Jacaranda Geoactive

FOR THE NSW AUSTRALIAN CURRICULUM YEARS 7 – 10

NSW’s favourite, Jacaranda Geoactive NSW Australian curriculum series, has been refreshed to reflect our changing world with updated content, pedagogy and language, alongside tools to spark students’ interest in Geography.

How we are different

  • Unrivalled teacher support

    A complete resource that offers support for teachers in any school context – including a teachON section with teaching notes, samples answers, differentiated work programs, school-based fieldwork and much more.

  • Real, authentic and diverse voices

    Get students thinking about the interconnection between people and places with new topic hooks, including stories and images in response to key inquiry questions from real people about their place in the world.

  • Meaningful differentiation at every stage

    Cater for students of all abilities with worksheets and differentiated question sets for every lesson, and explicit support to help students decode question types and structure their responses.

Titles in this series

Table of contents

To view content, simply click on the chapter link in blue and the PDF will open up.

Jacaranda Geoactive 1 NSW Ac Stage 4 5e

Topic 1: The world of Geography
Topic 2: The diversity and formation of landscapes and landforms
Topic 3: Valuing, managing and protecting landscapes and landforms
Topic 4: Desert landscapes
Topic 5: Mountain landscapes
Topic 6: Rainforest landscapes
Topic 7: Fieldwork inquiry: How does a waterway change from source to sea?
Topic 8: How liveability differs around the world
Topic 9: Choosing a place to live
Topic 10: Improving liveability
Topic 11: Geographical inquiry: My Place
Topic 12: Water in the world
Topic 13: The value of water
Topic 14: Water scarcity and management
Topic 15: Wind and water hazards
Topic 16: Fieldwork inquiry: Water quality
Topic 17: Travel and tourism
Topic 18: Transport and technology
Topic 19: Interconnection through trade
Topic 20: Connect, produce, consume
Topic 21: Fieldwork inquiry: Travel in the local community

Digital

Title: JACARANDA GEOACTIVE 1 NSW AC STAGE 4 5E LEARNON
ISBN: 9780730394310
Publication Date: 2021
RRP: $60.00 (2 year license)

learnON is the digital platform for students and teachers. Teachers get access to a bank of additional support resources – free!

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Digital With Print

Title: JACARANDA GEOACTIVE 1 NSW AC STAGE 4 5E LEARNON + PRINT
ISBN: 9780730394297
Publication Date: 2021
RRP: $90.00
($60 plus an additional $30 for print)

The best of both worlds! Get full access to learnON and a printed copy for just $30 extra. The digital access code is printed on the inside of your textbook. This code will not be emailed to you.

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Table of contents

To view content, simply click on the chapter link in blue and the PDF will open up.

Jacaranda Geoactive 2 NSW Ac Stage 5 5e

Topic 1: The world of Geography
Topic 2: Biomes
Topic 3: Biomes produce food
Topic 4: Changing biomes
Topic 5: Challenges to food production
Topic 6: Improving food security
Topic 7: Geographical inquiry: Sustainable biomes
Topic 8: Causes and consequences of urbanisation
Topic 9: Urban settlement patterns
Topic 10: Internal and external migration
Topic 11: Australia’s urban future
Topic 12: Geographical inquiry: Investigating Asian megacities
Topic 13: Changing and managing the natural environment
Topic 14: Land environments: processes, change and management
Topic 15: Inland water: processes, change and management
Topic 16: Coastal environments: processes, change and management
Topic 17: Marine environments: processes, change and management
Topic 18: Geographical inquiry: Developing an environmental management plan
Topic 19: Wellbeing and development
Topic 20: Spatial variations in human wellbeing
Topic 21: Human wellbeing in Australia
Topic 22: Improving wellbeing
Topic 23: Fieldwork inquiry: Comparing wellbeing in the local area

Digital

Title: JACARANDA GEOACTIVE 2 NSW AC STAGE 5 5E LEARNON
ISBN: 9780730394273
Publication Date: 2021
RRP: $60.00 (2 year license)

learnON is the digital platform for students and teachers. Teachers get access to a bank of additional support resources – free!

Buy Now

Digital with Print

Title: JACARANDA GEOACTIVE 2 NSW AC STAGE 5 5E LEARNON + PRINT
ISBN: 9780730394280
Publication Date: 2021
RRP: $90.00
($60 plus an additional $30 for print)

The best of both worlds! Get full access to learnON and a printed copy for just $30 extra. The digital access code is printed on the inside of your textbook. This code will not be emailed to you.

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Why NSW Geography teachers trust Jacaranda:

Jarrod Hall from St. Dominic’s College shares how the Jacaranda Geoactive NSW Australian curriculum series has supported his teaching, simplified assigning student work, saved time marking and reviewing work and offered a range of engaging multimedia to support learning.

  • Series features

    The Jacaranda Geoactive series includes these features:

    • All question sets are differentiated for difficulty (levels 1, 2 and 3) and type (check, apply, challenge) – allowing students of all abilities to build their comprehension, application and higher-order thinking skills
    • Customisable eWorkbook included free, with over 160 scaffolded worksheets (all with sample answers for teachers)
    • Fieldwork worksheets designed to give teachers single-period, mini-projects to build students skills without needing to leave school grounds
    • SkillBuilders to develop students’ geographical skills in context
    • A comprehensive range of interactivities, concept explainer videos, weblinks and online content all embedded at the point of learning in learnON
    • One full-page topographic map and associated exercises per chapter so students can develop essential mapping skills (including a print-friendly PDF version)
    • Activities and teaching notes specifically addressing Life Skills outcomes
    • Question sets in print and online match one-to-one to allow different or flexible teaching approaches (with sample answers for every question)
    • Clear and well-scaffolded structure, content and language with explicit links to the NSW Australian Curriculum Geography Syllabus
    • Clear learning intentions and success criteria for every subtopic, so students understand what they need learn and can give feedback on their own sense of achievement

  • Authors

    Louise Swanson

    Nicole Gray

    Karen Bowden

    Adrian Harrison

    Kymberly Govers

    Steven Newman

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