Posts Tagged ‘Special Events’

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?

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!

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) – The Gallipoli Story

Click on the link above to view the BtN film ‘The Gallipoli Story’. Once you have viewed the clip you need to answer the following questions into your language book. Remember to complete the task with both the question and the answer OR the question in the answer.

1. Record the main points of the BtN story in your language book.
2. How many Australian soldiers fought at Gallipoli?
3. Describe the plan that Britain came up with to defeat Germany.
4. Which area did Britain want to take control of?
5. Where in Turkey were Australian and New Zealand soldiers sent in?
6. The Gallipoli campaign became a stalemate. What does that mean?
7. What happened at the Battle of Lone Pine?
8. What was a `drip rifle’ and how did it help Australian soldiers?
9. How long did the Gallipoli campaign last?
10. What do you understand more clearly since watching the Gallipoli story?


BTN (Behind The News) – Vietnam War

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Click on the link below and watch the BtN story ‘Vietnam War’. Once you’ve watched the story complete the questions listed below in your English books. Remember to write either question AND answer or question IN the answer.

1. Write what you already know about the Vietnam War.
2. Locate Vietnam using Google Maps. Where is it in relation to
3. Why were North Vietnam and South Vietnam at war?
4. Why did Australia fight in the Vietnam War?
5. How many Australians served in the war?
6. Many Australians were conscripted to serve in the Vietnam War. What does that mean?
7. Why were some Australians against conscription?
8. Which was the deadliest battle for Australian troops in the war?
9. What was a positive to come out of the Vietnam War?
10. Name three things you learnt watching the BtN Vietnam War story.


BTN (Behind The News) – Olympic History

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Click on the link above and watch the BtN story on ‘Olympic History’. Once you’ve watched the story you will need to complete the following questions into your English book.

  • PLEASE NOTE: You need to answer the first question BEFORE you view the BtN story.
1. Before you watch the BtN story, record what you know about the Olympic Games.
2. When were the first Olympic Games held?
3. Which god were the Olympic Games dedicated to?
4. The only people who could compete were…
5. Give an example of a sport included in the ancient Olympics.
6. There was only one winner of the ancient Olympics. True or false?
7. What did the winner receive?
8. In which year was the first modern Olympic Games held?
9. How are the ancient and modern Olympics similar?
10. Name three facts you learnt watching the BtN Olympic History story.

BTN (Behind The News) – Olympic Preparations

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Click on the link above to view the BtN story on the preparations for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. This story will give you an insight into the final preparations for athletes and officials in the lead up to this year’s Rio Olympics.

After you’ve viewed this story you need to answer the following questions in your English book. Remember to answer the questions either as question AND answer or question IN the and answer.

1.Before you watch the Olympic preparationsstory, record what you think are some of the challenges of hosting the Olympics.
2. Why has security been one of the biggest concerns for Olympic Games organisers?
3. What problems might large numbers of people arriving at the airport cause?
4. Why are there Olympic – only lanes on the roads?
5. Where do the athletes stay while competing in the Olympics?
6. About how many meals will be served to athletes and officials in the dining room?
7. What problems have Games organisers had with security?
8. What are they doing to fix the problem?
9. What do you understand more clearly since watching the BtN story?
10. What is the host city of the 2020 Olympics?

ANZAC Day 2016

Each year on April 25th we commemorate ANZAC Day. This year is the 101st anniversary of the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli.

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.

ANZAC Day Activity

We have been invited to participate in an ANZAC commemorative celebration with a school in England. Students will be ‘buddied’ with a student in the school in London and we will be corresponding with them in the lead up to ANZAC day.


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