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Australia's Flag

Australia's flag is also called the Commonwealth Blue Ensign. It has three main design elements on a deep blue background:


On January 1, 1901, this flag was was chosen from about 30,000 entries in a public contest. Annie Whistler Dorrington, Ivor Evans, Leslie John Hawkins, Egbert John Nuttal, and Perth and William Stevens were declared winners of the design contest. It was officially adopted as the Australian flag in 1953.

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Follow the Instructions

Australia: Follow the Instructions

Color Australia according to simple directions, such as, "Color Victoria dark green." Or go to the answers.
Australia

Australia: Map Quiz Worksheet

A printable quiz on the major geographic features of Australia. The student reads a map to answer 10 geography questions. Or go to the answers.


Animals of Australia

Printouts of animals from Australia.


Australia: Tab Book

A book about Australia for fluent readers with pages on the map, flag, language, people, the Great Coral Reef, and unusual animals.
Australia

Australia: Outline Map Printout

An outline map of Australia to print. Or go to printable activities that require research (using an atlas or other geography reference): a simple map research activity, a medium-level map research activity, or an advanced map research activity.
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Australia Printout: Label Me! Printout

Label the states and capital of Australia.
Answers


Australian States and Territories: Outline Map Printout

An outline map of Australia (with state and territory lines marked) to print.
Australia

Australia: Zoom School

Use a pictorial interface to get information on Australia, including maps, animals, explorers, fossils, a quiz, and printouts on Australia.
Connect the Dots Mystery Map

Australia: Dot to Dot Mystery Map

Connect the dots to draw the borders of a mystery country. Then use a globe or atlas to figure out which country you have drawn. You might want to give students clues, such as that it is in the Southern Hemisphere, or that its name starts with an "A." Answer: Australia.
Geography report thumbnail

Australian State/Territory Report Graphic Organizer Printout #1

This printout helps the student do a short report on an Australian State/Territory, prompting the student to draw a map of the state, locate it on an Australian map, draw the state's flag, and write its capital city, largest city, area, population, highest point, and mammal emblem.
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Australian State/Territory Report Graphic Organizer Printout #2

This printout helps the student do a short report on an Australian State/Territory, prompting the student to draw a map of the state, locate it on an Australian map, draw the state's flag, and write its capital city, largest city, area, population, highest point, mammal emblem, bird emblem, climate, and major industries.
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Australia Quiz
A Worksheet to Print

A short, printable worksheet quiz about Australia. The short-answer worksheet asks general questions about Australia, for example, "Australia is a continent, an island, and a ______." Select the answers from a word bank. Or go to the answers.
Australia: Shape Poem
shape poem

Write a poem about Australia inside the map. Or go to a pdf of the poem worksheet.
Australia: Perimeter Poem
perimeter poem

Write a poem Australia around the perimeter (outer edges) of the map. Or go to a pdf of the poem worksheet.
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Kangaroo Poem - Poetry Prompt

Write a poem about a kangaroo. The lines of the poem begin with: It sees, It hears, It feels, It understands, It moves, It needs, It likes, It wants, It eats, and It dreams.

Flags of Australia and Oceania
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Australia's Flag
Simple Printable

A blackline master (printout) of the flag of Australia.


Australia: Where I Live

A short activity book on geography to print for early readers. There are pages on the Solar System, the continents, Australia (states and territories), and the student's address.


Australian Rivers: Outline Map Printout

An outline map of Australia's rivers to print.
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Explorers of Australia and Nearby Islands


New Zealand: Outline Map Printout

An outline map of New Zealand to print. Or go to printable worksheets that require research (using an atlas or other geography reference): a simple map research activity, a medium-level map research activity, or an advanced map research activity.
Connect the Dots Mystery Map

New Zealand: Dot to Dot Mystery Map

Connect the dots to draw the borders of a mystery country. Then use a globe or atlas to figure out which country you have drawn. You might want to give students clues, such as the region the country is in (Oceania), that it is in the Southern Hemisphere, or that its name starts with "N." Answer: New Zealand.


New Zealand: Animals

Printouts of animals from New Zealand.
ocean map to label

Oceania/Australia: Label Me! Printout

Label Oceania/Australia.
Answers


Oceania: Outline Map Printout

An outline map of Oceania to print.


Papua New Guinea: Outline Map Printout

An outline map of Papua New Guinea to print.


Solomon Islands: Outline Map Printout

An outline map of the Solomon Islands to print.





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