Lesson Plan

G'day Mate! Exploring Australia

Learn facts about Australia's cultural history, geography, wildlife and art.
Syreda H.
Classroom teacher
Cabell County Career Technology Center
Huntington, WV
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My Grades 11
My Subjects English Language Arts
  • Understanding the population new and old
  • Unique Wildlife
  • Geography & Weather
  • Traditional Culture and Arts
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Grades 10
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1 Hook

Students create a passport so they can explore without leaving the classroom.  


Locating Australia and discuss the geographic location and weather conditions.

2 Direct Instruction

Video and discussion comparing culture and social patterns of Australia.

Explain how music, art, belief system and cultural elements can impact global understanding.  

Explore how Australia is home to animals such as platypus, kangaroo, and koala.



3 Guided Practice

Utilize explain everything to import a map and list informative information concerning culture, art, food, and weather.  The information must expand or vary from class discussion.  

4 Independent Practice

Digging deeper by finding books concerning Australia.  

5 Wrap-Up


Newscast platform reporting on Australia concerning: weather, culture, food, music, and art.