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The location of Australia’s neighbouring countries and the diverse characteristics of their places


  • using a globe to locate the Pacific Island nations, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste and Indonesia and countries relevant to students, labelling them on a map, and identifying the direction of each country from Australia (Skills: Literacy, Numeracy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • describing the similarities and differences between their local place and places in neighbouring countries (for example, Indonesia, Pacific Island nations) in their natural and human characteristics (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)

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