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Oxford Big Ideas Geography
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This textbook is in an innovative suite of teaching and learning resources written specifically for the Victorian Essential Learning Standards, which foster deep, transferable and meaningful understanding.Recent studies confirm that students learn and understand better when information is connected to major ideas and themes. Such big ideas underpin all disciplines. In Geography, the big idea of sustainability and diversity is explored.Title Overview (PDF)AGTA Review, Geographical Education, Vol. 23For more information on Oxford Big Ideas titles visit www.oxfordbigideas.com
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Part one: Skills and conceptsChapter 1: How does geography help us understand our world?1.1 Why do we study geographic patterns?1.2 What are geographic patterns?1.3 How do we describe and interpret geographic patterns?Part two: Natural systemsChapter 2: How do humans respond to tectonic hazards?2.1 What processes cause tectonic hazards?2.2 What impact do earthquakes and tsunamis have on humans?2.3 How can we predict and manage tectonic hazards?Chapter 3: How do landscapes change over time?3.1 How do coastal landscapes form?3.2 How do coastlines change over time?3.3 How can coastlines be protected?Part three: Human interactions with the natural environmentChapter 4: How do humans impact on environments?4.1 What factors influence pollution?4.2 How does pollution impact on the environment?4.3 How can we reduce pollution?Chapter 5: What impact do humans have on the global environment?5.1 Why is the climate changing?5.2 What impact will climate change have on our daily lives?5.3 How can we manage the factors contributing to climate change?Part four: DevelopmentChapter 6: Can we sustain our resource use?6.1 How much do we consume?6.2 What is the impact of our consumption?6.3 Can we reduce our consumption?Chapter 7: How sustainable is the world's urban population growth?7.1 What has caused the world's urban explosion?7.2 What is the distribution of the world's megacities?7.3 What are the consequences of the urban explosion?7.4 How do people manage this development issue?Chapter 8: Is tourism sustainable?8.1 What are the environmental impacts of tourism?8.2 What influences tourism trends?8.3 How can we manage tourism trends in a sustainable manner?

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Mark Easton is a full-time teacher and Head of Humanities at Saint Margareti'1/2s School in Berwick. He has taught Geography, History and English for over twenty years and over the last decade has contributed to many school textbooks and atlases. Kirsty Leahy has taught Geography for over 8 years in a range of Melbourne secondary schools. She currently teaches at Presbyterian Ladiesi'1/2 College where she teaches across all year levels. Kirsty has also contributed to textbooks, activities for the DSE Atlas project and articles for GTAV. John Ramsdale has taught for 37 years. He has presented workshops for students and teachers for the GTAV. In 2008, John was presented with the GTAVi'1/2s Award for Geographical Education in recognition of his contribution to the teaching of Geography. Marianne Ward is a full time teacher and Head of Geography at Presbyterian Ladiesi'1/2 College in Burwood, Victoria. Marianne was previously a Project Officer with the GTAV and has contributed to many teacher and student resources.

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