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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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australia 2 nd grade

Australia2nd Grade

Christen Canter

And

Rochelle Grome

objectives
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.
table of contents
Table of Contents
  • Activities
  • Websites
  • Geography
  • Western Australia
  • Northern Territory
  • Southern Australia
  • Queensland
table of contents ctd
Table of Contents ctd.
  • New South Wales
  • Victoria
  • Tasmania
  • Canberra
  • Climate
  • Plant Life
  • Animal Life
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Table of Contents ctd.
  • Other Animals
  • Aboriginals
  • Vocabulary
activities
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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Activities ctd.
  • 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.
websites
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
geography
Geography
  • Australia is made up of several different states and territories.
  • Australia is the home of many different landscapes.
western australia
Western Australia
  • The largest state
  • Makes up 1/3 of Australia’s land mass
  • Capital city: Perth
northern territory
Northern Territory
  • Capital city: Darwin (after Charles Darwin)
  • Dry Desert
  • Ayers Rock- The single largest rock in the world, over 1 ½ miles wide.
southern australia
Southern Australia
  • Capital city: Adelaide
  • Major Industries
    • Wine
    • Wheat
    • Wool
    • Shipbuilding
queensland
Queensland
  • Capital city: Brisbane
  • Major Industries
    • Rubber
    • Coffee
new south wales
New South Wales
  • Capital city: Sydney
  • 1st state/territory to be established
victoria
Victoria
  • Capital city: Melbourne
  • Smallest state/territory
tasmania
Tasmania
  • Capital city: Hobart
  • Tasmania is an Island
  • Most varied Scenery
    • Lakes
    • Cascades
    • Rivers
    • Stone Houses
canberra
Canberra
  • The Capital of Australia
  • The whole entire continent is administered from here.
climate
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
plant life
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.
animal life
Animal Life
  • Marsupials -animals that carry their young in a pouch.
    • Koala
    • Wallaby
    • Kangaroo
other animals
Other Animals
  • Dingo- Wild Dog
  • Duckbilled Platypus
  • Kookaburra
  • Emu
aboriginals
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
aussie vocabulary
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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