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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?

BTN (Behind The News) – Digital Footprint

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Click on the above link to view the BtN story on ‘Digital Footprints’. Once you’ve completed watching the story you will need to answer the questions, from below, in your English books.

  1. Give an example of how a person’s movements are tracked.
  2. Why has online privacy been an issue in recent years?
  3. What happened to the Sony Playstation network?
  4. What did it mean for Sony’s online users?
  5. What sorts of information are people sharing online?
  6. How can online activity be monitored?
  7. How can information footprints be useful?
  8. Give examples of how people can make smart choices online.
  9. What do you understand more clearly since watching the story?

BTN (Behind The News) – History of Voting

Click on the link above the view the BtN story ‘History of Voting’. After watching the clip answer the following discussion questions in your language book. Remember to proof read and edit your spelling and punctuation.

1. Who was allowed to vote in Australia in the 1800s?
2. What does suffrage mean?
3. Who were the suffragettes?
4. When did women get the right to vote in Australia?
5. When did all Indigenous people get the right to vote in federal
6. In which year did the voting age change from 21 to 18 years of age?
7. Voting in Australia is not compulsory. True or false?
8. Do you think the right to vote is important? Explain your answer.

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.

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?

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) – GST Changes

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Click on the above link to view the BTN story and then answer the following questions on your iPad using the ‘Keynote’ app.

1. In your own words, describe what tax is.
2. What are taxes used for?
3. What does GST stand for?
4. Name three products that you don’t pay GST on.
5. Which products do you buy that have GST on them?
6. What is the difference between goods and services?
7. GST makes up ____% of the price we pay for things.
8. What changes might the government make to the GST?
9. Why is the government thinking of making the changes?
10. Name three things you learnt watching the GST Changes story.

After watching the BtN story on the GST, conduct your own research into Australia’s Goods & Services Tax. Record your findings onto another page of your Keynote presentation. Remember to reference where you found your information.

BTN (Behind The News) – Space School

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?

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