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Australian Government and Federation Online Research Worksheet

For Students 5th - 6th
In this online Australian government and federation worksheet, students click on links to find the answers to 4 questions. They visit a variety of sites about the Parliament and prime ministers of Australia.
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The Constitution: A New Federation

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore political parties by researching world history in class. For this Australian government lesson, students identify the term "federation" and discuss the elements of Australian politics. Students analyze a map of Australia...
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Representation: Elections

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students study and examine how elections are conducted in Australia. In this representation lesson plan, students make comparisons regarding systems of voting. Students explore the three levels of government and discuss federal...
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For Teachers 6th - 8th
Using their discussion notes Middle schoolers engage in a series of learning centers. Each center focuses on a different aspect of Australian geography, history, government, culture, and natural environment. Activities are briefly...
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Political Movement: Political Parties

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Students explore politics by researching Australian government law. In this political parties instructional activity, students define the different active parties in Australia and their roles within the country. Students complete a word...
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True Blue? On Being Australian

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Who or what is an Australian? Discover a plethora of student-centered, engaging activity ideas on the question of Australian identity, organized according to five major themes: people, symbols, place, sport, and words.
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Australian History for Kids

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
When did Aboriginal tribes arrive in Australia? When were the Sydney Olympic Games hosted? Review some major events in Australian history with this timeline activity activity.
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Comprehension and Discussion Activities for the Movie Rabbit-Proof Fence

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Lead discussion and thoughtful analysis as pupils view Rabbit Proof Fence, a drama based on true story about three aboriginal girls who ran away from Western Australia to return to their Aboriginal families in 1931. Here you'll find...
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Attack of the Killer Algae

For Students 9th - 12th
Invasive species can remind us of a horror film! In this video, an algae, popularly used in home aquariums, gets out and takes over coastal ecosystems, destroying the native organisms. The bright side, however, is an example where the...
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Understanding the Aboriginal Experience

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the Aboriginal culture through reading and video. In this language arts lesson, students explore the plight of Aborigine children removed from their homes and placed in residential schools. Students watch video clips of...
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Wall Reading

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students are given practice in scan reading and in revising verb forms. They are given copies of Worksheet 2. Students are told that they should answer all the questions on the Worksheet and that it is a 'race.' They use thier short-term...
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Voting - Should You Have To?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine the reasons for compulsory voting and think critically about the responsibility this requires. They participate in decision-making activities related to the concept of compulsory voting. They develop their ideas related...
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Breaking English News - "Terror Returns to Bali"

For Students 11th - 12th
In this ESL/ELL reading comprehension and grammar worksheet, students read or listen to an article from October 2, 2005 entitled, "Terror Returns To Bali." They complete short answer, true or false, fill in the blank, and matching...
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A Land of Milk and Honey

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders examine the term multiculturalism.  For this Cross Curricular History and Social Studies lesson, 9th graders analyze a video clip.  Students investigate the requirements for becoming a citizen in Australia.
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The Olympic Games: beyond the medals

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students are given a handout, "The Olympic Principles and Traditions." They read the handout and discuss how the principles and traditions relate to the Olympic Games today. Students complete a map of ancient Greece, identifying key...
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What is a Treaty?

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students examine the notion of terra nullius, the idea under which Australia was settled. Then they compare the economic and social outcomes for Australia's indigenous people under terra nullius with those of other indigenous peoples...
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The Cultural Geography of Australia, Oceania, and Antarctica

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students use information from the Australian Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs Web site to explore multiculturalism and immigration in Australia. They create graphs and charts from immigration data.
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Great Barrier Reef

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the Barrier Reef as they work though several creative activities. Giving tours of the Reef and creating a brochure become competitive tasks as students compete for the job.
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V-R-A-N-T-S-I-S and Me

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students discuss themes and issues of culture, identity and self-esteem. They construct responses to those themes. Students profile themselves and try to answer questions about themselves tied to the themes of this lesson.
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Aboriginal Land Claims

For Students 6th - 8th
In this Aboriginal land claims reading comprehension worksheet, students find the 8 missing words or phrases that best complete each of the sentences in the 2 paragraph selection pertaining to Aboriginal land claims.
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Political Movements: Political parties

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students list current federal parliamentary parties, consider the role of political parties, practice party based representation, state the relationship between parties, elections and Australian policy, and define specific parliamentary...

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