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Jacaranda Geography Alive 7 Victorian Curriculum LearnON & Print

Jacaranda Geography Alive 7 Victorian Curriculum LearnON & Print
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ISBN13 9780730333098
Pub date November 2016
Pages 208
RRP $69.95
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Jacaranda Geography Alive 7 Victorian Curriculum learnON with Print is a combined print and digital product that includes the familiar Geography Alive 7 printed textbook and an activation code for learnON, Jacaranda’s immersive new eBook, which has been updated for the 2017 Victorian Curriculum: Geography. The new eBook also includes additional teacher resources such as quarantined questions and answers, curriculum grids and teacher notes – no separate eGuide purchase is required.

How to use the Jacaranda Geography Alive resource suite viii

Acknowledgements xii

topic 1 The world of Geography 2

1.1 What is Geography? 2

1.2 Geographical concepts 6

1.3 Review 13

Unit 1 water in the world

Topic 2 Water as a resource 16

2.1 Overview 16

2.2 What is a resource? 18

2.3 What are Australia’s natural resources? 20

2.4 How do we use non-renewable energy? 22

2.5 Should Australia focus on using renewable energy? 24

2.6 SkillBuilder: Constructing a pie graph 26

2.7 Is water a renewable resource? 27

2.8 SkillBuilder: Annotating a photograph 28

2.9 How is groundwater used as a resource? 29

2.10 How do Aboriginal peoples use groundwater? 31

2.11 Review 35

Topic 3 Our blue planet: water 36

3.1 Overview 36

3.2 How much water is there in the world? 38

3.3 What are some amazing water facts? 40

3.4 How does Australia’s climate affect water availability? 44

3.5 SkillBuilder: How to read a map 46

3.6 How is water used by people? 47

3.7 SkillBuilder: Drawing a line graph 49

3.8 How is water used by indigenous people? 50

3.9 Does everyone have enough water? 50

3.10 How does access to water improve health? 52

3.11 What is virtual water? 56

3.12 How does water quality change? 58

3.13 How can water be managed? 61

3.14 Review 65

Topic 4 Too much, too little 66

4.1 Overview 66

4.2 What is weather? 68

4.3 SkillBuilder: Reading a weather map 71

4.4 How is a natural hazard different from a natural disaster? 71

4.5 Why does Australia experience droughts? 73

4.6 What are the impacts of drought? 76

4.7 Why does Australia experience bushfires? 78

4.8 What happened on Black Saturday? 78

4.9 How can dry periods be managed to reduce the impact of drought? 78

4.10 Why does it flood? 83

4.11 What are the impacts of floods? 85

4.12 How do different places manage floods? 88

4.13 SkillBuilder: Interpreting diagrams 91

4.14 Review 91

Topic 5 Blow wind, blow 92

5.1 Overview 92

5.2 Why does the wind blow? 94

5.3 How strong is the wind? 96

5.4 SkillBuilder: Cardinal points: wind roses 98

5.5 How do thunderstorms form? 98

5.6 What is a cyclone? 103

5.7 What impact did Cyclone Yasi have? 108

5.8 SkillBuilder: Creating a simple column or bar graph 108

5.9 What are the impacts of typhoons in Asia? 109

5.10 How do tornadoes impact people and the environment? 112

5.11 What was the impact of the May 2013 tornado in the United States? 114

5.12 What happens when water turns to ice and snow? 114

5.13 Are there water hazards in Mongolia? 119

5.14 How do we respond to extreme weather and water events? 119

5.15 Review 121

Topic 6 Fieldwork inquiry: What is the water quality of my local catchment? 122

6.1 Overview 122

6.2 Process 122

6.3 Review 123

Unit 2 Place and liveability

Topic 7 Where do Australians live? 126

7.1 Overview 126

7.2 What creates a sense of place? 128

7.3 Why do people live in certain places? 130

7.4 Where do you live and why? 132

7.5 Why do Australians live in remote places? 134

7.6 SkillBuilder: Using topographic maps 137

7.7 What draws people to rural areas? 137

7.8 Are rural communities sustainable? 139

7.9 What are ‘lifestyle’ places? 139

7.10 Where is my place? 143

7.11 Where would you like to live? 145

7.12 SkillBuilder: Creating a concept diagram 149

7.13 Review 149

Topic 8 People and places 150

8.1 Overview 150

8.2 Do most Australians live near water? 152

8.3 SkillBuilder: Understanding satellite images 154

8.4 Where is the fastest growing place? 154

8.5 SkillBuilder: Using alphanumeric grid references 155

8.6 What is life like in a country town? 155

8.7 How are places influenced by seasons? 157

8.8 Do places change over time? 157

8.9 What are isolated settlements like? 161

8.10 Are all settlements permanent? 163

8.11 What is Old Delhi like? 163

8.12 How is modern India changing? 163

8.13 Review 163

Topic 9 Liveable places 164

9.1 Overview 164

9.2 What is liveability? 166

9.3 Where are the most liveable cities? 168

9.4 SkillBuilder: Drawing a climate graph 170

9.5 What makes Melbourne the world’s most liveable city? 171

9.6 Is being the most liveable city sustainable? 171

9.7 Port Moresby — a less liveable city? 173

9.8 Dhaka — a less liveable city? 175

9.9 Is there enough to eat? 175

9.10 How can liveability be improved? 177

9.11 What makes a place liveable for you? 180

9.12 SkillBuilder: Creating and analysing overlay maps 182

9.13 How could my community be made more liveable? 183

9.14 Review 185

Topic 10 Geographical inquiry: What is my place like? 186

10.1 Overview 186

10.2 Process 186

10.3 Review 187

Glossary 189

Index 193

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