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Jacaranda Geography Alive 10 Victorian Curriculum LearnON & Print
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How to use the Jacaranda Geography Alive resource suite viii Acknowledgements xii TOPIC 1 The world of Geography 2 1.1 Overview 2 1.2 Geographical concepts 5 1.3 Review 12 UNIT 1 ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE AND MANAGEMENT TOPIC 2 Introducing environmental change and management 16 2.1 Overview 16 2.2 SkillBuilder: Evaluating alternative responses 18 2.3 How do people interact with the environment? 18 2.4 Is climate change heating the Earth? 24 2.5 Can we slow climate change? 26 2.6 How can we reduce the impacts of climate change? 29 2.7 Is Australia's climate changing? 32 2.8 SkillBuilder: Drawing a futures wheel 35 2.9 Review 35 Key terms TOPIC 3 Land environments under threat 36 3.1 Overview 36 3.2 Why does the land degrade? 38 3.3 What is land degradation? 40 3.4 SkillBuilder: Interpreting a complex block diagram 44 3.5 Where has the soil gone? 45 3.6 Why are drylands drying up? 47 3.7 How do we manage land degradation? 47 3.8 Who are the invaders? 48 3.9 How can we control invasive species? 50 3.10 Can native species create environmental change? 53 3.11 Would you like salt with that? 56 3.12 How do we deal with salinity? 58 3.13 SkillBuilder: Writing a fieldwork report as an annotated visual display (AVD) 58 3.14 How do Indigenous communities manage the land? 59 3.15 Review 61 Key terms TOPIC 4 Inland water -- dammed, diverted and drained 62 4.1 Overview 62 4.2 What is inland water? 64 4.3 Dam it? 66 4.4 Do we have to dam? 68 4.5 SkillBuilder: Creating a fishbone diagram 72 4.6 Is fighting worth a dam? 73 4.7 What happens when we divert water? 73 4.8 Why is groundwater shrinking? 75 4.9 Why is China drying up? 77 4.10 Why do we drain wetlands? 77 4.11 SkillBuilder: Reading topographic maps at an advanced level 79 4.12 How can we put water back? 79 4.13 Review 79 Key terms TOPIC 5 Managing change in coastal environments 80 5.1 Overview 80 5.2 Why must we preserve the coast? 82 5.3 How are coasts built up and worn away? 85 5.4 SkillBuilder: Comparing aerial photographs to investigate spatial change over time 85 5.5 How do coastal areas change? 85 5.6 SkillBuilder: Comparing an aerial photograph and a topographic map 88 5.7 Why are low-lying islands disappearing? 88 5.8 How do inland activities affect coasts? 92 5.9 Who shifted the sand? 95 5.10 How do we manage coastal change? 95 5.11 Review 97 Key terms TOPIC 6 Marine environments -- are we trashing our oceans? 98 6.1 Overview 98 6.2 Why is there motion in the ocean? 100 6.3 Where does trash travel? 102 6.4 How can we best clean up ocean debris? 107 6.5 Where else is marine debris a problem? 109 6.6 SkillBuilder: Using geographic information systems (GIS) 112 6.7 Where does oil in the sea come from? 112 6.8 SkillBuilder: Describing change over time 114 6.9 What is the solution to marine pollution? 115 6.10 The world's worst oil spill? 117 6.11 Review 117 Key terms TOPIC 7 Sustaining urban environments 118 7.1 Overview 118 7.2 How do urban environments develop? 120 7.3 How do cities change the environment? 122 7.4 Why do urban areas decline? 124 7.5 What are the challenges for fast-growing cities? 127 7.6 Has Melbourne sprawled too far? 129 7.7 SkillBuilder: Constructing a land use map 133 7.8 SkillBuilder: Building a map with geographic information systems (GIS) 134 7.9 Can we stop Venice from sinking? 134 7.10 What is the future of our urban environment? 136 7.11 Review 139 Key terms TOPIC 8 Geographical inquiry: Developing an environmental management plan 140 8.1 Overview 140 8.2 Process 140 8.3 Review 141 UNIT 2 GEOGRAPHIES OF HUMAN WELLBEING TOPIC 9 What makes a good life? 144 9.1 Overview 144 9.2 Better off, worse off? 146 9.3 SkillBuilder: Constructing and interpreting a scattergraph 148 9.4 How do we measure wellbeing? 148 9.5 SkillBuilder: Interpreting a cartogram 151 9.6 Does wealth equal wellbeing? 151 9.7 How can we improve wellbeing? 153 9.8 Are we on track? 155 9.9 Can we help the bottom billion? 158 9.10 What are human rights? 158 9.11 Who are the unprotected? 160 9.12 Review 163 Key terms TOPIC 10 Human wellbeing and change 164 10.1 Overview 164 10.2 Where is everybody? 166 10.3 Who lives longest? 168 10.4 How do hatches and dispatches vary? 170 10.5 What is the link between population and wellbeing? 172 10.6 How have governments responded to population and wellbeing issues? 174 10.7 SkillBuilder: Using Excel to construct population profi les 176 10.8 How does wellbeing vary in India? 177 10.9 What are Australia's population characteristics? 179 10.10 SkillBuilder: How to develop a structured and ethical approach to research 182 10.11 The biggest child killer? 182 10.12 HIV no longer a death sentence? 183 10.13 Review 183 Key terms TOPIC 11 Is life the same everywhere? 184 11.1 Overview 184 11.2 Does gender affect wellbeing? 186 11.3 How does water affect wellbeing? 189 11.4 How does poverty affect wellbeing? 191 11.5 The great divide? 192 11.6 Is everybody equal? 196 11.7 How can wellbeing be improved for Indigenous Australians? 198 11.8 SkillBuilder: Understanding policies and strategies 200 11.9 How is teen pregnancy linked to wellbeing? 200 11.10 SkillBuilder: Using multiple data formats 203 11.11 Review 203 Key terms TOPIC 12 Trapped by conflict 204 12.1 Overview 204 12.2 Where is wellbeing affected by conflict? 206 12.3 Why is there conflict over land? 208 12.4 How can conflict change regions? 211 12.5 How does conflict affect people? 213 12.6 A case study: How is wellbeing affected in the Syrian Arab Republic? 215 12.7 What is the impact of people moving through Europe? 219 12.8 How does Australia contribute to global human wellbeing? 224 12.9 SkillBuilder: Debating like a geographer 227 12.10 Is all well in paradise? 227 12.11 How can wellbeing be addressed during conflict? 227 12.12 SkillBuilder: Writing a geographical essay 230 12.13 Review 230 Key terms TOPIC 13 Fieldwork inquiry: Comparing wellbeing in the local area 232 13.1 Overview 232 13.2 Process 232 13.3 Review 233 Glossary 234 Index 238

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