Explore Australia's complex system of rivers with this 14-slide editable teaching presentation.
Exploring Australia’s River Systems
Australia is a dry country, but it also has many rivers. The longest and largest rivers can be found in the eastern part of the continent. Most of these rivers have had their flows regulated by humans. This means that humans have diverted the water in a particular direction. Quite often, the redirected water is collected into large constructions known as dams.
Wild, free-flowing rivers that have not been interfered with by humans still exist in other parts of the country. Many of these are heritage-listed.
Ready-Made Lessons on Australia’s Rivers
Recognising the natural features of places is an important part of geographical understanding.
This teaching presentation has been designed to introduce students to rivers as a natural feature of Australia’s landscape. It addresses the following content:
- an explanation of how rivers form
- an overview of Australia’s rivers
- a list of the longest rivers in each state and territory
- a case study of the Murray River.
This PowerPoint presentation includes:
- informative slides
- links to resources
- whole class activities
- independent tasks.
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