Geography

Achievement StandardDescription of ActivityProvider
Geo - AS 91007

A worksheet designed for completion by students on a visit to Rotorua:
• Skyline transports students to Mt Ngongotaha to cover field sketching,
• Rotorua Museum gives students geographic understanding of environments that have been changed by extreme natural events by focusing on the Mt Tarawera 1886 eruption.
• Te Wairoa, the Buried Village covers why the area was vulnerable to volcanic eruptions, the natural processes which caused the Tarawera eruption, effects of the eruption and how the people responded to the volcanic eruption,
• At Wai-o-Tapu thermal wonderland students make field notes on the effects of the volcanic eruptions on the natural environment.

Geo - AS 91009

Students will be able to complete the assessment task on the sustainable use of the Rotorua environment by tourism.

A worksheet which allows the student to collect information and then complete the assessment task to gain four credits during the visit.

A detailed assessment schedule is also provided for teachers.

Geo - AS 91011

Investigate what are the most important attractions and activities for tourists in Rotorua.

Geo - AS 91241

This assessment task allows students to collect information on the urban pattern of Tourism during a visit to tourist attractions and activities in Rotorua.

Geo - AS 91245

This assessment called “Saving the Rotorua Lakes” is based on the Rotorua Duck Tours commentary during the visit to the various Rotorua lakes.

An Information Sheet on the viewpoints of people over time as to the causes and possible solutions is provided for students while a simple questionnaire allows students to find out contemporary viewpoints on the issue during their visit to Rotorua.

The task can be completed in parts during the visit to Rotorua or as a whole on their return to school. For teachers a list of internet sites, a guide to the assessment conditions and a detailed marking schedule is provided.

Geo - AS 91427

Students will be able to collect information on how the cultural process of tourism development has shaped the Rotorua environment while on a visit to Rotorua. Teachers need to provide their own worksheets and activities for some providers. We supply you with a satellite image of the Rotorua Central Business District, a map of the Rotorua urban are to show tourist attractions & a map of the Rotorua CBD
REN Members who can provide talks to students on request are:
Rotorua Museum, Skyline Skyrides Rotorua, Kaitiaki Adventures, Te Puia, Agrodome, ZORB, Wai-O-Tapu & Katoa Lake Rotorua.

Geo - AS 91430

Two student assessment tasks:
• How GREEN is Rotorua (adapted from St Cuthbert’s courtesy of AGTA)
• Generic

    Geo - AS 91431

    Attractions listed are able to offer a talk on the sustainability of tourism development focusing on their product and in relation to their operations. But also with views on the wider issue and the actions that are needed to keep tourism in Rotorua sustainable, we have from the website a worksheet for students to complete when an attraction is booked through us to help teachers with material and to give students something to work with. When you book through us we can offer the password protected link to gather this information.

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