Learning Resources Bank

Walking an urban transect: Looking for culture

In a lecture introduce a suburb or local government area that is in the popular imagination (Cabramatta, Auburn)

Produce for students a transect north to south of that suburb, plot census data (e.g. birthplace)

Provide students with a form that guides them to look at the landscape as a geographer and record their observations (manifestations of culture)

Small group sharing of observations

What birthplace groups that were present in the data were not observed able in the field and vice versa?

Why do the two techniques (mapping and observations) provide different data?