The geography curriculum at Rubicon includes a range of geographical knowledge sub strands that form the context for examining the place, space and interconnection sub-strand. Broadly this includes:

  • Water and its influence on places.
  • Landforms and landscapes – the processes that form them, shape them, and give them meaning.
  • Land and resource management
  • Connection to and between places
  • Environmental change

Please use the interactive graphic below to explore our geography curriculum.

We aim to engage deeply with a smaller number of content descriptors, rather than more superficially across a broad range of content. So, for a 5-day program a school would generally choose one geographical knowledge descriptor to examine in the context of the geographical concepts and skills descriptor for the appropriate level.

For example, at the 7-8 level the following content descriptors could be delivered together in the context of a residential program at our Thornton campus:

DescriptorExample Context
Geographical concepts and skills descriptor: Explain processes that influence the characteristics of places
Experiences in a range of different environments that illustrate the effects of processes such as weathering and erosion, tectonic movement, urbanisation and climate change. 
Geographical knowledge descriptor: Geomorphic processes that produce landforms, including a case study of at least one landform (VCGGK117)  A range of different outdoor activities such as bushwalking in the Cathedral ranges, paddling the Goulburn River and mountain biking in the Rubicon Valley, that offer opportunities to see and experience a range of landforms and gather primary evidence of the processes that formed them.