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Introduce Oceania and Australia with a cool overview of the region that students love! This lesson begins with a fun and engaging PEGS activity featuring facts that highlight the political, economic, geographic, and social factors (PEGS) that shape the region. Show Discovery Atlas: Short Stories - Australia Revealed to your class and give students a handout to accompany the video. A worksheet concludes the lesson that allows you to easily assess your student’s learning of the concepts.
Social Studies curriculum changes focus, sometimes drastically, from year to year. But, the common themes found in all classes stay the same; the PEGS factors (Political, Economic, Geographic, Social). Build a solid foundation in these concepts to help your students find success for years to come in Social Studies!
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Aligned with Social Studies Standards: Common Core, TEKS, ELPS, and NCSS grades 6-8
This lesson is part of a larger PEGS unit that includes activities for each region of the world and can be utilized all year long. Check it out in my store: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/itemsDigital/editNext/1868413
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