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Here is a great series of lessons all about Australia. Learners get into groups and perform some research on one of the six Australian states. On day four, they will present the information they find to the class as a group. The lesson plan has some excellent websites that pupils can access to perform their research, and a good worksheet embedded in the plan to help keep their presentation on track. A terrific teaching resource.
Students discover information about the Aboriginal people of Australia. In this global studies lesson, students listen to mini-lectures regarding the history of Australia and the Aboriginal people. Students compare American Indians to the Aborigines with Venn diagrams and learn how to use a boomerang.
Students research Australia and Antarctica. In this geography lesson, students use maps and atlases to locate and identify Australia and the Antarctica, as well as the bordering oceans and important landforms. Students listen to related tradebooks and explore given websites in cooperative groups, culminating in a postcard writing and illustrating activity.
Students explore Australia. For this global studies lesson, students listen to audio clips and watch video clips that introduce them to the the nation-continent. Students discuss what they already know about Australia and what they would like to know about it in this introductory lesson on the topic.
Here is an interesting worksheet on Australia and New Zealand. Learners correctly identify the flag of New Zealand, draw a picture of the Australian Aboriginal Flag, draw a picture of Devil's Rock, and circle the six things they could find in the natural environment of Ayer's Rock. A good, multi-purpose worksheet. Perfect to include in any student-produced report on these two countries.
Students study Australia. In this Australia lesson, students locate the country on a map or globe, color it in on a worksheet, and play toss the globe. They read about animals native to Australia before completing a worksheet, completing a word search, and visiting a web site to learn more about Australian culture. They use a web site to find the directions for making a didgeridoo.
Learners complete a research project. In this Australia instructional activity, students discuss the Random Acts of Kindness movement started by an Australian woman, Anne Herbert. They investigate themes of geography as they relate to Australia. Learners work in groups to research one of the major regions and then present it to the class.
Students discuss landmarks commonly found on maps. They are divided into two groups, and asked to draw a map for a friend who hasn't been to the area. Group A may use street and place names, group B may not. Students discuss the role of place names and apply this to Australia where two place names are found on maps (Aboriginal and European).
Here's an interesting lesson that combines elements of language arts, sociology, and a study of the many ways that people use transportation to get from one place to another. The eight-page plan includes worksheets and a word search that support your teaching and student learning. Although designed for pupils who go to school in Australia, the lesson could be utilized by English-speaking students anywhere.
Learners will use this presentation and the Internet to give them information for their very own Australia project. They will write and use images to describe Australia's climate, leisure activities, location, interesting facts, culture, and landmarks. This appears to be an in-class project not intended to take more that one or two days.
Students examine the differences between baseball and cricket. In this baseball and cricket lesson, students learn to hit a ball that is thrown at them, run bases, and examine the differences between baseball and cricket by watching a video of a match. They study the topography of Australia.
In this language skills worksheet, students read an article about Australia Day. Students respond to 6 matching questions, 29 fill in the blank questions, 30 multiple choice questions, 12 word scramble questions, 30 short answer questions, 1 graphic organizer question, and 1 essay question regarding the content of the article.