Thursday, April 25, 2024

Australia and New Zealand (Coral Reef Biome) Unit

 This week in our Around the World Homeschool Curriculum we focused on Australia and New Zealand. We did this concurrently with studying the Coral Reef Biome. Since we did them together, I decided to make just one post with all the resources.


As always, we read many great spines on these countries, but here are some extra picture books we read:

Australia Page from A World of Gratitude
Poetry about Australian animals in Around the World on 80 Legs
We also looked through the Australian pages in our various atlases (you can see which ones we use here). This spread is from the Lift-The-Flap Picture Atlas


Flag from Little Passports
Great Barrier Reef page in Adventures Around the Globe Activity Book
Australia page from page from Beginning Geography
Page in his Flag Sticker Atlas
We played Koala Capers. He had fun looking at the pictures to guess which country each outfit was from.


We made both Anzac biscuits (New Zealand) and Sausage Rolls (Australia) from Global Feast cookbook.

Read Aloud:

For read aloud, I read him Race the Wild Great Reef Games. I had previously read him Greetings from Somewhere the Mystery of the Coral Reef. He also read Rainbow the Koala, which is a graphic novel, so not really a picture book but not really a read aloud.


For art, we learned about Australia aboriginal dot art through this video. Then Archer made a kangaroo.


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