This series of activities has been developed by an Australian
Teacher Author, and is specifically targeted toward students in
the Americas, Europe and Britain. Why? Great question!
Many Australian units of work out there have been developed by non-Australian teachers who have unknowingly provided information about Australia that is either out-dated or insensitive toward our Indigenous Australian population. Whilst
this would not be the intention when teaching unfamiliar content, you need to know it is correct and appropriate. Right?
The activities provided in this text are strongly based around literacy, numeracy, social studies and language. They are however, not interrelated and can be taught in any sequence you wish.
This file contains fantastic visual images and information that can be used to compare Australian culture and way of life with that of your students.
1. Where in the World is Australia?
2. Australian States and Territories
3. Capital Cities
4. National Flags
5. National Anthem + comprehension
6. Australian Symbols – Coat of Arms
7. Australian Exports
8. Special Days in Australia – Australia Day January 26
9. Anzac Day – April 25
10. Naidoc Week
11. Harmony Day - 21st March
12. Melbourne Cup
13. Australia’s First People – Australian Aboriginals
14. Aboriginal Language
15. Traditional Aboriginal Life
16. European Colonization of Australia – First Settlement
17. Australian Government – Federal, State and Local, Current Prime Minister
18. Amazing Australian Animals – A to Z for research projects
19. Schooling in Australia
20. Australian Lifestyle – Fast Facts
21. Australian Lifestyle – Sports
22. Famous Australian Landmarks
23. A Virtual Tour of Australia’s Best Places!
24. Symbols of Identity
25. Australian Recipes – Lamingtons, Pavlova, Anzac Biscuits
26. Great Australians – Lists of iconic and famous Australians known in their
fields of endeavor – for student research projects
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