Abbey Gates
Primary School

Australia

Class 2007-2013 on April 8th 2013

Weblinks:

Geography - general

http://www.oddizzi.com/ - interactive map available to all and lots of other information if you subscribe!

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/school/Australia/Ausmap.shtml - fabulous facts and figures and downloadable sheets although you do need to subscribe to get most of the resources - but great for ideas as they have thumbnails for each one


Landmarks and attractions

http://www.ict.mic.ul.ie/websites/2002/Aisling_Conroy/famous%20landmarks.htm – basic descriptions and pictures of a few of the most famous

http://palmdps.act.edu.au/australia_online/landmarks.htm#SA – excellent links to most major landmarks and attractions organised by state with individual web links to each one

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/worldguide/australia/ - great photo gallery by region showing both famous landmarks/ attractions as well as typical Australian scenes

http://www.canon.com.au/misc/webcam.aspx - a webcam (but you need to choose your timings due to time differences)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Landmarks - very comprehensive and well organised

http://blog.ratestogo.com/10-must-see-landmarks-in-australia/ - the top 10! Accessible descriptions, images and links


Distances between places in Australia

http://www.totallycampers.com/Totcam%20AUS%20NZ%20INFO.htm ; - has distances between major cities on a classic distance chart

http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/index.cgi?action=fatiguecalc.form ; - you choose the cities and the calculator will work out the distance and time


Tourism
http://www.visitnsw.com.au/tourism_nsw.aspx

http://www.australia.com/

http://www.australianexplorer.com/brisbane_information.htm

http://www.australianexplorer.com/australian_cities.htm


Flags and Emblems

http://www.csu.edu.au/australia/flag.html - clear description of 3 main areas of flag and how it came about


http://www.enchantedlearning.com/school/Australia/Flagprintout.shtml - a line drawing version plus background info on 3 main areas – if you click on the flag it reverts to the coloured version

http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/questions/flowers.html - UK flora emblems

http://members.optusnet.com.au/~brendan.jones/flags/index.html - part of the debate on getting a new Australian flag with designs and the chance to vote 9if you are an Australian)


http://b.webring.com/hub?ring=nafd&; - links to a few sites showing new designs and detailing reasons for proposed changes


Time Zones

http://www.worldtimezone.com/ - fabulous map that labels capitals with times compared to GMT

http://www.learner.org/jnorth/images/graphics/t/Timezones.gif - as above but without labels so chn can pick a country/ cit and work out the time form the + or – hours along the bottom

http://www.timezonecheck.com/ - fabulous map – simply hover over anywhere in the world and see the time there in real time – also shows time in UK and Daylight Saving

http://www.worldtimeserver.com/index.aspx - type in the location and find out the time plus links to other facts: weather, news etc – fab


The Commonwealth

http://www.youngcommonwealth.org/ - perfect for this age and great for research – be warned, the game is IMPOSSIBLE!! Unless of course you are a Year 5/6 child!!


Timelines

http://www.australianexplorer.com/australian_history.htm - great for dates and timeline

http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/teachers/aw/wr/article/0,28138,485854,00.html – basic timeline  - very accessible for this age range


Night time views from space

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/image/0011/earthlights2_dmsp_big.jpg - of whole world – perfect for showing density of populations

http://rst.gsfc.nasa.gov/Sect12/Sect12_5.html - several views, Europe and the world


Australian Houses

http://www.heritage.gov.au/ourhouse/index.html - fabulous collection of house descriptions from people living in them in Australia today going back to houses that were build pre 1900 varying ages – also fab images though not very big

http://www.cultureandrecreation.gov.au/articles/architecture/ - fascinating article and images - good for teacher research and knowledge


The Outback

http://www.outback-australia-travel-secrets.com/australian_outback.html - A fabulous guide to the Outback: travel, attractions and everything – great for showing pictures as well as good bite-sized chunks of info – designed for tourists abut very informative and easy to read on any level

http://www.teachers.ash.org.au/jmresources/outback/links.html - links to loads of other sites

http://www.kidcyber.com.au/topics/austoutback.htm - perfect for this age range with links to other sites and images etc

http://www.outback-australia.info/english/outback_en.htm - has a particularly good section on being safe in the Outback


Children/ setting up links with Australian schools/ school children

http://edfd127.wikispaces.com/Group+8#tocGroup%2081 – excellent site that compares a day in the life of an Australian child with that of one from Ni-Vanuatu (Pacific island just north-east of Australia)

http://www.det.wa.edu.au/ - department of education for Western Australia

http://www.decs.sa.gov.au/ - as above but for Southern Australia

http://www.epals.com ; - dedicated site to enable students to talk to other students anywhere in the world – teacher sets up access – all totally free

http://www.iearn.org/ - as above

http://www.oddizzi.com/ - can link with students around the world


Olympics and Sports

http://www.olympic.org/uk/games/past/index_uk.asp?OLGT=1&OLGY=2000 ; - overview of the Olympics in Sydney in 2000

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/05/22/1053196670542.html - article describing how Australia is now football/ rugby etc mad!!!! - ‘If you can kick it, Australia will watch it‘

http://www.gameskidsplay.net/games/other_games/hopscotch.htm - hopscotch Australian style

http://www.gameskidsplay.net/games/foreign_indexes/index.htm - 3 different Australian games

http://www.ausport.gov.au/participating/all/indigenous/get_involved/games – fabulous descriptions of indigenous games

http://studyinaustralia.gov.au/Sia/en/LivingInAustralia/SpareTime ; - describes a huge variety of Australian sports

http://www.cricket.com.au/ - official site of Australian cricket and the Australian cricket team

http://www.footballaustralia.com.au/ - official site for the Football Federation

http://www.afl.com.au/ ; - Australian Football League (Australian Rules Football)

http://www.australianrugbyleague.com.au/ - ditto but for Rugby League

http://video.vividas.com/media/5409_Auskick/web/ - videos showing all the skills needed to play Australian football


Language
http://www.justlanded.com/english/australia/tools/just_landed_guide/language/language ; - Languages spoken in Australia

(** some of the Australian slang words and phrases in the following links can be rude so be careful as to how much chn look at these links independently without a ‘discussion’ beforehand and/or an adult with them whilst working)

** http://www.aussie-info.com/identity/language/ - fabulous list of Australian words and phrases

** http://goaustralia.about.com/cs/language/a/aussiespeak2.htm - as above

** http://www.aussieslang.com/features/australian-slang-basics.asp - and yet more, very comprehensive this one with a basic and a more advanced section

**http://www.koalanet.com.au/australian-slang.html


Waltzing Matilda

http://www.hamilton.net.au/matilda.html#trooper – sound files so you can sing along plus explanations and meanings to the words

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waltzing_Matilda - more detailed explanations

http://www.nla.gov.au/epubs/waltzingmatilda/3-Meanings.html ; - a whole site dedicated to the origins and meanings plus some lovely images


Quizzes (and PowerPoint)

http://www.triv.net/qmenu.htm - a stunning Number of quizzes all based on the Millionaire format and many suitable for this age range, e.g.
Harry Potter quizzes: http://www.triv.net/html/harrypotter.htm/
Phillip Pullman http://www.triv.net/html/Quiz5/quiz8617.shtml
Jacqueline Wilson: http://www.triv.net/html/Users6/u15051.shtml
Liverpool Football team: http://www.triv.net/html/Quiz6/quiz235.shtml
Cricket world cup 2003 http://www.triv.net/html/Quiz5/quiz8885.shtml
The Simpsons: http://www.triv.net/html/simpsons.htm
Dr Who: http://www.triv.net/html/Quiz5/quiz8641.shtml

http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/online/powerpoint/millionaire_template.ppt - a template for creating your own Who wants to be a Millionaire quiz using PowerPoint (hint, copy and paste URL into your browser and then choose Save so you have a version you can work on-- opening it direct may only give you a read only version)

http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/faqs/site_search.htm - type millionaire into the search for various curriculum related millionaire quizzes

http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/ict/ict1.htm - some useful tutorials about how to use PowerPoint

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