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2. Urban Patterns and Settlements

SmartGrowth BoxThis is one of six education resource topics created for teachers of geography. This page explores changing patterns of urban settlement in the western Bay of Plenty sub-region.

The chart below outlines all activities that can be used in the classroom as well as assessment information. This resource targets geography achievement standards level 6-8 and social studies level 5.

  

ActivitiesAssessmentCurriculum LevelGeographic conceptsGeographic skills
2a

What makes a city a great place to live?

  • Small group brainstorm activity
Activity Summary (450KB, pdf)
Great place to live cards (418KB, pdf)

2.2, 3.2, 1.6, 2.6, 3.6, 2.5, 3.5

6, 7, 8

Environments

Perspectives

Valuing skills

2b

Previous knowledge brainstorm

  • Group brainstorm activity
Activity Summary (50KB, pdf)
Brainstorm template (34KB, pdf)

2.2, 3.3, 2.5, 3.5

6, 7, 8

Interaction

Processes

Valuing skills

2c

History of urban settlement in the western Bay of Plenty sub-region

  • PowerPoint slides and group discussion
  • Pieces of a puzzle activity

Activity Summary (1.2MB, pdf)
Jigsaw Template (14KB, pdf)
Powerpoint (1.2MB, ppt)

 

 

1.2, 2.2

 

5, 6, 7

 

Interaction

Spatial patterns

Change

 

2d

How shopping areas reflect surrounding places

  • Small group Venn diagram activity
Activity Summary (28KB, pdf)
Venn diagram (6KB, pdf)

2.2, 2.3, 3.2, 1.6, 2.6, 3.6, 2.5, 3.5

6, 7, 8

Interaction

Environments

Valuing skills

2e

Urban pattern - factors affecting where the new people live

  • Small group activity
Activity Summary (193KB, pdf)
Activity Cards (175KB, pdf)

2.2, 3.2, 1.6, 2.6, 3.6, 2.5, 3.5

6, 7, 8

Interaction

Change

Valuing skills

2f

Urban change and design - accommodating growing housing demand

  • Large group physical game (Giant SmartGrowth block and map game)
Activity Summary (84KB, pdf)
Instructions to floor game (19KB, pdf)
Assumptions teacher information (60KB, pdf)
PowerPoint presentation slides (2.72MB, ppt)

2.2, 3.2, 1.6, 2.6, 3.6, 3.3

6, 7, 8

Interaction

Spatial patterns

Environments

Visuals

Mapping

2g

Changing urban settlement

  • Practical internet computer based activity
Activity Summary (24KB, pdf)

1.2, 2.2, 3.3, 2.6, 3.6

7, 8

Interaction

Spatial patterns

Change

Visuals

2h

Evaluation of urban areas - are they well planned?

  • Brainstorm discussion
  • Practical and critical evaluation using evaluation form
Activity Summary (40KB, pdf)
Urban Settlement Evaluation Form (13KB, pdf)

1.2, 2.2

5, 6, 7

Interaction

Spatial patterns

Change

Visuals

2i

Managing urban sprawl - "intensification' of urban settlements

  • Individual or small group information sheet activity
  • PowerPoint slides
Activity Summary (1.1MB,pdf)
Information Sheet (191KB, pdf)
Information Sheet (Simplified) (186KB, pdf)
PowerPoint summary (780KB, pdf)
PowerPoint presentation slides (5.46MB, ppt)

1.2, 2.2, 3.3, 2.6, 3.6

7, 8

Perspectives

Spatial patterns

Change

Interaction

Visuals

2j

Understanding patterns of urban sprawl in the Western Bay of Plenty sub-region 

Activity Summary  (96KB, pdf)
Sub region map (96KB, pdf)
Tauranga Mount map (20KB, pdf)

 

 

 

 

 

2k

Understanding patterns of retail development in the Western Bay of Plenty sub-region 

Activity Summary (27KB, pdf)

 

 

 

 

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