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Pack your bags, it’s time to visit Australia. Maybe I should reword that. Grab your library bag, and go check out a stack of books, it’s time to learn about Australia.

Our Australia Lapbook will help your student learn about Australia’s animals, currency, climate, capital city, population, flag, famous places, and even some Australian slang.

Thanks to Molly Boulter for helping create this Australia Lapbook.

Australia Lapbook Information

Official Name: Commonwealth of Australia

Size: 2,967,909 square miles

Capital: Canberra

Official Language: English

Currency: Australian dollar

Climate: Australia has a variety of climates: tropical climate in the north part of the country; temperate climate in the south part of the country; and dry and hot in the deserts.

Products: Australia produces wheat, barley, cattle, sheep, poultry, wool, coal, iron ore, and gold.

Note: The Look What Came from Australia mini-book was created to go with the book by the same name, Look What Came from Australia. Check your local library for the book. You can use the mini-book even if you don’t have a copy of the actual book.

Population: For current information, use this website: Population of Countries

Comparing Times: To compare the time in the capital city to the time where you live, use this website: The World Clock

Sight Seeing Guide: Your student will need to research the cities in order to complete the mini-book.

Animals of Australia: Cards and Australian animal facts are provided. This unit study contains extra books about the emu as Homeschool Share doesn’t have an animal lapbook for the emu.

Aussie Slang: Even though the official language is English, Australians use a lot of words that your English speaking student may not recognize. Use this book to learn some of the Australian words and phrases.

Make a Salt Dough Map: Add to your Australia lapbook study by making a salt dough map of Australia.

National Geographic has an amazing Australia page for your student to explore.

Australia Lapbook Sample

Here is a sample Australia Lapbook using some of the mini-books found in the file. This sample is simple and only uses one file folder.

Australia Lapbook Example

How to Get Started with Your Australia Lapbook

Follow these simple instructions to get started with the Australia Lapbook.

  1. If you want, go to your local library and check out books about Australia.
  2. Print the Australia Lapbook.
  3. Choose and prepare the lapbook mini-books you want to use with your student.
  4. Enjoy a week of reading and learning all about Australia.

Download Your Australia Lapbook

Resources to Compliment Your Australia Lapbook

Check out our marsupials lapbook if you’d like to add some koala or kangaroo mini-books to your Australia Lapbook.

Marsupials Lapbook

A younger student might enjoy these Australian Animals Printables while your older student is working on the Australia Lapbook.

Australian Animals Printables

We have a series of countries featured in our Christmas Around the World unit study, and one of these is Australia.

Christmas Around the World: Australia