Grade 7 – Australia/Oceana

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:

Horrible Histories Australia:

Wenesday – Australian States and Capitals:

Quiz on Australian States:

Territorial History of Australia:

Thursday – Portuguese Discover Australia and New Zealand:

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.

colour map of the proposed city of Canberra.




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