BTN (Behind The News) – Digital Footprint

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Click on the above link to view the BtN story on ‘Digital Footprints’. Once you’ve completed watching the story you will need to answer the questions, from below, in your English books.

  1. Give an example of how a person’s movements are tracked.
  2. Why has online privacy been an issue in recent years?
  3. What happened to the Sony Playstation network?
  4. What did it mean for Sony’s online users?
  5. What sorts of information are people sharing online?
  6. How can online activity be monitored?
  7. How can information footprints be useful?
  8. Give examples of how people can make smart choices online.
  9. What do you understand more clearly since watching the story?

Numeracy: Shape City

Shape City!


You will need:

  • A3 grid paper
  • white and coloured A4 paper to make your shape nets

Your city must have:

  • a hospital
  • a school
  • roads
  • parks
  • shopping centre
  • sporting complex
  • housing/apartments
  • the rest is up to you!

A key that explains:

  • Each object – Area and what shape it is and a picture of its net. You may put this in a table.

Let your imagination run wild!!!!

*if you aren’t sure of the net of a particular shape, look it up!




BTN (Behind The News) – Parliament House

Click on the link above to view the BtN story ‘Parliament House’. Once you’ve watched the story you need to answer the comprehension questions in your Language book.

  • Don’t forget to proof read and edit your writing.
Discussion Questions
1. Where in Australia is Parliament House?
2. The House of Representatives is also known as the ________ house.
3. Apart from federal members who else can sit in the House of Representatives?
4. Describe the purpose of Question Time.
5. What does it mean when the speaker says ‘order’?
6. How many senators are there in the Senate?
a. 56
b. 76
c. 106
7. What happens in the Prime Minister’s sitting room?
8. How much does the flag on top of Parliament House weigh?
9. Describe what the Parliament House building is designed to look like.
10. Can you name two past Australian Prime Ministers?

Homework Week 6 – Leadership Presentation

Student Leadership Presentation:

For this week’s homework and as part of our leadership investigation you are going to prepare a presentation about yourself and your leadership skills.

Your presentation can be one of the following:

  • A speech
  • A Keynote Presentation
  • An iMovie
  • If you have another idea you need to check with your teacher

Your Presentation should include:

  1. Information about yourself eg: hobbies.
  2. Explain the leadership skills you have and perhaps an example of a time that you’ve used them.
  3. Provide some examples of leadership opportunities that you’ve had. These can include opportunities both at school and outside of school. For example JSC/EC and/or captaining a sport team.
  4. Explain why you would like to be a school leader.

Your presentation should be between 1 and 2 minutes long.

  • Now that you’ve completed your presentation and you are considering applying to be a Grade 6 School Leader in 2018 you may consider using this presentation in support of your application.

DUE: Friday November 24th


If you only had a 5 litre and a 3 litre bucket and a tap, how could you measure out EXACTLY 4 litres of water?

PS: The buckets have NO litre markings on them and you don’t have any money to go out and buy a new 4 litre bucket from a hardware store!

Homework Task

 You have two weeks to complete this task.

Due Friday November 17th

The intention of this homework task is to prepare a 2 – 3 minute prepared talk to give to your class.

Your talk must be informative, well researched, carefully prepared using palm cards and include a practice recording of your speech on your iPad.

You will share your recording with a family member before delivering to the class.

Your topic will be one that interests you in the following leadership timeline. To research you will need to use a number of resources to inform you.

Leadership Timeline

Scroll along the timeline and find an event to investigate.  The picture above is a screen capture from the timeline. I have used this as an example of an event you may wish to investigate further. You will be ‘publishing’ an entry for our class timeline. It will be on an A4 piece of cover paper and form part of a banner for the classroom. Choose something that is of interest to you and be prepared to ‘tell’ not read about your chosen event to the grade. Your iPad is to be used for research not publishing. You may need to visit other sites to gather more information about your event.

Your heading needs to include the date.

Local Paper, Local Issues

The local paper is one of the main methods by which local council and local issues are communicated to residents. Today you are going to look through a recent edition of the Diamond Valley Leader, and locate any articles that discuss local government issues.

Step One
Once you have located an article that discusses local government or local government issues, take a photo of the article using your iPad.

Step Two
For each article you photograph, place into a drawing app and highlight the main issue and any reference to local council.

BTN (Behind The News) – History of Voting

Click on the link above the view the BtN story ‘History of Voting’. After watching the clip answer the following discussion questions in your language book. Remember to proof read and edit your spelling and punctuation.

1. Who was allowed to vote in Australia in the 1800s?
2. What does suffrage mean?
3. Who were the suffragettes?
4. When did women get the right to vote in Australia?
5. When did all Indigenous people get the right to vote in federal
6. In which year did the voting age change from 21 to 18 years of age?
7. Voting in Australia is not compulsory. True or false?
8. Do you think the right to vote is important? Explain your answer.

Local Government Research Task

 You have new neighbours living next door and they are completely new to the area. They have asked you for assistance and it is your job to come up with all the essential information they need for your area. Your new neighbours the Bryce family are a family of 6, Mum Sally (who is pregnant with a baby due soon) and Dad Larry, 13 year old Frank, 8 year old Mya, 4 year old Gus and Grandma Zinia.

Your local council is responsible for many of the services that the Bryce family will need. These services may include rubbish collection, kindergartens, senior-citizen services etc. Using the website of your local council, collect all the information you can for the Bryce family.

3 Levels of Government Literacy Activity

As part of our focus this week on the three levels of Government you need to read and respond to these two activities into your language book.

TASK 1: Read the information on the activity linked below. After reading the information you need to answer the class discussion questions on the final page.

3 Levels of Government Task 1

TASK 2: Read each of the Government responsibilities and choose which level of Government is responsible for each.

3 Levels Final Activity

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