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1 1What is Oceania? hiztoreerox.com #00265 What is Oceania? Social Studies Geography

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

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

4 Oceania 4What is Oceania?

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

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

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

8 8What is Oceania? 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 Australia vs. Antarctica

9 Australia the nation 9What is Oceania? DISCUSSION QUESTION What do you already know about Australia?

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

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

12 New Zealand 12What is Oceania? DID YOU KNOW? New Zealand’s stunning geography has been used in many movies including Lord of The Rings

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

14 Melanesia 14What is Oceania? NORTH EFATE, VANUATU

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

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

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

18 atoll with a lagoon 18What is Oceania?

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

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

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

22 Polynesia 22What is Oceania? FAKARAVA, FRENCH POLYNESIA

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

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

25 25What is Oceania? Quiz Time

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

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


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