7th Grade/Åk 7
Chapter 1 Lesson 5: Australia
to become familiar with facts about Australia
QUIZLET Chapter 1 Lesson 5 here
2. INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES
Listen to the text Awesome Australia here
Vocabulary Awesome Australia here
Listen to the text The Outback here
Vocabulary The Outback here
Listen to the text Tracks across Australia here
Vocabulary Tracks across Australia here
3. AUSTRALIA DAY
4. HISTORY OF AUSTRALIA
5. FACTS ABOUT AUSTRALIA, also known as the Land Down Under.
6. TRACKS ACROSS AUSTRALIA
In 1977, 27-year-old Robyn Davidson, along with her dog and four camels, embarked on a daring expedition across the barren, unforgiving terrain of the outback.
7. AN EMAIL: ROAD TRIP AROUND AUSTRALIA
Write an email to your best friend describing your trip around Australia. Make sure to tell him/her what you did on the trip, where the trip was, why you had the trip. Include more details. Write at least one paragraph.
8. BROCHURE PROJECT
Use the Internet to become familiar with facts about Australia’s tourists’ attractions and culture. Work in pair and create a travel brochure for Australia. Follow the link to an attached PDF with things to include on your brochure.
Create your brochure in Microsoft Word.
9. PROJECT: Australia Presentation
Objective: To research and present information about various aspects of Australia in groups, using PowerPoint presentations.
Work in pairs. Choose one of the following topics:
History and Government
Geography (States, Territories, The Outback)
Climate (How it differs between regions, climate issues like bushfires etc.)
Animals (Animals only found in Australia)
Tourist Attractions (Great Barrier Reef, Ayers Rock, cities etc.)
Culture and Lifestyle
Sports in Australia
Using the Toolbox on page 98-102 in your Textbook, research your topic and prepare a PowerPoint presentation with facts, pictures, and other relevant information. The time for your presentation should be between 3-6 minutes. Each group member should contribute to the presentation. You can bring notes but you should know the presentation by heart.
The teacher will evaluate the presentations based on the following criteria:
Quality of the information presented
Clarity and effectiveness of the presentation
Cooperation and participation of all group members