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Jacaranda Geography Alive 8 Victorian Curriculum LearnON & Print

Jacaranda Geography Alive 8 Victorian Curriculum LearnON & Print
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ISBN13 9780730333128
Pub date November 2016
Pages 232
RRP $69.95
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Jacarand Geography Alive 8 Victorian Curriculum learnON with Print is a combined print and digital product that includes the familiar Geography Alive 8 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 vi

Acknowledgements x

TOPIC 1 The world of Geography 2

1.1 Work and careers in Geography 2

1.2 Geographical concepts 4

1.3 Review 12

UNIT 1 LANDFORMS AND LANDSCAPES

TOPIC 2 Introducing landforms and landscapes 16

2.1 Overview 16

2.2 How are landscapes different? 18

2.3 What landforms make up Australia? 20

2.4 SkillBuilder: Recognising land features 25

2.5 What landforms are found in the Pacific? 25

2.6 What processes shape landscapes? 25

2.7 What is hidden underground? 28

2.8 What’s beneath our feet? 29

2.9 SkillBuilder: Using positional language 31

2.10 How do different cultures view landscapes? 32

2.11 How are landscapes preserved and managed? 35

2.12 Review 37

TOPIC 3 Landscapes formed by water 38

3.1 Overview 38

3.2 Which landscapes are formed by water? 40

3.3 What is coastal erosion? 42

3.4 Which coastal landforms are created by deposition? 44

3.5 How are coasts changed? 46

3.6 What differences exist in coastal landforms between places? 48

3.7 How are coasts managed? 49

3.8 How do I undertake coastal fieldwork? 51

3.9 SkillBuilder: Constructing a field sketch 53

3.10 What’s in a rip? 53

3.11 How does water form river landscapes? 55

3.12 How are river landscapes managed? 59

3.13 Which landscapes are formed by ice? 61

3.14 Do all rivers flow to the sea? 62

3.15 SkillBuilder: Reading contour lines on a map 64

3.16 Review 65

TOPIC 4 Desert landscapes 66

4.1 Overview 66

4.2 What is a desert? 68

4.3 SkillBuilder: Using latitude and longitude 70

4.4 What type of climate forms deserts? 70

4.5 What are the processes that shape desert landforms? 74

4.6 What are the characteristics of Australia’s deserts? 77

4.7 SkillBuilder: Calculating distance using scale 79

4.8 How did Lake Mungo become dry? 80

4.9 How do people use deserts? 81

4.10 Is Antarctica a desert? 82

4.11 How do people use Antarctica? 84

4.12 Review 87

TOPIC 5 Mountain landscapes 88

5.1 Overview 88

5.2 Where are the world’s mountains? 90

5.3 How do people use mountains? 92

5.4 What are the forces that form mountains? 95

5.5 How do different types of mountains form? 97

5.6 How do earthquakes and tsunamis occur? 101

5.7 What are the impacts of earthquakes and tsunamis? 106

5.8 How are volcanic mountains formed? 106

5.9 How did Mount Taranaki form? 109

5.10 SkillBuilder: Drawing simple cross-sections 111

5.11 What is the anatomy of a volcano? 111

5.12 SkillBuilder: Interpreting an aerial photo 114

5.13 How do volcanic eruptions affect people? 115

5.14 Review 115

TOPIC 6 Rainforest landscapes 116

6.1 Overview 116

6.2 What are the characteristics of a rainforest? 118

6.3 What is a rainforest ecosystem like? 120

6.4 SkillBuilder: Creating and describing complex overlay maps 122

6.5 How have Australia’s rainforests changed? 122

6.6 How is the Amazon rainforest changing? 125

6.7 SkillBuilder: Drawing a précis map 129

6.8 How do indigenous people use rainforests? 129

6.9 Why are rainforests disappearing? 130

6.10 How does deforestation affect the environment and people? 132

6.11 How can rainforests be conserved? 136

6.12 Review 137

TOPIC 7 Fieldwork inquiry: How does a waterway change from source to sea? 138

7.1 Overview 138

7.2 Process 138

7.3 Review 139

UNIT 2 CHANGING NATIONS

TOPIC 8 Urbanisation 142

8.1 Overview 142

8.2 Where do most Australians live? 144

8.3 Where have Australians lived in the past? 146

8.4 What is urbanisation? 148

8.5 Is Australia an urbanised country? 151

8.6 SkillBuilder: Understanding thematic maps 153

8.7 How urban are the United States and Australia? 153

8.8 SkillBuilder: Creating and reading pictographs 157

8.9 SkillBuilder: Comparing population profiles 157

8.10 How has international migration affected Australia? 158

8.11 Why are people on the move in Australia? 162

8.12 Why are people on the move in China? 165

8.13 Review 167

TOPIC 9 The rise and rise of urban settlements 168

9.1 Overview 168

9.2 Where are the world’s cities? 170

9.3 SkillBuilder: Describing photographs 172

9.4 SkillBuilder: Creating and reading compound bar graphs 172

9.5 Why do people move to urban areas? 173

9.6 How do urban areas affect people’s ways of life? 178

9.7 SkillBuilder: Constructing a basic sketch map 181

9.8 Where are the world’s megacities located? 181

9.9 What are the causes and effects of Indonesia’s urban explosion? 184

9.10 What are the characteristics of cities in South America? 187

9.11 What are the characteristics of cities in the United States? 187

9.12 What are the characteristics of cities in Europe? 190

9.13 How can cities become sustainable? 190

9.14 Are there sustainable cities in Australia? 193

9.15 Review 197

TOPIC 10 Planning Australia’s urban future 198

10.1 Overview 198

10.2 What do sustainable cities look like? 200

10.3 Are growing urban communities sustainable? 202

10.4 SkillBuilder: Reading and describing basic choropleth maps 204

10.5 Should we manage our suburbs? 204

10.6 How can we manage traffic? 206

10.7 SkillBuilder: Drawing a line graph using Excel 208

10.8 Welcome to Sustainaville 209

10.9 Where are the world’s sustainable cities? 210

10.10 Can we plan to ‘live vertically’? 211

10.11 Is Auroville a sustainable community? 212

10.12 How do we plan for a liveable future? 213

10.13 Review 215

TOPIC 11 Geographical inquiry: Investigating an Asian megacity 216

11.1 Overview 216

11.2 Process 216

11.3 Review 217

Glossary 218

Index 220

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