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Skills in Geography: Australian Curriculum


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Skills in Geography: Australian Curriculum introduces and develops the fundamental geography skills students should master to succeed in Australian Curriculum Geography. Presented in a large format with detailed, high quality maps and images, this unique resource combines topographic map extracts, supporting explanatory text and graded exercises to enable students to understand geography through practice.

If you are activating a student text access code provided in the front of the print textbook or a sealed pocket, or supplied via email or by your school, you will have access to the following resources:

  • PDF Textbook
  • Word activities
  • Answers to activities
  • Weblinks

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PDF Textbook chapters

  • Preliminary pages [PDF 1.9Mb]

  • Section One: Geography skills bank [PDF 7.1Mb]

  • Section Two: Themes in Australian geography [PDF 6.7Mb]

  • Section Three: Australian topographic maps [PDF 26.0Mb]

  • Section Four: Themes in global geography [PDF 15.5Mb]

  • Section Five: New Zealand [PDF 10.7Mb]

  • Section Six: Papua New Guinea [PDF 5.8Mb]

  • Section Seven: South America [PDF 7.4Mb]

  • Section Eight: United Kingdom [PDF 14.9Mb]

  • Section Nine: Canada and the United States [PDF 14.3Mb]

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    Word activities

    • Chapter 1

    • Chapter 2

    • Chapter 3

    • Chapter 4

    • Chapter 5

    • Chapter 6

    • Chapter 7

    • Chapter 8

    • Chapter 9

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    Answers to activities

    Skills in Geo answers [Word, 1MB, 78 pages]

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    1 September 2017

    p. 42: Corrected legend for 'cliff'

    p. 60: Question 22 – 'using a vertical scale of 1 cm = 200 m' added to the end of the question

    p. 60: Question 25 – grid references changed to 'summit of Mount Olympus (GR 270448) to the summit of Mount Ida (GR 308478)

    14 February 2017

    Figure 4.3a – Exchange the colours used for Australia and New Zealand: Australia becomes yellow (population density <5) and New Zealand becomes orange (population density 10-24.9)


    Grant Kleeman