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BTN (Behind The News) – Armistice 100 Years

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.

BTN (Behind The News) – Space Effects

Click on the link below to view the BtN film ‘Space Effects’.

Answer the following questions neatly and carefully using full sentences in your Language books.

1.What was the main point of the Space Effects story?
2.How long was Scott Kelly in space?
3.Where did he live while he was in space?
4.What interesting things did Scott take into space?
5.How much taller was Scott when he returned from space? Why
was he taller?
6.Why do astronauts lose bone and muscle mass in space?
7.What do they do to strengthen bones and muscles while they
are in space?
8.Would you like to spend a year in space? Why or why not?
When you have answered the questions above then you can watch these BTN Space clips.
Find out more about Scott Kelly-click on the link below.
So how do you keep yourself busy in space?

BTN (Behind The News) – Moon Landing

Click on the link above to view the BtN story ‘Moon Landing’. Once you have watched the clip you need to answer the following comprehension questions in your language book.

  1. How many people watched the moon landing on television?
  2. What do you think is meant by the statement “It’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”?
  3. What promise did US President John F. Kennedy make?
  4. Why was going to the moon more complicated than going into orbit?
  5. What role did Australia play in the mission?
  6. Why is the United States planning to send people back to the moon?
  7. Do you think it is money well spent? Explain your answer.
  8. Why do you think the moon landing will be remembered as one of the biggest achievements of all time?

BTN (Behind The News) – Visiting Pluto

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.

  1. What is the name of the spacecraft that took photos of Pluto?
  2. Pluto was first discovered in…
  3. What do scientists know about Pluto?
  4. Why is it called a dwarf planet?
  5. When was the spacecraft launched?
  6. What interesting things are on board the spacecraft?
  7. New Horizons is the fastest spacecraft NASA has ever built. True or false?
  8. Write a question you would like to know the answer to about Pluto.

BTN (Behind The News) – Marngrook Footy

  1. Briefly explain how the game of Aussie Rules was invented.
  2. Some people say that Aussie rules may have been based on which sport played by Indigenous people?
  3. What does Marngrook mean in the Gunditjmara language?
  4. The ball in Marngrook is made of  – a.Possum skin b.Kangaroo skin c. Cow hide
  5. About how many players are there on each team?
  6. Finish the following sentence: In a game of Marngrook, the winner is the person who…
  7. In Djab Warrung language the word mumarkke means what?
  8. What was surprising about the story?

BTN (Behind The News) – Understanding Space

Click on the link above and view the BtN story ‘Understanding Space’. Once you’ve watched the story you need to complete the following comprehension questions in your language book.

  1. What is the BTN story investigating?
  2. How many planets are there in our solar system?
  3. Our solar system is just one of more than ________solar systems in the Milky Way.
  4. Finish the following sentence: The Milky Way is just one of hundreds of billions of…
  5. Where does Martin work?
  6. How does Martin explain the centre of the universe?
  7. How is space like the surface of a balloon?
  8. What was surprising about this story?
  9. Name three things you learnt watching this story.

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?

BTN (Behind The News) – Australian Prime Ministers

Once you have viewed this BtN story you need to summarise (in your own words of course!) what this story was about. Your summary should be detailed (like your summaries in your Literature Circles books) and should include paragraphs. It should also include the answer to some (not all) of the questions below.

How many years was Robert Menzies Australia’s prime minister?
Robert Menzies was best known for starting the Labor Party. True or false?
What big changes did John Howard make while he was prime minister?
In what decade was Bob Hawke prime minister?
a. 70s
b. 80s
c. 90s
Complete this sentence. Bob Hawke has gained the highest public _________ poll rating of a prime minster ever.
Who challenged Bob Hawke’s leadership?
What is a ‘leadership spill’?
Give an example of a prime minister that has had their leadership challenged.
What happened to prime minister Harold Holt?
How did Gough Whitlam lose his job as Australia’s prime minister?

You can write your summary into your language book.

Preferential Voting

Preferential Voting

Just to remind you of the preferential voting system you can watch these clips again if you wish.

Your task this week is to put together your own voting slip to determine

your peers’ preferences on a particular item.

You could do footy teams, favourite movies/ songs/ footwear/ hobbies/

animals/ sporting legends…… original as we don’t want 20 of the same survey.

Use this link to create your own ballot form- remembering to change the number of preferences if you like.

  make your selection of ‘candidates’- flavours, sports, songs, people etc.   Then select ‘Create ballot paper’


We will share your voting slips to work out the resulted.

Using the preferential voting system you may be surprised by the outcomes.


BTN (Behind The News) – PM Scott Morrison

Click on the link above to view the BtN story ‘PM Scott Morrison’ then answer the following questions in your language book.

1. Before you watch the BTN story, record what you know about Scott Morrison.
2. Who was the Prime Minister before Scott Morrison?
3. What positions did Scott Morrison hold before he became Prime Minister?
4. Scott Morrison is our ________ Prime Minister in Australia?
5. How many PM’s have we had in 5 years?
6. Who chooses the leader of a political party?
7. Which politician started the challenge for the leadership?
8. Name three facts you learnt about Scott Morrison.
9. What questions do you have after watching the BTN story?
10. Do you agree with the decision to make Scott Morrison Prime Minister? Explain your answer.

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