Jacaranda Myworld Atlas (Online Purchase)

Jacaranda Myworld Atlas (Online Purchase)
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Jacaranda
ISBN13 9781742463148
Pub date December 2010
Pages 0
RRP $24.95
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The Jacaranda myWorld Atlas instantly engages students and provides an online environment for students to explore, test their geographical skills, gain instant feedback, and create their own case studies. This unique digital atlas combines all the content of the iconic Jacaranda Atlas Eighth Edition for the Australian Curriculum with the latest online technology, including interactive maps, a statistical query tool and links to the three-dimensional Google Earth. Students will love working in their Jacaranda myWorld Atlas as they create their own personalised environment, add notes, videos and images to their interactive globe and publish their case studies on http://www.myworldatlas.com.au or popular social networking sites.

KEY FEATURES

• a dynamic, online three-dimensional world for students to explore interactive GIS-style maps for students to create their own maps
• each student's globe comes to life as they progress through key geographical skills and case studies of amazing places and important events around the world.
• stunning video footage from National Geographic and the ABC
• 32 new case studies, which address Australian Curriculum content descriptions
• an updated statistical tool for students to generate maps and graphs
• an interactive question bank to test knowledge and understanding
• instant feedback is provided and all questions link to a progress tracker that identifies the geographical skills in which a student is excelling and those that require further study

Jacaranda myWorld Atlas is a digital-only resource and provides access to all the content. It includes a wealth of multimedia resources accessed through our JacarandaPLUS website (www.jacplus.com.au/).

Australian Educational Publishing Awards - Overall Winner!

Jacaranda myWorld Atlas has won and been nominated for several prestigious awards including:

2011 Australian Education Publishing Awards:
• Joint Overall Winner of the best educational resource
• Winner Secondary Best digital student learning resource

18th Annual Australian Interactive Media Industry and Association Awards
• Finalist – Best education & learning
• Finalist – Best children’s

BUILD SKILLS
What is a map?
  View from above
  Different views
  Conventions of mapping
  Legends and symbols
Types of maps
  Political maps
  Satellite images
  Thematic maps
  Topographic maps
  Climate maps
  Flow maps
Locating places
  Alphanumeric grid
  Features of a globe
  Latitude and longitude
Map projections and time zones
  Map projections
  World time zones
Understanding direction
  Compass directions
  Compass bearings
  Wind and sun direction
  Using scale
  Expression of scale
  How to measure distances on a map
Using topographic maps
  Contour lines
  Area and grid references
  Contour interval
  Spot heights
  Recognising natural and human features
  Interpreting topographic maps
Interpreting height on maps
  Relief
  Cross-sections
Recognising landforms
  Types of landforms
Interpreting aerial photographs and satellite images
  Aerial photographs
  Satellite images
Interpreting graphs
  Bar and column graphs
  Line graphs
  Pie graphs
  Climographs
  Population pyramids
Interpreting maps with GIS
  Working with layers
  Layering maps over each other
Interpreting statistics
  Mean, median, mode and range
  Running a statistical query
Spatial dimensions
  Location
  Distance
  Scale
Spatial patterns
  Region
  Distribution
  Spatial change over time
Spatial links
  Movement
  Spatial interaction
  Spatial association

EXPLORE LOCATIONS
Australia

  Australia: natural features
  Australia: human features
  Australia: weather and climate
Australian states
  Queensland
  New South Wales
  Australian Capital Territory
  Victoria
  Tasmania
  South Australia
  Western Australia
  Northern Territory
Australian capital cities
  Brisbane
  Sydney
  Canberra
  Melbourne
  Hobart
  Adelaide
  Perth
  Darwin
The world
  World: countries
  World: continents and regions
  World: climate
  World: vegetation
  World: health
  World: economic activity
  World: conflict and terrorism
  World: culture
  World Heritage sites
Antarctica
  Antarctica: natural features
  Antarctica: human features
Pacific
  Pacific Ocean
  Pacific nations
  New Guinea
  New Zealand
Asia
  Asia: natural features
  Asia: human features
  South-East Asia
  East Asia
  Japan and Korea
  South Asia
  Middle East
Europe
  Europe: natural features
  Europe: human features
  North-west Europe
  Mediterranean basin
  Russia and Eurasia
Africa
  Africa: natural features
  Africa: human features
  Northern Africa
  Southern Africa
North America
  North America: natural features
  North America: human features
  Canada
  United States of America
Central and South America
  Central America
  South America: natural features
  South America: human features
  Northern South America
  Southern South America

INVESTIGATE TOPICS
Natural hazards
  Cyclones and tornadoes
  Cyclone Nargis
  Natural hazards in Australia
  Drought in Australia
  Queensland floods
  Black Saturday bushfires
  Thredbo landslide
  Tornadoes in the USA
  Hurricane Katrina
Earthquakes and volcanoes
  Active Earth
  Mount Vesuvius
  Hawaii's hot spot
  Haiti earthquake
  Banda Aceh tsunami
Oceans and coasts
  World oceans
  Coastal processes
  Managing coasts
  Chesapeake Bay
  El Nino
Endangered and introduced species
  World species
  Endangered species in Australia
  Introduced species in Australia
  Orang-utans
  Tasmanian devil
Environments
  Oceanic and marine environments
  Forest environments
  Mountain environments
  The Himalayas
  The Great Barrier Reef
Tourism
  World tourism
  Tourism in Australia
  Victoria Falls
  Kakadu National Park
  Ningaloo Reef and ecotourism
  Antarctica
  Rio de Janeiro
  Machu Picchu
Population
  World population
  Young and old countries
  Population of Australia
  Indigenous Australians
  People on the move
  Refugees
Urbanisation
  World urbanisation
  Urbanisation in Australia
  Brisbane: an eco-city
  Mexico City
  Mongolia
Changing environments
  Changing world environments
  Changing Australian environments
  Rainforest loss
  Desertification
  Amazon basin
Climate change
  Causes of climate change
  Larsen Ice Shelf break-up
  Impacts on polar bears
  Climate change and Australia
  Global warming and Antarctica
Energy
  World energy
  Energy in Australia
  Uranium in Australia
  Wind energy in Tasmania
  Renewable energy lab in the Rocky Mountains
  Solar energy in Sacramento
Managing environments
  Wilsons Promontory
  Transfrontier parks
  The Grand Canyon
  Dubai
  OK Tedi mine
Managing water resources
  World water resources
  Water resources in Australia
  How is water used in Australia?
  Murray-Darling Basin
  Three Gorges Dam
  Our water footprint
  Three rivers in Africa
Australia's links with the world
  Defence and peacekeeping
  Aid, migration and trade
  Food
  Sport
  Timor-Leste

 

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