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  • 1. World Studies Game Day Unit 11: Australia
  • 2. Unit 11: Australia 300 300 300 300 300 200 200 200 200 200 100 100 100 100 100 Section E: Modern Australia Section D: Australia’s History Section C: Australia’s Outback Section B: Australia’s Animals Section A: Australia’s Geography
  • 3. Section A: 100 Reading
    • The number of people in the land is different from any other place. Australia has a lot of industry. Still, most areas have almost no people. Those areas are known as the Outback. The people who live there have frontier state of mind. However, most of the people live in cities and lead modern lives.
  • 4. Section A: 100 Question
    • Where do most people live in Australia?
    • A. The Outback
    • B. The cities
  • 5. Section A: 100 Answer
    • B: The Cities
    • The number of people in the land is different from any other place. Australia has a lot of industry. Still, most areas have almost no people. Those areas are known as the Outback. The people who live there have frontier state of mind. However, most of the people live in cities and lead modern lives.
  • 6. Section A: 200 Reading
    • Australia is the only country that is also a continent. It is the oldest one. It is 40 million years old. It is the smallest continent. It is the world’s largest body of land that is bordered by water on every side, making it the largest island! It is the world’s flattest continent. It is the sixth largest country in the world. It is as large as the U.S. It has 7,772,535 square kilometers of land.
  • 7. Section A: 200 Question
    • True or False
    • Australia is the only country that is also a continent
  • 8. Section A: 200 Answer
    • True
    • Australia is the only country that is also a continent. It is the oldest one. It is 40 million years old. It is the smallest continent. It is the world’s largest body of land that is bordered by water on every side, making it the largest island!
  • 9. Section A: 300 Reading
    • There are three main areas in Australia. They are the Western Plateau, the Central Lowlands, and the Eastern Highlands.
    • The Western Plateau, covers two-thirds of Australia. It is a flat, dry, desert land with hot weather. Scientists have found the world’s oldest rocks there. Dry Grasslands are found in the Central Lowlands. It is hot all year during the day there. But it can be very cold at night. The Great Dividing Range, part of the Eastern Highland, has rivers and valleys. It is also home of the lands highest mountains.
  • 10. The 3 Natural Regions of Australia
  • 11. Section A: 300 Question
    • Which of the following is not a main area of Australia?
    • a) Western Plateau
    • b) Great Plains
    • c) Central Lowlands
    • d) Eastern Highlands
  • 12. Section A: 300 Answer
    • b) Great Plains
    • There are three main areas in Australia. They are the Western Plateau, the Central Lowlands, and the Eastern Highlands.
  • 13. Section B: 100 Reading
    • Australia has wonderful animals! The continent is away from other lands. It also has hard living conditions. Because of this, you will find animals here that you can not find anywhere else in the world.
    • Today, some of these animals are in danger. They may become extinct. That means that all of one kind of animal may die. As cities grow larger, the natural land has grown smaller. Homes and food for some animals are hard to find.
  • 14. Section B: 100 Question
    • Some animals in Australia are threatened by…
    • a) the growth of cities.
    • b) Tsunamis.
    • c) national parks.
    • d) government rules.
  • 15. Section B: 100 Answer
    • a) the growth of cities.
    • Today, some of these animals are in danger. They may become extinct. That means that all of one kind of animal may die. As cities grow larger, the natural land has grown smaller. Homes and food for some animals are hard to find.
  • 16. Section B: 200 Reading
    • You can only find a platypus here in Australia. This animal has four legs, fur, beady eyes, and a tail like a beaver’s, a duck’s bill, and webbed feet. When a scientist first saw a platypus, he believed someone was playing a joke! An adult male platypus can shoot poison from its ankle. Although a platypus is a mammal its females lay eggs.
  • 17. Platypus
  • 18. Look at the Platypus’ features
  • 19. Cartoon Platypus
  • 20. Section B: 200 Question
    • Name at least two features of a platypus.
  • 21. Section B: 200 Answer
    • You can only find a platypus here in Australia. This animal has four legs, fur, beady eyes, and a tail like a beaver’s, a duck’s bill, and webbed feet. When a scientist first saw a platypus, he believed someone was playing a joke! An adult male platypus can shoot poison from its ankle. Although a platypus is a mammal its females lay eggs.
  • 22. Section B: 300 Reading
    • Koalas look like teddy bears. They are not bears at all. They are a part of the kangaroo family. That is another animal that lives in this land. Koalas are the only animals besides primates that all have a different set of fingerprints.
    • Most of Australia’s mammals are marsupials. These animals give birth to a tiny, helpless baby. The baby then lives in a pouch or pocket on its mother’s body. Most of these animals were gone long ago. In this land away from others they seem to do well. Kangaroos, wallabies, and koalas are all a part of that group.
  • 23. Kangaroos
  • 24. Koala Bears
  • 25. Wallabies
  • 26. Section B: 300 Question
    • Name one marsupial and tell me one unique thing about it.
  • 27. Section B: 300 Answer
    • Koalas look like teddy bears. They are not bears at all. They are a part of the kangaroo family. That is another animal that lives in this land. Koalas are the only animals besides primates that all have a different set of fingerprints.
    • Most of Australia’s mammals are marsupials. These animals give birth to a tiny, helpless baby. The baby then lives in a pouch or pocket on its mother’s body. Most of these animals were gone long ago. In this land away from others they seem to do well. Kangaroos, wallabies, and koalas are all a part of that group.
  • 28. Section C: 100 Reading
    • The Outback is the huge dry inland area. Rain may not fall there for years at a time. There can be hundreds of miles between “towns.” These towns are usually just a few buildings. The Outback has big deserts. It has the world’s largest desert outside the Sahara. There are also areas with mountains.
    • There are many colorful gorgeous sights here; enormous golden plains, red rocks, and purple mountain ranges. The landscape is empty and stretches forever. This is truly frontier country for hardy pioneers.
  • 29. Section C: 100 Question
    • What is the Australian Outback?
    • A. a major city
    • B. is the huge dry inland area
  • 30. Section C: 100 Answer
    • B. is the huge dry inland area
    • The Outback is the huge dry inland area. Rain may not fall there for years at a time. There can be hundreds of miles between “towns.” These towns are usually just a few buildings. The Outback has big deserts. It has the world’s largest desert outside the Sahara. There are also areas with mountains.
  • 31. Section C: 200 Reading
    • If you go to the Outback, look out for wild camels! The animals were brought here in the 1870s as a way to get around in the desert. Today, the only wild camels in the world live here. Some Tourist places offer camel tours to visitors.
    • Some of the people who live in the Outback live and work on big ranches called “stations.” Some of them are larger than small countries! Other people work in mining and in oil making. There is one city in the outback. It is, Alice Springs. They welcome tourists who come to visit Uluru.
  • 32. Australian Ranch
  • 33. Section C: 200 Question
    • What is one thing you might find in Australian’s Outback?
  • 34. Section C: 200 Answer
    • Answers will vary
  • 35. Section C: 300 Reading
    • Some of the people who live in the Outback live and work on big ranches called “stations.” Some of them are larger than small countries! Other people work in mining and in oil making. There is one city in the outback. It is, Alice Springs. They welcome tourists who come to visit Uluru.
  • 36. Section C: 300 Question
    • How do people make their living in the Outback? Name 1 way the text mentions.
  • 37. Section C: 300 Answer
    • Working on ranches/stations
    • Mining
    • Oil making
    • Tourists
    • Some of the people who live in the Outback live and work on big ranches called “stations.” Some of them are larger than small countries! Other people work in mining and in oil making.
  • 38. Section D: 100 Reading
    • The first people living in these lands were the Aborigines. They probably came by sea from Asia more than 40,000 years ago. By the time Europeans came, there may have been close to one million Aborigines. The early people were nomads. These are people who moved a lot. They hunted and gathered food in small groups. They lived in mud homes for a short while at a time. They had at least 300 ways to different ways to talk.
  • 39. Section D: 100 Reading
  • 40. Section D: 100 Question
    • For over 40,000 years, ___________ have lived in Australia.
    • A) English
    • B) Colonists
    • C) Aborigines
  • 41. Section D: 100 Answer
    • C) Aborigines
    • The first people living in these lands were the Aborigines. They probably came by sea from Asia more than 40,000 years ago
  • 42. Section D: 200 Reading
    • In the 17th century, Dutch, Portuguese, and Spanish sailors saw this land from their ships. The Dutch landed in 1606. They looked around for 150 years. They thought that the land was useless. In 1688 William Dampier came. He was an Englishman. He did not think the land was of any use. Still, he wrote a book about what he saw.
    • In 1770, an Englishman, named Captain James Cook, came to the land. He claimed Australia’s east coast for Britain. He called it New South Wales. Because of crowding in British prisons, England made a colony there of prisoners. The first one had 750 prisoners. There were 568 men and 191 women. There were also, 200 soldiers, and
    • their 40 wives and children. These people lived in tents. They ate native animals and food sent from England.
  • 43. Section D: 200 Reading
  • 44. Section D: 200 Question
    • A settlement was founded in 1770 it was called New South Wales. What kind of people made up this settlement?
  • 45. Section D: 200 Answer
    • England made a colony there of prisoners. The first one had 750 prisoners. There were 568 men and 191 women. There were also, 200 soldiers, and their 40 wives and children
  • 46. Section D: 300 Reading
    • The Aborigines did not do well after the British came. Many of them died because of the new sicknesses brought there. Others died because of fighting with the newcomers. In the 1850’s, the British made many of them go and live in a small piece of land that was set aside of others.
    • Gold was found in New South Wales. It was also found in Victoria in 1851. There was a gold rush that followed. Men from all over Australia, Europe and China rushed to the gold fields. Some found gold and became rich. Others did not find any
  • 47. Section D: 300 Question
    • What happened in 1851 to cause people to come to Australia?
  • 48. Section D: 300 Answer
    • Gold was found in New South Wales. It was also found in Victoria in 1851. There was a gold rush that followed.
  • 49. Section E: 100 Reading
    • Australia is a democracy. They have 3 kinds of government. They are the local, state, and federal levels. Their leader is called the Prime Minister. He is picked by those who are chosen as lawmakers by the people. The people speak English. They pay for things with their own money. Much of their way of life comes from Britain.
  • 50. Section E: 100 Question
    • Who is the leader of Australia?
    • A. The Prime Minister
    • B. The President of the United States
  • 51. Section E: 100 Answer
    • A. The Prime Minister
    • Australia is a democracy. They have 3 kinds of government. They are the local, state, and federal levels. Their leader is called the Prime Minister. He is picked by those who are chosen as lawmakers by the people.
  • 52. Section E: 200 Reading
    • The capital city is Canberra. It is in New South Wales. It is where they have their government meetings. It also has the feel of a small town. There are only about 500,000 people living there. There are art museums, a High Court, a National University, and other key places.
    • Sydney is the largest city. There are more than 4 million living there. In the city there is an area for the businesses. They have a Chinatown, The Botanic Gardens, and museums and art galleries. There are also many old buildings. Around the city are parks filled with plants and animals. This is the home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
  • 53. Sydney’s opera house is one of the most famous and unusual buildings in the world
  • 54. Section E: 200 Question
    • Australia’s largest city is________.
    • a) Canberra
    • b) Sydney
    • c) Melbourne
    • d) Perth
  • 55. Section E: 200 Answer
    • b) Sydney
    • Sydney is the largest city. There are more than 4 million living there.
  • 56. Section E: 300 Reading
    • Australia has some resources. One of them is called bauxite. This is a claylike material. It is where aluminum comes from. They also have coal, iron ore, copper, tin, silver, uranium, nickel, natural gas, and petroleum. They send out meat, wool, wheat, sugar, and machines. They are the world’s largest maker of diamonds.
  • 57. Section E: 200 Question
    • Name one natural resource Australia has?
  • 58. Section E: 200 Answer
    • Australia has some resources. One of them is called bauxite. This is a claylike material. It is where aluminum comes from. They also have coal, iron ore, copper, tin, silver, uranium, nickel, natural gas, and petroleum. They send out meat, wool, wheat, sugar, and machines. They are the world’s largest maker of diamonds.
  • 59. Section E: 300 Reading
    • The wool industry was there biggest at one time. That is no longer the true. Some of there big industries are mining, and the making of tools. They also have building, food processing, chemicals, and steel. Some of their new ones are winemaking and tourism.
  • 60. Section E: 300 Question
    • Name one industry Australia has.
  • 61. Section E: 300 Answer
    • The wool industry was there biggest at one time. That is no longer the true. Some of there big industries are mining, and the making of tools. They also have building, food processing, chemicals, and steel. Some of their new ones are winemaking and tourism.
  • 62. Final Question - Reading
    • The real name of Australia is the commonwealth of Australia. The people there call their land “Oz.” It is a place that is one of a kind. It seems like a dream place. Many of the things you see there are unlike any other things on the Earth. They have beautiful pieces of land. They have animals that are only from their lands too.
  • 63. Final Question - Question
    • How is Australia a “unique” and “special” place? Please list 3 things that make it different from the rest of the world.
  • 64. Final Question - Answer
    • Aniamals
    • Diamonds
    • Outback
    • Country is a continent
    • Island
    • Ect.