Click on the link above to view the BtN story ‘Year in Review 2019’. After viewing the story you need to answer the following questions in your language books. Remember to write in full sentences and either write the question in the answer or the question and the answer. Detail in your answers in also required.
1.What do you think was the most interesting Aussie news event this year? Give reasons for your answer.
2.Which world news story would you like to know more about? Why?
3.Which world news story had the biggest impact on you this year? Why?
4.Which story about kids did you like the most? Why?
5.What topics or issues would you like to see reported on BTN next year?
6.What do you think was the funniest moment on BTN this year?
7.What changes would you make to BTN?
8. What has been the most interesting BTN story you’ve watch in 2019?
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.
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?
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?
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?
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?
Click on the link below to view the BtN story of your choice.
TASK ONE – Once you have watched the story to will need to click on the link for the discussion questions and then answer the questions in your language book.
TASK TWO – Choose a second story that interests you and write a summary of the BtN explaining what the story is about, why is this significant and also concluding with your own feelings on focus of the story.
Click on the link above to view the BtN story ‘Parliament Anniversary’. Once you’ve viewed the story you need to answer the following discussion questions in your language book. All questions need to be answered in FULL sentences.
- Complete this sentence. Before Federation, Australia was divided into 6 different British __________.
- What year did Australia become the Commonwealth of Australia?
- Who is the Head of State in Australia?
- Who was Australia’s first prime minister?
- In which city was Australia’s first Parliament House opened?
- Where is Australia’s current Parliament House?
- What year was Australia’s current Parliament House opened?
- Describe what Parliament House looks like.
- What did you learn watching the BTN story?
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?
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?
- Briefly explain how the game of Aussie Rules was invented.
- Some people say that Aussie rules may have been based on which sport played by Indigenous people?
- What does Marngrook mean in the Gunditjmara language?
- The ball in Marngrook is made of – a.Possum skin b.Kangaroo skin c. Cow hide
- About how many players are there on each team?
- Finish the following sentence: In a game of Marngrook, the winner is the person who…
- In Djab Warrung language the word mumarkke means what?
- What was surprising about the story?
Click on the link above to view the BtN story ‘Space School’. Once you have viewed the story you need to answer the following comprehension questions, in full sentences, into your language book. You will need to answer the first question BEFORE you watch the film.
1. Before you watch this story, make some predictions about what you think it will be about.
2. Describe what the students were doing at space school.
3. How many times has Jean Francois Clervoy been to space?
4. How do the students benefit from working with an astronaut?
5. Jean Francois compares lift-off to what?
6. What did the kids learn at space school?
7. How did they describe the experience?
8. Finish the following sentence: Space school is about inspiring kids to become…
9. Name three facts you learnt watching the Space School story.
10. What was surprising about this story?
Click on the link above to view the BtN story ‘Visiting Pluto’. Once you’ve viewed the story you need to answer the following comprehension questions in your language book.
- What is the name of the spacecraft that took photos of Pluto?
- Pluto was first discovered in…
- What do scientists know about Pluto?
- Why is it called a dwarf planet?
- When was the spacecraft launched?
- What interesting things are on board the spacecraft?
- New Horizons is the fastest spacecraft NASA has ever built. True or false?
- Write a question you would like to know the answer to about Pluto.