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Social Studies 7A, Packet Eight, Australia

Packet Eleven
Australia and New Zealand

Deadline, Nov. 13, 160 points

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How did the culture and geography of Australia and New Zealand develop?

 

Australia from space

 

Description

We will explore the unique geography and cultures of Australia and New Zealand.

Objectives

Students will identify, explain physical geography characteristics of Australia.

Essential questions

See the handouts attached to this assignment.

 

Checklist

This packet should include the following:

  1. PowerPoint notes about Australia
  2. The Australia map
  3. The crossword puzzle
  4. Your short essay about an environmental challenge in Australia
    Your essay should include a description of the problem - think of the who, what, when, where, how and why questions, and a description of what is being done about the problem.
    The essay will be three or four paragraphs.

 

 

Links

Printed files

Click here to view the first part of this packet.

Online files

Click here to view the Geography Now! video about Australia.

Click here to view the PowerPoint introduction to Australia. Click here for the notes page that accompanies it.

Click here to view the PowerPoint of quick facts about Australia.

Click here to access the World Atlas page about Australia.

Click here to access the World Atlas page about New Zealand.

Click here for the zoom in map of the Australian mountain ranges.

Challenges facing Australia
Drought
Great Barrier Reef
General Environmental Problems

Geologic Features

Lake Acraman
1, 2, 3

Olympic Dam
1, 2, 3

Flinders Ranges
1, 2, 3

Murray River
1, 2, 3

Gravity Warp
1, 2, 3

Sound files

Not applicable.

 

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