Aboriginal Discrimination Aborigines were treated much like our Native Americans and African Americans from European colonization to mid 1900s Land was taken Were not granted citizenship Aborigines were forced to assimilate Stolen (Lost) Generation
Problems today for Aborigines Many are unemployed or suffer from substance abuse Still trying to claim parts of land they hold sacred
Aborigine assignment Imagine you are trying to raise support for the Aboriginal people Choose 1 of the following assignments: Create a protest poster for the Aborigines Include a paragraph explaining the poster Create an assembly pamphlet to advertise your meeting Include a paragraph explaining the pamphlet Create a short story of the Aboriginal people Should be at least ½ page in length
Native Peoples Aborigines Natives of Australia Used rafts and land bridges to migrate from Asia to Australia Maori Natives of New Zealand Used rafts to migrate from Polynesia to New Zealand
Todays issues Overpopulation Especially in Oceania Limited space Land becomes too small to support
Global Climate Change Increased carbon dioxide in atmosphere Melting ice caps Will cause ocean levels to rise Small coral islands could be flooded
Pests Australia and New Zealand have been so isolated, there are few large predators Rabbits and mice can quickly multiply and cause havoc
Book assignment This assignment, along with yesterdays, will count as 1 grade. Complete p. 723 #1-4 (#4 should be in a paragraph) Also do p. 725 Geographic Skills #1-3 using complete sentences.