Lesson Objectives To reflect on what we already know about Australia To work in groups to gather information about Australia
Section 1 – Cultural Context History Geography Government Commercialism Social determinants Values
Homework Find 10 facts about Australia. You must then write ten opinions about Australia. These opinions can be about the weather, the people, the animals, anything!
Fill map with retained information on Australia you already have
Write a paragraph about Australia (remember grammar and punctuation) Adjectives (describing words) about Australia Australia Drawings of things you would find in Australia Nouns (objects) relating to Australia
Key Characteristics Population = 21 million. Young Nation Covers 3 time zones. 85% of population live in 3% of landmass, mostly next to the coast. i.e. Urban living
Australia & Sport Sporting Obsession 1788 – 1000 convicted criminals sent from UK Different from ‘free settlers’ Prisoners of Her Majesty ‘Currency’ – Children of convicts ‘Sterling’ – Children of Free Settlers (£££)
Sports Cricket – adopted – ‘copied’ Currency vs. Sterling / British Military Australia viewed UK as Motherland - copied USA isolated UK – adapted to suit changing culture Australia = progressive nature, with an energetic young culture. Sport reflects to be an expression of national pride.
Task Read 154 Mind map/note Comparison with the Historical Determinants of the UK Compare the social and historical influences that limit or encourage involvement in physical activity both in the UK & Australia.
Key Terms Tyranny of distance – 19th century travel 4 distinctive terrains Low sandy eastern plain – most populated Eastern Highlands Central plain – inhospitable Western plaeau – desert 40% desert
Favourable climate UK less favourable – Western Maritime Q. How have the UK’s & Australia’s climate affected their sporting development and participation? (3) 22 million est 18 million on seaboard Concentrated urban population: e.g. South Sydney 10,000 people per square mile!
Government 1901 Independence Queen still Chief of State. Central government – federal level State & territory Local Centralised or decentralised?
Key Terms Australian Sports Commission Federal government: Mass participation & excellence Contrast to the UK; does the UK government have power for policy making for sport?
Exam Practice Explain the factors that have stimulated the growth of commercialised sport in the UK & in Australia. (6) Research – 5 min Plan – 5 min Answer – 10 min
Oz Commercialism 1980’s shift to TV income IRREVERSIBLE World Series Cricket research