BTN-Animal Extinction

This video was about how some Australian animals are endangered because of climate change and which animals we should save from extinction.

 Animal extinction is a debatable topic because some people think we should try to save all animals who face extinction while others say that we should focus on just some of them because it takes time, hard work and money to save a species from extinction. Many people think that climate change is a major problem because it could be affecting animals’ food source and habitat making it harder for them to live. There are some species that are believed to have no chance of being saved and that whatever we do might not even help. Have we saved many species already? There are different factors of an animal that are a reason to save it from extinction such as how unique the animal is and also how important and relevant it is to humans and other animals’ survival. Does the threat of an animal to humans come into account when considering what species to save?

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This is the link to the video-Animal Extinction

BTN-Kids Suing Trump

This video was about how Donald Trump doesn’t believe in climate change so a group of young people are working towards SUING TRUMP!

A boy named Levi is worried that climate change could have an effect on beaches and there’s one particular beach he likes to go to often. Donald Trump thinks climate change isn’t a thing and during his campaign he said he was going to ‘cancel the Paris climate agreement and stop all payments of the United States tax dollars to UN global warming programs’. Why doesn’t Donald Trump believe in climate change? He seems like he’s avoiding climate change because he just doesn’t know how to deal with it. There have been complaints that climate change is already having an effect on beaches and marine life. When is it expected that climate change will start to really effect things?

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Blue=Facts(3)

Green=Questions(2)

Red=Understandings/Insights(1)

This is the link to the video-Kids Suing Trump

BTN-Public Speaking

Public speaking can be a scary thing but one group   of students have proved to overcome that and each deliver a speech to test their public speaking skills.

Some people dislike public speaking so much they would ‘rather die’. Why is public speaking so nerve-wracking? Different speeches have impacts on different people and each speech is unique but the tricky part  of a speech is delivering it to however many people you speak to. The 3 mains steps to writing and delivering a successful speech are preparation and having a good plan, rehearsing to improve the fluency and most importantly conquering your nerves. All speeches have a message and the better the speech is the stronger its message. Are some topics harder than others to speak about and if so what ones?

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Blue=Facts(3)

Green=Questions(2)

Red=Understandings/Insights(1)

This is the link to the BTN video-http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s3301365.htm

BTN-Board Games

This video was about the similarities and differences between video games and board games.

Video games are obviously more popular than the old school board games but one school is bringing board games back for fun and also education. Why aren’t board games usually incorporated into the curriculum? Video games are more popular however that doesn’t mean they don’t get played and this school is enjoying screen less games. Why are video games more popular when you need an expensive screen unlike a board game which requires a board and a few pieces?Board games require problem solving, thinking before action, strategy, memory and sportsmanship. Board games can also be played professionally in tournaments or competitions.

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Blue=Facts(3)

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This is the link to the BTN clip-click here

BTN-World Music

This video was about traditional music from different countries called world music which has a festival in Australia called Womadelaide.

Instruments used in world music can be made out of recycled things or wood which the Didgeridoo is made out of. Most world music uses percussion instruments. You might not know about some traditional world music instruments including the rango which it is believed that only one person knows how to play it. World music is known for its unique instruments, sounds and people from different countries. Who comes up with world music? Why is pop music more popular than world music which has more variety? 

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Blue=Facts(3)

Green=Questions(2)

Red=Understandings/Insights(1)

Here’s the link to the video-http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s3166791.htm

BTN-School Sport

This video was about the comparison of AFL and American Football and it was based on one university student who transferred from AFL to American Football.

The atmosphere, rules and money involved in American Football is definitely different from AFL. American College Football is very popular and serious in fact games are played in a 95 000 seat stadium and teams have a multi million budget. Why is this sort of sport treated so differently in Australia? One ex-AFL player Brad got dropped from his AFL team and decided to try american football but it wasn’t easy learning to play a new sport at that level. Why did Brad try American Football rather than playing for a different AFL team? Brad plays for LSU who, last time they won the National title earned 70 million dollars. 

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Blue=Facts(3)

Green=Questions(2)

Red=Understandings/Insights(1)

Here is the link to the BTN video- http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s2973592.htm

Anh Do-Youtube (BTN Reflection Structure)

This video was about Anh Do and his life not so much as a comedian but as a refugee.

Refugees usually have a hard time during their transition to Australia but Anh Do was welcomed to Australia and his travel wasn’t too bad either. When he was 2, Anh Do and his family were lucky to escape Vietnam and come to Australia. The whole trip was 5 days at sea and after 2 pirate attacks and storms a German ship rocks up and saves them. How did the ship know about the family and their problems? Once they arrived in Australia they were welcomed by nuns who gave them clothes and funnily enough his brother had to wear girls clothes because they mixed it up somewhere in the translation. What year did this happen?

Here is the link to the Youtube clip-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhGETRI81DE&feature=youtu.be

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Blue=Facts(3)

Green=Questions(2)

Red=Understandings/Insights(1)

Federation explained-(BTN Reflection Structure)

This video was about how Australia was colonised and the ways each of the colonies sorted out their differences.

In 1642 Abel Tasman, a dutch explorer found Tasmania and if he decided to make a colony there this country could be inhabited by the dutch right now. In 1770 captain cook claimed land in Botany Bay, Sydney and by the 1850’s  there were six different colonies, almost like six different countries in one whole continent and even though Great Britain was the boss of them all they each had their own defence forces, trade policies and railway systems.  You couldn’t travel from Melbourne to Brisbane because the widths of the tracks were different in those states but while they were thinking about the benefits of joining together  they were still suspicious about each other. Some countries have to fight a war to claim independence over other countries. Why can’t all countries sort out peace with each other? Why did it take so long to give aborigines rights?

Here is the link to the video-http://splash.abc.net.au/home#!/media/1961881/federation-explained

Blue=Facts(3)

Green=Questions(2)

Red=Understandings/Insights(1)

TWO CONVICTS STEAL A PLACE IN HISTORY-BTN Reflection Structure

This video was about how two soldiers become convicts but didn’t know what they got into.

Private Sudds and Private Thompson got caught on purpose because they thought that convict life was better than soldier life specifically, assigned hours, agreed rates of pay and are allowed land grants after finishing their sentence. Governor Darling punished these two to make an example and discourage people stealing. Why didn’t Darling or Governors before him enforce harsh punishments from the start? Thompson and Sudds are in iron chains doing hard labour as their sentence. Sudds was sick and, even after the chains were removed he died. Why didn’t Thompson and Sudds think of the possible bad consequences of their actions?

This is the link to the clip-http://dl.nfsa.gov.au/module/1614/

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Blue-Facts(3)

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BTN-Australian History

These two videos were about Europeans coming to Australia. One was about the Europeans-http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s3934600.htm One was about the Aborigines-http://www.myplace.edu.au/teaching_activities/1878_-_before_time/1788/1/the_encounter.html

In London, the jails were getting to full so they decided to transport them to Australia (NSW) that Captain Cook had claimed in 1770. 11 ships were going to the new penal colony. When the Europeans arrived they soon noticed that there were inhabitants on the land already. The aborigines didn’t like them and how they took over. Even though the land was rightfully theirs the Europeans took over and didn’t care.