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australia's neighbouring countries kids

I am learning to locate Australia’s neighbouring countries.

PROJECT PLANNING SHEET Term 3
Australia’s neighbouring countries

NAME: DATE:
1. What is the name of the country?
2. What is the flag? What does each part represent?
3. Where is it in comparison to Australia?
4. Include a map of Oceania showing both your country and Australia
(you could take a photo of the one you created)
5. Which direction is it from Australia ?
6. What is the national anthem?
7. What are two popular foods?
8. What are two natural landmarks?
9. What is one manmade landmark ?
10.Do they have natural disasters? If so, which ones ?
11.What are three native animals?
12.What are two native plants?
13. What currency (money) do they use?
14.What languages do they speak? You could include an example of how to say hello or count to ten!



On a map, you are to label Australia, Indonesia, Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and New Zealand. Then identify the direction of each country from Australia.



Here are some useful websites and information about some of Australia’s neighbouring countries!

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/countries/newzealand.html
http://www.ducksters.com/geography/country.php?country=Papua%20New%20Guinea


Australia, Indonesia, New Zealand:

Papua New Guinea:




Papua New Guinea Flag
The flag of Papua New Guinea is divided diagonally from upper hoist-side corner; the upper triangle is red with a soaring yellow bird of paradise centered; the lower triangle is black with five, white, five-pointed stars of the Southern Cross constellation centered; red, black, and yellow are traditional colors of Papua New Guinea; the bird of paradise - endemic to the island of New Guinea - is an emblem of regional tribal culture and represents the emergence of Papua New Guinea as a nation; the Southern Cross, visible in the night sky, symbolizes Papua New Guinea's connection with Australia and several other countries in the South Pacific

Indonesian Flag

In Indonesian, this flag is called "Sang Saka Merah Putih" (meaning "lofty bicolor red and white"). The red symbolizes human blood and the white represents the human spirit. The design of this flag is based on the 13th century Javan Majapahit Empire flag that had nine red and white stripes.

New Zealand Flag

The blue background stands for blue sea and sky. The four stars' pattern represents the Southern Cross, symbolizing New Zealand's location in the South Pacific Ocean. The Union Jack represents New Zealand's past (New Zealand was once a British colony).






Using Google Maps, find the following states, capital cities, manmade landmarks and natural landmarks. Once you have found its location, mark it on your map of Australia. Use a key to represent each point.

https://www.google.com.au/maps/@-26.7948794,137.3115532,5z

*Hint: To find each point…
1. Search the name of the state/city/landmark in the search bar. This will create a pin on your map.
2. Zoom out until you can see the whole of Australia.
3. Match up the location of this pin with your map.

You need to find:
States –
  • Victoria
  • South Australia
  • Western Australia
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • New South Wales
  • Tasmania
Australian Capital Territory –
  • Canberra
Capital cities –
  • Adelaide
  • Brisbane
  • Darwin
  • Hobart
  • Melbourne
  • Perth
  • Sydney

Natural landmarks –
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Bondi Beach
  • Kakadu National Park
  • Twelve Apostles
  • Three Sister
  • Ayers Rock (Uluru)
Manmade landmarks –
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Great Ocean Road
  • Dreamworld
  • Sovereign Hill
Seas –