Geoactive 1 3E Stage 4 Global Geography & eBookPLUS

Geoactive 1 3E Stage 4 Global Geography & eBookPLUS
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ISBN13 9781742160061
Pub date October 2009
Pages 360
RRP $84.95
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The Geoactive series continues to set the standard as a complete resource package for the Geography Years 7-10 Syllabus in New South Wales. The third edition of the series takes a fresh approach to course requirements with engaging new content, appealing formats and exciting digital resources in the new eBookPLUS. Full-colour Teacher Guides and eGuides supplement the student books.

In this new edition of Geoactive 1, an additional chapter, new case studies and an increased focus on skills mean students and teachers can be assured of a comprehensive and authoritative coverage of the most popular Stage 4 Global Geography topics. Features of Geoactive 1 student book:
  • In-depth coverage of syllabus outcomes
  • Integrated geography tools and skills, including a Geoskillbuilder feature within chapters to provide step by step skill development
  • Strong emphasis on geographical issues
  • Clear text with a strong literacy focus
  • Key geography terms defined on the page at point of use
  • Clearly labelled colour diagrams and artwork
  • Carefully graded and categorised activities with scaffolded parts
  • Working geographically end of chapter sections to begin preparation for School Certificate
  • Content in manageable ‘chunks' using a double-page for chapter sub-topics
  • Detailed artwork to bring geographical processes to life
  • Focus on sample studies to present global examples
  • Geofacts with high-interest facts
  • Graded and stimulating activities using text, maps, diagrams and illustrations


Geoactive 1 3E features eBookPLUS which is provided FREE with the textbook, but is also available for purchase separately. eBookPLUS is an electronic version of the textbook and a complementary set of targeted digital resources. These flexible and engaging ICT activities are available online at the JacarandaPLUS website (
Your eBookPLUS resources include:
  • ProjectsPLUS, an exciting new research management system featuring media, templates, and video introductions to a unique ICT project for each chapter; specifically designed to inspire and engage students while providing quality assessment support for teachers
  • Student worksheets designed in Word for easy customisation and editing
  • Weblinks to useful support material on the internet


Click here to view Geoactive 1 Stage 4 Global Geography, 3rd Edition eBookPLUS.




About eBookPLUS.
How to use this book.
Coverage of syllabus.

Chapter 1. The nature of Geography.

1.1 Geography at work and play.

1.2 Geographers investigate the world.

1.3 Geographers use atlases.

1.4 Geographers study environments.

1.5 Interaction of physical and human environments.

1.6 Case study: precious pandas.

Chapter 2. Our world, our heritage.

2.1 Geographers use maps.

2.2 Locating places using grid references.

2.3 Map projections.

2.4 Latitude and longitude.

2.5 Longitude and world time zones.

2.6 Latitude and the global pattern of climate.

2.7 Climatic zones.

2.8 Global patterns: physical features.

2.9 Global patterns: human features.

2.10 World Heritage sites.

2.11 Gifts from the past to the future.

2.12 Protecting World Heritage sites.

Chapter 3. Geographical research.

3.1 Geographical inquiry.

3.2 Understanding weather maps.

3.3 Signs in the sky: cloud identification.

3.4 Photographs.

3.5 GEOskillbuilder - making a line drawing.

3.6 Local area fieldwork.

3.7 Fieldwork: shopping in communities.

Chapter 4. Global Environments.

4.1 Locating global environments.

4.2 From the mountains to the sea.

4.3 Environments and communities.

4.4 Environments and change.

Chapter 5. Mountain lands.

5.1 The restless Earth.

5.2 Mountain building.

5.3 Volcanic mountains.

5.4 Living with volcanoes.

5.5 GEOskillbuilder - understanding contours.

5.6 Shaping mountains.

5.7 The Tasman Glacier.

5.8 Mountains and climate.

5.9 Communities in Nepal.

5.10 Avalanches: a natural hazard in mountain lands.

Chapter 6. Deserts.

6.1 Where are deserts located?

6.2 Why are deserts so hot and dry?

6.3 GEOskillbuilder - Interpreting and constructing climate graphs.

6.4 Desert landforms.

6.5 A desert ecosystem.

6.6 Communities in the Sahara: the Bedouin.

6.7 Water from fog in the desert.

6.8 Communities in Cairo: a city in the desert.

6.9 Communities change the desert.

6.10 Nouakchott: desertification.

Chapter 7. Rainforests.

7.1 Where are rainforests located?

7.2 Why are tropical rainforests so hot and wet?

7.3 Rainforest ecosystems.

7.4 Why are rainforests so important?

7.5 Daintree River National Park.

7.6 Rainforest communities of Borneo.

7.7 Communities in the Amazon rainforest.

7.8 Rainforests under threat.

7.9 Disappearing habitats.

7.10 Highways of destruction.

7.11 GEOskillbuilder - Constructing and interpreting graphs.

7.12 The good news on rainforests.

Chapter 8. Polar Lands.

8.1 Where are the polar lands?

8.2 The Inuit communities of northern Canada.

8.3 Antarctica: the facts.

8.4 Cold, dry and windy.

8.5 Ice, ice and more ice.

8.6 Living in a freezer.

8.7 Communities in Antarctica.

8.8 Antarctica and ecological sustainability.

8.9 Ecological sustainability: Antarctica and climate change.

8.10 Mapping Antarctica.

Chapter 9. The changing nature of the world.

9.1 What is globalisation?

9.2 The role of technology.

9.3 Economic impacts of globalisation.

9.4 Nike: a case study of a TNC.

9.5 Cultural impacts of globalisation.

9.6 Changing global relationships: the diamond industry.

Chapter 10. An unequal world.

10.1 Extremes of poverty and wealth.

10.2 Reducing inequalities: the United Nations.

10.3 Access to food.

10.4 Access to opportunities in the global food market.

10.5 Access to water: quantity and quality.

10.6 A roof over our heads.

10.7 Inequalities in health.

10.8 The HIV/AIDS crisis in developing countries 234

10.9 Inequalities in education.

10.10 AusAID: acting to reduce inequalities.

Chapter 11. Global resource use and sustainability.

11.1 Natural resources: distribution and access.

11.2 Population growth and natural resources.

11.3 Conflict over water resources in southern Africa.

11.4 Unsustainable use of natural resources.

11.5 Unsustainable use of ocean resources.

11.6 Disappearing oil resources.

11.7 Sustainability of natural resources.

11.8 Promoting ecological sustainability: WWF.

Chapter 12. Global geographical issues and citizenship.

12.1 What are global geographical issues?

12.2 Why is ecological sustainability important?

12.3 Land degradation.

12.4 Energy use.

12.5 Use of ocean resources.

12.6 Urbanisation.

12.7 Importance of human rights.

12.8 Indigenous people and self-determination.

Chapter 13. Climate change.

13.1 Heating the Earth.

13.2 Evidence of climate change.

13.3 Climate change in the Arctic.

13.4 Climate change in the Pacific.

13.5 Climate change in Bangladesh.

13.6 Sustainable energy for a sustainable future.

13.7 The climate change challenge: actions to save the planet.

13.8 Different perspectives.

Chapter 14. Threatened habitats.

14.1 How would it feel to lose your home?

14.2 Wetlands: ecological balance under threat.

14.3 Forest habitats and deforestation.

14.4 Polar bears and global warming.

14.5 Disappearing tigers.

14.6 Managing elephant habitats.

14.7 Coral reefs: habitats at risk.

14.8 Protecting coral reefs.

14.9 What can you do to protect threatened habitats?

Chapter 15. Tourism: a geographical issue.

15.1 Tourism: a rapidly growing industry.

15.2 Who travels where?

15.3 The perfect industry?

15.4 Tourism's ugly side.

15.5 Tourism, terrorism and disease.

15.6  The impact of tourism on the environment.

15.7 Ecotourism: the last resort?

15.8 Ecotourism as sustainable tourism.

15.9 Tourism: topographic map.

Chapter 16. Access to fresh water.

16.1 The water cycle.

16.2 How much fresh water is there?

16.3 Why is fresh water scarce?

16.4 Managing water scarcity.

16.5 Harvesting water for agriculture: Bali.

16.6 Water pollution.

16.7 Water pollution in China.


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