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  1. Australia2nd Grade Christen Canter And Rochelle Grome

  2. 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.

  3. Table of Contents • Activities • Websites • Geography • Western Australia • Northern Territory • Southern Australia • Queensland

  4. Table of Contents ctd. • New South Wales • Victoria • Tasmania • Canberra • Climate • Plant Life • Animal Life

  5. Table of Contents ctd. • Other Animals • Aboriginals • Vocabulary

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. Geography • Australia is made up of several different states and territories. • Australia is the home of many different landscapes.

  10. Western Australia • The largest state • Makes up 1/3 of Australia’s land mass • Capital city: Perth

  11. Northern Territory • Capital city: Darwin (after Charles Darwin) • Dry Desert • Ayers Rock- The single largest rock in the world, over 1 ½ miles wide.

  12. Southern Australia • Capital city: Adelaide • Major Industries • Wine • Wheat • Wool • Shipbuilding

  13. Queensland • Capital city: Brisbane • Major Industries • Rubber • Coffee

  14. New South Wales • Capital city: Sydney • 1st state/territory to be established

  15. Victoria • Capital city: Melbourne • Smallest state/territory

  16. Tasmania • Capital city: Hobart • Tasmania is an Island • Most varied Scenery • Lakes • Cascades • Rivers • Stone Houses

  17. Canberra • The Capital of Australia • The whole entire continent is administered from here.

  18. 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

  19. 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.

  20. Animal Life • Marsupials -animals that carry their young in a pouch. • Koala • Wallaby • Kangaroo

  21. Other Animals • Dingo- Wild Dog • Duckbilled Platypus • Kookaburra • Emu

  22. 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

  23. Aussie Vocabulary • Billabong- water-hole • Coolibah Tree- Eucalyptus • Jumpbuck- Sheep • Tucker-bag- food bag • Squatter- Land Owner • Troopers- country police • Mate- Friend