Learning sign language
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Celebrate and acknowledge International day of sign languages by viewing this collection with your class featuring video content about the lives of individuals who use sign language as well as schools that support them.
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4:02 | Published 2 years ago

What life is like when you're Deaf


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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3:39 | Published 9 years ago

Sign language at school


Private Pics You're having a fun time with your mates, you're mucking around, and they manage to snap a pretty embarrassing photo of you on their phone. Passing it round the school might seem like a laugh at the time, but is it really the right thing to do? It's a similar situation to the one being faced by Lara Bingle right now, after embarrassing pics of her ended up in magazines. Is it just fun, is it bullying, or is it something worse? Tash looks at how a picture can tell a thousand negative words. Anzac Kids On the 25th of April, Australia remembers the sacrifice of service men and women by taking part in marches throughout the country. Lots of kids take part, especially those kids who's grandparents served, with many wearing their medals or walking along beside them. But this year in Queensland, kids might find themselves being told to get to the back of the line. The organisers of the marches have said that kids marching with the diggers takes the attention away from them, but kids say it's them showing their support. Tash looks at the tricky situation. Hearing School Many kids learn other languages at school, but what about learning sign language? That's just one of the amazing parts of a school in South Australia, where kids with different hearing difficulties use special technologies to get the full schooling experience. That even means taking part in a choir! Catherine looks at how this amazing school is set up. China Tigers It's the Chinese year of the tiger right now, but unfortunately the plight of those animal in the huge Asian country isn't looking so good. Conservationists say that one species of tiger, the South China tiger, is all but extinct. But that doesn't mean they are just going to give up! A special program is spending up big and taking the some of the few endangered tigers left on an overseas holiday to help! How? Nathan looks at a breeding program with a difference. Racing Safety It seems like every other day we hear the story of a young person killed on our roads because of dangerous or risky driving. Speed is one of the biggest problems that young drivers can get into, but there are some young guys out there who know exactly where that kind of driving should happen - on a race track! Nathan went out to meet two young guys who are racing various categories during the Adelaide 500, and found out why they say the best place to hit the accelerator is on the track.

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