Jacaranda Geoactive

For the NSW Australian curriculum

In creating the award-winning Jacaranda Geoactive NSW Ac series, we have crafted a flexible resource which can be successfully used across a wide variety of teaching approaches and styles, providing a rich set of tools and activities that every geography teacher can use to bring geography to life.

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Why NSW Geography teachers trust Jacaranda:

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

Bringing geography to life

A stunning rane of new images, videos and interactivities to help bring geography to life.

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Accessible for every student

Activities organised from lower to higher levels of complexity plus challenge opportunities for those thirsting for more.

Helping teachers teach their way

A diverse range of activities to help teachers teach geography their way and give teachers the best possible experience regardless of technology constraints and platform choices.

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Unlock deep insights into performance

With learnON, Jacaranda’s immersive eBook, teachers can unlock deep insights into student and cohort performance.


  • Series Features

    The latest editions of Jacaranda Geoactive NSW Ac series include these key features:

    • Includes Jacaranda SkillBuilder, the ultimate that develops students’ geographical skills in context of the content covered
    • Advice for data collection and using fieldwork instruments and techniques within the classroom, school or local environment
    • Teacher support including a BOSTES template Teaching Program for every chapter, advice, weblinks and Syllabus Outcomes links
    • One full-page topographic map and associated exercises per topic enable students to develop essential mapping skills
    • New worksheets for students with learning support needs (including Life Skills) with each worksheet mapped to a life skill outcome
    • Brand new, up-to-date case studies written for the new curriculum, with links to additional case studies in the Jacaranda myWorld Atlas
    • The Fieldwork Inquiry and Geographical Inquiry ProjectPLUS develop students’ inquiry skills through collaborative learning
    • A comprehensive range of interactivities, videos, weblinks, extended writing tasks, online content and worksheets engage students
    • Easy to follow layout carefully integrates content, visually stimulating images, outcomes and skills to simplify lesson planning for teachers

  • Formats

    Jacaranda provides a range of format options to allow teachers to teach their class their way.


    Printed textbook with free digital code inside


    learnON is our immersive and flexible digital learning platform.

    iPad app

    Trusted Jacaranda content available online and offline through the iPad app


    Downloadable PDFs available in the learnON platform

  • Authors

    Louise Swanson

    Nicole Gray

    Karen Bowden

    Adrian Harrison

    Kymberly Govers

    Steven Newman

  • Offers and complementary products


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    Jacaranda Bundle Offers

    Get Jacaranda Geoactive NSW Ac as part of the Jacaranda Digital Bundle (digital-only) or the Jacaranda Value Bundle (print with digital). These bundles provide trusted, high quality resources, at one low price to meet the unique needs of every New South Wales school.


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    Jacaranda Atlas

    The iconic Jacaranda Atlas is available for the first time, as a hardcover atlas with a complimentary eBookPLUS so students and teachers get the best of both formats.


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    Jacaranda myWorld Atlas

    myWorld Atlas is Jacaranda’s unique digital atlas that enables students to explore the world and test their geographical skills.


Jacaranda Geoactive NSW Ac series

The Jacaranda Geoactive NSW Ac series is available in a print with digital (learnON) or digital-only format to allow teachers to teach their class, their way. For digital customers, use your resource both online and offline with downloadable PDFs and the iPad app.

What are teachers saying about the Jacaranda Geoactive series?


    “Very useful and interactive activities which follow the curriculum and provide engaging learning opportunities.”

    Pacific Coast Christian School

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