Geography


Teachers:

Mrs. Yuen Wong Sau Lai

Mrs. Lam Law Wai King

Miss Lau Kwan Yin

 

Useful Websites :

 

General

 

1. World Atlas

www.worldatlas.com

 

2. National Geographic

www.nationalgeographic.com

 

3. National Geographic Kids

http://kids.nationalgraphic.com/kids/

 

4. 漁農處

http://afcd.gov.hk

 

5. Greenpeace

http://greenpeace.org/china/en/

 

6. Oxfam Hong Kong

http://www.oxfam.org.hk/english

 

7. WWF

http://www.wwf.org

 

8. Friends of the Earth

http://www.fee.org.hk/welcome/geten.asp

 

9. Standard Grade Geography

http://www.scalloway.org.uk

 

HKDSE

 

I. Living with our physical environment

 

A. Opportunities and risks – Is it rational to live in hazard-prone area?

1. Introduction to plate boundaries

http://geobytesgcse.blogspot.com/2007/01/plate-boundaries.html

 

2. Animated guide: volcanoes

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4972366.stm

 

3. Animated guide: Earthquake

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4126809.stm

4. How tsunamis are born

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/04/070402-tsunami-video.html

 

B. Managing river and coastal environments: A continuing challenging

1. Chang Jiang (In Chinese)

http://www.wwfchina.org/aboutwwf/miniwebsite/cj/index.htm

 

 

II. Facing changes in the human environment

 

A. Changing industrial location – How and why does it change over space and time?

1. Hong Kong Trade Development Council

www.hktdc.com

 

B. Building a sustainable city – are environmental conservation and urban development mutually exclusive ?

1. Urban Renewal Authority

www.ura.org.hk

 

2. Hong Kong Housing Authority

www.housingauthority.org.hk

 

III. Confronting global challenges

A. Combating famine – Is technology a panacea for food shortage?

1. Food and agriculture organization of the United Nations

http://www.fao.org

 

2. United Nations World Food Programme

http://www.wfp.org/english

 

3. Food First / Institute for food and development policy

http://www.foodfirst.org

 

B. Disappearing Green Canopy – who should pay for the massive deforestation in rainforest regions?

1. Learning about rainforest

http://www.srl.caltech.edu/personnel/krubal/rainforeset/serve-home.html

 

2. About the rainforest

http://kids.mongabay.com

 

C. Global warning – Is it a fact or fiction?

1. United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

http://unfccc.int/2860.php

 

 

IV. Dynamic Earth

1. 創建香港地質公園

http://www.geopark.hk

 

2. Association for Geo-conservation, Hong Kong

http://www.rocks.org.hk

 

3. Hong Kong Slope safety

http://hkss.cedd.gov.hk/hkss/index.htm

 

4. Geological landscapes in Hong Kong

http://www.cedd.gov.hk/eng/about/organisation/land.htm

 

V. Weather and Climate

1. Hong Kong Observatory

http://hko.gov.hk/contente.htm

 

2. Hong Kong Observatory Virtual Exhibition Hall

http://www.weather.gov.hk/education/cyber.exh.hall/index_ef.htm

 

3. World climates

http://www.wwsp.edu/geo/faculty/ritter/geog101/uwsp-lectures/climates.toc.html

 

4. China’s climate

http://big5.china.com.cn/aboutchina/txt/2007-08/16/content_8696030.htm

 

5. 中國氣象局:中國沙塵暴網

http://www.duststorm.com.cn

 

VI. Regional study of Zhujiang Delta

1. Environmental protection of Guangdong province

http://www.gdepb.gov.cn