Posts Tagged ‘Special Events’

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) – 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?

ANZAC Day Research Task

Choose a famous Australian from the list below. Each of these Australians had significant achievements during conflicts over the past 100 years. Using your research skills you will need to research your famous Australian to find the following information.

  • Albert Jacka
  • Sir John Monash
  • Sir Edward ‘Weary’ Dunlop
  • Nancy Wake
  • Ben Robert-Smith
  • When and where was your famous Australian born?
  • What were some of your person’s achievements?
  • What conflict was your person involved in?
  • Where did your person serve overseas?
  • What other jobs/responsibilities did your person have?
  • When and where did they die (if applicable)?
  • Any other significant information you discover.

You will present your information in a Pages document on your iPad. Remember to include a picture of your famous Australian (with a reference) and also to write any information you find in your own words!

Don’t forget you only have one session to complete this task so use your time efficiently!

ANZAC Day 2018

Each year on April 25th we commemorate ANZAC Day. This year is the 103rd anniversary of the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli. This year is also significant as it is also the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One.

What does ANZAC Day mean to you and your family? What will you and your family do this year to commemorate ANZAC Day? Will you attend the dawn service at the Shrine of Remembrance or take part in a local march? What have you learnt about ANZAC Day and its importance in Australia? Write your response as a comment.

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.

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