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Geography Alive 9 for the Australian Curriculum & eBookPLUS

Geography Alive 9 for the Australian Curriculum & eBookPLUS
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ISBN13 9781118489406
Pub date September 2013
Pages 200
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Geography Alive 9 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 9 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 BIOMES AND FOOD SECURITY

Chapter 1 All the world is a biome 10
SkillBuilder: Describing spatial relationships
between thematic maps
1.1 What is a biome? 12
1.2 How do we use the grassland biome? 14
1.3 What are coastal wetlands? 16
SkillBuilder: Constructing and describing a transect on a topographic map
1.4 Why are coral reefs unique? 18
1.5 What are Australia’s major biomes? 20
1.6 Why are biomes different? 22
1.7 How do we protect biomes?
REVIEW AND REFLECT
SUMMARY OF TERMS

Chapter 2 How can we feed the world? 26
2.1 How can we feed the world? 28
2.2 What does the world eat? 30
2.3 How does traditional agriculture produce food? 32
SkillBuilder: Constructing ternary graphs
2.4 How have we increased our food? 34
2.5 How are biomes modified for agriculture? 36
2.6 How is food produced in Australia? 38
2.7 What does a farming area look like? 42
SkillBuilder: Describing patterns and correlations on a topographic map.
2.8 Why is rice an important food crop? 44
2.9 Why is cacao a special food crop?
2.10 Daly River: a sustainable ecosystem?
REVIEW AND REFLECT
SUMMARY OF TERMS

Chapter 3 What are the impacts of feeding our world? 48
3.1 How does producing food affect biomes? 50
3.2 Where have all the trees gone? 52
3.3 Paper profits, global losses?
SkillBuilder: GIS — deconstructing a map
3.4 Should we farm fish? 54
SkillBuilder: Interpreting a geographical cartoon
3.5 How do we lose land? 58
3.6 Irrigation: success or failure? 60
3.7 Does farming use too much water?
3.8 Why is global biodiversity diminishing? 62
3.9 Does farming cause global warming?
REVIEW AND REFLECT
SUMMARY OF TERMS

Chapter 4 Are we devouring our future? 64
4.1 Who’s not hungry? 66
4.2 Who is hungry? 68
SkillBuilder: Constructing and describing complex choropleth maps
4.3 How does a famine develop?
4.4 Will land loss lead to food shortages? 70
SkillBuilder: Interpreting satellite images to show change over time
4.5 Are we running dry? 74
4.6 Climate change: freeze or fry? 76
4.7 Why is food being wasted?
REVIEW AND REFLECT
SUMMARY OF TERMS

Chapter 5 2050 — food shortage or surplus? 78
5.1 Can we feed the future world population? 80
5.2 Can we improve food production? 82
5.3 What food aid occurs at a global scale? 86
SkillBuilder: Constructing a box scattergram
5.4 Do Australians need food aid? 88
5.5 Is trade fair? 90
SkillBuilder: Constructing and describing proportional circles on maps
5.6 How do dietary changes affect food
supply? 92
5.7 Can urban farms feed people? 94
REVIEW AND REFLECT
SUMMARY OF TERMS
UNIT 1 GEOGRAPHICAL INQUIRY
ProjectsPLUS Biomes and food security 96
UNIT 2 GEOGRAPHIES OF
INTERCONNECTIONS

Chapter 6 How do we connect with places? 102
6.1 How do we ‘see’ places? 104
SkillBuilder: Interpreting topological maps
6.2 What does our land mean to us?
6.3 How do places change? 106
6.4 How do we access places? 108
6.5 Are we all connected? 110
SkillBuilder: Constructing and describing isoline maps
6.6 Are we all on an equal footing? 112
6.7 What is the geography of fear? 114
6.8 Is your trip shorter than you think?
6.9 What is the remotest place on Earth? 116
6.10 How do we move around our spaces?
REVIEW AND REFLECT
SUMMARY OF TERMS

Chapter 7 Tourists on the move 118
7.1 What is tourism? 120
7.2 Who goes where? 124
SkillBuilder: Constructing and describing a doughnut chart
7.3 Who comes and goes in Australia? 126
SkillBuilder: Creating a survey
SkillBuilder: Describing divergence graphs
7.4 What are the impacts of tourism? 128
7.5 What can we learn from our travels? 130
7.6 What is cultural tourism? 132
7.7 Is sport a new tourist destination? 134
REVIEW AND REFLECT
SUMMARY OF TERMS

Chapter 8 Buy, swap, sell and give 136
8.1 How does trade connect us? 138
8.2 How does trade connect Australia with the world? 140
8.3 How is food traded around the world? 144
SkillBuilder: Constructing multiple line and cumulative line graphs
8.4 How has the international automotive trade changed? 146
8.5 Are global players altering the industrial landscape? 148
8.6 Why is fair trade important? 150
8.7 Why does Australia give foreign aid? 152
8.8 Why is the illegal wildlife trade a cause for concern?
SkillBuilder: Constructing and describing a flow map
REVIEW AND REFLECT
SUMMARY OF TERMS

Chapter 9 For better or worse? 154
9.1 How do you communicate? 156
9.2 Who has access to technology? 158
9.3 What are the consequences of unequal access? 160
9.4 How has technology improved lives in developing countries? 162
9.5 How has technology improved in Australia? 164
9.6 How are e-wastes managed? 166
SkillBuilder: Constructing a table of data for a GIS
9.7 How does e-cycling work?
9.8 How can you reduce your consumption? 170
SkillBuilder: Using advanced survey techniques — interviews
REVIEW AND REFLECT
SUMMARY OF TERMS
UNIT 2 FIELDWORK INQUIRY
ProjectsPLUS What are the effects of travel in the local community? 172

Glossary 177

Index 181

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