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Australia's ecosystem is an unusual one because of its remote location. As a result, there are many animal species that occur here and nowhere else in the world, such as the platypus, kangaroo, echidna, and koala. Australia has 516 national parks to protect its unique plants and animals. One of Australia's most amazing sites rises like an enormous whale's back from a flat red-soil desert called the Red Center. This site is called Uluru, and it is a sacred natural formation at the heart of the country. Rising 1,100 feet (335 meters) tall, it is the largest rock in the world! Australia is home to many of the deadliest species of animals on the planet. There are several types of rain forests in Australia.

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Lesson plans, resources, and ideas for countries in Australia and Oceana. In addition to the printables that can be used for any country study, I make additional sheets for specific countries ~ mapping activities and flag notebooking sheets {and sometimes more!}. We took two weeks to study the continent of Australia. Our first week we focused more on the geography of Australia {Great Barrier Reef, desert, oceans surrounding Australia} as well as the currency, the Australian flag, and learned some Australian slang words {grins}. During our second week we learned about kangaroos and koalas and completed some minit books {usually to make a lapbook} about both animals. We also had fun trying to draw some different animals and even tried to draw our own map of Australia. If you'd like to see a more detailed blog post with day-by-day plans for our two week study along with links/resources, here is the link:

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City WebQuests: Sydney This webquest will help you investigate Sydney: its history, music and famous landmarks. You will also plan a trip and send a postcard home. Downloadable worksheet and teacher's notes are available at the bottom of the page. Activity 1: Introductory quiz Visit the link below: Australia : Activities - Cinema - Games to print - Interactive games - History - Information - Lesson plans - Webquests - Listening - Maps - Photos - Songs - Stories - Videos - Vocabulary Trishan's Oz : History - People - Places - Things - Facts - Animals (panique.com.au) Passport Australia : Videos - Interactive features - Slideshow... (channelone.com) AUSTRALIA.com - Travel and Tourism (australia.com) Geography of Australia - PowerPoint Presentation (classroom.jc-schools.net) 'A View On Cities', a site dedicated to the sights and attractions in some of the world's greatest cities. (aviewoncities.com) Picture Australia - (from Australia's cultural institutions) - "a gallery of people, places, events and objects" (pictureaustralia.org) 50 Insane Facts about Australia - an infographic (static.neatorama.com) 10 ways to survive in the wild "A British teenager has survived a fortnight lost in the Australian bush.

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