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People, culture and lifestyle - About Australia - Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

People, culture and lifestyle - About Australia - Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Australia is a product of a unique blend of established traditions and new influences. The country’s original inhabitants, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, are the custodians of one of the world’s oldest continuing cultural traditions. They have been living in Australia for at least 40 000 years and possibly up to 60 000 years. The rest of Australia’s people are migrants or descendants of migrants who have arrived in Australia from about 200 countries since Great Britain established the first European settlement at Sydney Cove in 1788. In 1945, Australia’s population was around 7 million people and was mainly Anglo–Celtic. Today Australia has a population of nearly 23 million people. Many of the people who have come to Australia since 1945 were motivated by a commitment to family, or a desire to escape poverty, war or persecution. Migrants have enriched almost every aspect of Australian life, from business to the arts, from cooking to comedy and from science to sport. Related:  AustraliaAustralia

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: Australia ~ Our Studies Down Under New Zealand was a two-week stop we took in our geography travels after learning about Australia. Books we used and loved....

Australia Day Australian animals and birds are favourites with children the world over, and here you can learn a... A fun collection of Australian themed colouring pages to print for the kids, including Australian... Just for Australia Day, enjoy these fun Australia Day colouring pages for younger children, showing... Celebrate Australia Day with the help of our Australia Day printables. Get ready for Australia Day or other patriotic occasions with our collection of Australia flag... Use our assorted Australia printables in the classroom or home, for Australia Day or when learning... Try our scramble puzzle of the Australian States and territories, our word search of Australian... Australia has given rise to many notable people in its history. Get inspired by our range of Australia Day crafts and general Australia-themed crafts for kids of... Scroll down to explore our Australian crafts for kids - including some aboriginal dot art, a...

Public Holidays and Special Celebrations : IS3 - International Student Support Australians hold certain days each year as special days of national meaning. We may recognise the day with a holiday for everyone or we can celebrate the day as a nation with special events. Most States and Territories observe some of the public holidays on the same date. They have others on different dates or have some days that only their State or Territory celebrates. New Year Australians love to celebrate New Year. Australia Day Australia Day, January 26, is the day we as a people and place celebrate our nationhood. Canberra Day Canberra Day is a public holiday that celebrates the birth of the Nations Capital. The Canberra Festival is a nine day event that reflects Canberra's unique qualities through exhibitions, displays, sporting events, music, film, dance and theatre. This is a very family friendly and community spirited event. Easter Easter commemorates the resurrection (return to life) of Jesus Christ following his death by crucifixion. Easter Traditions Anzac Day Labor Day Christmas

Australia Facts for Kids: Facts about Australia for Kids Interesting Facts for Kids Here are some interesting Australia Facts which were chosen and researched by kids especially for kids. Name: Commonwealth of AustraliaGovernment: DemocracyPopulation: 23, 6 million (2013)Capital: Canberra with 380,000 people (2013)Language: English Australia Geography Australia is the smallest inhabited continent of the seven continents can also be considered the largest island in the world. In fact it is an island continent. The country is divided into six states (Southern Australia, Western Australia, New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and Tasmania) and two self-governing territories: Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory (which is around Canberra, the capital city). The main cities in Australia are: Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Darwin, Adelaide, Hobart and Canberra (capital city) The highest mountain of Australia is Mount Kosciuszko with 2.228metres or 7,310ft. Did you know? Australia Facts:Australia Attractions for Kids Australian Animals

Australia 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. Australia is home to many of the deadliest species of animals on the planet. There are several types of rain forests in Australia.

National Anthem - About Australia - Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade ‘Advance Australia Fair’ is the national anthem of Australia. A revised version of a late nineteenth century patriotic song, it was officially declared the national anthem on 19 April 1984. The composer Peter Dodds McCormick, a Scot, composed ‘Advance Australia Fair’ under the pen-name ‘Amicus’ (amicus is the Latin word for ‘friend’). Some of the original words of the song have been changed for the official version. How ‘Advance Australia Fair’ became the national anthem The official anthem was ‘God Save the Queen’ (or ‘King’) from 1788 to 1974, although numerous commercial and official competitions were held over the years to find a substitute. John Dunmore Lang, who published an ‘Australian Anthem’ and an ‘Australian Hymn’ in 1826, was an early advocate of a distinctively Australian anthem. The issue of a truly national anthem was raised persistently before the 1956 Olympic Games, which were held in Melbourne. The polls and what followed Advance Australia Fair Further information

Australia 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. Australia is home to many of the deadliest species of animals on the planet. There are several types of rain forests in Australia.

Ancient Australian History There were eleven ships in the First Fleet. They were all small ships that included two naval ships, six convict ships and three storeships for supplies. The ships were specially built for the long eight month voyage which had to carry prison chambers for the convicts, and also carry food and animals. The animals included sheep, goats, chickens, dogs and cats, that also needed special areas to place them. The supply ships were loaded with enough supplies for the new settlement to survive for two years, after which they would have to make use of the land, local animals, and materials. The supply ships had all sorts of things such as clothes, tools, building materials (bricks, nails, ready-cut wood), cooking equipment (including some complete cast-iron stoves), plant seeds, furniture and even a portable canvas house for the governor. 2 Naval Ships: HMS Sirius HMS Supply 6 Convict Ships: Alexander Charlotte Friendship Lady Penrhyn Prince of Wales Scarborough 3 Supply Ships:

Australia - film Aboriginal Australia: History, Culture, and Conflict Aboriginal AustraliaHistory and culture of Australia's indigenous peoples Who Are Aborigines? Aborigines are Australia's indigenous people. Australian Aborigines migrated from somewhere in Asia at least 30,000 years ago. "The Dreamtime" Aboriginal spirituality entails a close relationship between humans and the land. Unlike other religions, however, aboriginal belief does not place the human species apart from or on a higher level than nature. Storytelling, Art, and the Didgeridoo The oral tradition of storytelling informs aboriginals' vibrant cultural life. In the Northern Territory, aboriginal art includes sculpture, bark and rock paintings, and baskets and beadwork. Aboriginal music is often recognizable for its most famous instrument, the didgeridoo. Land Rights Movement As a result of forced assimilation, by the late 1880s most aborigines had joined white rural and urban communities. Land and property rights fueled an important civil rights movement in the 1970s.

Vocabulary Realia (forts.) - engelska - åk8 Ansvarig/Ansvariga: Maggie MorkosNär, under vilka veckor? HT13: v.34-43 Vad? Realia (english speaking country) : Australia En allsidig språkinlärning via realia. Huvudsyftet är att lära sig så mycket som möjligt om engelsktalande länder. Nu jobbar vi på att avsluta projektet genom att få feedback på uppsatsen, förbättra den och visa det genom att redovisa om sitt tema muntligt. Frågeställning (och följdfrågor): Vi startar projektet med dessa frågor: - Vad kan jag om Australien? Under projektetsgång jobba vi vidare med dessa frågor: - Vad kan vi lära oss om engelska språket? - Hur skiljer sig Australien från Sverige? Centralt innehåll från kursplanen: Vi kommer att jobba med: Levnadsvillkor, traditioner, sociala relationer och kulturella företeelser i olika sammanhang och områden där engelska används. Kunskapskrav, aktuella delar av matrisen: Se nedan för aktuella delar av matrisen som bedöms samt gradering inom förmågorna Hur? Hur ska vi arbeta? Tidsplan, när ska vi göra vad? v.37-38 - Redovisningar

First Fleet: 04/02/2014, Behind the News Recently we celebrated Australia day on the 26th of January. But why do we mark it on that day in particular? To answer that question, Sarah will take you back in time to 1788, to meet some kids who came to Australia on the First Fleet. Kid 1: “My name is John Hudson and I'm nine years old. I've been an orphan ever since I can remember and I made a living sweeping chimneys. Kid 2: “For the theft of one linen shirt, value 10 shillings, five silk stockings, value 5 shillings, one pistol, value 5 shillings, and two aprons, value 2 shillings. Kid 3: “My name is Elizabeth Haywood and I'm 13 years old. Kid 2: “For the theft of one linen gown, value 4 shillings, a silk bonnet value 2 shillings, and a bath cloth cloak, value 1 shilling. In London in the 1700s, gaols were full of people like Elizabeth and John; poor, hungry, unwanted. Reporter: England's laws were really, really harsh. One solution was transportation. Eleven ships were prepared for the voyage to New South Wales.

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