Archive for the ‘Geography’ Category
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.
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
- 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
Countries of Oceania:
Activity: Name the countries in Australia and Oceania in the map provided below:
The map quiz game on countries surrounding Australia: http://online.seterra.net/en/vgp/3061
Before we start, let’s watch this video – a rap song introducing Africa:
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
- 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,
Ethiopian Highlands, Serengeti grasslands, Atlas Mountains, Mount Kilimanjaro,
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
Lastly, the map quiz game: http://online.seterra.net/en/vgp/3034
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.