Humanities Alive 2 for Victorian Essential Learning Standards

Humanities Alive 2 for Victorian Essential Learning Standards

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Humanities Alive 2, revised edition, is the second of a four-text series specifically designed to cater for the revised Victorian Essential Learning Standards (VELS), including coverage of Antarctica. Together with Humanities Alive 1, it provides full coverage of Level 5 standards. The visually stimulating content is presented to engage learners and help them to understand and adapt essential information and skills. Interdisciplinary learning, through the four domains of Communication,ICT, Thinking and Design, Creativity and Technology, is embedded in the activities and extended through a range of supporting worksheets. Links are also made from the Humanities strand to the domains within the Physical, Personal and Social Learning strand, particularly Civics and Citizenship. Key features: *Structured activities catering for a wide range of abilities and intelligences, with many links to other domains, such as Thinking and ICT *Skillbooster activities that address reasoning and interpretation standards and diversity of geospatial skills *Specific chapters developed for the Physical, Personal and Social Learning strand, focusing on the domains of Civics and Citizenship and Interpersonal Development The complementary text, Humanities Alive Teacher Support Kit, Level 5, contains a wealth of support for the busy teacher including answers, suggested teaching and assessment strategies, links with the VELS curriculum framework, and a diversity of photocopiable worksheets that extend learning opportunities for students. Teacher support material for Antarctica is on www.jaconline.com.au/humanitiesalive/ha2 under 'For the teacher'.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 344 pages
  • John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd
  • Jacaranda Wiley, Australia
  • Milton, QLD, Australia
  • 0731404815
  • 9780731404810

Table of contents

Civics and citizenship Chapter 1: Decision making Life decisions Becoming a decision-maker Group decisions Debating an issue Becoming involved Federal decision-makers Making laws Breaking laws You're under arrest Legal decisions Check and challenge Summary of key terms History Chapter 2: The Vikings The Vikings - vicious vandals? Leaving home Greenland Gossip [newspaper feature on Leif Eriksson] Going berserk Crusty old salts Community life Burial practices and beliefs What's in a name? Giants, gods and creation End of an era Check and challenge Summary of key terms Chapter 3: Medieval life The Middle Ages To the manor born Towns and trade Feasts, fun and festivals Faith and fear Brutal justice Joan of Arc - saint or 'strange'? Medieval Medicine [newspaper feature on the Black Death] People power Feudalism in Japan Check and challenge Summary of key terms Chapter 4: Fortresses and fighters Powerful fortresses A midieval building site A virtual castle tour The lady of the castle [features Eleanor of Acquitane] Attack and defend! I dub thee Sit knight! The legend of King Arthur Tournament tales [newspaper feature on joustings and tournaments] Holy wars Japanes castles and samurai Check and challenge Summary of key terms Chapter 5: New ideas and discoveries Renaissance - Europe reborn The seeds of change Creative minds New inventions Leonardo da Vinci - man of the future Reformation - rethinking religion In search of the Indies Spanish Sun [newspaper feature on Columbus] Sailing around the world Looking for El Dorado Check and challenge Summary of key terms Geography Chapter 6: Advanced geospatial skills Showing height on maps Contour lines Common contour patterns Cross-sections Introducing topographic maps Using topographic maps River patterns Using technology GIS systems Check and challenge Summary of key terms Chapter 7: Living in the Asia-Pacific region Diversity in Asia-Pacific Population of Asia-Pacific Indigenous people Religion in the Asia-Pacific Land use in Asia-Pacific Mining in the Pacific Fishing in the Pacific Islands Contrasts in living conditions Manila Times: Dump disaster Assisting our world - the AusAID program Helping East Timor Check and challenge Summary of key terms Chapter 8: Weather and hazards Weather - what is it? The Sun: Tennis sizzler Hot and cold places Rain, hail and snow The water cycle Signs in the sky Read a weather map Too much rain - floods Thunderstorms Wild winds Bushfire: Australian hazard Black Saturday Drought in Australia Check and challenge Summary of key terms Chapter 9: Volcanoes and earthquakes Volcanoes and earthquakes Broken plates How volcanoes work Volcanic landforms Living with volcanoes Mount etna, Sicily How earthquakes happen Napier earthquake Earthquake survival Bangkok Today: Tsunami Research and presentation Check and challenge Summary of key terms Chapter 10: Rainforests Jungle Beat: Jungle plane crash The rainforest biome The Amazin' Amazon Why are rainforests so important? Living in the jungle Australia's rainforests Daintree River National Park, Queensland Rainforests under attack Highways of destruction Rescuing the rainforests Check and challenge Summary of key terms Economics Chapter 11: Life beyond school A profile of working: Keeping a zoo Get smart, get skilled Changing work patterns Earning a salary Managing your finances Mobile phones: it's time to take precautions Credit cards Investing in your future Scams and swindlers Check and challenge Summary of key terms Chapter 12: The Australian economy Introducing the Australian economy Demand and supply From the branch to the lunch bag Australia's resources The big wide world Canberra Chronicle: Turning Japanese eCommerce Getting the jump on your rivals Hello Hello Check and challenge Summary of key terms Geography Chapter 13: Antarctica* The last wilderness Antarctica - the facts Ice, ice and more ice Cold, dry and windy Living in a freezer The riches of Antarctica Science on the ice 'The Antarctic Star' Construct an overlay map Australia and the Antarctic Australia's Antartic hero: Sir Douglas Mawson Check and challenge Summary of key terms * Antarctica has been included as the last chapter, so the pagination of the first 12 chapters is the same as in the original edition. The chapter on Antarctica is also available as a SOSE Alive Topic Book, Antarctica.show more