ERIC Number: ED243763
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Handbook on Australia.
Texas Education Agency, Austin.
A study unit on Australia for secondary students is divided into eight sections. Section 1 introduces students to the states, territories, and capitals of the country. Section two, land and people, discusses the size, location, geology, climate, flora and fauna, and population of Australia. Sections 3 and 4 outline Australian history and include discussion of discovery, exploration, colonization, self-government, independence, the World Wars, the 1980's, and defense. Section 5 describes the federal government and legal system. Each of Australia's eight territories and states are examined in section 6. Economic development, resources, and international trade are the focus of section 7. The final section on culture and society focuses on education, religion, the arts, media, and recreation. Each section consists of readings, maps, and illustrations. Appendices contain a decade by decade summary of Australian history, a timeline of important events, a newspaper article on gold, an article on an Australian gas field, and a 6-page bibliography of publications, government addresses, and aboriginal addresses. (LP)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Art, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Context, Culture, Economics, Education, Ethnic Groups, Federal Government, Foreign Countries, Government (Administrative Body), Instructional Materials, International Relations, Legal Education, National Defense, Population Education, Religion, Resources, Secondary Education, Social History, Social Studies
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Identifiers: Aboriginal People; Australia; States; World War I; World War II