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Geography Alive 8 for the Australian Curriculum & eBookPLUS

Geography Alive 8 for the Australian Curriculum & eBookPLUS
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Mraz
ISBN13 9781118489185
Pub date July 2013
Pages 200
RRP $54.95
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Geography Alive 8 for the Australian Curriculum
is clearly structured around the Geographical Knowledge and Understanding from the specific Geographical Inquiry and Skills strands outlined in the Australian Curriculum.

KEY FEATURES

Interactivities, weblinks and elessons integrated into each spread.
• New topics and content from a range of regions and scales around the world to address the requirements of the Australian Curriculum.
• Up-to-date case studies exclusively online, enabling information and statistics to be updated as required.
• Activities are clearly structured around the General Capabilities and the seven concepts outlined in the Australian Curriculum. They provide an opportunity for students to apply their understanding of the concepts to the content.
• Customised Geographical Inquiry or Fieldwork modules based on the popular ProjectsPLUS structure. These are designed to further develop students’ Inquiry skills

Geography SkillBuilder

• New learning resource: the Jacaranda Geography SkillBuilder, comes free with Geography Alive. SkillBuilders have been enhanced as an interactive online resource, available in the eBookPLUS.
• Includes step-by-step recipes, supported by eLessons to practically demonstrates the steps.
• Opportunities for students to practise and apply skills to the topics, to deepen their understanding. Students can track their understanding and gain instant feedback from questions.

Geography Alive 8 for the Australian Curriculum Edition and eBookPLUS is a hard-copy student text accompanied by eBookPLUS.

 >eBookPLUS resources include:

• Access from any digital device PC/MAC/iPad/Android Tablet.
Worksheets - Word documents designed for easy customisation and editing.
Interactivities and games to reinforce and enhance student learning.
eLessons - engaging video clips and supporting material.
Weblinks to relevant support material on the internet.
ProjectsPLUS - unique ICT-based projects that provide opportunities for students to demonstrate creativity, thinking skills and teamwork.

How to use this resource viii
About eBookPLUS xii
Inside your Geography Alive eBookPLUS xiii
Acknowledgements xiv
Geographical concepts 2

UNIT 1 LANDFORMS AND LANDSCAPES

Chapter 1 Introducing landforms and landscapes 10

1.1 How are landscapes different? 12

1.2 What landforms make up Australia? 14
SkillBuilder: Recognising land features

1.3 What landforms are found in the Pacific?

1.4 What processes shape landscapes? 18

1.5 What is hidden underground? 20

1.6 What’s beneath our feet? 22

1.7 How do different cultures view landscapes?
SkillBuilder: Using positional language

1.8 How are landscapes preserved and managed? 24

REVIEW AND REFLECT

SUMMARY OF TERMS

Chapter 2 Landscapes formed by water 26

2.1 Which landscapes are formed by water? 28

2.2 What is coastal erosion? 30

2.3 Which coastal landscape features are created by deposition? 32

2.4 How are coasts changed? 34

2.5 How are coasts managed? 36

2.6 How do I undertake coastal fieldwork? 38
SkillBuilder: Constructing a field sketch

2.7 What’s in a rip? 40

2.8 How does water form river landscapes? 42

2.9 How are river landscapes managed? 46

2.10 Which landscapes are formed by ice?
SkillBuilder: Reading contour lines on a map

REVIEW AND REFLECT

SUMMARY OF TERMS


Chapter 3 Desert landscapes 48

3.1 What is a desert? 50
SkillBuilder: Using latitude and longitude

3.2 What type of climate forms deserts? 52

3.3 What are the processes that shape desert landforms? 56

3.4 What are the characteristics of Australia’s deserts? 60
SkillBuilder: Calculating distance using scale

3.5 How did Lake Mungo become dry? 62

3.6 How do people use deserts?

3.7 Is Antarctica a desert? 64

3.8 How do people use Antarctica? 66

REVIEW AND REFLECT

SUMMARY OF TERMS

Chapter 4 Mountain landscapes 68

4.1 Where are the world’s mountains? 70

4.2 How do people use mountains? 72

4.3 What are the forces that form mountains? 76

4.4 How do different types of mountains form? 78

4.5 How do earthquakes and tsunamis occur? 82

4.6 What are the impacts of earthquakes and tsunamis?

4.7 How are volcanic mountains formed? 86

4.8 How did Mt Taranaki form? 88
SkillBuilder: Drawing simple cross-sections

4.9 What is the anatomy of a volcano? 90

4.10 How do volcanoes affect people?
SkillBuilder: Interpreting an aerial photo

REVIEW AND REFLECT

SUMMARY OF TERMS

Chapter 5 Rainforest landscapes 92

5.1 What are the characteristics of a rainforest? 94

5.2 What is a rainforest ecosystem like? 96
SkillBuilder: Creating and describing complex overlay maps

5.3 How have Australia’s rainforests changed? 98

5.4 How is the Amazon rainforest changing? 100
SkillBuilder: Drawing a précis map

5.5 How do indigenous people use rainforests?

5.6 Why are rainforests disappearing? 104

5.7 How does deforestation affect the environment and people? 106

5.8 How can rainforests be conserved? 110

REVIEW AND REFLECT

SUMMARY OF TERMS

UNIT 1 FIELDWORK INQUIRY

ProjectsPLUS How does a waterway

change from source to sea? 114

UNIT 2 CHANGING NATIONS

Chapter 6 Urbanisation 118

6.1 Where do most Australians live? 120

6.2 Where have Australians lived in the past? 122

6.3 What is urbanisation? 124

6.4 Is Australia an urbanised country? 126
SkillBuilder: Understanding thematic map s

6.5 How urban are the USA and Australia? 128

6.6 How has international migration affected Australia?
SkillBuilder: Creating and reading pictograph s

6.7 What are the main causes and effects of Indonesia’s urban explosion?
SkillBuilder: Comparing population profiles

6.8 Why are people on the move in
Australia? 130

6.9 Why are people on the move in China? 132

REVIEW AND REFLECT

SUMMARY OF TERMS

Chapter 7 The rise and rise of urban settlements 134

7.1 Where are the world’s cities? 136
SkillBuilder: Describing photographs
SkillBuilder: Creating and reading compound bar graphs

7.2 Why do people move to urban areas? 138

7.3 How do urban areas affect people’s ways of life? 142
SkillBuilder: Constructing a basic sketch map

7.4 Where are the world’s megacities located? 144

7.5 What are the characteristics of cities in South America? 146

7.6 What are the characteristics of cities in the
United States? 150

7.7 What are the characteristics of cities in Europe?

7.8 How can cities become sustainable? 152

7.9 Are there sustainable cities in Australia? 154

REVIEW AND REFLECT

SUMMARY OF TERMS

Chapter 8 Planning Australia’s urban future 158

8.1 What do sustainable cities look like? 160

8.2 Are growing urban communities sustainable? 162
SkillBuilder: Reading and describing basic choropleth maps

8.3 Should we manage our suburbs? 164

8 .4 How can we manage traffic? 166
SkillBuilder: Drawing a line graph using Excel

8.5 Welcome to Sustainaville 168

8.6 Where are the world’s sustainable cities?

8.7 Can we plan to ‘live vertically’? 170

8.8 Is Auroville a sustainable community?

8.9 How do we plan for a liveable future? 172

REVIEW AND REFLECT

SUMMARY OF TERMS

UNIT 2 GEOGRAPHICAL INQUIRY

ProjectsPLUS Investigating an Asian megacity 176

Glossary 179
Index 182

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