Over 60 high-quality videos showing cities, mountains, coastal areas and deserts in Australia. Most videos are around 1 min duration. Some of the videos are like a tourist promotion for the country but they will give a feel for the diversity of this vast island.
Series of high definition images from various parts of Australia, covering natural environments, native animals and something from the human environment. Among others it features Ayers rock, the boab trees of Kimberley, Koala bears, and coastal scenery.
Strand unit: Developing Cognitive Ability through Language
This resource should enable a child to:
distinguish between fact and opinion, and bias and objectivity, in text and in the media
Suggestions for use: Use in whole class setting on the interactive whiteboard. Use this resource to introduce the concept of fact and opinion to class. Get them to do their own investigation on arguement.
School project on Australian animals showing images and a one sentance description of each. Click on the image and information on the habitat, feeding and description of the animal is given. Covers creatures like the platypus, anteater, bilby, emu, Koala, green tree frog, kangaroo, Tasmanian devil, wombat and many more.
Notes and a video to demonstrate the popular sounds of the Australian musical instrument. While playing Didgeridoo, traditionally Aborigines mimic the sounds of their surroundings. These sounds can be mixed with droning to create rhythms, which is how the Didgeridoo is used as a rhythm wind instrument. The page also includes notes on the history of the didgerdoo and how to play it.
Interactive timeline from the Guardian featuring images and short notes on a variety of Australian art. Ranges from cave paintings from 28,000 years ago to modern art instalations of the present day. Features lots of Aboriginal art.
Series of information pieces and arts & crafts activities about Australia. Contains information on the Australian flag and the national anthem. The resources were developed to support Australia day in January.
Look at the importance of water safety and skin protection at a beach. Talk with a lifeguard and beach goers about safety tips. Build a video for a public awareness campaign. Choose animated clips to illustrate responsible behaviour.
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