Squiz The World!
Each week we give the world globe a spin, and see where we land. Then we take the kids of Australia on an audio excursion to visit that country and its people. A new episode is released every Wednesday.
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LINKS: Not A Box read aloud: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMCKXaFsmCA Not a Box: https://www.the-best-childrens-books.org/Not-a-Box.html Paper dolls from around the world: http://www.activity-sheets.com/cutout/world-children/ Australian Museum’s indigenous toys: https://australian.museum/learn/cultures/atsi-collection/aboriginal-toys/ Diabolo world champion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zxm9s5fd5oU Chinese yoyo in China: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfbk-SqrqzM DIY wire car: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZSNSEaVq1c DIY toys around the world: https://www.worldvision.org/child-protection-news-stories/diy-homemade-kids-toys PONG Game: https://www.ponggame.org/ EPISODE TRANSCRIPT They can cost hundreds of dollars, or…
Squiz The World is an audio excursion to a new country each week. Learn about the culture, geography, history, politics and language of our fellow humans — with activities to extend understanding.
Today we’re visiting the second biggest country in the world. Let’s see if you can guess where we’re heading. It has the most freshwater lakes in the world… it’s famous for ice hockey, maple syrup, and polar bears …Strap yourselves into the Squiz Kids Super Fast Supersonic Jetliner as we take off to take a squiz at Canada.Listen now
Afghanistan has been in the news a lot since August last year, when a religious group called the Taliban took back control of this country of 38 million people. About 23,000 Afghan people have come to Australia to escape the Taliban, and many have said that they’re sad that the only thing Aussies know about their country is about the Taliban, and war. So let’s find out more about this south central Asian nation as we take a Squiz at Afghanistan.Listen now
It’s the second smallest country in South America, with the world’s longest national anthem, a free laptop for every kid, and a rockstar reputation for soccer. Let’s strap ourselves into the Squiz Kids Super Fast Supersonic Jetliner so that we can take off and take a squiz at Uruguay.Listen now
Today we’re visiting one of our closest neighbours—Indonesia. It’s only about 200km across the Torres Strait .. where there are some pretty big sharks and crocs … from Australia. But the northernmost part of Indonesia is thousands of kilometres away. That’s because Indonesia is the world’s biggest archipelagic country. It’s also to the world’s most populous Islamic country. Let’s learn what those two words mean, and much more!Listen now