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Jacaranda Geography Alive 10 Victorian Curriculum LearnON & Print

Jacaranda Geography Alive 10 Victorian Curriculum LearnON & Print
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ISBN13 9780730333180
Pub date November 2016
Pages 256
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Jacaranda Geography Alive 10 Victorian Curriculum learnON with Print

This combined print and digital titles provides 100% coverage of the Victorian Curriculum for Geography. The textbook comes with a complimentary activation code for learnON, the powerful digital learning platform making learning personalised and visible for both students and teachers.

The latest editions of the Jacaranda Geography Alive Victorian Curriculum series include these key features:

  • SkillBuilders providing an in-depth learning sequence to help students master more than 70 geographical skills across the Jacaranda Geography Alive series
  • Geographical Concepts sections to define and explain each of the seven concepts, with activities to help students develop and apply their understanding
  • Links to case studies in the Jacaranda myWorld Atlas for teachers seeking supplementary content to develop deeper student learning
  • Topics structured into subtopics that present sections of content to suit classroom teaching practice
  • ‘Review and Respond’ feature allowing students to consolidate knowledge, skills and concepts, and demonstrate progress
  • Reading content with integrated media providing a dynamic and uninterrupted learning experience


For teachers, learnON includes additional teacher resources such as quarantined questions and answers, curriculum grids and work programs.

To complement the Geography Alive series, Jacaranda Atlas 9e and MyWorld Atlas (digital) is available for Years 7–10.
How to use the Jacaranda Geography Alive resource suite viii

Acknowledgements xii

TOPIC 1 The world of Geography 2

1.1 Overview 2

1.2 Geographical concepts 5

1.3 Review 12

UNIT 1 ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE AND MANAGEMENT

TOPIC 2 Introducing environmental change and management 16

2.1 Overview 16

2.2 SkillBuilder: Evaluating alternative responses 18

2.3 How do people interact with the environment? 18

2.4 Is climate change heating the Earth? 24

2.5 Can we slow climate change? 26

2.6 How can we reduce the impacts of climate change? 29

2.7 Is Australia’s climate changing? 32

2.8 SkillBuilder: Drawing a futures wheel 35

2.9 Review 35

Key terms

TOPIC 3 Land environments under threat 36

3.1 Overview 36

3.2 Why does the land degrade? 38

3.3 What is land degradation? 40

3.4 SkillBuilder: Interpreting a complex block diagram 44

3.5 Where has the soil gone? 45

3.6 Why are drylands drying up? 47

3.7 How do we manage land degradation? 47

3.8 Who are the invaders? 48

3.9 How can we control invasive species? 50

3.10 Can native species create environmental change? 53

3.11 Would you like salt with that? 56

3.12 How do we deal with salinity? 58

3.13 SkillBuilder: Writing a fieldwork report as an annotated visual display (AVD) 58

3.14 How do Indigenous communities manage the land? 59

3.15 Review 61

Key terms

TOPIC 4 Inland water — dammed, diverted and drained 62

4.1 Overview 62

4.2 What is inland water? 64

4.3 Dam it? 66

4.4 Do we have to dam? 68

4.5 SkillBuilder: Creating a fishbone diagram 72

4.6 Is fighting worth a dam? 73

4.7 What happens when we divert water? 73

4.8 Why is groundwater shrinking? 75

4.9 Why is China drying up? 77

4.10 Why do we drain wetlands? 77

4.11 SkillBuilder: Reading topographic maps at an advanced level 79

4.12 How can we put water back? 79

4.13 Review 79

Key terms

TOPIC 5 Managing change in coastal environments 80

5.1 Overview 80

5.2 Why must we preserve the coast? 82

5.3 How are coasts built up and worn away? 85

5.4 SkillBuilder: Comparing aerial photographs to investigate spatial change over time 85

5.5 How do coastal areas change? 85

5.6 SkillBuilder: Comparing an aerial photograph and a topographic map 88

5.7 Why are low-lying islands disappearing? 88

5.8 How do inland activities affect coasts? 92

5.9 Who shifted the sand? 95

5.10 How do we manage coastal change? 95

5.11 Review 97

Key terms

TOPIC 6 Marine environments — are we trashing our oceans? 98

6.1 Overview 98

6.2 Why is there motion in the ocean? 100

6.3 Where does trash travel? 102

6.4 How can we best clean up ocean debris? 107

6.5 Where else is marine debris a problem? 109

6.6 SkillBuilder: Using geographic information systems (GIS) 112

6.7 Where does oil in the sea come from? 112

6.8 SkillBuilder: Describing change over time 114

6.9 What is the solution to marine pollution? 115

6.10 The world’s worst oil spill? 117

6.11 Review 117

Key terms

TOPIC 7 Sustaining urban environments 118

7.1 Overview 118

7.2 How do urban environments develop? 120

7.3 How do cities change the environment? 122

7.4 Why do urban areas decline? 124

7.5 What are the challenges for fast-growing cities? 127

7.6 Has Melbourne sprawled too far? 129

7.7 SkillBuilder: Constructing a land use map 133

7.8 SkillBuilder: Building a map with geographic information systems (GIS) 134

7.9 Can we stop Venice from sinking? 134

7.10 What is the future of our urban environment? 136

7.11 Review 139

Key terms

TOPIC 8 Geographical inquiry: Developing an environmental management plan 140

8.1 Overview 140

8.2 Process 140

8.3 Review 141

UNIT 2 GEOGRAPHIES OF HUMAN WELLBEING

TOPIC 9 What makes a good life? 144

9.1 Overview 144

9.2 Better off, worse off? 146

9.3 SkillBuilder: Constructing and interpreting a scattergraph 148

9.4 How do we measure wellbeing? 148

9.5 SkillBuilder: Interpreting a cartogram 151

9.6 Does wealth equal wellbeing? 151

9.7 How can we improve wellbeing? 153

9.8 Are we on track? 155

9.9 Can we help the bottom billion? 158

9.10 What are human rights? 158

9.11 Who are the unprotected? 160

9.12 Review 163

Key terms

TOPIC 10 Human wellbeing and change 164

10.1 Overview 164

10.2 Where is everybody? 166

10.3 Who lives longest? 168

10.4 How do hatches and dispatches vary? 170

10.5 What is the link between population and wellbeing? 172

10.6 How have governments responded to population and wellbeing issues? 174

10.7 SkillBuilder: Using Excel to construct population profiles 176

10.8 How does wellbeing vary in India? 177

10.9 What are Australia’s population characteristics? 179

10.10 SkillBuilder: How to develop a structured and ethical approach to research 182

10.11 The biggest child killer? 182

10.12 HIV no longer a death sentence? 183

10.13 Review 183

Key terms

TOPIC 11 Is life the same everywhere? 184

11.1 Overview 184

11.2 Does gender affect wellbeing? 186

11.3 How does water affect wellbeing? 189

11.4 How does poverty affect wellbeing? 191

11.5 The great divide? 192

11.6 Is everybody equal? 196

11.7 How can wellbeing be improved for Indigenous Australians? 198

11.8 SkillBuilder: Understanding policies and strategies 200

11.9 How is teen pregnancy linked to wellbeing? 200

11.10 SkillBuilder: Using multiple data formats 203

11.11 Review 203

Key terms

TOPIC 12 Trapped by conflict 204

12.1 Overview 204

12.2 Where is wellbeing affected by conflict? 206

12.3 Why is there conflict over land? 208

12.4 How can conflict change regions? 211

12.5 How does conflict affect people? 213

12.6 A case study: How is wellbeing affected in the Syrian Arab Republic? 215

12.7 What is the impact of people moving through Europe? 219

12.8 How does Australia contribute to global human wellbeing? 224

12.9 SkillBuilder: Debating like a geographer 227

12.10 Is all well in paradise? 227

12.11 How can wellbeing be addressed during conflict? 227

12.12 SkillBuilder: Writing a geographical essay 230

12.13 Review 230

Key terms

TOPIC 13 Fieldwork inquiry: Comparing wellbeing in the local area 232

13.1 Overview 232

13.2 Process 232

13.3 Review 233

Glossary 234

Index 238

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