Skip to main content

Famous Australian Landmarks

Um... this one is worth your time. It will be a new favourite, especially for my Australian readers. I saw the link to this at Brenda's Family Revised blog.


  1. Well I'm no Australian.. but that video is rather sad... to think that those people could be hoodwinked into thinking all those Iconic Places were in Australia is just laughable! Even The American Presidents faces at Mt Rushmore!

  2. Do you cringe or shall I? Sadly gulling the gullible is a national pastime but those places are so famous everyone should at least know which country they're in. I guess it's hard when as a country you're inclined to pack up whole churches & transplant them stone by stone trans~Atlantic. Or was it a castle? Maybe both?

  3. no one knew what the sydney opera house was?! must be products of the public school system...

  4. Chris, the idea of Steve Irwin wrestling crocodiles in the waters of the Taj Mahal or China being a town just outside Darwin... um...

    I wondered if people were just going along with him at first, but after a more careful look it seems this is real.

    Ganeida, just think what it would do for tourism if the Australians could import the Great Wall, Big Ben and the "Leaning Tower of Pizza." LOL

    Mama K, in defense of public school, I went there and... um... no way I'm that dopey. I have to imagine that they had to ask 100 people for every "doozie" you see here. The implications for most people being this silly are too frightening to consider.

  5. Let's put it this way MrsC, the rabbit proof fence is twice as longas the Great Wall of Chine, but you can't stand on it & why would you want to even look at it?

  6. LOL Well, it's a landmark, at least...

  7. BTW - I went to public school, too. *:o)


Post a Comment

Non-troll comments always welcome! :)

Popular posts from this blog

Reading Curriculum: ABeka Book and BJU Press

Did you know that in the state of Missouri, homeschoolers must teach reading as a separate subject?  I don't know how anyone could homeschool well without teaching their child to read... but OK. 

I got many of my ABeka books used and collected them over time.  I'm glad I came across these readers early in my homeschooling years.  It teaches children to read step-by-step.  I don't think I've seen a more effective reading program for the elementary years.  The children love the stories, and what I appreciate about them is that there is a rich and varied language even in simple-to-read books in this series. 

My set is pretty old, and some are even from the 1960's and no longer listed in the reading series.  I think if I had to do things over again somehow, I think I'd just spend on a curriculum set and be done with it.  That's the thing, though, with homeschooling.  By the time you figure out what the perfect curriculum is for you, your children have graduate…

Homeschooling is NOT So Hard.

I wish I'd have known this starting out. I wish I'd have known that it's actually LESS work to just homeschool your child, than to be an "involved parent" at school.

We've enjoyed elementary school with our older boys. *Most* of the teachers were actually pretty competent and caring (the others, I save for another blog post, another day...). We had the children involved in extra activities like the Spanish Club or Service Club, or choir, and they got a fair bit out of the experience.

But it's a LOT of work.

You get about a ton of worksheets that must be done by a certain time. Usually on a day when you're sick or have no time. You get the phone calls about this or that, and about a zillion sheets per day that sometimes contain important news, so you MUST go through them daily. The schools also *love* to throw in half days, teacher in-service days and early dismissals. Not so bad, unless you have children at more than one school and the schedu…

Holiday Gifts for the Homeschool Teacher!

Merrymaking hint:  leave this post up on your phone/ computer for your family to "accidentally" find!  Let the magic begin!

 All teachers love a little appreciation every now and then, including homeschoolers.   I don't know about you, though, but I don't want any apple crap.  So first rule:  no apple crap! 

Otherwise I'm pretty open.  I love getting gifts, even if it's just something small or simple.  One thing I love is when my children want to help out and make lunch or clean up or put their laundry away.  Or just behave themselves and get their math done.  This is a really big thing when you think about it.  

And from the adults in my life, the gift of coffee always shows love - or rather, someone not wanting an "I need coffee" emergency in the middle of winter after a big snowstorm.  Somehow, I always have a lot of coffee in my pantry during the winter months.  (Guess why.) Thanks, D! 

My gallery of homeschool appreciation pics: