Jacaranda Primary Atlas Australian Curriculum Edition

Jacaranda Primary Atlas Australian Curriculum Edition
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ISBN13 9781118615232
Pub date July 2013
Pages 186
RRP $39.95
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The Jacaranda Primary Atlas 4e has taken up the exciting opportunity to revise its contents to meet the requirements of the Australian Curriculum: Geography. Retaining its mapping excellence and graded skill development, the atlas presents a wealth of gazetteer and thematic maps, new case studies and fully updated statistics that address the curriculum content descriptions for Years 3-6.

• Includes important innovations such as satellite images, enhanced subcontinental maps, case studies and coverage of critical global themes and issues
• Map keys are clear and accessible for primary students and help develop map skills
• Cross-curriculum priorities are a focus in the case studies for Australia and the World sections
• Students are encouraged to be active and informed citizens through a Let’s help feature.

Skills section
• Students are introduced to basic map interpretation and geospatial skills through stimulating resources and activities.
• Where relevant, statistics and other data have been updated
• Specific map reading skills are explained using real examples
• Skill development is reinforced with a range of activities.

World section
Satellite images of continents give students a bird’s-eye view of the world, while new case studies explore natural and human features, geographical and cultural diversity and issues relating to the ways humans interact with their environments. Additional thematic pages provide an engaging reference on topics such as climate, endangered species, culture and World Heritage.

Australia section
This section comprehensively informs students about their own country. Detailed maps of each state and territory are supported by Geofacts and case studies appropriate to primary school students and curriculum themes. Australia’s natural and human features, resources and their sustainable use, care for special places, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and our connections with other countries are featured throughout this section.

QR codes feature throughout the Atlas so students and teachers can quickly access relevant online content and weblinks.

Simply scan the QR code with an iPad or tablet to access the web material.

(QR reader required. QR readers are available free on the App Store and Google Play.)

Curriculum coverage iv
About the atlas viii
Finding places x

Looking down 2
What is a map? 4
Using symbols 6
Finding your way 8
Using direction 10
Where is it? 12
Using grids 14
Drawing to scale 16
Using scale 18
Types of maps 20
Making graphs 22
Using graphs 24
Check your skills 26

Australia: Natural features 28
Our land 28
Australia: Human features 30
Our peoples 30
Australia: Queensland 32
The Great Barrier Reef 32
Australia: New South Wales 34
Dubbo — a regional centre 34
Australia: Australian Capital Territory 36
Canberra 36
Australia: Victoria 38
Black Saturday 38
Australia: Tasmania 40
Saving special places 40
Australia: South Australia 42
Coober Pedy — an underground town 42
Australia: Western Australia 44
Life on a cattle station 44
Australia: Northern Territory 46
Kakadu National Park 46
Australia: Our indigenous peoples 48
Australia: Caring for Country 50
Australia: Government 52
Australia: Population 54
Australia: Weather and climate 56
Australia: Natural hazards 58
Australia: Vegetation and land use 60
Australia: Minerals and energy 62
Australia: World Heritage sites and endangered species 64
Australia: Caring for places 66
Australia: Our links with the world 68
Australia: Statistics 70

Pacific 72
New Zealand 74
Neighbours in need 75
Antarctica 76
Asia: Natural features 78
How do we save the world’s wildlife? 78
Asia: Human features 80
How do we plan for growing populations? 80
South-East Asia 82
East Asia 84
South and west Asia 86
Europe: Natural features 88
How do we provide energy for the future? 88
Europe: Human features 90
How do we care for cultural heritage? 90
North-west Europe 92
Southern Europe 94
Russia and Eurasia 96
Africa: Natural features 98
How do we live in dry environments? 98
Africa: Human features 100
How do we improve people’s lives? 100
Northern Africa 102
Southern Africa 104
North America: Natural features 106
How do we protect threatened environments? 106
North America: Human features 108
How do we respect indigenous peoples? 108
Canada 110
United States of America 112
South America: Natural features 114
How do we care for Earth’s special places? 114
South America: Human features 116
How do we preserve historical sites? 116
World: Natural features 118
World: Oceans 120
World: Climate 122
World: Vegetation 124
World: Endangered species 126
World: Countries 128
World: Culture 130
World: World Heritage 132
World: The unequal world 134
Flags of the world 136
Statistics 140

Glossary 144
Subject index 146
Index of places 148
Acknowledgements XXX

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