BTN (Behind The News) – Levels of Government

Click on the link above to view the BtN story ‘Levels of Government’. Once you have watched the film you need to answer the following comprehension questions in your language book. Remember to proof read and edit your work to check for correct spelling, punctuation and grammar!

1. What are the three levels of government in Australia?
2. What is the federal government responsible for? Give three
3. State government is responsible for…
4. What does local government look after?
5. Before federation the states governed themselves. True or false?
6. When and why were local governments introduced?
7. What happens when local, state and federal governments
8. Why do you think we need three levels of government in Australia?

BTN (Behind The News) – Young Leaders

Task 1 – Answer the following questions in your reading books-

  1. Who were some of the leaders mentioned by the young students?
  2. What qualities make a good leader? ( can you find all of them? this is where the students were talking to the camera)
  3. Why do you think different leaders lead in different ways?

Task 2 –
In the second half of this BTN the students discuss an issue that they feel passionate about. Choose an issue that you feel strongly about and in a brief movie, describe this issue, why it is of interest to you and what is something you think could be done to help this issue/problem.

Good Citizens

Citizens of Australia have freedoms such as the freedom of speech and religion. We also have rights such as the right to vote, and to move freely from place to place. With these rights also come responsibilities.

EG: Freedom (To move from place to place) -> Rights (To ride a bike) -> Responsibility (To wear a safety helmet.

What do you think are freedoms, rights and responsibilities of a good citizen?

Come up with as many examples of each that you can think of.

Create a table in your language book with THREE columns. One column each for freedoms, rights and responsibilities. Put your responses into the table.

BTN (Behind The News) – What is Democracy?

Before you view this BtN story you need to write what you already understand about democracy. Following that you will need to watch the BtN story ‘What is Democracy?’ and complete the following comprehension questions.

1. Before you watch the BtN story, record what you know about democracy.
2. What happened in ancient Greece that led to people wanting a say in decision making?
3. The word `democracy’ comes from which two words?
4. Monarchies became popular in the Middle Ages. Explain what a monarchy is.
5. Why was Magna Carta an important document?
6. In Australia we have something called a ________________ democracy.
7. Who represents us in parliament?
8. What are the values that form the basis of democracy in Australia?
9. Give an example of another form of government.
10. What do you understand more clearly about democracy?

BTN (Behind The News) – Martin Luther King

Click on the link above to view the BtN story ‘Martin Luther King’. Once you have viewed the story you need to answer the comprehension questions into your language books. I want you to focus on taking your time and completing your neatest writing!

1. In Australia it is illegal to discriminate against someone because of their race. True or false?
2. What was Martin Luther King’s famous speech called?
3. What year did Martin Luther King make his “I Have a Dream” speech?
4. Martin Luther King was an American civil rights activist, what does this mean?
5. Give some examples of segregation that occurred in America in the 1950s.
6. In which American state was Martin Luther King born? Find using Google Maps.
7. Martin Luther King led peaceful protests in the 1950s. What is a peaceful protest?
8. Name the Australian civil rights leader that was inspired by Martin Luther King.
9. When did segregation laws end in the United States?
10. What prestigious award did Martin Luther King win for his role in the Civil Rights Movement?

Literature Circles – Book Review

To conclude our Literature Circles sessions for the term you are going to to write a review of your book. You need to include; your book’s title, author, a summary of the story (don’t give away the ending!), and a rating out of five. Your summary should include – where the story is set, who are some of the main characters and what is the complication in the story.

You need to draft and proof read and edit your review in your Literature Circles book. When you have completed your drafting and editing you need to show the teacher before you publish it using the Pages app on your iPad. You should read through your summaries in your workbook to help you write your review!

BTN (Behind The News) – Marngrook Footy

  1. Write a short summary (one-two paragraphs) the BTN Marngrook Footy story to another student.
  2. Briefly explain how the game of Aussie Rules was invented.
  3. Some people say that Aussie rules may have been based on which sport played by Indigenous people?
  4. What does Marngrook mean in the Gunditjmara language?
  5. The ball in Marngrook is made of a.Possum skin b.Kangaroo skin c. Cow hide
  6. About how many players are there on each team?
  7. Finish the following sentence: In a game of Marngrook, the winner is the person who…
  8. In Djab Warrung language the word mumarkke means what?
  9. Do you think Aussie Rules and Marngrook are similar? Explain your answer.
  10. What was surprising about the story?

BTN (Behind The News) – Spacesuit History

Click on the link above to view the BtN story ‘Spacesuit History’. After viewing the story you need to answer the following comprehension questions into your language book. Remember to write both the question and the answer and answer in full sentences.

1. What was the main point of the Spacesuit History story.
2. Why do astronauts wear spacesuits?
3. What keeps astronauts cool?
4. Spacesuits are made of about how many different layers?
5. When was the first spacesuit worn by an astronaut in space?
6. What design features did the spacesuit worn by Neil Armstrong for the Apollo mission have?
7. Describe in detail the spacesuit created by Elon Musk.
8. What do people think about the design?
9. Create a timeline showing important moments in spacesuit development.
10. Name three things you learnt watching the BTN story.

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