April 21 to 25, 2014
This week we will focus on the Island Nations and Australian States that make up Oceania.
Online geography puzzles:
People, Places, and Change, page 700-
What is a Continent? CPG Grey: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uBcq1x7P34
Horrible Histories Australia: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joG38F2kAbw
Wenesday – Australian States and Capitals: http://www.ilike2learn.com/ilike2learn/australia/australia.html
Quiz on Australian States: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNUcSQWxDiw
Territorial History of Australia: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pjB8UrHwO4
Thursday – Portuguese Discover Australia and New Zealand: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuSRW9B0fOs
Review for test: Pacific Island Countries, Micronesia, Polynesia, Melanesia, Australian States and Capitals, Explorers, James Cook, July 25, 1788 and the founding of the first English settlement.
Friday – Test on Australia/Oceania
Can you name these states and territories?
After Australia became a nation in 1901, it needed a national capital. American Walter Burley Griffin was chosen to design the new capital. He respected the natural landscape, added lakes and circular roads for ease of movement.