地理科 (Only for EMI)
Geography enables students to explore and understand the relationship between human beings and the Earth through the study of space, place and environment – the three elements.
It offers a systematic framework for enquiry into questions about the world that surrounds us. Geography forms a bridge between the social sciences and the physical sciences, providing an understanding of the dynamics of cultures, societies and economies on the one hand, and those of physical landscapes and environmental processes on the other. In this process, the geographical questions of “What”, “Where”,“How”, “Why” and “What if” form the basic constructs for developing a geographical framework for enquiry.
Geography also helps students to develop a sound knowledge of the ever-increasing challenges for our nation and the world posed by natural hazards, environmental pollution, regional disparity, and resource depletion.
China Rivers Map 2021
Hong Kong Map
B. Curriculum Structure
The curriculum comprises a compulsory part and an elective part. The Compulsory Part aims to assist students to acquire fundamental geographical concepts and knowledge and to develop a framework of thinking and enquiry essential for further study, career development and lifelong learning. The Elective Part comprises four electives to cater for the varied aptitudes, interests and needs of students.
The structure of the curriculum is as follows:
The Geography panel firmly subscribes to the view that this subject is at its best when exploring outside the classroom through field trips. Our students are going to explore numerous places including Cheung Chau, Sam Mun Tsai, High Island Reservoir, etc. Apart from field trips, we will participate in programs about organic farming and geology in Hong Kong. If you have new ideas and insights, you are welcome to share them with us.
|Youngest sedimentary rock in Hong Kong - Tung Ping Cha(東平洲)
|High Island Geo Trail (萬宜地質步道)
D. Future Study and Careers
a) Future Study:
The study of Geography provides students who will study Geography in the universities with a solid conceptual foundation.
- For those who will enter university to study other subjects (such as Arts or Social and Environmental Sciences), it will have provided exposure to higher-order thinking.
- For all students, it provides a spatial perspective on socio-economic and environmental issues, a focus on citizenship and on national and global identity, and opportunities for developing generic skills such as the ability to analyse and synthesise, to solve problems, to communicate and to use information technology.
- The subject also prepares students for a range of career choices in which a global perspective, environmental ethics and awareness, and a sound sense of space and region are needed.
b) Related careers:
The most obvious examples of careers include Urban and transport planning, resources and environmental management, tourism and recreation and, at a broader level, administration and business.
E. Self-learning resources
a) Geography Website and Podcast
|1. National Geographic Education https://www.nationalgeographic.org/education/
|2. 80 Days, An Exploration Podcast
|3. Atlas Obscura
|4. The Map Room
|5. Directions Magazine
|6. Kids World Travel Guide
|7. Three Gorges Dam
8. The Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark
b) Geography Apps
1. Volcanoes & Earthquakes
2. Speed Geography
4. Where is that? Geography Quiz
5. GeoExpert Lite - World Geography
6. Geography Quiz Game 3D