Jacaranda Geoactive NSW: 2 5e [Text + LearnON]

  • Swanson et al
  • Jacaranda
  • ETA October 2021
  • ISBN: 9780730394280

RRP: $90.00 (Inc. GST)

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NSW’s favourite, Jacaranda Geoactive NSW Australian curriculum series, has been refreshed to reflect our changing world with new content, pedagogy and language, alongside new tools to spark students’ interest in Geography.

  • All question sets are differentiated for difficulty (levels 1, 2 and 3) and type (check, apply, challenge) – allowing students of all abilities to build their comprehension, application and higher-order  thinking skills
  • New, customisable eWorkbook included free, with over 160 scaffolded worksheets (all with sample answers for teachers)
  • New fieldwork worksheets designed to give teachers single-period, mini-projects to build students skills without needing to leave school grounds
  • SkillBuilders to develop students’ geographical skills in context
  • A comprehensive range of interactivities, concept explainer videos, weblinks and online content all embedded at the point of learning in learnON
  • One full-page topographic map and associated exercises per chapter so students can develop essential mapping skills (including a print-friendly PDF version)
  • Activities and teaching notes specifically addressing Life Skills outcomes
  • Question sets in print and online match one-to-one to allow different or flexible teaching approaches (with sample answers for every question)
  • Clear and well-scaffolded structure, content and language with explicit links to the NSW Australian Curriculum Geography Syllabus
  • Clear learning intentions and success criteria for every subtopic, so students understand what they need learn and can give feedback on their own sense of achievement


Topic 1: The world of Geography

UNIT 1: Sustainable biomes
Topic 2: Biomes
Topic 3: Biomes produce food
Topic 4: Changing biomes – View sample pages
Topic 5: Challenges to food production
Topic 6: Improving food security
Topic 7: Geographical inquiry: Sustainable biomes – View sample pages

UNIT 2: Changing places
Topic 8: Causes and consequences of urbanisation
Topic 9: Urban settlement patterns
Topic 10: Internal and external migration
Topic 11: Australia’s urban future
Topic 12: Geographical inquiry: Investigating Asian megacities

UNIT 3: Environmental change and management
Topic 13: Changing and managing the natural environment
Topic 14: Land environments: processes, change and management
Topic 15: Inland water: processes, change and management
Topic 16: Coastal environments: processes, change and management
Topic 17: Marine environments: processes, change and management
Topic 18: Geographical inquiry: Developing an environmental management plan

UNIT 4: Human wellbeing
Topic 19: Wellbeing and development
Topic 20: Spatial variations in human wellbeing
Topic 21: Human wellbeing in Australia
Topic 22: Improving wellbeing
Topic 23: Fieldwork inquiry: Comparing wellbeing in the local area

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