Jacaranda Primary Atlas - Australian Curriculum Edition

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Retaining its mapping excellence and graded skill development, Jacaranda Primary Atlas Australian Curriculum Edition presents a wealth of gazetteer and thematic maps, new case studies and fully updated statistics that address the curriculum content descr

Availability: Available Usually Dispatched In: 3 - 7 Business Days ISBN: 9781118615232 Publisher: Jacaranda Categories: Australian CurriculumAtlasesReferenceGeographyHumanities and Social Sciences (HASS)Geography
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Australian Curriculum Geography Jacaranda

Jacaranda Primary Atlas Australian Curriculum Edition meets 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.

Features

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


Contents

  • Curriculum coverage iv
  • About the atlas viii
  • Finding places x
  • Skills
    • 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
    • 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
  • World
    • 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
ISBN 9781118615232
Publisher Jacaranda
Product Type Student Books,
Year Level Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6,

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