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BTN (Behind The News) – Federation

View this BTN story on Federation and answer the questions below. You will need to click on the link to view the page.

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http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s3962777.htm

Complete these questions in your writing book.
1. Before Federation, Australia was divided into six separate ______________.
2. Which other country might have been part of
Australia?
3. Who was Henry Parkes?
4. What was his famous speech about?
5. Why were initial attempts to become a Federation rejected?
6. What role did Alfred Deakin play in Australia becoming a Federation?
7. In what year did Australia become a nation?
8. Who was Australia’s first Prime Minister?
9. How did Federation impact on Indigenous people and Chinese migrants?

BTN (Behind The News) – NZ Earthquake 2011

View and respond to this BTN story. The discussion questions are listed below. Please enter your responses as a comment to this post. Remember to proof-read and edit your work before you post your comment!

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s3148193.htm

1.    Describe the devastation the earthquake caused.

2.    Why do a large number of earthquakes happen on the `Ring of Fire’?

3.    How are earthquakes measured?

4.    What magnitude was the recent earthquake in Christchurch?

5.    Why was the recent earthquake more destructive that the September
earthquake?

6.    Seismologists can predict when earthquakes will occur. True or false? How/How not?

7.    What will need to be rebuilt after this earthquake?

8.    What are the short and long term needs of the survivors after an earthquake?

9.    What do you understand more clearly since watching the BtN story?