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Everyday Explorers: Australia & New Zealand

Welcome to Everyday Explorers-Australia and New Zealand on SchoolhouseTeachers.com!

How to Use This Course

Everyday Explorers: Australia and New Zealand is an elective course that allows the student to study interesting facts about Australia and New Zealand and the history of these nations. A different state or territory of Australia will be visited each month, with detours to explore New Zealand, the Cook Islands, and Niue. There are activities, interesting facts, and links that will help the student virtually explore the areas being discussed in the day’s lesson. A study of native Australian animals is included in the “Build a Zoo” feature. Activities to study the animals are included and targeted to the different age groups so any age student can benefit from this course. Answer keys are included where appropriate.

Course Details

Course Introduction

This feature will lead your family in exploring one of the states or territories of Australia throughout the month. In addition, we’ll explore New Zealand, the Cook Islands, and Niue along the way! We’ll even build our own zoo!

Each week is broken into three parts.

Day One through Four: We will study various locations within our host region.

Day Five: We’ll enjoy another installment of Build a Zoo!

So, grab your map and your adventurer’s spirit and let’s go exploring!


Monthly units take students across Australia and New Zealand, exploring historic locations and meeting exotic animals. Activities are provided for Kindergarten-2nd grade, 3rd-6th grade, and 7th-12th grade.


Seven monthly units of four weeks each


Kindergarten-high school (with grade-appropriate activities)

Course Outline

  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania and Victoria
  • Western Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Cook Islands and Niue
  • Plus ongoing Build-a-Zoo activities

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Julie Coney lives in Eastern Washington and home educates her four children with the help and support of Jody, her husband. Her oldest child graduated in June 2012. Her youngest started kindergarten in September. Her days are fueled by time in the Word and enormous amounts of coffee. When she isn’t busy with dishes, laundry, and school books, you will find her behind the camera or at her desk making cards. You can find her sharing her homeschooling life and mentoring other moms at her blog A Teaching Heart.

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