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THE MURRAY DARLING BASIN OF AUSTRALIA - PART 2 -WATER RESOURCES AND LAND USES

THE MURRAY DARLING BASIN OF AUSTRALIA - PART 2 -WATER RESOURCES AND LAND USES

This is the second unit in the series on the Murray-Darling Basin. It begins with maps indicating the size and variations of climate and landscapes. This is a major agricultural region of Australia though which a network of rivers flow into the major drainage systems of the Darling River (Northern Basin) and the Murray River (Southern Basin). This unit fits into studies of Inland water Basins; River studies; Agricultural studies; History of pre-colonial presence of Aboriginal people; colonial; history; water management systems; river flow modification and diversion ---in fact the more you encounter information the broader the study possibilities become. The pages are designed for classroom projection and discussion. The attachments are provided to give you the opportunity of providing copies (black and white/colour choice) for individual student use. This unit also touches on material covered in Coorong Studies of South Australia and River Realities of South Australia. Take your students into the Murray-Darling Basin by way of maps, data and photographs. There is a range of environments to encounter. The role of water - its availability, variability and quality is the resource foundation that will be the focus of Part 3 in this series.
KPolkinghorne
Lewis and Clark: Louisiana Purchase(Reader's Theater Script)

Lewis and Clark: Louisiana Purchase(Reader's Theater Script)

On February 28, 1803, President Thomas Jefferson got approval by Congress for an expedition to explore the lands of the Louisiana Purchase. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark were asked by President Thomas Jefferson to led the expedition. On May 14, 1804, the expedition called, the Corps of Discovery began. They would return home two years later, in 1806. The expedition helped to open up the west for expansion by people seeking a better life. Part of my Ms. Bie Ografee Talk Show Series of plays, Lewis Meriwether and William Clark are guests on Ms. Bie Ografee's Talk Show. They share information about their expedition to explore the Louisiana Territory. There is a Did You Know? section of fun facts, reading comprehension questions and a teacher section with lots of extension activities, links and the key. Other plays in the Ms. Bie Ografee’s Talk Show Series: The Vikings(A Visit with Leif Eriksson and his farther, Erik the Red, The Constitution(A Visit with James Madison, “Father of the Constitution”),Dr. Seuss, A Visit with Josh Crabtree, A Tory during the American Revolutionary War, Charles Dickens, Johnny Appleseed, Albert Einstein, Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Bessie Coleman Sacagawea, George Washington Carver, Thomas Edison, Martin Luther King, Sequoia, Michelangelo, DaVinci, Tuskegee Airmen, Susan B. Anthony, Marco Polo, Christopher Columbus, an interview with a groundhog, an interview with a leprechaun, an interview with Simon, victim of the Black Death, An Interview with Agent 355, a female agent in the Culper Spy Ring(Revolutionary War), Interview with a 49er from the California Gold Rush , Albert Einstein, Rachel Carson, Katherine Johnson and more. Gail's Website for Teachers/Kids My website for teachers/kids has lots of free materials:geography activities, short reads, factoids on different topics, news, career surveys, bell ringers and more.
gailhennessey
European Day of Languages 2017 Tutor Time/Lesson Activity Presentation

European Day of Languages 2017 Tutor Time/Lesson Activity Presentation

Short and snappy presentation for a tutor time (20 mins) or possibly as a starter activity in an MFL or non-MFL lesson. This is an excellent way to promote and raise the profile of modern foreign languages in your school. The presentation features: - A 'hook' activity to get students to work out which languages are being use on the first slide. Goes beyond the typical classroom-taught languages such as Spanish, French, German etc. and includes Macedonian, Russian, Norwegian and others. - Has a short (5 question) quiz about the countries of Europe, the EU and micro nations. - Explores the concept of European micro nations and disputed territories such as Abkhazia and Transnistria. - Encourages class/group discussion and 'student thought' when thinking about micro nations and what makes a nation. - Finishes with a Christian prayer, perfect for CofE schools. - Includes links to videos which explain the concept of micro nations in a child-friendly way. - Includes a link to a website containing an interactive map where students have to name all of the (recognised) countries of Europe to complete the map. - Slides include footnotes to answer any questions the students may have and to suggest ways of delivering the material.
tcnewman
Let´s celebrate the European Day of Languages!

Let´s celebrate the European Day of Languages!

The European Day of Languages is celebrated on 26th September. In order to work with that day in class, here you have 6 different activities and there is a lot of information out there about this day.
Olynj
Picture-Based Discussion (part2)

Picture-Based Discussion (part2)

*Pictures and questions stimulate discussion about disasters. *Pictures and questions for discussion about globalization. *Pictures and questions for discussion about housework. *Pictures and questions stimulate discussion about generations. *Pictures and questions stimulate discussion about turning points in life. *Pictures and questions for discussion about different holidays and celebrations. *Pictures and questions stimulate duscussion about food. *Pictures and questions stimulate discussion about newspapers and magazines. *Pictures and questions for discussions about money and bank activities. *Pictures and questions for discussions about cars and driving. Suitable for students for preparing for oral exams. A word bank is added to revise/teach vocab.
Olynj
Picture-Based Discussion (part2)

Picture-Based Discussion (part2)

*Pictures and questions stimulate discussion about disasters. *Pictures and questions for discussion about globalization. *Pictures and questions for discussion about housework. *Pictures and questions stimulate discussion about generations. *Pictures and questions stimulate discussion about turning points in life. *Pictures and questions for discussion about different holidays and celebrations. *Pictures and questions stimulate duscussion about food. *Pictures and questions stimulate discussion about newspapers and magazines. *Pictures and questions for discussions about money and bank activities. *Pictures and questions for discussions about cars and driving. Suitable for students for preparing for oral exams. A word bank is added to revise/teach vocab.
Olynj
Our World Collage lesson plan

Our World Collage lesson plan

Lesson plan for children to create a landscape collage (contrasting city to countryside scene). This resource can be changed to match other areas of the curriculum but was taught for the topic 'Our World'. List of resources given, objectives and teaching points highlighted. Link to BBC bitesize video to show how to complete activity. We used this in class for children to follow steps and to help them to visualise the different layers and collage techniques.
rach-831
Year 2 Art lesson David Hockney (Landscapes)

Year 2 Art lesson David Hockney (Landscapes)

This pack includes a 3-part lesson plan which focuses on the famous artist David Hockney. Objectives, aims and teaching points included in the planning. The powerpoint looks closely at his landscapes and the children are able to pick out features. Children are able to experiment with oil pastels trying different techniques (examples shown) Each child produces a section of the landscape and it can be displayed like example shown. It's a great topic which makes a fantastic display for the school! I hope you enjoy teaching the topic as much as I did!
rach-831
Architectural Landmarks in Dallas - Research & Creative Technology Project

Architectural Landmarks in Dallas - Research & Creative Technology Project

In this lesson, students learn more about famous structures and landmarks in Dallas and the individuals who created them. Students choose the landmarks they will research and then choose the software they will use to showcase their research. Students can choose to create a presentation, a brochure, or a newspaper using Web 2.0 tools (free, no download needed) or by using Microsoft Office or Google Apps. For classrooms with limited technology, this lesson can be completed with students working in pairs or small groups. The completed presentations can be shared with the rest of the class if the teacher chooses. This is a great activity for a social studies or history class, or for a technology class. This lesson was designed for middle school (grades 6-8) but could be used in upper elementary grades or high school as well. Files included: • Teacher & Student Resources • Student Instructions, Expectations and Grading Rubric
innovationsintechnology
Amazing Project ideas for Effective Outdoor Learning

Amazing Project ideas for Effective Outdoor Learning

This course contains inspirational outdoor learning ideas which every Early Years' Practitioner must undertake with their children to assist them in making meaningful connections with the world. The children's outdoor activities are based on real life practical experiences that replicate life in the community. This enables the children to make sense of the world around them. The projects objectives are to develop children's confidence, independence, resilience and team working skills. The practical outdoor project ideas are inspired by the author's visit to excellent kindergarten provision in China. It consists of fifteen inspirational project ideas.
schoolspeerexchange
Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival

This is an essay written by me describing the origins of the harvest festival.+ Harvest Festival songs Thank you for taking the time to download! If you like what see, be sure to come back and rate my product.
Olynj