My kids insist on calling it Australia. “We don’t care if it’s called Oceania now, Mom! It’s still Australia to us.” They even went so far as to cross out the world Oceania on their notebooks and write Australia in great big letters. My kids may have opinions, either way, I liked our Oceania Unit as part of our geography lessons.
Other than when I learned about a few of the super small island nations and one of the videos we found talked about a particular topic I found disgusting.
Yeah, that was not fun, it was filled with lots of, “How are they still talking about this? It’s a 10-minute video and I’ve fast-forwarded an entire minute???!!!!!”
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The big “island” countries of Oceania
I know that Papua New Guinea may not be as big as the others listed here, but otherwise it was going to be two countries.
- Australia Unit- currently this consists of an Australia booklist, and Australia meal, at some point in the future I will be collapsing these into one post that will be insanely long, GINORMOUS
- New Zealand Unit
- Papua New Guinea unit
The many small island nations of Oceania
- Fiji Unit
- Kiribati Unit
- Marshall Islands Unit
- Micronesia Unit– the country is so small they called themselves Micronesia, let’s just appreciate that
- Nauru Unit
- Palau Unit
- Samoa Unit
- Solomon Islands Unit
- Tonga Unit
- Tuvalu Unit
- Vanatu Unit
Okay, the really interesting thing to me about our Oceania Unit was how many of these were locations I knew vaguely of, but didn’t know they were actual countries.
That and the sheer number of these small island nations that are on the verge of disappearing forever because they are slowly disappearing under the water. That is just crazy!