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Content description VCGGK082

Geography / Levels 3 and 4 / Geographical Knowledge / Diversity and significance of places and environments
Content description
Types of natural vegetation and the significance of vegetation to the environment, the importance of environments to animals and people, and different views on how they can be protected; the use and management of natural resources and waste, and different views on how to do this sustainably
  1. exploring how vegetation produces the oxygen all land animals (including people) breathe, protects land from erosion by water or wind, retains rainfall, provides habitat for animals, shelters crops and livestock, provides shade for people, cools urban places, produces medicines, wood and fibre, and can make places appear more attractive
  2. explaining how people’s connections with their environment can also be aesthetic, emotional and spiritual
  3. describing how natural processes can break down and recycle some wastes safely. For example, through composting or purifying water as it moves through the environment
  4. investigating where a particular renewable natural resource comes from and how it is used, what sustainable use of this resource might mean and comparing a strategy to reduce the use of the resource (for example, recycling paper) with a strategy to increase the output of this resource (for example, planting more trees)
  5. visiting a national park and discussing different views on development in the park
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