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This combined print and digital title provides 100% coverage of the Western Australian curriculum for Humanities and Social Sciences. 

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Overview x

Acknowledgements xii

Unit 1 Our Democratic Rights 1

1 ChoosingGovernment 3

1.1 Overview 3

1.2 Australia’s Political Parties 4

1.3 Voting and the Electoral Process 8

1.4 Influencing Your Vote 16

1.5 After the Election — The Formation of Government 21

1.6 The Role of the Prime Minister and Cabinet 26

1.7 Skillbuilder: Creating and Analysing a Table 31

1.8 Review 33

2 Australia’s Court System 35

2.1 Overview 35

2.2 The Court Hierarchy 36

2.3 The Roles of Particular Courts 41

2.4 Different Courts, Different Jurisdictions 45

2.5 How the Courts Make Laws 51

2.6 Skillbuilder: Problem Solving and Decision Making 55

2.7 Review 57

3 Australia’s Justice System 59

3.1 Overview 59

3.2 is Everyone Equal Before the Law? 60

3.3 What Makes Our Courts Independent? 63

3.4 Who Has the Right of Appeal? 66

3.5 What Happens When the System Fails? 68

3.6 Skillbuilder: Creating and Analysing a Survey 73

3.7 Review 76

Unit 2 Australia and the Global Economy 79

4 The Australian Economy 81

4.1 Overview 81

4.2 Participants in the Australian Economy 83

4.3 Objectives of the Australian Economy 89

4.4 Indicators of Economic Performance 93

4.5 Trade with Other Economies 99

4.6 Global Events and the Australian Economy 102

4.7 Skillbuilder: Questioning and Research 105

4.8 Review 106

5 The Global Economy 108

5.1 Overview 108

5.2 Globalisation and the International Economy 109

5.3 Imported Products in Our Local Shops 113

5.4 Global Supply Chains 117

5.5 Transnational Corporations 120

5.6 Skillbuilder: Developing Graphs From Tables 124

5.7 Review 125

6 Managing Financial Risk 127

6.1 Overview 127

6.2 The Role of Banks and Other Deposit-Taking Institutions 128

6.3 Different Types of Investment 131

6.4 Protection From Financial Risk 133

6.5 Managing Debt 138

6.6 Skillbuilder: Reading a Sharemarket Chart 140

6.7 Review 143

7 Innovation and Competition in the Marketplace 144

7.1 Overview 144

7.2 Innovation 145

7.3 Emerging Techniques 148

7.4 Pursuing Competitive Advantage 153

7.5 Strategies to Create Competitive Advantage 156

7.6 Corporate Social Responsibility and Competitive Advantage 162

7.7 Skillbuilder: Analysing a Business Case Study 166

7.8 Review 168

8 Australia’s Changing Work Environment 169

8.1 Overview 169

8.2 Participants in the Australian Workplace 170

8.3 Changing Roles of Employees 174

8.4 Employer Responsibilities in the Workplace 177

8.5 Government Responsibilities in the Workplace 180

8.6 Skillbuilder: Preparing a Résumé 181

8.7 Review 184

Unit 3 Biomes and Food Security 185

9 The World of Geography 187

9.1 Overview 187

9.2 Geographical Concepts 189

9.3 Review 197

10 All the World is a Biome 198

10.1 Overview 198

10.2 Skillbuilder: Describing Spatial Relationships in Thematic Maps

10.3 What is a Biome? 200

10.4 How Do We Use the Grassland Biome? 203

10.5 What Are Coastal Wetlands? 205

10.6 Skillbuilder: Constructing and Describing a Transect on a Topographic Map

10.7 Why Are Coral Reefs Unique? 208

10.8 What Are Australia’s Major Biomes? 211

10.9 Why Are Biomes Different? 213

10.10 How Do We Protect Biomes?

10.11 Review

11 How Can We Feed the World? 219

11.1 Overview 219

11.2 How Can We Feed the World? 220

11.3 What Does the World Eat? 223

11.4 How Does Traditional Agriculture Produce Food? 226

11.5 How Did Indigenous People Achieve Food Security? 229

11.6 Skillbuilder: Constructing Ternary Graphs

11.7 How Have We Increased Our Food? 234

11.8 How Are Biomes Modified For Agriculture? 236

11.9 How is Food Produced in Australia? 239

11.10 What Does a Farming Area Look Like? 242

11.11 Skillbuilder: Describing Patterns and Correlations on a Topographic Map

11.12 Why is Rice An Important Food Crop? 245

11.13 Why is Cacao a Special Food Crop?

11.14 Daly River: a Sustainable Ecosystem?

11.15 How Can Aquaculture Improve Food Security For Indigenous People?

11.16 Review

12 What Are the Impacts of Feeding Our World? 250

12.1 Overview 250

12.2 How Does Producing Food Affect Biomes? 251

12.3 Where Have All the Trees Gone? 253

12.4 Skillbuilder: GIS — Deconstructing a Map

12.5 Paper Profits, Global Losses?

12.6 Should We Farm Fish? 257

12.7 Skillbuilder: Interpreting a Geographical Cartoon

12.8 How Do We Lose Land? 263

12.9 Irrigation: Success or Failure? 265

12.10 Does Farming Use Too Much Water?

12.11 Why is Global Biodiversity Diminishing? 267

12.12 Does Farming Cause Global Warming?

12.13 Review

13 Are We Devouring Our Future? 271

13.1 Overview 271

13.2 Who’s Not Hungry? 272

13.3 Who is Hungry? 275

13.4 Skillbuilder: Constructing and Describing Complex Choropleth Maps

13.5 How Does a Famine Develop?

13.6 Will Land Loss Lead to Food Shortages? 278

13.7 Skillbuilder: Interpreting Satellite Images to Show Change Over Time

13.8 Are We Running Dry? 283

13.9 Climate Change: Freeze or Fry? 286

13.10 Why is Food Being Wasted?

13.11 Review

14 2050 — Food Shortage or Surplus? 290

14.1 Overview 290

14.2 Can We Feed the Future World Population? 291

14.3 Can We Improve Food Production? 294

14.4 What Food Aid Occurs At a Global Scale? 298

14.5 Skillbuilder: Constructing a Box Scattergram

14.6 Do Australians Need Food Aid? 301

14.7 is Trade Fair? 304

14.8 Skillbuilder: Constructing and Describing Proportional Circles on Maps

14.9 How Do Dietary Changes Affect Food Supply? 307

14.10 Can Urban Farms Feed People? 309

14.11 Review

15 Geographical Inquiry: Biomes and Food Security 313

15.1 Overview 313

15.2 Process 314

15.3 Review 315

Unit 4 Geographies of Interconnections 317

16 How Do We Connect with Places? 319

16.1 Overview 319

16.2 How Do We ‘See’ Places? 320

16.3 Skillbuilder: Interpreting Topological Maps

16.4 How Do We Move Around Our Spaces?

16.5 What Does Our Land Mean to Us? 323

16.6 How Do Places Change? 326

16.7 How Do We Access Places? 328

16.8 To Walk or Not to Walk 333

16.9 Skillbuilder: Constructing and Describing Isoline Maps

16.10 Are We All on An Equal Footing? 337

16.11 How Do We Connect with the World?

16.12 Review

17 Tourists on the Move 341

17.1 Overview 341

17.2 What is Tourism? 342

17.3 Who Goes Where? 347

17.4 Skillbuilder: Constructing and Describing a Doughnut Chart

17.5 Who Comes and Goes in Australia? 350

17.6 Skillbuilder: Creating a Survey

17.7 Skillbuilder: Describing Divergence Graphs

17.8 What Are the Impacts of Tourism? 354

17.9 What Can We Learn From Our Travels? 357

17.10 Are Zoos and Aquariums Eco-Friendly?

17.11 What is Cultural Tourism? 359

17.12 is Sport a New Tourist Destination? 362

17.13 Review

18 Buy, Swap, Sell and Give 366

18.1 Overview 366

18.2 How Does Trade Connect Us? 367

18.3 How Does Trade Connect Australia with the World? 369

18.4 How is Food Traded Around the World? 373

18.5 Skillbuilder: Constructing Multiple Line and Cumulative Line Graphs

18.6 How Has the International Automotive Trade Changed? 377

18.7 Are Global Players Altering the Industrial Landscape? 379

18.8 Why is Fair Trade Important? 382

18.9 Why Does Australia Give Foreign Aid? 384

18.10 Why is the Illegal Wildlife Trade a Cause For Concern?

18.11 Skillbuilder: Constructing and Describing a Flow Map

18.12 Review

Unit 5 The Making of the Modern World 389

Depth Study 1: Investigating the Industrial Revolution (1750–1914)

19 Technology and Progress: Industrial Revolution (1750–1914) 391

19.1 Overview 391

19.2 Examining the Evidence 393

19.3 Causes of the Industrial Revolution 395

19.4 The Agricultural Revolution 398

19.5 The Growth of Empire 403

19.6 Entrepreneurs, Banks and the Middle Class 407

19.7 The Population Explosion 410

19.8 Power: From Horses, Wind and Water to Steam 413

19.9 Making Textiles: From Home to Factory 417

19.10 Coal and Iron 421

19.11 Canals, Roads, Railways and Shipping 424

19.12 Industrial Innovation Spreads to the World 431

19.13 Skillbuilder: Identifying Continuity and Change

19.14 Review

20 The Impact on People: Industrial Revolution (1750–1914) 436

20.1 Overview 436

20.2 Examining the Evidence 438

20.3 The Impact of Enclosure 440

20.4 Conditions in Factories and Mines 445

20.5 Child Labour 449

20.6 Urban Conditions and People’s Health 453

20.7 Poor Laws and Workhouses 455

20.8 Social Unrest and Trade Unions 459

20.9 The Growth in Ideas 463

20.10 Reformers and Progress 470

20.11 Skillbuilder: Analysing Different Perspectives

20.12 Review

21 Movement of Peoples (1750–1914) 475

21.1 Overview 475

21.2 Examining the Evidence 477

21.3 Overview of Slavery 479

21.4 Slavery and the Cotton Trade 484

21.5 The End of Slavery? 486

21.6 Crime and Punishment 489

21.7 Transportation to Australia 491

21.8 Convict Life 496

21.9 Emigration to Australia 499

21.10 Migration to the Goldfields 503

21.11 Skillbuilder: Analysing Cause and Effect

21.12 Review

Unit 6 The Making of the Modern World 509

Depth Study 2: Investigating World War I (1914–1918)

22 World War I 511

22.1 Overview 511

22.2 Examining the Evidence 513

22.3 What Caused the Great War? 516

22.4 The World At War 522

22.5 Australians in the Great War 525

22.6 Gallipoli 528

22.7 Gallipoli: The Historical Debate 533

22.8 Trench Warfare 535

22.9 The Western Front 538

22.10 The Home Front 541

22.11 The Conscription Issue 547

22.12 The Eastern Front: Collapse and Revolution 550

22.13 Peace and Commemoration 554

22.14 The War’s Impact on Australia’s International Relations 558

22.15 Skillbuilder: Analysing Photos

22.16 Review

Glossary 564

Index 575