Published on March 7, 2014
Australia KNOW YOUR COMMUNITY – KNOW YOUR WORLD
INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER PROFILE • Name, Photo of yourself, family if possible – – – – – Topics: Why are you in Akron What are you studying What city are you from Career- future plans
AUSTRALIA QUICK FACTS • • • • • • • • • • Full name: Commonwealth of Australia Population: 22.9 million (UN,2011) Capital: Canberra Largest city: Sydney Area: 2.9million square miles Major language: English Major religion: Christian Life expectancy: 80 years(men), 84 years(women) Monetary unit: Australian Dollar Main exports: ores and metals, wool, food and live animals, fuels, transport machinery
LANDFORMS OR HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT EVENTS
LANGUAGE: • HELLO GOOD BYE • THANK YOU • PLEASE NO YOUR WELCOME I LOVE YOU • EXCUSE ME YES HOW ARE YOU I AM SORRY • DO YOU SPEAK ______? • MY NAME IS _______ • I AM __________( NATIONALITY).
Australia •LEADER: Prime Minister Tony Abbott •GOVERNMENT: federal parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy •VOTING AGE: 18
CURRENT EVENTS OR KEY ISSUES
ECONOMICS What products or services is your country known for? What are the products that are grown/made (agricultural, manufacturing, mining, services)? What kinds of products are imported to your country? What kinds of products are exported from your country? What is the economy like today in your country?
EVERYDAY-ECONOMICS • Currency- Banking- Cultural Financial Literacyloans, credit cards, cash… • Jobs – what age do young people start working kinds of jobs- ? • Students and money- Impact for this age group?do kids get an allowance? Work?
GENDER- ROLE OF GIRLS / BOYS – MEN/WOMEN • How is it growing up as boy or girl in family and society • Dress • Gender rites / rituals • Education- College-Grad • At Work • At Home • Roles in Society
NATIONAL FESTIVALS-HOLIDAYS EVENTS
CONTEMPORARY CUSTOMS- MUSIC - DANCE – SPORTS & TRADITIONS
EVERYDAY LIVING • • • • • • Typical Day- schedule A School Day/Week- 11-12yrs old Study-Homework Extracurriculars Family Life- traditional housing- extended familyPets / Wildlife- Attractions to visit-amusement parks-zoos-parks etc.
SIMILARITIES-DIFFERENCES • Wrap up with what they notice- similar their country to us- differentFuture- Where do they see themselves- 5-10 years from now Why is the international exchange important to them Conversation- what has the class learned from their presentation- most surprising-
LINKS • Learn more- social media in their countrywebsites with more info- music- city- travel • News Media
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