Australian Geography For Kids
“Australia is a land filled with great big things. There is the Great Barrier Reef, Great Artesian Basin, Great Dividing Range, Great Australian Bight, Great Victorian Desert, Great Sandy Desert, and the Great Ocean Road. Our mainland has the big rock—Uluru, the biggest salt lake, the biggest coal port, the biggest fence, and the biggest group of feral camels. We even made our own big tourist attractions like the Big Banana in NSW, Big Pineapple in Queensland, and Big Lobster in South Australia—just to name a few. And one of the very great big things about Australia is how diverse the geography is.”
Forming a mental map of Australia’s geography in the mind of a child is what this book aspires to do.
The pages bring to life Australia’s mountains, lakes, and geographical features, region by region and place by place. Australia’s geography facts unfold gently with short chapters on specific topics penned with the flair of a travel writer.
Whilst written with children in mind, adults will still enjoy this book.
It covers descriptive geographic terminology in an intelligent manner. Simple maps and illustrations give visual landmarks as the authors explain concepts in ways that are easy to understand. A child will be left with a sense of wonder without overwhelming them with information that is influenced by any particular ideology or world view.
This book holds the knowledge children need as they begin the journey to Discover Downunder! It covers topics that are part of the Australian National Curriculum for primary and high school.
Black and White Illustrations
This book can form the basis of a one year Australian geography curriculum.
Use Downunder Geography Discovery Pages for recording chapter summaries or narrations from the book.
Downunder Australian Geography Curriculum Outcomes:
- Understands Australia as states and territories and Australia’s major natural and human features
- Describes the Aboriginal and Torres Strait islanders ideas of country and place
- Identifies some environmental factors that have influenced Australia as a place
- Identifies the similarities and differences of people living in different places in Australia
- Identifies the main climate types found in Australia
- Interprets geographical data on maps including borders, legend, scale and north point
Soft Cover Printed Book: 34 Pages
Recommended Ages: Ages 9 – 14
Curriculum Suggestion: Year 4 to Year 8
Get the map and discovery pages to give yourself a complete geography curriculum.