|About Explore Australia|
|Explore Australia is a multimedia resource about Australia for students and teachers.|
The aim of the kit is to inform young people living in Arab countries about various aspects of life in Australia, particularly the lifestyle of young people ‘Down Under’.
The kit has initially been made available to schools in Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates as a gift from the young people of Australia to the young people of these Arab countries.
We hope that through knowledge there will be increased contact and understanding between young people of both regions.
Click on these links or scroll the page to explore the contents of the kit.
|Details of contents|
|The kit contains:|
— A Video, containing six short segments or case studies of aspects of Australia and Australian life. Each segment, with the exception of Snapshot of Australia (14 minutes), is about eight minutes long. The segments are narrated firstly in Arabic, followed by an English language version. In the Arabic version there is some spoken English supported by Arabic sub titles.
— A Print Booklet, containing:
— A CD-ROM :
There are two CD-ROMs in the Explore Australia kit – one in Arabic and one in English.
The CD-ROM contains a series of interactive exercises for each of the six units and has the following features:
A range of English language activities.
The CD-ROM has been designed so that it can be used with a class, in small groups or as an individual learning tool.
The activities are sometimes similar to those in the print resources, but sometimes they have a different focus or emphasis and a greater degree of interactive learning. Teachers should preview both the print and CD-ROM activities, and decide for themselves what will best suit their students.
The CD-ROM can be used as a classroom tool, or in a library or computer lab, or given to students for private work.
The CD-ROM is appropriate for use with both PC and Macintosh systems, and teachers are free to copy or network the disc for use in the classrooms and schools.
|Main areas of exploration|
|Click on each of the links below to learn more.|
| Top End Teenagers |
- Comparing cultures by looking at young people’s lives
|Living in Sydney |
- Exploring Australia’s largest city
|A Farm in the Outback |
- A geographical study of a desert farm
|My Island Home |
- Caring for a coastal environment
|The White Dotted Stingray |
- Old and new cultures of an Aboriginal boy
|To Obtain a Kit|