Jacaranda Primary Atlas Australian Curriculum Edition

Author(s): Jacaranda


The Jacaranda Primary Atlas 4e has taken up the exciting opportunity to revise its contents to meet 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. Simply scan the QR code with an iPad or tablet to access the web material. (QR reader required. QR readers are available free on the App Store and Google Play.)


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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

General Fields

  • : 9781118615232
  • : John Wiley & Sons Australia, Limited
  • : Jacaranda Wiley, Australia
  • : 0.825
  • : July 2013
  • : 300mm X 235mm X 12mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 186
  • : Paperback
  • : Jacaranda