforest destruction, rising sea levels and refugees.
|Definition and classification of global phenomena|
|Impacts of global phenomena on people and places|
|The distribution of global phenomena|
|Natural processes which generate global phenomena|
|The environment: taking a global perpective|
|Global responses to rainforest destruction|
|The effectiveness of global environmental strategies|
|The 1997 Kyoto conference|
|How are organisations responding to global environmental issues?|
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|Course Title||Understanding our Environment in Geography|
|Content Origin||Australian School Curriculum|
|Course Description||This free online environmental course explores a number of major global phenomena at play including deforestation, climate change and drought. The course then delves into the socioeconomic consequences of these effects. This free, self-paced online tutorial is an ideal complement to traditional textbook learning. Teachers can treat the course as a resource and assign specific areas to students. The course can also be used as a stand-alone introduction to the various facets of environmental biodiversity and its key political and social corollaries.|
|Release Date||07 November 2012|
|Course Duration (Avg Learner)||2-3 Hours|
|Age appropriateness||16+ Years|
|Minimum Grade/Class Level||Post-Secondary|
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