GEOGRAPHIC DRILLDOWN by wgv13363

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									                GEOGRAPHIC DRILLDOWN
                       Aboriginal Australia

TASK 1: Geography Skills

     Which direction is:

     a) The Kimberley region from the Southeast region                       _____
     b) Arnhem from Spencer                                                  _____
     c) Eyre from Torres Strait                                              _____
     d) Rainforest from Fitzmaurice                                          _____
     e) Riverine from Westcape                                               _____
     f) Tasmania from Gulf                                                   _____



TASK 2: Which Aboriginal regions had the most abundant resources?

     Use the map of Aboriginal Australia, your geographical knowledge and the
     Australian Climatic Classification map from the Bureau of Meteorology
     (www.eoc.csiro.au/hswww/koppen.jpg), or a similar map showing patterns of
     vegetation.

     Complete the following table. The first one has been done for you…


             Region               Type of            Type and availability of
                              Environment                    Resources
                                                 Abundant plant life, lush
      East Cape            Tropical rainforest   vegetation, water, wood, close to
                                                 ocean resources e.g.: fish
      Eyre                 Grassland and
                           Desert
TASK 3: Define the underlined words


     An online dictionary may help you! (www.dictionary.com)

     Aboriginal clans in areas with abundant resources tended to live a sedentary
     lifestyle, whereas clans in areas with limited resources were more nomadic.

     a) Abundant:        ________________________________________________
     b) Resources:       ________________________________________________
     c) Sedentary:       ________________________________________________
     d) Lifestyle:       ________________________________________________
     e) Nomadic:         ________________________________________________


TASK 4: Photograph Interpretation


     Click on the ‘Archival Image’ showing Indigenous Dancers at
     Federation Celebrations, 1901. Imagine if you were one of the
     performers…

     a) Describe your costume.
        _____________________________________________________________
        _____________________________________________________________


     b) What may you be thinking and feeling? Is it an honour to perform?
        _____________________________________________________________
        _____________________________________________________________
        _____________________________________________________________


     c) Have past events and the treatment of your ancestors affected the way
        view others?
        _____________________________________________________________
        _____________________________________________________________
        _____________________________________________________________


     d) What might the future hold for you?
        _____________________________________________________________
        _____________________________________________________________
        _____________________________________________________________

								
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