Shoalhaven River area

Topic: Environments shape places: Shoalhaven River area
Student activity
Geography: Year 5 and Year 6

This is the student activity 1 of 7 of the Factors that shape places: Shoalhaven river learning activity.

Task No. 1

Shoalhaven River area

Series 04: Aerial digital photographs of the Shoalhaven area, 2004 / by Daryl Jones


  • What landforms can you see?
  • What is on the river?
  • What other human uses can you see?


  • Where would you like to be in this photograph?
  • Would you like to live in this place? Why or why not?

Formulate inquiry questions:

  • Where is the Shoalhaven River area?  
  • What are the natural and human features of the Shoalhaven River area?
  • Why is there settlement in the Shoalhaven River area? How has the natural environment influenced the settlement?
  • Why care? How will the natural environment influence settlement in the Shoalhaven River area in the future?