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

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!  😎

Maps showing Aboriginal Language Groups in 1788

Here is the map we looked at today, showing the Aboriginal language groups in Australia.  You can zoom in on this map to see where Margaret River is and where the Wadandi people lived.

ABORIGINAL MAP with GENERAL AREAS – 1996 HORTON

ABORIGINAL MAP

TINDALE MAP – this is the very first map ever made showing Aboriginal Australia and you can zoom right in easily to read it.  Norman Tindale published this map around 1940.