It is so easy to be immersed in your own world and not realise that all over the world there are teenagers like you with little or no access to education and technology, living in poverty and suffering from disease. Our neighbours, the Indigenous Mentawai people endure illnesses such as malaria, cholera and dysentery, and experience a lifestyle that is evolving rapidly through increasing contact with the modern world.
In Geography we are exploring geographical global issues and your role as a global citizen by focusing on the Mentawai Islands and the support provided for the Mentawai people by SurfAid International. You will be building on your geographical knowledge of mapping, using an atlas and interpreting images. These skills and knowledge are essential for the completion of your final integrated assessment task.