Remembrance Day

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The 11th of November is Remembrance Day, a significant date that marks the end of World War I. Next up we’ll hear from two Rookie Reporters who travelled to Gallipoli for the ANZAC centenary commemorations earlier in the year. We asked them to record their experiences and share with us how their view of Remembrance Day had changed since their return. Here’s Tiffany and Lily.

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4345710.htm

Post your answers to the questions below as a quality comment.
1. Complete the following sentence: Remembrance Day marks the end of…
2 . Where did Tiffany and Lily go for Anzac Day? Locate using
Google Maps.
3 . Why is Remembrance Day important to Tiffany?
4 . Why was the trip to Gallipoli important to Lily?
5. Where was the dawn service held?
6. Who was James Martin?
7. What happens at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the
eleventh month?
8. How has the trip to Gallipoli changed Tiffany and Lily’s understanding of Remembrance Day?
9. How do you remember those who fought in the war?
Reference:
http://www.abc.net.au/btn/resources/teacher/episode/20151110-rememberingww1.pdf
http://www.york-me-community.org/poppy-appeal-launched-in-york/

BtN – Ocean Rubbish

Watch the BtN video ‘Ocean Rubbish’. Complete the questions below and post your answers as a quality comment. Be ready to share you answers!
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1. Explain the Ocean Rubbish story to another student.
2. How many pieces of plastic end up in the world’s oceans every day?
3. How does plastic get into the ocean?
4. What can happen when plastics stay in the water for a long time?
5. What are microplastics?
6. Why are they harmful?
7. What is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch?
8. Explain Boyan Slat’s idea to clean up the garbage patch.
9. Illustrate an aspect of the Ocean Rubbish story.
10. What can be done to prevent plastics from reaching the oceans?

Watch the BtN video ‘Nepal Revisited’. Complete the questions below and post your answers as a quality comment. Be ready to share you answers!

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http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4296311.htm
1. Before you watch this story record what you know about
earthquakes.
2. What magnitude was the earthquake in Nepal?
3. Describe the devastation the earthquake caused.
4. What is the top layer of the earth called?
5. What are tectonic plates?
6. Where do most earthquakes occur?
7. Tectonic plates often move at a very __________ rate.
8. Why are big earthquakes not as likely to occur in Australia?
9. What do people in Nepal need help with?
10. How did this story make you feel?

BtN – Nepal Earthquake

1.Before you watch this story record what you know about
earthquakes.
Watch the BtN video below and then answer the questions as a quality comment.
Nepal Earthquake

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4226597.htm
2. What magnitude was the earthquake in Nepal?
3. Describe the devastation the earthquake caused.
4. What is the top layer of the earth called?
5. What are tectonic plates?
6. Where do most earthquakes occur?
7. Tectonic plates often move at a very __________ rate.
8. Why are big earthquakes not as likely to occur in Australia?
9. What do people in Nepal need help with?
10. How did this story make you feel?

Reconciliation Week

Watch the BtN video and answer the following questions as a ‘quality comment’

1. Explain what National Reconciliation Week is in your own words.
2. Why did Jasirah decide to conduct the hug test?
3. Explain why Jasirah wants to increase trust between indigenous and non-indigenous people?
4. How is the school class in the story celebrating Reconciliation Week?
5. What language are the kids learning? Do some research to find out how many indigenous languages are spoken in Australia.
6. List 3 ways you think Australia could become a more equal and accepting place. Discuss your ideas with the class.
7. Why do you think it’s important for all kids to be learning about Aboriginal and Torres
Strait Islander culture?
8. How did this story make you feel?

BTN – Mabo Day

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s3765672.htm

Answer the following questions as a ‘quality comment’:

  1. What date do we celebrate Mabo day?
  2. What is the full name of the man who took on the Australian legal system to fight a land rights injustice?
  3. Where was Mabo born?
  4. Why was he fighting for the land rights of Murray Island?
  5. What does the term Terra Nullius mean?
  6. What was the name of the court case?
  7. Mabo wasn’t just fighting for the Meriam people. Why was Mabo an important case for Australian Indigenous people?
  8. What year did the High Court make its decision on the Mabo land rights case?
  9. How did this story make you feel?
  10. Name three things you learnt from watching the Mabo Day BtN story.

BtN – Asian Century

Screen Shot 2015-05-14 at 2.07.56 pmWatch the clip twice. Write at least sentence length answers as a comment to this post. You may want to extend your answers out to a paragraph if you feel you need to explain in more detail.

  1. Why should Australian children learn an Asian language?
  1. The Asian century is coming. Describe one change happening in Asian countries.
  1. Why is being close to Asia good for Australia?
  1. What are the main languages Australians should learn?
  1. What problems must be overcome to teach Asian languages in Australia?
  1. What is the main idea of the BTN clip?

BtN Food Additives

Watch the video below and then answer the questions as a quality comment to this post. If you get time, explore the ‘Related Information’ section next to the video on the BtN website.

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s3340159.htm

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1. Why are additives used in some food?
2. MSG (monosodium glutamate) is a…
a. Preservative, b. Colouring or c. Flavour enhancer ?
3.Why are some people concerned about additives in food?
4. Explain the eating program being trialled in a school.
5. Describe the health and behaviour differences the children noticed after
making changes to their diet.
6. Do you think there should be more information about additives on food
labels? Why or why not?
7. Are you concerned about additives in food? Why or why not?
8. What was surprising about this story?