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Australia 2 nd Grade. Christen Canter And Rochelle Grome. Objectives. Students will be able to locate each Australian territory with 100% accuracy. Students will be able to give 2 characteristics of each territory.

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Australia2nd Grade

Christen Canter

And

Rochelle Grome


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Objectives

  • Students will be able to locate each Australian territory with 100% accuracy.

  • Students will be able to give 2 characteristics of each territory.

  • Students will discuss Australian life and their culture, and be able to cite important facts in both.


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Table of Contents

  • Activities

  • Websites

  • Geography

  • Western Australia

  • Northern Territory

  • Southern Australia

  • Queensland


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  • New South Wales

  • Victoria

  • Tasmania

  • Canberra

  • Climate

  • Plant Life

  • Animal Life


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  • Other Animals

  • Aboriginals

  • Vocabulary


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Activities

  • Students will create a collage with a given territory, using materials that are supplied by the teacher. (magazines, paper, & markers)

  • Given a certain territory, the students will find a book and do a report on what they have learned.

  • Students will get into groups and create a skit with the information they gather to help the other students learn.

  • Given a map of Australia, the students will use colored pencils and color each territory.


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  • Students will complete a crossword puzzle which is based on the Aussie vocabulary.

  • A word search will be given to the students with important vocabulary terms for this unit.


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Websites

  • http://alosvc.travel.aol.com/travel/lone

  • http://www.about-australia.com/

  • http://www.lonelyplanet.com/dest/aust/aus.htm

  • http://www.csu.edu.au/education/australia.htm

  • http://www.dnathan.com/VL/austLang.htm


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Geography

  • Australia is made up of several different states and territories.

  • Australia is the home of many different landscapes.


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Western Australia

  • The largest state

  • Makes up 1/3 of Australia’s land mass

  • Capital city: Perth


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Northern Territory

  • Capital city: Darwin (after Charles Darwin)

  • Dry Desert

  • Ayers Rock- The single largest rock in the world, over 1 ½ miles wide.


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Southern Australia

  • Capital city: Adelaide

  • Major Industries

    • Wine

    • Wheat

    • Wool

    • Shipbuilding


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Queensland

  • Capital city: Brisbane

  • Major Industries

    • Rubber

    • Coffee


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New South Wales

  • Capital city: Sydney

  • 1st state/territory to be established


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Victoria

  • Capital city: Melbourne

  • Smallest state/territory


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Tasmania

  • Capital city: Hobart

  • Tasmania is an Island

  • Most varied Scenery

    • Lakes

    • Cascades

    • Rivers

    • Stone Houses


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Canberra

  • The Capital of Australia

  • The whole entire continent is administered from here.


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Climate

  • Driest Continent of all

  • Most interior rivers only flow after heavy rain.

  • Great Dividing Range contains most of the forests.

  • Northern temperature 75-85 degrees F

  • Interior – hot days, cool nights

  • South – below 45 degrees F


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Plant Life

  • Unique plant life due to isolation from other land masses.

  • Eucalyptus/Gum trees, over 500 species can be found growing in all parts but the dry desert.


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Animal Life

  • Marsupials -animals that carry their young in a pouch.

    • Koala

    • Wallaby

    • Kangaroo


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Other Animals

  • Dingo- Wild Dog

  • Duckbilled Platypus

  • Kookaburra

  • Emu


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Aboriginals

  • Native People of Australia

  • Very unwarlike spirit

  • Hunters and Gatherers

  • No permanent housing

  • Over 500 tribes

  • Wore no Clothes

  • Weapons

    • Boomerang

    • Wooden Spear

    • Stone Axe

    • Nets


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Aussie Vocabulary

  • Billabong- water-hole

  • Coolibah Tree- Eucalyptus

  • Jumpbuck- Sheep

  • Tucker-bag- food bag

  • Squatter- Land Owner

  • Troopers- country police

  • Mate- Friend


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