Sixth Grade Social Studies Unit 10 - This "Australia" handout is an excellent resource for students, especially special ed. students. This one page handout with a map on the back, covers the entire 6th Georgia standards on Australia in a well organized format. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!
This handout covers the following Standards/Elements
The student will be able to locate selected features of Australia. a. Locate on a world and regional political-physical map: the Great Barrier Reef, Coral Sea, Ayers Rock, and Great Victoria Desert.
SS6G13 The student will explain the impact of location, climate, distribution of natural resources, and population distribution on Australia. a. Describe how Australia's location, climate, and natural resources have affected where people live. b. Describe how Australia's location, climate, and natural resources impact trade.
SS6G14 The student will describe the cultural characteristics of people who live in Australia. a. Explain the impact of English colonization on the language and religion of Australia. b. Evaluate how the literacy rate affects the standard of living. SS6CG6 The student will compare and contrast various forms of government. a. Describe the ways government systems distribute power: unitary, confederation, and federal. b. Explain how governments determine citizen participation: autocratic, oligarchic, and democratic. c. Describe the two predominate forms of democratic governments: parliamentary and presidential.
SS6CG7 The student will explain the structure of the national government of Australia. a. Describe the federal parliamentary democracy of Australia, distinguishing form of leadership, type of legislature, and the role of the citizen in terms of voting and personal freedoms.
Very nice. Please make more nutshells! Great for use in summarizing.
April 21, 2012
I am delighted to see your condensed version of the standards for Australia. I agree, they will be a big help for my special education students.
I can't find any other "nutshells." I hope you have plans for the other regions of study.