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A Trip to the Land Down Under

Today you will begin a two-day web quest to Australia and New Zealand. Please read the materials very carefully. Have fun; dont be afraid to spend some additional time investigating some of the web sites provided.

General GOOD sites:

http://www.csu.edu.au/australia/

http://www.gov.au/

http://www.sydney.visitorsbureau.com.au/

 

 

You have saved up $5000.00 for this vacation. You cannot spend any more than the allotted amount. This money is to be used for all your expenses on the trip.

1. Australians dont have the same currency as ours, so we need to know the exchange rate.

Websites:

http://www.ozforex.com.au/

http://www.travelex.com.au/

http://au.finance.yahoo.com/m3

http://www.iccfx.com/?ref=www.australia.com&L=en&C=US

 

$1.00 =

$5000.00 =

What do they call their money?

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2. Your vacation will last 8 days and 7 nights. You can choose the dates you leave and return.

Websites:

http://www.airnzdeals.com/usa/specials/index.asp?id=4209

http://www.australianairlines.com.au/aahome.html

http://www.discountfares.com

http://www.expedia.com/daily/home/

 

Departure

From: To: Time Arrival Cost

 

 

Return

From: To: Time Arrival Cost

Length of Arrival Flight:

Length of Departure Flight:

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3. The return flight is not in Detroit time, it is in Australian, so what is the time difference anyway? You wouldnt want to miss your flight home and you need to change your watch.

Websites:

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/

http://www.worldtimeserver.com/

 

Time in Detroit:

Time in Sydney:

Time Difference:

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4. Legal documents will be needed when you get off the plane. What documents will you need?

Websites:

http://www.australia.com/ProcessSplashResults.aust?C=US&L=en

http://travel.state.gov/australia.html

 

 

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5. Congratulations! After a long flight, youve made it. Now you just want to reach the hotel you booked yourself and crash. You need to get over your jet lag so you can enjoy the country.

Remember you are staying 7 nights. Cost and Location should be a factor.

http://www.sydneyhotelsaccommodation.com/

http://www.holidaycity.com/sydneyhotels/

http://sydney.park.hyatt.com/

 

Hotel:

Location:

Cost per day: Total for week:

Amenities:

 

 

 

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6. After you have slept off your jet lag, it is time to grab your map, camera, and itinerary. Your goal is to see as much of Australia and New Zealand as you can in 8 days and 7 nights.

Your camera will be your mouse. You are to copy/paste the pictures requested into a 1 page PowerPoint collage. Remember you can change the size of the pictures to fit your needs.

Your itinerary is printed below. You have a very full but exciting schedule. Enjoy the trip. It should be lots of fun and very interesting.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Wildlife Preserve

Choose 3 animals unique to Australia. Take 1 picture of each.

http://www.australianwildlife.com.au/Notes.htm

http://www.birdsaustralia.com.au/

http://www.wildlifemountain.com/

http://www.wildlife.org.au/magazine.html

http://www.australianwildlife.org/

http://www.wildlife-australia.com/

 

Animal 1:

Eat:

Where to they live:

Life Span:

Status:

How does it travel?

Animal 2:

Eat:

Where to they live:

Life Span:

Status:

How does it travel?

Animal 3:

Eat:

Where to they live:

Life Span:

Status:

How does it travel?

 

Sydney Opera House

The Sydney Opera House is known worldwide. You bought tickets for a show months ago. While you are there, take a picture of the Building and of the Performance.

http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/h/home.asp

The show you saw:

Cost:

Take the Virtual Tour. How many directions are you able to see?

 

When was the opening day of the Sydney Opera House?

 

How long did it take to build?

 

Day 2: Scuba Diving in the Great Barrier Reef

Australia is known for its beautiful ocean floor. This should be a highlight of highlights on your vacation. Take pictures of 2 fish.

http://www.reefhq.org.au/

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/earthpulse/reef/reef1_flash.html

http://www.divethereef.com/

 

Cost:

Location:

Two interesting facts:

 

 

Sports

This afternoon / evening, you have tickets to see your choice of two sports: Rugby or Cricket.

Take a picture of your team in action.

http://www.rugby.com.au/

http://www.nrl.com.au/

http://www.warugby.com.au/

www.cricket.org/link_to_database/NATIONAL/AUS/

 

Sport:

Cost:

Team name:

Where do they play home games?

American sport it is similar to:

2 Interesting facts:

Day 3: Parliament

First thing today you have schedule a tour of their capital building. You will discover not all governments are the same however, there can be many similarities. Dont forget to take a picture.

http://www.aph.gov.au/

What is the national capital of Australia?

 

What are 2 similarities between the U.S. and Australia?

 

 

What are 2 differences between the two countries?

 

Who is Australians leader? What is his/her title?

How long is their term?

How do they become the leader of Australia?

 

Walkabout

After lunch you have schedule an overnighter in the Outback. You want to experience a little version of a Walkabout. Dont forget to take plenty of water and a picture of your favorite rock formation.

http://members.ozemail.com.au/~slacey/deserts.htm#General

http://www.desertfishes.org/australia/desrtgen.html

http://mbgnet.mobot.org/sets/desert/hot.htm

http://www.australia.com/places_to_go/outback/Prod_Map_STD1.aust?L=en&C=US

 

What percentage of Australia is covered by desert?

High Temperature:

Low Temperature:

 

Day 4: Aborigines

The natives of Australia were around a lot longer than the British who arrived in the 1600s. They are a unique group of people with their own traditions, culture, art, and religion. Meet the people who can really say they are from the land down under.

http://www.wettropics.gov.au/rah/rah_cult_tourism.html

http://www.tjapukai.com.au/

http://www.australia.com/things_to_do/aboriginal_australia/Reg_Exp_STD1.aust?L=en&C=US**

http://members.tripod.com/siekman/index.html

 

How long have the Aborigines lived in Australia?

How many dialects are spoken?

How many different aboriginal tribes are there?

Read a Traditional Folklore Story

http://www.sacred-texts.com/aus/mla/index.htm

Name of Story you read:

Summarize:

 

 

 

"Purchase" your own piece of aboriginal artwork to take back home with you. Add this as a picture to your PowerPoint.

http://www.oneworldmagazine.org/gallery/abo/

http://aboriginalart.com.au/

 

Tasmania

Tasmania is an island off the southeast coast of Australia. It is also Australias smallest state. Take this opportunity to discover more about this unique land. Take 2 pictures.

http://www.discovertasmania.com.au/home/index.cfm?language=English

http://www.about-australia.com/tas.htm

http://www.about-australia.com/tas.htm

 

List in detail, 4 points of interest and 3 places to visit.

Points of Interest:

1.

 

 

2.

 

 

3.

 

 

4.

 

 

Places to Visit:

1.

 

 

2.

 

 

3.

 

 

 

Day 5 & 6 New Zealand Now it is time to discover a neighboring country. Enjoy your trip. Take 2 pictures.

http://www.purenz.com/

http://www.purenz.com/?F53FD452-13FA-496F-BE11-1A85B8A63884

http://www.tourisminfo.govt.nz/cir_news/index.cfm?fuseaction=30

http://travel.yahoo.com/p-travelguide-825046-new_zealand_money-i

http://www.ozforex.com.au/

 

What movie sequel was filmed in New Zealand?

What is HAKA?

What are the native people of New Zealand called?

Length of Coastline?

What do they call their money?

What is the exchange rate?

U.S. $1.00 =

What year were women allowed to vote?

Were they the first country to let women vote?

List 2 other interesting facts about New Zealand.

1.

 

 

2.

 

 

Day 7 Historical Museums Our pasts are what make us who we are today. Discover how Australia became what it is today.

http://members.iinet.net.au/~perthdps/convicts/con-wa.html

http://www.genealogytoday.com/au/articles/convict_research.html

http://www.ausflag.com.au/home.html

http://www.csu.edu.au/australia/flag.html

http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/Gallery/Anzac/Anzac.htm

http://www.anzacday.org.au/

http://www.acn.net.au/articles/anzac/

 

What does the Australian Flag look like? Ta ke a picture and add it to your PowerPoint.

What constellation is on their flag?

Why do you think they chose that particular constellation?

 

They are discussing changing their flag. Design one for them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is Anzac Day?

What is Anzac Day?

 

 

When is it celebrated?

How is it celebrated?

 

What holiday of ours would you compare it to?

 

Australia was colonized primarily as a place to transport prisoners as an alternative to the death penalty. Australia was a Penal Colony much like we were when our country was first being developed.

Describe the conditions on the boats to Australia.

 

 

 

List 5 of the crimes that caused a person to be transported to Australia, then tell how long their sentences for these crimes were.

 

 

 

Compare the crimes and sentences of those who were transported to the punishment of those today. Do you think there would be as much crime today if we had the same policies? Would people think twice before taking something that wasnt theirs?

 

 

 

 

http://www.gg.gov.au/html/homepage.html

National Capital (take a picture):

 

**Discover form one of the above mentioned sites, one thing on your own.**

The one thing I found interesting that you didnt ask about is:

 

Print your collage (b&w)

How much did you spend?