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Jacaranda Humanities and Social Sciences 7 for WA learnON & Print
This combined print and digital title provides 100% coverage of the Western Australian curriculum for Humanities and Social Sciences. 

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Overview xi

Acknowledgements xiii

Unit 1 Designing Our Political and Legal System 1

1 The Australian Constitution 3

1.1 Overview 3

1.2 Why do we have a constitution? 4

1.3 Sharing the power 6

1.4 How do we change the Constitution? 10

1.5 How hard is it to change the Constitution? 12

1.6 SkillBuilder: Questioning and researching 14

1.7 Review 16

2 The Australian government 17

2.1 Overview 17

2.2 Role and structure of the Commonwealth Parliament 18

2.3 State and territory parliaments 20

2.4 Winning power 23

2.5 The environment — an issue for all levels of government 25

2.6 SkillBuilder: Evaluating 28

2.7 Review 30

3 The Australian legal system 31

3.1 Overview 31

3.2 What happens in a courtroom? 32

3.3 The presumption of innocence 33

3.4 What is a fair trial? 36

3.5 How can Australians receive access to justice and legal representation? 40

3.6 SkillBuilder: Debating an issue 43

3.7 Review 45

Unit 2 Producing and Consuming 47

4 Consumers and producers 49

4.1 Overview 49

4.2 The importance of businesses as producers 50

4.3 Responding to consumer demand 53

4.4 Determining prices 56

4.5 Influencing overseas producers 58

4.6 SkillBuilder: Communicating 61

4.7 Review 63

5 Entrepreneurship 64

5.1 Overview 64

5.2 What is an entrepreneur? 65

5.3 Business owner or entrepreneur? 68

5.4 Business success: quality product and location 70

5.5 Business success: service and management 74

5.6 SkillBuilder: Writing a business case study 76

5.7 Review 79

6 Working for a living 81

6.1 Overview 81

6.2 What is work? 82

6.3 Why work? 87

6.4 Different types of work 91

6.5 Work, the economy and society 97

6.6 Alternative sources of income 100

6.7 SkillBuilder: Analysing and evaluating 105

6.8 Review 107

Unit 3 Water in the World 109

7 Geography concepts 111

7.1 Overview 111

7.2 Geographical concepts 115

7.3 Review 123

8 Water as a resource 125

8.1 Overview 125

8.2 What is a resource? 126

8.3 What are Australia’s natural resources? 129

8.4 How do we use non-renewable energy? 132

8.5 Should Australia focus on using renewable energy? 135

8.6 SkillBuilder: Constructing a pie graph Online Only

8.7 Is water a renewable resource? 138

8.8 SkillBuilder: Annotating a photograph Online Only

8.9 How is groundwater used as a resource? 140

8.10 How do Aboriginal peoples use groundwater? 143

8.11 Review Online Only

9 Our blue planet: water 149

9.1 Overview 149

9.2 How much water is there in the world? 150

9.3 What are some amazing water facts? 153

9.4 How does Australia’s climate affect water availability? 157

9.5 SkillBuilder: How to read a map Online Only

9.6 How is water used by people? 160

9.7 SkillBuilder: Drawing a line graph Online Only

9.8 How is water used by indigenous peoples? Online Only

9.9 Does everyone have enough water? 164

9.10 How does access to water improve health? 167

9.11 What is virtual water? 171

9.12 How does water quality change? 174

9.13 How can water be managed? 177

9.14 Review Online Only

Unit 4 Place and Liveability 183

10 Where do Australians live? 185

10.1 Overview 185

10.2 What creates a sense of place? 186

10.3 Why do people live in certain places? 188

10.4 Where do you live and why? 191

10.5 Why do Australians live in remote places? 194

10.6 SkillBuilder: Using topographic maps Online Only

10.7 What draws people to rural areas? 197

10.8 Are rural communities sustainable? Online Only

10.9 What are ‘lifestyle’ places? 199

10.10 Where is my place? 204

10.11 Where would you like to live? 206

10.12 SkillBuilder: Creating a concept diagram Online Only

10.13 Review Online Only

11 People and places 212

11.1 Overview 212

11.2 Do most Australians live near water? 213

11.3 SkillBuilder: Understanding satellite images Online Only

11.4 Where is the fastest growing place? Online Only

11.5 SkillBuilder: Using alphanumeric grid references Online Only

11.6 What is life like in a country town? 217

11.7 How are places influenced by seasons? Online Only

11.8 Do places change over time? 219

11.9 What are isolated settlements like? 224

11.10 Are all settlements permanent? Online Only

11.11 What is Old Delhi like? Online Only

11.12 How is modern India changing? Online Only

11.13 Review Online Only

12 Liveable places 228

12.1 Overview 228

12.2 What is liveability? 229

12.3 Where are the most liveable cities? 231

12.4 SkillBuilder: Drawing a climate graph Online Only

12.5 What makes Melbourne the world’s most liveable city? Online Only

12.6 Is being the most liveable city sustainable? 234

12.7 Port Moresby — a less liveable city? 237

12.8 Dhaka — a less liveable city? Online Only

12.9 Is there enough to eat? 239

12.10 How can liveability be improved? 242

12.11 What makes a place liveable for you? 245

12.12 SkillBuilder: Creating and analysing overlay maps Online Only

12.13 How could my community be made more liveable? 248

12.14 Review Online Only

13 Geographical inquiry: What is my place like? 252

13.1 Overview 252

13.2 Process 253

13.3 Review 254

Unit 5 Depth Study 1: Investigating the Ancient Past 255

14 Historical skills and concepts 257

14.1 Overview 257

14.2 Examining the evidence 258

14.3 Ages, time and chronology 260

14.4 Detective work 263

14.5 Evidence from archaeology 266

14.6 How old is it? 270

14.7 Perspectives and empathy 273

14.8 SkillBuilder: Sequencing events in chronological order Online Only

14.9 Review Online Only

15 Ancient Australia 277

15.1 Overview 277

15.2 Examining the evidence 279

15.3 The first people of Australia and the Torres Strait Islands 281

15.4 Managing an ancient land 285

15.5 Language and ceremony in ancient Australia 290

15.6 The ancient Australian economy 293

15.7 Society, custom and culture 298

15.8 Conflict and death in ancient Australia 302

15.9 Conserving the past 306

15.10 SkillBuilder: Developing a hypothesis Online Only

15.11 Review Online Only

Unit 6 Depth Study 2: Investigating One Ancient Society (Egypt, Greece, Rome, India, China) 315

16 Ancient Egypt 317

16.1 Overview 317

16.2 Examining the evidence 319

16.3 The gift of the Nile 320

16.4 The people of Egypt 322

16.5 Pharaoh rules! 327

16.6 Gods and the afterlife 330

16.7 Mummies unwrapped 332

16.8 Write like an Egyptian 335

16.9 Pyramid builders 337

16.10 Tutankhamen, Akhenaten and Nefertiti 339

16.11 Expansion and fall 343

16.12 Rameses II — Egypt’s greatest pharaoh? 345

16.13 Egypt’s heritage 348

16.14 SkillBuilder: Analysing and corroborating sources Online Only

16.15 Review Online Only

17 Ancient Greece 351

17.1 Overview 351

17.2 Examining the evidence 353

17.3 The Minoans and Mycenaeans 355

17.4 The ‘Dark Age’ to the Archaic Period 359

17.5 Government in Athens and Sparta 362

17.6 Everyday life in Sparta 365

17.7 Everyday life in Athens 369

17.8 Laws, myths, gods and oracles 374

17.9 The Olympic Games 377

17.10 Greeks, Persians and Alexander the Great 379

17.11 The heritage of ancient Greece 384

17.12 SkillBuilder: Analysing and corroborating sources Online Only

17.13 Review Online Only

18 Ancient Rome Online Only

18.1 Overview

18.2 Examining the evidence

18.3 The rise of the Romans

18.4 The spreading empire

18.5 The Roman army

18.6 Citizens and rulers

18.7 Spartacus and Nero: two significant individuals

18.8 Living in the Roman Empire

18.9 Death and the Romans

18.10 Roman law and religion

18.11 Decline and fall

18.12 Heritage of Rome

18.13 SkillBuilder: Analysing and corroborating sources

18.14 Review

19 Ancient India Online Only

19.1 Overview

19.2 Examining the evidence

19.3 The geography of India

19.4 Lost cities of the Indus Valley

19.5 Contacts and conflicts: India and the ancient world

19.6 The Mauryan Empire: India’s first unified state

19.7 Ashoka the Great

19.8 The religions of Ancient India

19.9 SkillBuilder: Analysing different perspectives

19.10 Review

20 Ancient China 388

20.1 Overview 388

20.2 Examining the evidence 390

20.3 China’s civilisation begins 391

20.4 The people of ancient China 393

20.5 Everyday life and death 396

20.6 Ancient China and the natural environment 398

20.7 Confucianism, religion and law 400

20.8 Qin Shihuang, the First Emperor of China 404

20.9 The rise and fall of the Han 408

20.10 The heritage of China 412

20.11 SkillBuilder: Analysing different perspectives Online Only

20.12 Review Online Only

Glossary 417

Index 425