Adventures in the Land Down Under!

Adventures in the Land Down Under!
Adventures in the Land Down Under!
Jenna Buesser
Students perform "Sing Australia" by John Denver.


For this year’s cultural unit in Lower Elementary, 1st and 2nd graders explored the Land Down Under–Australia! After learning about Aboriginals and explorers, geography and biomes, and everything in between, students shared their knowledge through several projects. They learned how to research Australian topics and create thorough report books and interactive posters. Students also applied public speaking skills when presenting their reports in class. The unit culminated with an celebration of Australia, featuring a student musical performance with Mr. Tim and an academic showcase for families! Check out a clip from the musical performance above, and view some photo highlights below! This cultural unit was truly a deep and rich learning experience for all!