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Geography: VCE Geography Unit 2

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Changes in Vietnam's Human Environments

Outcome: The student should be able to analyse and explain changes due to human activities in rural and urban environments.


Select one of the following themes as it relates to Vietnam:

  • Mekong River dams and their impact
  • Land Communications
  • Doi Moi
  • Oil and gas exploration and development
  • Changing Ho Chi Minh City
  • Minority Groups
  • Reforestation
  • Development in the highlands
  • Aquaculture
  • Changes in rural living conditions
  • Changing food production
  • Changing commercial cropping
  • Foreign investment
  • New technology manufacturing
  • Suggest your own theme for approval

Research and prepare a document that addresses the following:

  1. The Nature of Change
  • When did the change occur or is occurring; are these stages evident?
  • Who or what has initiated the change
  • What sort of money, skills and organisations are involved?
  • Where has it occurred or is occurring? (map sequences and/or satellite images are essential here)
  1. Impacts of Change
  • Effects on people, groups; positive and negative
  • Effects on the economy at local, regional and national scale
  • The nature of change; has it varied over time?
  • Effects on the natural environment? How extensive? How serious?
  1. A summary of all nine spatial concepts as they are used in your report                                                                               


At least one map locating change and/or its effects

A series (i.e. at least two) of relevant photographs to show change, suitably annotated.

Bibliography showing some detail of how each source is used in the work

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Urbanisation, dynamics of change and sustainability - presented at a conference by Dr Elissa Sutherland


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