Sammy J
3:15

Sammy J: Trip of a Lifetime

Season 1 Episode 16 ABC May 24, 2018

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It's day 29 on the party boat, and the cruise director has some stern words for the passengers.

It's day 29 on the party boat, and the cruise director has some stern words for the passengers.

Clarke & Dawe
2:05

Clarke & Dawe

Season 1 Episode 14 ABC May 19, 2016

News and current affairs

Civics and citizenship

Critical thinking

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Join satirical duo John Clarke and Bryan Dawe for their irreverent take on the week's news headlines.

Join satirical duo John Clarke and Bryan Dawe for their irreverent take on the week's news headlines.

Clarke & Dawe
2:39

Clarke & Dawe

Season 1 Episode 15 ABC May 26, 2016

News and current affairs

Civics and citizenship

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
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Join satirical duo John Clarke and Bryan Dawe for their irreverent take on the week's news headlines.

Join satirical duo John Clarke and Bryan Dawe for their irreverent take on the week's news headlines.

Behind the News
24:29

Behind the News: President Trump/Hijab Day/Terms and Confusion/School of the Air/Farm Living/BTN Investigates

ABC Me February 7, 2017

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President Trump/Hijab Day/Terms and Confusion/School of the Air/Farm Living/BTN Investigates President Trump Over the holidays, Donald Trump was inaugurated as the President ...

President Trump/Hijab Day/Terms and Confusion/School of the Air/Farm Living/BTN Investigates President Trump Over the holidays, Donald Trump was inaugurated as the President of the United States. And in the weeks since, his decisions have made headlines around the world. The reason he’s been able to make so many big calls in such a short time is because he has a special power that many other leaders don’t have - Executive Orders. We’ll find out all about them next week. Hijab Day Over the holidays, the Muslim religion was in the news a lot too. While some of that attention focused on Donald Trump’s recent visa restrictions for people from some Muslim nations, in Australian there was also controversy around an Australia Day billboard featuring two girls wearing hijabs. The 1st of February was World Hijab Day, so we asked one young girl to tell us what a hijab is and why she wears one. TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED Learning Areas Health and Physical Education: Describe how respect, empathy and valuing diversity can positively influence relationships Years 3 and 4 Civics and Citizenship / Knowledge and Understanding / Citizenship, diversity and identity: How a person’s identity can be shaped by the different cultural, religious and/or social groups to which they may belong Year 4 Civics and Citizenship / Civics and Citizenship Skills / Communication and reflection: Reflect on their cultural identity and how it might be similar and different from others Year 4 Civics and Citizenship / Knowledge and Understanding / Citizenship, diversity and identity: How Australia is a secular nation and a multi-faith society Year 7 How values, including freedom, respect, inclusion, civility, responsibility, compassion, equality and a ‘fair go’, can promote cohesion within Australian society Year 7 Terms and Confusion Many kids use social media sites like Instagram and snapchat. But did you know they are all not allowed to be used by people under 13? That is just one of the rules written in the terms and conditions that you agree to when you install them. But experts say there is no way kids could read let alone understand all of the things they are signing up to, so they are campaigning for them to be simplified. TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED Learning Areas: Digital Technologies Processes and Production Skills: Plan, create and communicate ideas and information independently and with others, applying agreed ethical and social protocols Years 3 and 4 Plan, create and communicate ideas and information, including collaboratively online, applying agreed ethical, social and technical protocols Years 5 and 6 Plan and manage projects that create and communicate ideas and information collaboratively online, taking safety and social contexts into account Years 7 and 8 Health and Physical Education / Personal, Social and Community Health / Being healthy, safe and active: Identify and practise strategies to promote health, safety and wellbeing Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 ABC ‘Back to School’ feature: School of the Air Most Australian students have now returned to school for another year. But for the kids in this story, that experience was very different. They live on a remote property in Queensland, so their classes are actually held in a small building next to their home. We asked them to explain what it’s like to do all of your lessons over the net and how their school day is different to yours. Farm Living A young girl has found a fun way to teach people about what it's like to live on a farm. She and her Dad record parody songs and upload them to YouTube. And they've been getting heaps of attention. We invited Aimee to tell you all about it. BTN Investigates Have you seen or heard something in the news you'd like explained? Well now, clarity is only a click away with BTN Investigates. It's a section on our website where you can let us know what topics you want us to cover. It could be because it's confusing you, worrying you, or exciting you. We’ll pick the most popular suggestions to cover on the show.

Behind the News Special
15:29

Behind the News Special: Making a Difference

ABC Me February 14, 2018

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As the title suggests, in this BtN Special we take a look at people who 'make a difference' in the world. We meet a girl who gives up her time to deliver meals to the needy ...

As the title suggests, in this BtN Special we take a look at people who 'make a difference' in the world. We meet a girl who gives up her time to deliver meals to the needy and the young guy who represents Australia at the Nations Youth Forum. Then there's Nas, a blind newsreader who was given a chance to do the work she loves changing her life forever.

Fault Lines
25:22

Fault Lines: Honduras: Blood and the Water

Al Jazeera English September 21, 2016

News and current affairs

7-8
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Watch the role of the US in the world along with top headlines from around the world.

Watch the role of the US in the world along with top headlines from around the world.

Behind the News
24:29

Behind the News: Political Donations/15 years since 9/11/Swooping Season/Roald Dhal Centenary/Paralympics Kid

ABC Me September 13, 2016

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POLITICAL DONATIONS: Should overseas groups be allowed to donate money to Australian politicians? That's the question many are asking after Labor Senator Sam Dastyari allowed ...

POLITICAL DONATIONS: Should overseas groups be allowed to donate money to Australian politicians? That's the question many are asking after Labor Senator Sam Dastyari allowed a Chinese company to pay a bill for him totalling $1670.82. He says the company expected nothing in return. But others say the payment is not okay. We take a look at both sides of the debate. 15 YEARS SINCE 9/11: Fifteen years ago, on the morning of September the 11th, one event in America changed the world forever. We take a look back at the World Trade Centre attacks to find out what happened and how the world has changed since. SWOOPING SEASON: It's now spring in Australia, a time when trees turn green and the weather finally warms up. It's also the time when some very aggressive black and white birds decide to randomly swoop down on kids everywhere. We take a look at why magpies act like this and what you can do to protect yourself. ROALD DHAL CENTENARY: On the 13th of September the world will mark what would've been Roald Dahl's 100th birthday. The British writer is still one of the most successful kids' authors in history, with 17 best-selling titles to his name. We find out more about Dhal's life and take a closer look at some of his stories. TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED Learning Areas - English / Literature / Examining Literature: Discuss how authors and illustrators make stories exciting, moving and absorbing and hold readers' interest by using various techniques, for example character development and plot tension Year 4 Identify, describe, and discuss similarities and differences between texts, including those by the same author or illustrator, and evaluate characteristics that define an author's individual style Year 6 English / Language / Language variation and change: Understand that the pronunciation, spelling and meanings of words have histories and change over time Year 5 English / Literature / Creating literature: Create literary texts that experiment with structures, ideas and stylistic features of selected authors Year 5 English / Literacy / Interpreting, analysing, evaluating: Analyse strategies authors use to influence readers Year 6 PARALYMPICS KID: The Paralympics are getting underway so it's a great time introduce you to one of the youngest members of the Australian team. Her name is Isis and she'll be competing on the track in Rio. We'll also check in with the 15-year old's class back in Australia to find out how they'll be cheering her on during the games. TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED: Learning Areas - Health and Physical Education / Personal, Social and Community Health: Investigate the benefits to individuals and communities of valuing diversity and promoting inclusivity Years 7 & 8 Movement and Physical Activity / Learning through movement: Modify rules and scoring systems to allow for fair play, safety and inclusive participation Years 7 & 8 HASS / Inquiry and skills / Questioning: Develop appropriate questions to guide an inquiry about people, events, developments, places, systems and challenges Years 5 & 6 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

Fault Lines
22:53

Fault Lines: The Trump Takeover

Al Jazeera English August 27, 2016

News and current affairs

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As Republicans gather for their convention, Fault Lines visits Cleveland to explore the fractures Trump has exposed both within the GOP and the country.

As Republicans gather for their convention, Fault Lines visits Cleveland to explore the fractures Trump has exposed both within the GOP and the country.

Behind the News
24:29

Behind the News: North Korea Tests/Uniform Purchase//Hay Fever Season/Cerebral Palsy Day/Sea Perch Competition

ABC Me September 20, 2016

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NORTH KOREA TESTS: Concerns are growing about the threat posed by North Korea, after the rogue nation conducted its biggest nuclear weapons test yet. We take a closer look at ...

NORTH KOREA TESTS: Concerns are growing about the threat posed by North Korea, after the rogue nation conducted its biggest nuclear weapons test yet. We take a closer look at this development and find out why some of the world's most powerful countries are now calling for action. TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED: Learning Areas - Geography / Knowledge and Understanding: The geographical diversity of the Asia region and the location of its major countries in relation to Australia Year 6 Differences in the economic, demographic and social characteristics of countries across the world Year 6 HASS / Inquiry and skills / Questioning: 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, events, developments and phenomena using a variety of methods including timelines Years 5 & 6 UNIFORM PURCHASE: The Australian Defence Force has announced that its new dress uniforms will be made in China. The decision has angered some people, who say the uniforms should be made here in Australia. We take a look at the pros and cons of buying locally. HAY FEVER SEASON: Across much of Australia it's been an unusually wet winter. And experts say that will likely lead to the worst spring hay fever season seen for many years. We find out what that'll mean for those who suffer from it. CEREBRAL PALSY DAY: During the upcoming school holidays World Cerebral Palsy Day will be held. It's a disorder that affects many different kids in many different ways. Max is one of them. But with some help from his very supportive class, Max is finding new ways of communicating with the world. SEA PERCH COMPETITION: Last year, we brought you the story of a group of Aussie kids who had created and started racing underwater robots called Sea Perches. In the year since, they've refined their designs and travelled to America to pit themselves against the world's best. Flynn and Heath took BtN along for the ride - tune in next week to find out how they went. TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED Learning Areas - Digital Technologies Processes and Productions Skills: Define simple problems, and describe and follow a sequence of steps and decisions (algorithms) needed to solve them Years 3 & 4 Design, modify and follow simple algorithms involving sequences of steps, branching, and iteration (repetition) Years 5 & 6 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

Behind the News
24:28

Behind the News: Spain Protests/BTN's Happiness Survey/Space Conference/Bush Detectives

ABC Me October 17, 2017

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Spain Protests Recently, big protests and even violence hit the European country of Spain. It's all because one region, Catalonia, is seriously considering breaking away from ...

Spain Protests Recently, big protests and even violence hit the European country of Spain. It's all because one region, Catalonia, is seriously considering breaking away from the rest of the country. Next week we'll find out why some Catalonians want to stay and others want to leave. BTN's Happiness Survey - What makes you happy and sad? Last term, we asked you to tell us when you're at your happiest and when you're not in the 2nd ever BTN Happiness Survey. And we were blown away with how many of you did just that! 46,974 of you responded, easily making it the biggest survey of youth health and wellbeing in Australian history. But what did you tell us? In part one of our two part special feature, we'll take a look at what areas of life that worry you most, along with the parts that put a smile on your dial. BTN's Happiness Survey - What's keeping you up? Sleep was also revealed as one of the factors affecting kids' happiness in the BTN Happiness Survey. But as you told us in the data, there are a lot of different factors stopping you from getting enough. We'll take a look at some of them in the second part of our special survey feature. Teaching resources included: Learning Areas - Heath and Physical Education / Personal, Social and Community Health / Being healthy, safe and active: Identify and practise strategies to promote health, safety and wellbeing (Years 3 and 4) Plan and practise strategies to promote health, safety and wellbeing (Years 5 and 6) Heath and Physical Education / Personal, Social and Community Health / Communicating and interacting for health and wellbeing: Discuss and interpret health information and messages in the media and internet (Years 3 and 4) Heath and Physical Education / Personal, Social and Community Health / Contributing to healthy and active communities: Investigate the role of preventive health in promoting and maintaining health, safety and wellbeing for individuals and their communities (Years 5 and 6) Space Conference Over the holidays, Adelaide hosted the International Astronautical Congress, a meeting of the world's top minds in the field of space. And during the week, some big announcements were made, like the creation of a new Australian space agency and details on how a private space company intends to send people to Mars within the next 7 years. We sent Rookie Reporter Ness along to the conference to give you a taste of the action. Bush Detectives Australia has a lot of awesome native wildlife that we want to protect. But to do that effectively, researchers need to keep track of how many there actually are in the wild. Recently, some distance education students tried to hold their own population count. But as they found out, it can be trickier than it looks. Teaching resources included: Learning Areas - Science / Science Understanding / Biological sciences: Living things have life cycles (Year 4) Living things depend on each other and the environment to survive (Year 4) Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment (Year 5) The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical conditions of their environment (Year 6) Interactions between organisms, including the effects of human activities can be represented by food chains and food webs (Year 7)

Behind the News Special
17:09

Behind the News Special: Civics

ABC Me July 27, 2016

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From the Ancient Greeks who created democracy, we travel through time to learn about the history of voting and levels of government in Australia. We get to the bottom of this ...

From the Ancient Greeks who created democracy, we travel through time to learn about the history of voting and levels of government in Australia. We get to the bottom of this and more to explain how Democracy works in Australia.

Behind the News
24:30

Behind the News: The BTN Welcome Book revealed/Climate Debate/Qatar Tension/Desert Animals/Sheepdog School

ABC Me June 20, 2017

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The BTN Welcome Book Revealed Last year, Behind the News asked you to draw pictures of welcome for all of the young refugees and migrants that arrive here to start a new life. ...

The BTN Welcome Book Revealed Last year, Behind the News asked you to draw pictures of welcome for all of the young refugees and migrants that arrive here to start a new life. Incredibly, more than 12,000 of you took part. On the 20th of June, we will officially launch the book that all of you helped create. Tune in to find out if your pic made it in! And we'll give all of you a special gift to say thank you for helping us create it. Climate Debate Last week, we told you all about the Paris Climate Agreement and how the US is pulling out. Australia is still part of it though, and this week, talk turned to how we might achieve our own emissions goal. A review suggested a 'clean energy target' is the way to go. But the government is split on the idea. We'll take a look at Australia's energy market and find out how a clean energy target might change it. Qatar Tension Next, we're going to take you to the middle east, where tensions between neighbouring countries have flared. Some countries in this area have joined together to cut off another one - Qatar. But why? We'll tour the region to find out. Desert Animals How can some simple chicken wire save the lives of thousands of small native animals in Australia's Simpson Desert? Well, it's now being used by scientists to create homes to protect these important creatures from the feral animals trying to turn them into dinner. We take a look at the program and find out which feral animals are causing all the problems. Sheepdog School A group of kids from a small farming town in NSW are learning the art of sheep dog training. They've been involved in a special program that's all about training dogs to herd and manage sheep. We asked them to explain how it works.

Sammy J
3:21

Sammy J: Government Coach: 30 Losses

Season 1 Episode 11 ABC April 19, 2018

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The government coach explains the strategy behind Big Mal's losing streak for the Coalition with Newspoll.

The government coach explains the strategy behind Big Mal's losing streak for the Coalition with Newspoll.

Behind the News
24:29

Behind the News: Russia/International Women’s Day/Balloon Ban/Sideline Abuse/Dictionaries

ABC Me March 7, 2017

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Russia Open the newspaper or turn on the TV news and it’s pretty likely you’ll hear Russia mentioned. The country has hit the headlines repeatedly this year over accusations ...

Russia Open the newspaper or turn on the TV news and it’s pretty likely you’ll hear Russia mentioned. The country has hit the headlines repeatedly this year over accusations it has ties to the new US President and his administration. That’s big news because not so long ago, the two countries were bitter enemies. This week we find out more about Russia and its tumultuous relationship with the west. International Women’s Day: Women at Work Next week the world will mark International Women’s Day, which celebrates the awesome achievements of women all around the world. But it’s also a day to remember the past inequalities they have faced too, especially in the workplace. So in our next episode, we’re going to step back in time to find out what it was really like to be a working woman, before discovering some of the problems they still face today. TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED Learning Areas: History / Knowledge and Understanding: Days and weeks celebrated or commemorated in Australia (including Australia Day, Anzac Day, and National Sorry Day) and the importance of symbols and emblems Year 3 Experiences of Australian democracy and citizenship, including the status and rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, migrants, women and children Year 6 Balloon Ban Have you ever let a helium balloon drift off into the sky? Or popped one outside and left the remains? Well Zoos Victoria say those two actions are incredibly dangerous for many birds, animals and sea creatures, because many of them mistake it for food. So now they are campaigning for balloons to be banned outside. TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED Learning Areas: HASS / Inquiry and skills / Evaluating and reflecting: Reflect on learning to propose actions in response to an issue or challenge and consider possible effects of proposed actions Year 4 Science / Science as a Human Endeavour / Use and influence of science: Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions Year 4 Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decisions Years 5 and 6 Solutions to contemporary issues that are found using science and technology, may impact on other areas of society and may involve ethical considerations Year 7 Science / Science Understanding / Biological sciences: Interactions between organisms, including the effects of human activities can be represented by food chains and food webs Year 7 Sideline Abuse Have you ever been at a sports match and seen an adult behaving badly on the sidelines? Well experts say it’s happening way too often now. So some famous sports stars have helped to launch a campaign asking parents to make sure sport stays fun for kids. BTN Investigates: Dictionaries This week on BTN Investigates, Sean wants to know “how do you get a word in the dictionary?” Well Sean, you’ve come to the right place. Tune in next week to find out all about these massive books and how they’re compiled.

Clarke and Dawe
2:39

Clarke and Dawe: March 30, 2017

ABC March 30, 2017

News and current affairs

Civics and citizenship

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
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Join satirical duo John Clarke and Bryan Dawe for their irreverent take on the week's news headlines.

Join satirical duo John Clarke and Bryan Dawe for their irreverent take on the week's news headlines.

Sammy J
3:08

Sammy J: Apology

Season 1 Episode 39 ABC November 1, 2018

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Apology In 2068, the Prime Minister delivers the long-awaited apology to the Nauru Generation.

Apology In 2068, the Prime Minister delivers the long-awaited apology to the Nauru Generation.

Sammy J
3:36

Sammy J: Trump Yoga

Season 1 Episode 41 ABC November 8, 2018

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Feeling tension in your midterms? Let's unwind with some Trump Yoga.

Feeling tension in your midterms? Let's unwind with some Trump Yoga.

Sammy J
3:22

Sammy J: Parliamentary Lounge: Aussie, Aussie, Aussie (Oi, Oi, Oi)

Season 1 Episode 23 ABC July 12, 2018

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By request of the federal government, Sammy J offers up an alternative national anthem.

By request of the federal government, Sammy J offers up an alternative national anthem.