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These sites have information about Australia, including its animals, geography, climate, and history. Includes photographs, maps, quizzes, and games, plus a virtual tour of the Sydney Opera House. Also includes a link to eThemes Resources on kangaroos, koalas, and Australian Aborigines.
This country profile includes an overview as well as information on Australian leaders. Click on "Media" for information on print and broadcast media. Students can also listen to the national anthem and view a timeline. This text may be too advanced for younger students, but there is good background information for teachers.
This Australian government site has information on the founding of the Australian nation. There are many original documents, photographs, and a timeline. Included is a map of Aboriginal Australia. This text may be too advanced for younger students, but there is good background information for teachers.
These sites are about the art and culture of the Australian Aborigines. There are animations, lesson plans, and pictures, as well as information about bark painting, Dreamtime stories, and the didjeridu instrument. Some sites have audio files so students can listen to the didjeridu. There are also two maps of the Aborigine land.
These sites are about kangaroos. Learn about their diet, habitat, behavior, and characteristics. Find out how far and high this marsupial can jump. Includes photographs, coloring pages, and videos. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on Australia.
These sites include many facts about koalas, including their diet, behavior, and habitat. Find out why they should not be called "koala bears." Includes movies, audio files, a Webcam, and online quizzes and games.