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Geography Skills for NCEA Level 3

By | Copyright Year:2019 | ISBN-13: 9780170425285

Geography Skills for NCEA Level Three is a New Zealand write-on textbook for students engaged in programmes of learning that require students to demonstrate an understanding of environments through the selection and application of geographic concepts and skills.

New to this revised 2nd edition:
• The structure of each practice unit has been updated to better reflect the format of the NCEA Level Three exam.
• Offers greater clarity on the specific criteria of achievement standard.
• Introduces learning strategies to assist students in the construction of graphs (the SALTS) and interpretation of visual data such as maps and graphs (PQE).
• Refreshed resources and guidance on the growing use of digital applications in geography (e.g. digital maps, and terrain models)
• Updated graphs and statistics
• A new practice unit on Eco-Tourism in Rwanda.
• Accounts for concepts additional to the prescribed seven big ideas e.g. location, accessibility, globalisation.
• Includes examination tips drawn from recent NCEA Level Three examiner's reports

Geography Skills for NCEA Level Three builds on geographic concepts and skills introduced in the previously published Geography Skills for NCEA Level One and Geography Skills for NCEA Level Two.


1 Geographic Concepts and Skills
2 Construct, Restore, Improve
3 The New Fossil Fuel Frontiers
4 Shanghai Sprawl
5 Nuclear Meltdown
6 Destination Fjordland
7 City Rail Link
8 Transmission Gully
9 Rwanda: Land of a Thousand Hills
10 Sea Ice Express
11 Turbines in Turitea


A comprehensive skills bank that provides students with clear and concise explanations of the key geographical skills and concepts prescribed in the teaching and learning guide for NCEA Geography

Guidance on the interpretation, selection and application of geographical resources including: maps, photographs, diagrams, cartoons, images, statistics, keys, graphs, models and surveys

Concise instructions on the construction of geographic tools including: sketch and précis maps, diagrams, model construction, drawing field sketches, constructing graphs and tables

Multiple large and up-to-date topographical maps, satellite images and photographs