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Behind the News
24:38

Behind the News: June 18, 2019

ABC Me June 18, 2019

News and current affairs

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Press Freedom Recently there's been a lot of talk in the media about the media! Earlier this month the house of a News Corp journalist and the offices of the ABC were raided ...

Press Freedom Recently there's been a lot of talk in the media about the media! Earlier this month the house of a News Corp journalist and the offices of the ABC were raided by the Australia Federal Police. They were investigating possible crimes that they said were committed when people gave secret information to journalists. But some say the raids are a bad thing for freedom of the press. We look at what press freedom is, why it's important and why its sometimes controversial. Aboriginal Flag Debate Last week there was some debate about the Aboriginal flag and who should be able to use it. It came after the AFL and several companies were asked to stop selling clothing with the flag on it. We look at the history of the flag and who has the right to sell its image and why. Refugee Week Thursday is World Refugee Day, which is dedicated to raising awareness of the millions of people who have to leave their homes because of war, persecution or disaster. We find out more about what it means to be a refugee and meet a family who came to Australia as refugees. Gender and Sport A female footy player in South Australia has been given a six-week ban after she filled in a local men's team. It got many asking whether women should be allowed to compete alongside men in Aussie Rules and other games. Bigfoot Last week there was big news about ... Bigfoot! For decades there have been stories about the famous hairy creature, and some swear they've seen it roaming around forests in the US. But last week Bigfoot was dealt a big blow when the FBI released new information about its own hunt for Sasquatch. We find out more about Bigfoot and some other mythical creatures around the world.

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The Inbestigators
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The Inbestigators: The Case of the Missing Solar System

Season 1 Episode 3 ABC Me June 23, 2019

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

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Pixie is horrified when her space diorama goes missing and Miss Tan falsely accuses her of not doing her homework. Lesson Theme: Achievement Justin stole Pixie's diorama ...

Pixie is horrified when her space diorama goes missing and Miss Tan falsely accuses her of not doing her homework. Lesson Theme: Achievement Justin stole Pixie's diorama and claimed it as his own because he thought his was not good enough. Kyle said he didn't really care about his diorama and Maudie was proud of hers. Turn and talk: In a group of two or three discuss the different attitudes the kids had towards the solar system project. Do you identify with one of the characters? Which one? Why? Have you ever wished you put in more effort when completing a project or task? Is it okay to get help with a project? Is it okay to let someone do your work for you then claim it as your own? With a partner, or on your own, write down five strategies for managing your time when working on a big school project. Extension activity: Maudie told Kyle his diorama was 'not very good', this is not useful feedback. Make a poster with speech bubbles that contain sentence starters for useful phrases when giving someone feedback eg; Maybe next time you could..... I like the way you.... Have you thought about.... . Share it with the class and put up on display in the classroom.

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Behind the News
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Behind the News: June 25, 2019

ABC Me June 25, 2019

News and current affairs

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Hong Kong Protests People in Hong Kong have continued to protest a proposed new law which would mean people accused of crimes in China could be sent there to face a trial. We ...

Hong Kong Protests People in Hong Kong have continued to protest a proposed new law which would mean people accused of crimes in China could be sent there to face a trial. We investigate why the protests are happening and find out more about the history of Hong Kong. Recycling Recently local government from around Australia got together for a big meeting and one of the main topics of conversation was recycling. It's been causing some big problems in Australia since a bunch of overseas countries said they no longer wanted to deal with our waste. Aussie Future The CSIRO has released a report looking into the future of Australia. It spoke to a bunch of experts about what the country might look like in 2060 and they put forward a couple of very different scenarios, depending on what we and our governments do now. Seed School We meet some school kids who are working with scientists to save Australia's endangered plants! Students at Woodlupine Primary School in Perth have been carefully growing three species that are in danger of extinction then harvesting their seeds. Cricket Bat Kid We meet a young Aussie who wants to share his love of cricket with as many people as possible! Ten-year-old Riley spends his spare time refurbishing old cricket gear and giving it to kids who need it.

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