AUSTRALIA: Discovering Australia Bundle

AUSTRALIA: Discovering Australia Bundle
AUSTRALIA: Discovering Australia Bundle
AUSTRALIA: Discovering Australia Bundle
AUSTRALIA: Discovering Australia Bundle
AUSTRALIA: Discovering Australia Bundle
AUSTRALIA: Discovering Australia Bundle
AUSTRALIA: Discovering Australia Bundle
AUSTRALIA: Discovering Australia Bundle
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Enrich your study of Australia—and save 20%— with the Discovering Australia Bundle, which includes an introductory book, two colorful posters, and seven cross-curricular activities.

Resources Included:

  • Snapshots of Australia introduces the location, national flags, cultural symbols, native animals, and landmarks of Australia, along with common Aussie slang phrases.

Posters Included: (11 x17 inch)

  • Symbols of Australia illustrates six cultural symbols with colorful photographs.
  • Unique Animals of Australia features eight animals found only in Australia.

Cross-Curricular Activities Included:

  • Ancient Aboriginal Arts describes, using a fill-in-the-blank format, three art forms of the 30,000 year old Aboriginal culture.
  • Birds of the World: Cockatoo and Gouldian Finch introduces two iconic birds with fun facts and large illustrations suitable for art projects such as water coloring or collages.
  • Mapping Australia develops critical thinking skills with interactive written directions.
  • Two Flags of Australia presents Australia’s two official flags.
  • Unique Animals Study Guide and Reading Detective is based on the poster (listed above) and extends learning about indigenous animals.
  • Wild Australia Matching Cards highlights an additional ten unusual Australian animals with colorful photos and fun facts.

Vocabulary Words and Phrases:

  • Snapshots: Aboriginal, boomerang, constellation, continent, emu, eucalyptus, joey, koala, marsupial, Outback, Uluru, Union Jack, uninhabited, vast
  • Activities: apex predator, arboreal, captivity, carnivore, Commonwealth, constellation, crest, didgeridoo, echolocation, elongated, independent, indigenous, monotreme, ochre, Southern Cross, venomous

Australian Slang Phrases:

arvo, chockers, fair dinkum, g’day, mozzie, ripper, roo, ta, walkabout

Targeted Skills:

  • Promoting respect and appreciation for cultural differences
  • Identifying unique animals and cultural symbols of Australia
  • Identifying art forms of the Aboriginal culture
  • Creating a map legend
  • Following written directions
  • Developing reading strategies
  • Critical thinking skills of comparing, contrasting, and analysis
  • Building content-area literacy in social studies
  • Reading fluency and comprehension

Sample Pages: Please see the preview for sample pages from the bundle. To view additional Snapshots images, click on the link listed below.

Technical Info: The files are in PDF format, combined into a single zip file, and illustrated with original, high-resolution images and/or photographs.

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Related Resources:

Biomes of the World: The Desert Biome

Flags Around the World

Flags Around the World Book/Activity Bundle

Nocturnal Animals: Bats Book/Activity Pack (features Australia's Flying Fox bat)

Penguins Activity Bundle (Features Australia's "Little Blue" Fairy penguin)

Australia: Snapshots of Australia

Teaching with TOOBS: The Land Down Under

Countries Currently Available in the Discovering Our World bundle series:

Australia, Brazil, China, Ecuador, France, Ghana, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Russia, United States

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