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Geographic Issues


This Achievement Standard requires students to examine a contemporary geographic issue, the viewpoints related to it and evaluate courses of action.


Settings are the regions within which we study a topic. There are several different settings that this Achievement Standard could be assessed in. Use the following settings as practice for completing the requirements of the Achievement Standard.

What do I need to know?

In the internal assessment, you are required to demonstrate your own understanding of the knowledge learnt, concepts used and skills needed to a contemporary geographic issue. Click on the links to find out more.

Geographic Issues in the News

Below is a series of links and RSS feeds to the latest issues around the world and in New Zealand.

World Vision

Check out this blog from World Vision field workers. These are the people who are out helping people in the world who really need it.

World Vision Radio
  • New RSS and Podcasting Feed URLs
  • Rickshaw Ambivalence
    For the past three years, reporter Peter Aronson has lived in India, where rickshaws are a common sight. He says he recoiled at the idea of using another human being to get around. But after speaking with some drivers, he has a different perspective.
  • Muzzling Journalists
    Journalist Roxana Saberi was released from an Iranian prison a couple of weeks ago. Her case highlights the dangers journalists face in many parts of the world: censorship, beatings, imprisonment, even death. The Committee to Protect Journalists e...

World Vision News
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