AUSTRALIA’S NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIES

We learnt about geography characteristics of place the other day.  Here you can move your mouse over the picture and see some of these characteristics revealed…

WAYOUTTHEREWORLDS

Today you will be making posters about different countries which are near to Australia.

Use the website (created by another teacher below) which will take you to your video for your country and website links.
These things have to appear on your poster:

  • NAME OF COUNTRY
  • CAPITAL CITY
  • POPULATION
  • CLIMATE
  • LANGUAGES SPOKEN
  • CURRENCY USED (MONEY)
  • DRAW YOUR OWN FLAG
  • IMAGE OR DRAW A NATIVE CREATURE FOUND THERE (animal and/or bird- say what it is)
  • INCLUDE A MAP OF THE COUNTRY
  • IMAGES FOR FOOD
  • IMAGE FOR TRADITIONAL HOUSES
  • IMAGE FOR SCHOOLS
  • IMAGES FOR TRADITIONAL FOOD

TRY TO USE COLOUR AND WRITE YOUR OWN HEADINGS TO MAKE IT EYE-CATCHING AND PERSONAL !

[Here are a couple of posters done by Room 7 students…]


This is your link if you are doing:

ENTER WEBSITE FOR AUSTRALIA’S NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIES HERE (click here)

  • FIJI,
  • PAPUA NEW GUINEA,
  • NEW ZEALAND or
  • INDONESIA.

You can also use the links you find there and look for your country when you get to the website, plus these two websites with lots of the information you need:


This is your link if you are doing VANUATU:

Watch the video and have your pencil ready to make notes:

Other websites:

  1. DUCKSTERS
  2. KIDZSEARCH

This is your link if you are doing TIMOR:

Watch the video and have your pencil ready to make notes:

2. VIDEO – SHOWS NATURE AND LANDSCAPE

Other websites:

  1. DUCKSTERS
  2. FACT MONSTER
  3. KIDZSEARCH

People and Places – Different but just the same!

We read this book earlier in the year, for Harmony Day.  Looking back through this book helps us to remember that people from different places might look different, have different languages and religions, might eat and dress differently, but that all people all over the world are similar. So in Geography, we need to remember that ALL PEOPLE have their own connections to their special places, just like us.

You have just made a jigsaw map of Australia and its neighbouring countries. The people in these neighbouring countries are different from us, just like the people in this story. We will be finding out more about their lives soon when we research different countries.

Try to remember the names of the 9 neighbouring countries!!……? (a challenge!)

Mrs Veary  😎

Our Posters in the Community

Hi everybody,

I am looking forward to seeing what you have done in the last few days as you’ve explored the river at our bioblitz and learned more about Australia’s weather in capital cities.  It’s a big country! 😎

Very exciting news!!!  Both IGA and the Shire have contacted me about displaying your posters!  I will be meeting with the Shire on Tuesday to see where we can put them and IGA will phone me again tomorrow too.

Well done, people!  🙂

Mrs Veary

The Weather…

We have looked at climate and the climatic zones of Australia.  Today we are going to learn more about the weather.

Watch this video clip and notice as many different kinds of weather that you can see.  Write them down on your sheet and we will share your ideas at the end of the video.
WEATHER 101 (National Geographic)

Now that we have discussed the different kinds of weather events we saw, here is a BTN clip to show you how meteorologists (weather scientists) predict the weather.  Listen carefully to hear what a METEOROLOGIST does!

BEHIND THE NEWS VIDEO CLIP (click on it to start)

BEHIND THE NEWS VIDEO CLIP (linking to Global Goals – Climate Action)

Now we will investigate a couple of reliable weather forecasting websites:
1.  WILLY WEATHER
2.  AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY

You will be researching weather conditions with a partner for your chosen city in Australia. You need to learn how to find out:

  • expected temperature
  • expected weather conditions (sunny, rain, storms…)
  • expected rainfall
  • how to find the average temperatures or weather for this time of year in your place.

Explore these weather sites and have fun working out what weather other people are experiencing just because they are in a different place, with a different climate.  We will be comparing these later on.  😎

 

 

Australia’s Climates

We have done some work on Australia’s climatic zones but it looks like we need to go over just what the weather will be like in the different climate zones.

Weather: temperature, rainfall, weather condition on the day or short term

Climate: is the weather (above) pattern over a longer time – this becomes the weather we expect in the different seasons.

In different climates, the seasons are really quite different as you learned in the video we watched the other day.  We learned about TEMPERATE, TROPICAL and POLAR CLIMATES.

Can you remember which climate type we have  in Margaret River?

Let’s look at the map you coloured in again to check just where these climate zones are, and more detail showing a few more climate zones.  What are they?

My Place Aboriginal Dot Paintings

Great job, everybody!  Ange really inspired you as artists to create your own dot paintings to represent “My Place” for each person.  Now you know more about the connection indigenous people have with the land and their belonging to it – and how they show it  bird’s eye view  using a stick from the bush they have prepared themselves.  What a lot of learning we did that day!

Thanks, Ange!  😎

Climate and Weather

This video clip is a good introduction to climate and weather.  You need to listen well to work out the difference between them.  Today we are going to learn about the different CLIMATE ZONES OF THE WORLD.  I wonder what climatic zone Margaret River is in…?   See if you can work it out.

Now we are going to work in our booklets to check what we have learned and to see what kind of climate we have in Australia.  😎