Bellringer Question: What can you learn about Australia by looking at this picture?AUSTRALIAThe Land Down Under
Opera House, Sydney panoramic
Sydney Harbor Bridge
Quick Check—Whiteboards What is the capital of Australia? What is the largest city in Australia? What is the famous building located in Sydney? What is the main language of Australia?
Mount Kosciuszko—7,310 feet
Great Barrier Reef
Whiteboard:Write down onething youlearned aboutthe Great BarrierReef?Video
bilby Blue tongued skink Cassowary dingo
kookaburraKoala nabarlek echidna
Frilled lizard wombat Click on above picture for video kangarooPlatypus
Quick Write Define marsupial Define native species What is your favorite animal in Australia?
The most feared animal inAustralia? Within 10 years of the introduction of 24 rabbits from England in 1859, rabbits had become so common that two million could be shot or trapped annually without having any noticeable effect on the population. It was the fastest spread ever recorded of any mammal anywhere in the world. They are suspected of being the most significant known factor in species loss in Australia. kill young trees in orchards, forests and on properties by ringbarking them. They eat native plants, leaving the topsoil exposed and vulnerable . The removal of this topsoil is devastating to the land, as it takes many hundreds of years to regenerate. Invasive animal
Bushfire of 2009 Click above for video
THE AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK What can you learn about the Outback by just looking at this picture?
Uluru, Ayer’s Rock panoramic
Wave Rock, Western TerritorySimilar structure found in Utah
Boomerangs & Didgeridoos Video
Quick Write—Whiteboards What does indigenous mean? What did the English call the famous sandstone rock in the Outback? The natives? Name an invention of the Aborigines.
NEW ZEALAND Land of Adventure
Ring of Fire
Auckland—the city of sails
Quick Check—Whiteboards What is the tallest mountain in New Zealand? What are the name of the two main islands? What is the capital of New Zealand? What are New Zealanders called? What is the largest city in New Zealand?
Rotoura Hot Springs
Milford Sound—fjords 100% Pure New Zealand
Quick Check—Whiteboards What is a long, narrow valley with steep cliffs created thousands of years ago by glaciers? Indigenous means the people that inhabited or lived there before the ______________ people came and took it over. What is the main language in New Zealand? What is the name of the indigenous people?
Haka All Blacks Rugby Team Dance of Life (Maori Excerpt) Another All Black Video