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BTN (Behind The News) – Wild Weather

Click on the link below and watch the BTN story ‘Wild Weather’ then answer the questions below.

Focus Questions:
1. Summarise the Wild Weather story. (One paragraph)

2. What Australian states have recently been hit with extreme weather?

3. What types of extreme weather did these parts of Australia experience?

4. What is the name of the ex-tropical cyclone that recently hit the coast of Queensland?

5. Due to flooding thousands of people in Bundaberg recently had to ___________ their homes.

6. In the BtN story, Sarah wanted to find out why we are getting all this wild weather so she visited the Bureau of:
a. Meteorology b. Archaeology c. Astronomy

7. Why would you normally see more cyclones in summer?

8. What factors can increase the severity of a bushfire?

9. How did this story make you feel?

BTN (Behind The News) – ANZAC Day

Please view this BTN story about ANZAC Day and then answer the following questions onto the Pages app on your iPad. You need to answer the discussion questions with both the question and the answer.

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1. What are some ways that ANZAC Day is commemorated?

2. What does ANZAC stand for?

3. Why is ANZAC Day on April 25th each year?

4. How many ANZAC’s were killed or wounded at Gallipoli?

5. How long were the ANZAC’s and their allies at Gallipoli?

6. What is significant about Alec Campbell?

7. What has Gallipoli become a symbol of in Australia?

8. Why are ANZAC Day services held at dawn?

9. Why were ANZAC biscuits created?

10. Other than Gallipoli where were some other places that Australians have fought?

BTN (Behind The News) – ANZAC Day

Click on the link above to view the BtN story ‘ANZAC Day’. Once you have watched the clip you need to answer the following questions into your Language book.

1. Anzac Day only pays tribute to the soldiers who fought at Gallipoli. True or False.
2. What do the letters A.N.Z.A.C. stand for?
3. How many people in Anzac’s family have been given the name Anzac?
4. Which relative of Anzac’s fought in the First World War?
5. When did WWI begin?
6. Why did Arthur Walker have to lie about being Aboriginal?
7. When did the Australian soldiers land at Gallipoli?
8. In which country is Gallipoli?
9. Have you ever attended an Anzac service? Briefly describe what it was like.

BTN (Behind The News) – Ned Kelly

Click on the link above to view the BtN story ‘Ned Kelly’. Once you have viewed the story you need to answer the following questions in your language book. Remember you need to include the question AND the answer.

  1. What type of outlaw was Ned Kelly?
  2. Where was Ned Kelly’s ‘Last Stand’? What year was it?
  3. What was significant about the first film made about Ned Kelly?
  4. What were the names of the other members of the Kelly Gang?
  5. What were some of the crimes mentioned in the BtN story that Ned Kelly and his gang committed?
  6. How old was Ned Kelly when he was hanged?
  7. What is the purpose of the archaeological study of the location of the Glenrowan Inn?
  8. What have the archaeologists found? Who do they think they belong to?
  9. What myth/story about Ned Kelly’s ‘Last Stand’ are they hoping to solve?
  10. Why do you think that Ned Kelly is still seen as a significant person in Australian History?

BTN (Behind The News) – Eureka Stockade

Click on the link above to view the BtN Story ‘Eureka Stockade’. Once you have watched the story you need to complete the following questions in your language book. Remember to answer the questions with the question in red pen and the answer in blue.

1. When is the anniversary for the Eureka Stockade?
2. Where was the Eureka Stockade? Locate using Google Maps.
3. What is the Eureka Stockade? Explain what happened.
4. What happens at Sovereign Hill?
5. What was mined in Ballarat Victoria in the 1850s?
a. Copper
b. Diamonds
c. Gold
6. Describe what life was like for the miners.
7. What did the miners call themselves?
8. What happened to the miners if they didn’t hold a license?
9. How has the Eureka Stockade contributed
to democracy in Australia?
10. What does the Eureka flag look like and what does it symbolise?

BTN (Behind The News) – Gold Rush

Click on the link above to view the BtN story ‘Gold Rush’. Once you have viewed the story you need to complete the following questions into your language book. You need to present your work with the questions and the answers.

  1. When was gold first found in Australia?
  2. Describe what happened after the first discovery.
  3. Why do gold mines close?
  4. Describe the different ways gold was mined.
  5. `If the costs outweighed the benefits the mine would close’. What are the costs and benefits of mining gold?
  6. Why are they now opening some gold mines again?
  7. What has happened to the price of gold recently?
  8. Why are some people against mines being re-opened?
  9. Illustrate an aspect of the Gold rush story.
  10. Name three facts you learnt in the Gold rush story.

BTN (Behind The News) – Maritime Past

Click on the link above to view the BtN story ‘Maritime Past’, Once you’ve watched the story you need to complete the task below.


On the sheet of A3 paper provided draw a simple illustration of a ship that was used to transport people to Australia in the early 19th century. Using the information from the BTN clip label your boat and include interesting facts about traveling on these vessels during this time.

BTN (Behind The News) – First Fleet

Click on the link above to view the BtN story ‘The First Fleet’. Once you have watched the story you need to complete the following questions in your Language books. Remember to answer each question with either the question AND the answer or the question IN the answer.

1. When is Australia Day?
2. Describe life in Britain in the 1700s.
3. Why were prisoners transported to the colonies? Where were the English colonies? Why were convicts sent to Australia and not the other colonies?
4. What sorts of crimes were committed by people who were transported?
5.How many ships transported convicts in the First Fleet?
6. What do you think life would have been like on board the ships in the First Fleet?
7. New _______________ was the name give to mainland Australia.
8. Complete the following sentences-
  • I learned that…
  • I enjoyed/did not enjoy…
  • I want to know more about…
  • I was surprised to discover that…

9. Our Inquiry unit focuses on Australia from 1800 to 1900. The First Fleet arrived in 1788, why do you think watching this BTN is a useful place to start our Inquiry?

BTN (Behind The News) – Episode 1 2018

Click on the link below to access the first BtN episode for 2018.

Select episode one to watch.

To view individual stories from this episode scroll down to the stories list further down the page.


Complete an Inspiration Map using KEY WORDS from one of the BtN stories you watched.

Using Pages complete the following activities.

  1. Choose one story and write a detailed report about the content. You may add further research from the Internet.
  2. Screen capture app buttons used for Social Media. e.g Twitter.  How many do you know?
  3. Give your opinion. ‘Should Social Media be accessible to children under 13 years of age?”  Support your opinion.
  4. List the sports at the Winter Olympics
  5. Write the profile you would give those viewing your internet use. Name, Age, interests
  6. What products would pop up on your screen that match your profile?

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