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1 What is Oceania? Social Studies Geography What is Oceania?
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2 What is Oceania and why does it have that funny name?
you might ask… What is Oceania and why does it have that funny name?

3 What is Oceania? Directions: You and your partner will discuss each question then write down the best answers you come up with.

4 Oceania What is Oceania?

5 What does tropical mean?
What is Oceania? Oceania the tropical region of the Pacific Ocean DISCUSSION QUESTION What does tropical mean?

6 Australia a continent and a nation New Zealand a nation
What is Oceania? Oceania Includes… Australia a continent and a nation New Zealand a nation Melanesia a region Micronesia a region Polynesia a region

7 human-inhabited continent
What is Oceania? Australia the world’s smallest, human-inhabited continent DISCUSSION QUESTION What is the difference between Australia the continent and Australia the nation?

8 Australia vs. Antarctica
What is Oceania? Australia vs. Antarctica Australia a continent a small continent name for a nation part of Oceania many climate zones lots of people Antarctica a continent smallest continent not a nation not part of Oceania one climate zone few people

9 What do you already know about Australia?
What is Oceania? Australia the nation DISCUSSION QUESTION What do you already know about Australia? https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/maps/maptemplate_as.html

10 South Pacific nation with two major and many minor islands
What is Oceania? New Zealand South Pacific nation with two major and many minor islands DISCUSSION QUESTION What nation colonized New Zealand and is still part of their culture today?

11 What do you already know about New Zealand?
What is Oceania? New Zealand DISCUSSION QUESTION What do you already know about New Zealand?

12 New Zealand What is Oceania?
DID YOU KNOW? New Zealand’s stunning geography has been used in many movies including Lord of The Rings https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/photo_gallery/nz/photo_gallery_B1_nz_21.html

13 western Oceania sub-region stretching from New Guinea to Fiji
What is Oceania? Melanesia western Oceania sub-region stretching from New Guinea to Fiji BOUNTY ISLAND, FIJI

14 Melanesia What is Oceania? NORTH EFATE, VANUATU

15 northern Oceania sub-region with thousands of small islands
What is Oceania? Micronesia northern Oceania sub-region with thousands of small islands DISCUSSION QUESTION What?

16 Micronesia What is Oceania?
DID YOU KNOW? In Greek, the word ‘mikros’ means small and the word ‘nesos’ means island

17 What is the light green patch in the middle?
What is Oceania? Wake Island DISCUSSION QUESTION What is the light green patch in the middle?

18 atoll with a lagoon What is Oceania?

19 coral island that partially or completely surrounds a lagoon
What is Oceania? atoll coral island that partially or completely surrounds a lagoon DID YOU KNOW? Coral likes warm water so these islands are only found in the tropical region of the ocean

20 a body of shallow water separated from the sea by a barrier
What is Oceania? lagoon a body of shallow water separated from the sea by a barrier

21 THE BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII
What is Oceania? Polynesia eastern Oceania sub-region stretching from Hawaii to New Zealand THE BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII

22 FAKARAVA, FRENCH POLYNESIA
What is Oceania? Polynesia FAKARAVA, FRENCH POLYNESIA

23 Pacific Islands What is Oceania?
DISCUSSION QUESTION What is the good and bad news about living on a small island in the middle of an ocean?

24 Tropical Island Living
What is Oceania? Tropical Island Living Good News quiet warm weather beautiful scenery Bad News lonely bad storms no seasons DISCUSSION QUESTION Can you think of any other items to add to each list?

25 What is Oceania? Quiz Time

26 What is Oceania? 1 What name is used for the tropical region of the Pacific? Oceania 2 What is the continent name that is also a nation name? Australia 3 What part of Oceania has two big islands and many small? New Zealand 4 What is a coral island with a lagoon called? atoll 5 What part of Oceania includes Hawaii? Polynesia

27 What is Oceania? T-2 What are three unique things you would find in Oceania that are not found where you live?


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