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Jacaranda Humanities and Social Sciences 8 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 Democracy and Law in Action 1

1 Your rights and freedoms 3

1.1 Overview 3

1.2 How are our rights and freedoms protected? 4

1.3 How free is freedom of speech? 7

1.4 Some other democratic freedoms 11

1.5 Dissent in a democracy 14

1.6 SkillBuilder: Questioning and research 17

1.7 Review 18

2 Participating in an Australian democracy 20

2.1 Overview 20

2.2 Having an influence 21

2.3 What can my local member do? 26

2.4 Lobby groups and others 30

2.5 Taking direct action 34

2.6 SkillBuilder: Communication and reflection 37

2.7 Review 39

3 Where do our laws come from? 40

3.1 Overview 40

3.2 How do parliaments make laws? 41

3.3 How do courts make laws? 44

3.4 What is the difference between criminal law and civil law? 47

3.5 SkillBuilder: Group consensus 50

3.6 How is customary law used in Indigenous communities? 53

3.7 Review 56

4 Australia’s national identity 59

4.1 Overview 59

4.2 Australian identity — traditional v changing views 60

4.3 Reconciliation — contribution to national identity 63

4.4 Belonging to a new country — migrant experiences 66

4.5 SkillBuilder: Investigating national identity in another country 68

4.6 Review 69

Unit 2 Participation and Influences in the Marketplace 71

5 The market system and government 73

5.1 Overview 73

5.2 Who is involved in the market system? 74

5.3 Different types of markets 79

5.4 Key economic questions for business 84

5.5 Government involvement in the market 89

5.6 SkillBuilder: Contesting and debating ideas 93

5.7 Review 96

6 Rights and responsibilities in the marketplace 98

6.1 Overview 98

6.2 Legal protection of consumer rights 99

6.3 Business competition protects consumers 104

6.4 Keeping consumers safe 108

6.5 SkillBuilder: Questioning and research 112

6.6 Review 113

7 Business decisions 114

7.1 Overview 114

7.2 What are the three main ways in which a business can be owned? 115

7.3 Are there other ways to own or operate a business? 118

7.4 Opportunities for businesses 121

7.5 How can businesses respond to opportunities in the market? 125

7.6 SkillBuilder: Cost–benefit analysis 129

7.7 Review 132

8 The changing work environment 134

8.1 Overview 134

8.2 Influences on work today 135

8.3 The significance of technology 140

8.4 Changes to the workforce 143

8.5 Work in the future 150

8.6 SkillBuilder: Analysis and interpretation of data 156

8.7 Review 159

Unit 3 Landforms and Landscapes 161

9 Geography concepts 163

9.1 Overview 163

9.2 Geographical concepts 165

9.3 Review 175

10 Introducing landforms and landscapes 177

10.1 Overview 177

10.2 How are landscapes different? 178

10.3 What landforms make up Australia? 181

10.4 SkillBuilder: Recognising land features Online Only

10.5 What landforms are found in the Pacific? Online Only

10.6 What processes shape landscapes? 187

10.7 What is hidden underground? 190

10.8 What’s beneath our feet? 192

10.9 SkillBuilder: Using positional language Online Only

10.10 How do different cultures view landscapes? 195

10.11 How are landscapes preserved and managed? 198

10.12 Review Online Only

11 Coastal and riverine landscapes 202

11.1 Overview 202

11.2 Which landscapes are formed by water? 203

11.3 What is coastal erosion? 206

11.4 Which coastal landforms are created by deposition? 208

11.5 How are coasts changed? 211

11.6 What differences exist in coastal landforms between places? 213

11.7 How are coasts managed? 215

11.8 How do I undertake coastal fieldwork? 217

11.9 SkillBuilder: Constructing a field sketch Online Only

11.10 What’s in a rip? 221

11.11 How does water form river landscapes? 223

11.12 How are river landscapes managed? 228

11.13 Which landscapes are formed by ice? Online Only

11.14 Do all rivers flow to the sea? 230

11.15 SkillBuilder: Reading contour lines on a map Online only

11.16 Review Online Only

12 Desert landscapes 235

12.1 Overview 235

12.2 What is a desert? 236

12.3 SkillBuilder: Using latitude and longitude Online Only

12.4 What type of climate forms deserts? 240

12.5 What are the processes that shape desert landforms? 245

12.6 What are the characteristics of Australia’s deserts? 249

12.7 SkillBuilder: Calculating distance using scale Online Only

12.8 How did Lake Mungo become dry? 252

12.9 How do people use deserts? Online Only

12.10 Is Antarctica a desert? 255

12.11 How do people use Antarctica? 258

12.12 Review Online Only

13 Mountain landscapes 262

13.1 Overview 262

13.2 Where are the world’s mountains? 263

13.3 How do people use mountains? 266

13.4 What are the forces that form mountains? 270

13.5 How do different types of mountains form? 272

13.6 How do earthquakes and tsunamis occur? 277

13.7 What are the impacts of earthquakes and tsunamis? Online Only

13.8 How are volcanic mountains formed? 284

13.9 How did Mount Taranaki form? 287

13.10 SkillBuilder: Drawing simple cross-sections Online Only

13.11 What is the anatomy of a volcano? 291

13.12 SkillBuilder: Interpreting an aerial photo Online Only

13.13 How do volcanic eruptions affect people? Online Only

13.14 Review Online Only

14 Fieldwork inquiry: How does a waterway change from source to sea? 296

14.1 Overview 296

14.2 Process 296

14.3 Review 298

Unit 4 Changing Nations 299

15 Urbanisation and migration 301

15.1 Overview 301

15.2 Where do most Australians live? 302

15.3 Where have Australians lived in the past? 305

15.4 What is urbanisation? 308

15.5 Is Australia an urbanised country? 311

15.6 SkillBuilder: Understanding thematic maps Online Only

15.7 How urban are the United States and Australia? 314

15.8 SkillBuilder: Creating and reading pictographs Online Only

15.9 SkillBuilder: Comparing population profiles Online Only

15.10 How has international migration affected Australia? 319

15.11 Why are people on the move in Australia? 325

15.12 Why are people on the move in China? 327

15.13 Review Online Only

16 Geographical inquiry: Investigating an Asian megacity 332

16.1 Overview 332

16.2 Process 333

16.3 Review 334

Unit 5 The Ancient to the Modern World 335

17 From the ancient to the modern world 337

17.1 Overview 337

17.2 Examining the evidence 339

17.3 People on the move 341

17.4 Religions on the move 345

17.5 A different way of life 348

17.6 Rulers, religion and the changing map of medieval Europe 351

17.7 Migrations, invasions and empires in Asia 356

17.8 Population, cities and trade 360

17.9 Muslim traders and Africa 363

17.10 The emerging power of western Europe 366

17.11 Portuguese and Spanish voyages of discovery 369

17.12 Vasco da Gama opens the East 372

17.13 Consequences of the discoveries 375

17.14 SkillBuilder: Explaining different historical interpretations Online Only

17.15 Review Online Only

Depth Study 1: Investigating medieval Europe (c. 590–c. 1500)

18 Investigating medieval Europe 380

18.1 Overview 380

18.2 How do we know about medieval Europe? 382

18.3 The impact of the ‘barbarian’ invasions 384

18.4 Early medieval Christianity 387

18.5 Spreading Christianity in the Early Middle Ages 390

18.6 The feudal system 392

18.7 Life on the manor 394

18.8 The miller and the watermill 397

18.9 The knight 399

18.10 Medieval warfare 401

18.11 Castles 404

18.12 The power of the medieval church 406

18.13 Monasteries and convents 408

18.14 The Crusades 410

18.15 The Age of Faith 413

18.16 Towns and trades 416

18.17 The Black Death 419

18.18 The Peasants’ Revolt 422

18.19 Joan of Arc 425

18.20 SkillBuilder: Interpreting medieval art as sources 428

18.21 The heritage of medieval Europe 430

18.22 Review 433

Depth Study 2: Investigating the Black Death in Asia, Europe and Africa (14th century plague)

19 Investigating the Black Death in Asia, Europe and Africa 437

19.1 Overview 437

19.2 How do we know about the Black Death? 439

19.3 What was the Black Death? 441

19.4 Living conditions and medical science 443

19.5 Religious beliefs 447

19.6 Trade and the spread of disease 449

19.7 Responses to the Black Death 454

19.8 How did the Black Death change society? 457

19.9 Weakening the feudal system 459

19.10 SkillBuilder: Recognising different perspectives 462

19.11 Review 464

Glossary 467

Index 477