Ch 55: Geography of Australia & the Pacific Islands

About This Chapter

This chapter on the geography of Australia and the Pacific Islands is presented in entertaining and comprehensive video lessons. These lessons will help your middle school students explore key features of this region, and they can assess what they have learned by completing a brief quiz at the end of each lesson.

Geography of Australia & the Pacific Islands-Chapter Summary

Use this chapter to strengthen your students' awareness and insight into the landscapes, characteristics, and people of Australia and the Pacific Islands. Some of the topics that the lessons in this chapter address include topography, demographics, environmental conditions, and the dispersal of plants and animals. Each lesson includes a full video transcript.

Chapter Lessons and Objectives

LessonObjective
Mapping the Physical & Human Characteristics of Australia & the Pacific Islands Students discover and map the whereabouts of noteworthy physical and human characteristics within this geographical region.
Major Landforms of Australia & the Pacific Islands Videos show significant landforms found in Australia and the Pacific Islands.
Geographic Influences on Migration Patterns in Australia & the Pacific Islands Instructors discuss environmental and physical impacts on movement patterns within Australia and the Pacific Islands.
Demographics of Australia & the Pacific Islands Students examine demographic facts and figures to understand the amount of progress and the living standards in this region.
Cultural Patterns of Australia & the Pacific Islands Instructors identify and evaluate the cultural patterns that are unique to Australia and the Pacific Islands.
Major Climates of Australia & the Pacific Islands Videos illustrate the different types of climates that are found in this geographical region.
Economies of Australia & the Pacific Islands This lesson explores the economic features of Australia and the Pacific Islands.
Impact of Resources on the Movement of Products, Capital & People in Australia & the Pacific Islands Students become acquainted with how resources influence the activity and locale of products, capital, and people in this region.
Distribution of Plants & Animals in Australia & the Pacific Islands Students investigate the location of plants and animals in Australia and the Pacific Islands with regards to the connections between the soil, environment, plant life, and land.
Comparing Life in Different Locations in Australia & the Pacific Islands Videos show comparisons of life in different parts of this geographical region.

10 Lessons in Chapter 55: Geography of Australia & the Pacific Islands
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Mapping the Physical & Human Characteristics of Australia & the Pacific Islands

1. Mapping the Physical & Human Characteristics of Australia & the Pacific Islands

After watching this video, you will be able to describe the physical and human characteristics of Australia and the Pacific Islands and indicate where the places are located. A short quiz will follow.

Major Landforms of Australia & the Pacific Islands

2. Major Landforms of Australia & the Pacific Islands

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what a landform is, and describe the major landforms of Australia and the Pacific Islands. A short quiz will follow.

Geographic Influences on Migration Patterns in Australia & the Pacific Islands

3. Geographic Influences on Migration Patterns in Australia & the Pacific Islands

After viewing this lesson, you should be able to describe the migration patterns in Australia and the Pacific Islands and suggest some reasons for those patterns. A short quiz will follow.

Demographics of Australia & the Pacific Islands

4. Demographics of Australia & the Pacific Islands

After watching this video, you will be able to describe the demographics of Australia and the Pacific Islands, including population, ethnicity, language and religion. A short quiz will follow.

Cultural Patterns of Australia & the Pacific Islands

5. Cultural Patterns of Australia & the Pacific Islands

After watching this video, you will be able to describe the culture of Australia, New Zealand, and the the other areas of the Pacific islands. A short quiz will follow.

Major Climates of Australia & the Pacific Islands

6. Major Climates of Australia & the Pacific Islands

After watching this video, you will be able to explain and describe the major climates of Australia and the Pacific Islands. Then, you can test your knowledge with a short quiz.

Economies of Australia & the Pacific Islands

7. Economies of Australia & the Pacific Islands

After watching this video, you should be able to describe the economies of Australia and the Pacific Islands, including sectors, partnerships and imports/exports. A short quiz will follow.

Impact of Resources on the Movement of Products, Capital & People in Australia & the Pacific Islands

8. Impact of Resources on the Movement of Products, Capital & People in Australia & the Pacific Islands

After watching this video, you will be able to describe the resources of Australia, New Zealand, and the other Pacific Islands, and how those resources affect the movement of products, money, and people in this part of the world. A short quiz will follow.

Distribution of Plants & Animals in Australia & the Pacific Islands

9. Distribution of Plants & Animals in Australia & the Pacific Islands

After watching this video, you will be able to describe the mix of plants and animals found in Australia and the Pacific Islands and provide some explanations for why this is so. A short quiz will follow.

Comparing Life in Different Locations in Australia & the Pacific Islands

10. Comparing Life in Different Locations in Australia & the Pacific Islands

After watching this video, you will be able to describe features of life in Australia, New Zealand and other Pacific islands. A short quiz will follow.

Chapter Practice Exam
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