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Going to venture into British History. Revisit the Europe countries map.europe-map-countries

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This is another song on “Tour around the World”. Check it out. I like the song and the drawing.

p.s. Another version published previously is here.

As we have learnt all the seven continents of the world, as a recap, watch this video of Countries of the world.

Now, let’s watch this one about touring the world to conclude our first Geography lessons.

hmm… feel like go traveling now. 🙂

You might want to turn on the subtitle if you find the narrator speaks too fast.

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Population: 36,593,000 (Source: 2010 United Nations)

Area: 8,536,715 square kms

Ranking: Australia is the seventh largest (smallest) and sixth most populous continent

Major Biomes: rain forest, desert, savanna, temperate forests

Major cities:

  • Sydney, Australia
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • Brisbane, Australia
  • Perth, Australia
  • Adelaide, Australia
  • Gold Coast, Australia
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Manukau, New Zealand
  • Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Canberra, Australia

Bordering Bodies of Water: Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Philippine Sea, Tasman Sea, Coral Sea

Major Rivers and Lakes: Lake Gairdner, Lake Carnegie, Lake Taupo, Lake Murray, Murray River, Murrumbidgee River, the Darling River

Major Geographical Features: Great Dividing Range, MacDonnell Ranges, Australian Alps, Great Victorian Desert, Tanami Desert, Great Artesian Basin, Great Barrier Reef (in the Coral Sea), Southern Alps, South Island

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Countries of Oceania:

Activity: Name the countries in Australia and Oceania in the map provided below:

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The map quiz game on countries surrounding Australia: http://online.seterra.net/en/vgp/3061

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Source: http://www.ducksters.com/geography/oceania.php

Before we start, let’s watch this video – a rap song introducing Africa:

 

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Population: 1,022,234,000 (Source: 2010 United Nations)

Area: 3,0221,533 square kms

Ranking: It is the second largest and second most populous continent.

Major Biomes: desert, savanna, rain forest

Major cities:

  • Cairo, Egypt
  • Lagos, Nigeria
  • Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Johannesburg-Ekurhuleni, South Africa
  • Khartoum-Umm Durman, Sudan
  • Alexandria, Egypt
  • Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
  • Casablanca, Morocco
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Durban, South Africa

Bordering Bodies of Water: Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Red Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Gulf of Guinea

Major Rivers and Lakes: Nile River, Niger River, Congo River, Zambezi River, Lake Victoria, Lake Tanganyika, Lake Nyasa

Major Geographical Features: Sahara Desert, Kalahari Desert,

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Ethiopian Highlands, Serengeti grasslands, Atlas Mountains, Mount Kilimanjaro,

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Madagascar Island, Great Rift Valley, the Sahel, and the Horn of Africa

Map Coloring Activity: Color the countries in Africa in the map provided below

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Lastly, the map quiz game: http://online.seterra.net/en/vgp/3034

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Source: http://www.ducksters.com/geography/africa.php

Interesting video which includes history of how we come to using the name ‘America’.

p.s. You can turn on the subtitle if you find the narrator speaks too fast.


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