Jacaranda Primary Atlas

The fourth edition of the Jacaranda Primary Atlas provides comprehensive coverage of the Australian Curriculum: Geography for Years 3-6

Discover the Jacaranda Primary Atlas

Fourth Edition

The latest update of the Jacaranda Primary Atlas features its renown mapping excellence and graded skill development, while presenting a wealth of gazetteer and thematic maps, new case studies and fully updated statistics that address the curriculum content descriptions. More than just a reference, the Jacaranda Primary Atlas fully supports the Australian Curriculum for Years 3-6 and can be used to teach essential geographical skills.

Jacaranda Primary Atlas 4th edition

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Includes important innovations such as satellite images, enhanced subcontinental maps, case studies and coverage of critical global themes and issues

Case studies from the Australian and World sections have a particular focus on addressing all Australian curricula

The atlas encourages students to be active and informed citizens through the Let’s help feature, which highlights the importance of community and charity

Map keys are clear and accessible for primary students helping them develop important map skills

Why use the Jacaranda Primary Atlas?

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Students develop key geographical skills

Students are introduced to basic map interpretation and geospatial skills through stimulating resources and activities. With updated statistics and other data teachers can be sure students are interpreting relevant information. Real life examples are used to develop map reading kills, and skill development is reinforced with a range of engaging activities.

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Students discover the world

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.

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Students discover Australia

The Australia 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, indigenous cultures and our connections with other countries are featured throughout this section.

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Videos to help students learn about Australia

Scan the QR codes inside your atlas to view videos highlighting key facts about all Australian states and territories. These videos are great for visual learners and help students gain a more in-depth understanding of the region.

Watch the full playlist or find video for a specific region by visiting the YouTube playlist here.

Product details


    Title: Jacaranda Primary Atlas AC 4e
    ISBN: 9781118615232
    Author(s): Jacaranda
    Publish date: July 2013
    RRP: $39.95
    Year: 3-6
    Delivery: Print


Table of Contents

To view the full table of contents for the Jacaranda Primary Atlas 4th Edition, click here

  • Skills

    Page 2: Looking down Page 16: Drawing to scale
    Page 4: What is a map? Page 18: Using scale
    Page 6: Using symbols Page 20: Types of maps
    Page 8: Finding your way Page 22: Making graphs
    Page 10: Using direction Page 24: Using graphs
    Page 12: Where is it? Page 25: Check your skills
    Page 14: Using grids

  • Australia

    Page 28: Australia: Natural features Page 42: Coober Pedy — an underground town
    Page 28: Our land Page 44: Australia: Northern Territory
    Page 30: Australia: Human features Page 46: Kakadu National Park
    Page 30: Our peoples Page 48: Australia: Our indigenous peoples
    Page 32: Australian: Queensland Page 50: Caring for Country
    Page 32: The Great Barrier Reef Page 52: Australia: Government
    Page 34: Australia: New South Wales Page 54: Australia: Population
    Page 34: Dubbo — a regional centre Page 56: Australia: Weather and climate
    Page 36: Australia Australian Capital Territory Page 58: Natural hazards
    Page 36: Canberra Page 60 Australia: Vegetation and land use
    Page 38: Australia: Victoria Page 62: Australia: Minerals and energy
    Page 38: Black Saturday Page 64: Australia: World Heritage sites and endangered species
    Page 40: Australia: Tasmania Page 66: Australia: Caring for places
    Page 40: Saving special places Page 68: Australia: Our links with the world
    Page 42: Australia: South Australia  Page 70: Australia: Statistics

  • World

    Page 72: Pacifc Page 104: Southern Africa
    Page 74: New Zealand Page 106: North America: Natural features
    Page 75: Neighbours in need Page 106: How do we protect threatened environments?
    Page 76: Antarctica Page 108: North America: Human features
    Page 78: Asia: Natural features Page 108: How do we respect indigenous peoples?
    Page 78: How  do we save the world’s wildlife? Page 110: Canada
    Page 80: Asia: Human features Page 112: United States of America
    Page 80: How do we plan for growing populations? Page 114: South America: Natural features
    Page 82: South-East Asia Page 114: How do we care for Earth’s special places?
    Page 84: East Asia Page 116: South America: Human features
    Page 86: South and West Asia Page 116: How do we preserve historical sites?
    Page 88: Europe: Natural Features Page 118: World: Natural features
    Page 88: How do we provide energy for the future Page 120: World: Oceans
    Page 90: Europe: Human features Page 122: World: Climate
    Page 90: How do we care for cultural heritage?  Page 124: World: Vegetation
    Page 92: North-west Europe  Page 126: World: Endangered species
    Page 94: Southern Europe  Page 128: World: Countries
    Page 96: Russia and Eurasia  Page 130: World: Culture
    Page 98: Africa: Natural features  Page 132: World: World Heritage
    Page 98: How do we live in dry environments?  Page 134: World: The unequal world
    Page 100: Africa: Human features  Page 136: Flags of the world
    Page 100 How do we improve people’s lives?  Page 140: Statistics
    Page 102: Northern Africa

Teach years 7-10?

The Jacaranda Atlas celebrates 50 years with a brand new edition.

In 2017, Jacaranda is publishing the ninth edition of the iconic Jacaranda Atlas. For the first time, the hardcover atlas comes with a complimentary eBookPLUS so students and teachers get the best of both formats.