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Cumberland State Forest Geography

Lesson Overview:

This lesson plan involves Year 11 Geography students attending an excursion through the Cumberland State Forest. The focus is on a geographical investigation of biophysical processes and how an understanding of these processes contributes to sustainable management. A case study investigating an issue regarding one of the biophysical components will be conducted to illustrate how an understanding of biophysical processes contributes to sustainable management in the environment.

Year Level/s:

11, 12

Key Curriculum Areas / Subject:


National Curriculum Codes:


Strand Content Description:


  • ACHGE007 - Identifies and analyses trends and patterns, infers relationships, and makes predictions and inferences.
  • ACHGE009 - Uses geographical language in appropriate contexts to demonstrate geographical knowledge and understanding.
  • ACHGE019 - The physical and human factors that explain why some places are more vulnerable than others.
  • ACHGE055 - Plans a geographical inquiry with clearly defined aims and appropriate methodology.
  • ACHGE074 - The concept of anthropogenic biomes and its implications for our understanding of the functioning of the world’s ecosystems.
  • ACHGE079 - The causes, rate and projected impacts of declining biodiversity.

General Capabilities:

Critical and Creative Thinking, Literacy, Numeracy

Cross Curriculum Priorities:


Curriculum Connections:

Science - Earth and Environmental Science

ScOT Catalogue Terms:



Forests - Ecology and Natural Processes, Forestry - Sustainability and Certification

Resource Type/s:

Primary: Lesson Plan

Secondary: Fact Sheet, Worksheet


Cumberland State Forest Geography

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Geography Lesson Plan and Worksheet

Cumberland State Forest - Year 11 Geography Lesson Plan and worksheet

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