Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Discovery Atlas: Australia Revealed
So Apple has been working on her continents. We have in general just used a reference book with great pictures to introduce her to each continent. Some of them she had some previous familiarity with and so she hasn't had any trouble remembering those. Australia, on the other hand, she hasn't known much about. So I headed over to Netflix to find a movie to help her visualize this faraway place. I found Discovery Atlas: Australia Revealed. Narrated by Russell Crowe, this is an 87 minute look at the country that focuses on several of its citizens and their vastly different lives. Many of the natural resources of the country are highlighted along with its animal population, popular tourist sights, and everyday life. We only watched about the first hour of it but it was due to our time constaint, not any dissatisfaction with the film. This would be a fine addition to any studies your students might be doing on the Down Under or for you if you want to know more about this island continent. The series has several other continents that I have seen, so we may be visiting more of them soon!
I was in no way compensated for this review. The review is based on the personal opinion of the author. There was no correspondance between the film owner, Netflix, and/ or the author.