BTN – Political Persuasion

Please watch the following BTN video and answer the following questions as a comment to this post. Don’t for get to make it a ‘quality comment’.

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1. Approximately how much money is spent each week by the major parties on advertising?

2. Where does the money from advertising come from?

3. Why do politicians prefer getting their message across in advertisements than press conferences?

4. What are the different elements that go into a political ad?

5. What is a jingle? Why are they used in political ads?

6. What are features of ‘attack ads’?

7. How many days before an election does political advertising have to stop?

8. What do you now know about political advertising since watching the BtN story?


 We are learning lots about cybersafety while we have been blogging. We have also been learning about appropriate online behaviour through our blogging guidelines.

Here are some fun cybersafety websites!

Cybersafety with Brain Pop


Learning how to be cybersafe with Garfield


Information for parents is available at:

The Australian Curriculum and Media Assessment Authority’s CYBERSMART website

Cyber Safe Kids – info for kids and parents

Reading Activity

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Work with a partner to answer the following questions in your Integrated Keynote.Write a heading called ‘Preferential Voting’

1.    After watching the BtN Preferential Voting story, explain how preferential voting works to another student.

2.    For a political candidate to win their seat in an election they need to…
a.Win half the votes

b. Win half the votes plus one

c.  Win 100% of the votes

3.    What is the official name for someone that counts the votes in an election?

4.    Not every country uses preferential voting. Can you name one?

5.    Why are the advantages of a preferential voting system?

6.    Why do minor parties prefer the preferential voting system?

7.    What is the purpose of a “how to vote card”?

8.    What is a polling booth?

9.    Have you ever had to vote for someone or something? What was the process?

10. Can you name the three major Australian political parties? Who are their leaders?

JSC and EC Representatives

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Congratulations to our JSC (Junior School Council) and EC (Environmental Council) representatives.

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JSC and EC representatives were voted by their peers to represent our class. Congratulations also to everyone who prepared a speech and had a go. Unfortunately only two students can be elected. It was great to see so many students apply. Remember that there will be many leadership opportunities throughout the year.

Please check the school newsletter for time and date of the badge presentations.