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About 1 billion people around the world live with a disability – that’s roughly 15 per cent of our global population. Learn about and promote awareness of the challenges that people with disability face.
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Behind the News

ABC ME

Fake News: Critics say it changed the course of the American Election. Facebook says it is struggling to stop it. We're talking about fake news. And whether it's described as harmless fun or a serious problem, the one thing we can be sure of is that there is more of it around now than ever before. We take a look at what effect false headlines can have and how you can determine the truth. Mawson Anniversary: One hundred and five years ago, Douglas Mawson set off on an expedition that would write his name in the history books and earn him a knighthood in the process. But what happened on this trek that would ensure his story lived on for more than a century? We go digging through the history books to find out. TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED: Learning Areas - Science / Science as a Human Endeavour / Use and influence of science: Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decisions Years 5 & 6 Science / Science as a Human Endeavour / Nature and development of science: Science involves testing predictions by gathering data and using evidence to develop explanations of events and phenomena and reflects historical and cultural contributions Years 5 & 6 HASS / Inquiry and skills / Questioning: Pose questions to investigate people, events, places and issues Year 4 Develop appropriate questions to guide an inquiry about people, events, developments, places, systems and challenges Years 5 & 6 HASS / Inquiry and skills / Researching: Sequence information about people's lives and events Year 4 Locate and collect relevant information and data from primary sources and secondary sources Years 5 & 6 History / Knowledge and Understanding: The contribution of individuals and groups to the development of Australian society since Federation Year 6 Two part BtN Special feature - International Disability Day Part 1 - Living in Silence: In the first part of our special Disability Day feature, we're going to give you an insight into what a normal school day is like for a kid who is deaf. You will meet Tanya, who will tell her own story using no sound at all. And in doing so, you'll learn that her world is both very different and very similar to that of other Aussie school kids. Part 2 - Living loud: In the second part of our special Disability Day feature, we'll introduce you to Cameron, who lives with a condition called Tourette's. It's a neurological disorder that causes sudden movements or noises that can't be controlled and it affects 1 in every 100 kids. Cameron tells us what it's like to have Tourette's and shares the things he'd like other kids to be aware of if they ever meet him. TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED: Learning Areas - Health and Physical Education / Personal, Social and Community Health / Communicating and interacting for health and wellbeing: Describe how respect, empathy and valuing diversity can positively influence relationships Years 3 & 4 Health and Physical Education / Personal, Social and Community Health / Contributing to healthy and active communities: Identify how valuing diversity positively influences the wellbeing of the community (ACPPS060) Years 5 & 6 English / Literacy / Creating texts: Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive print and multimodal texts, choosing text structures, language features, images and sound appropriate to purpose and audience Year 5 Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts, choosing and experimenting with text structures, language features, images and digital resources appropriate to purpose and audience Year 6 English / Literacy / Interacting with others: Use interaction skills when discussing and presenting ideas and information, selecting body language, voice qualities and other elements, (for example music and sound) to add interest and meaning Year 7 High School Transition: As the school year winds up, we know a big proportion of our audience will be contemplating the nerve-wracking move to high school next year. So what better way to put their minds at ease than to get some advice from kids that experienced the same thing just 12 months ago! Tune in to hear about all of the differences and similarities, best and worst parts of moving up in life.

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