This 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.

Activities Assessment Curriculum Level Geographic concepts Geographic skills
2a

What makes a city a great place to live?

  • Small group brainstorm activity
Activity Summary
Great place to live cards

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 
Brainstorm template 

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 
Jigsaw Template 
Powerpoint

 

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
Venn diagram

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 
Activity Cards

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
Instructions to floor game
Assumptions teacher information 
PowerPoint presentation slides 

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 

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 
Urban Settlement Evaluation Form 

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 
Information Sheet
Information Sheet (Simplified)
PowerPoint summary
PowerPoint presentation slides

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
Sub region map
Tauranga Mount map

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

6,7,8

Change;

Patterns

Map construction, Photo interpretation

2k

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

Activity Summary 

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

6,7,8

Change;

Patterns

Map construction, Photo interpretation