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BtN Newsbreak: July 4, 2018

ABC Me July 4, 2018

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The Behind the News team report on the operation trying to rescue the Thai soccer team stuck in the Tham Khao Luang caves, Greenpeace infiltrates a French power plant with a ...

The Behind the News team report on the operation trying to rescue the Thai soccer team stuck in the Tham Khao Luang caves, Greenpeace infiltrates a French power plant with a Superman drone, Mount Kilauea’s ongoing eruption and new data linking social media use to the rise in childhood loneliness; plus a wrap-up of the day's news and sport.

BtN Newsbreak
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BtN Newsbreak: February 23, 2018

ABC Me February 23, 2018

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The Behind the News team visits the RSPCA to learn about its Clear the Shelters adoption drive and adopting pets; see why federal parliament gardeners are building homes in ...

The Behind the News team visits the RSPCA to learn about its Clear the Shelters adoption drive and adopting pets; see why federal parliament gardeners are building homes in trees for brushtail possums; plus a wrap-up of the day's news and sports results.

BtN Newsbreak
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BtN Newsbreak: February 7, 2017

ABC Me February 7, 2017

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Find out what's going on in the world with a news bulletin designed for children, featuring stories that are relevant and easy to understand.

Find out what's going on in the world with a news bulletin designed for children, featuring stories that are relevant and easy to understand.

Behind the News
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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
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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.

BtN Newsbreak
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BtN Newsbreak: February 5, 2018

ABC Me February 5, 2018

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The Behind the News team explains the significance of North and South Korea uniting for the Winter Olympics; reports on the discovery of the 4400-year-old tomb of Egyptian ...

The Behind the News team explains the significance of North and South Korea uniting for the Winter Olympics; reports on the discovery of the 4400-year-old tomb of Egyptian priestess Hetpet; and reviews the day's news and sports results, including Super Bowl LII.

BtN Newsbreak
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BtN Newsbreak: February 6, 2018

ABC Me February 6, 2018

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The Behind the News team investigates social media, personal data collection, terms and conditions, and Facebook; meet Australia's first Indigenous Australian to compete at ...

The Behind the News team investigates social media, personal data collection, terms and conditions, and Facebook; meet Australia's first Indigenous Australian to compete at the Winter Olympics, figure skater Harley Windsor; plus a wrap-up of the day's news and sports results, including the launch of AFLX.

BtN Newsbreak
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BtN Newsbreak: February 9, 2018

ABC Me February 9, 2018

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The Behind the News team introduces some of the Australian athletes taking part of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games; the winners of the ABC's Heywire competition ...

The Behind the News team introduces some of the Australian athletes taking part of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games; the winners of the ABC's Heywire competition visit Parliament House for the Heywire Regional Youth Summit; plus a wrap-up of the day's news and sports results.

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BtN Newsbreak: May 31, 2018

ABC Me May 31, 2018

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The Behind the News team reports on Save the Children's research into the living conditions of children living in poverty; learn why the Canberra Symphony Orchestra launched ...

The Behind the News team reports on Save the Children's research into the living conditions of children living in poverty; learn why the Canberra Symphony Orchestra launched the Music in My School program; plus a wrap-up of the day's news and sport.

BtN Newsbreak
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BtN Newsbreak: May 29, 2018

ABC Me May 29, 2018

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The Behind the News team meets some of America's first female Cub Scouts; plus a wrap-up of the day's news and sport.

The Behind the News team meets some of America's first female Cub Scouts; plus a wrap-up of the day's news and sport.

BtN Newsbreak
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BtN Newsbreak: June 6, 2018

ABC Me June 6, 2018

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The Behind the News team reports on the history of State of Origin ahead of the 2018 rugby league series; rookie reporter Phoenix reveals how dance is used to share Indigenous ...

The Behind the News team reports on the history of State of Origin ahead of the 2018 rugby league series; rookie reporter Phoenix reveals how dance is used to share Indigenous stories at an Aboriginal contemporary dance class; plus a wrap-up of the day's news and sport.

BtN Newsbreak
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BtN Newsbreak: July 9, 2018

ABC Me July 9, 2018

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The Behind the News team report on the first few boys to be rescued from the Tham Khao Luang caves, the record-breaking floods affecting hundreds in Japan, the federal ...

The Behind the News team report on the first few boys to be rescued from the Tham Khao Luang caves, the record-breaking floods affecting hundreds in Japan, the federal government’s push for specialised STEM teachers, the Seahorse Hotels ensuring adequate housing for our threatened Seahorse populations; plus a wrap-up of the day's news and sport.

BtN Newsbreak
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BtN Newsbreak: July 11, 2018

ABC Me July 11, 2018

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The Behind the News team report on the successful rescue of the entire Wild Boars soccer team, the record-breaking Russian cargo spacecraft that reached the International ...

The Behind the News team report on the successful rescue of the entire Wild Boars soccer team, the record-breaking Russian cargo spacecraft that reached the International Space Station in just four hours, a recently upgraded turtle hospital in Darwin; plus a wrap-up of the day's news and sport.

Behind the News
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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

Behind the News
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Behind the News: Cricket Ball Tampering/Facebook Data/Aboriginal Flag History/Viking Myths/E-sports League

ABC Me April 3, 2018

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Cricket Ball Tampering It's the controversy that's had the whole country talking. Some of our biggest Australian cricket players have now apologised after being caught ...

Cricket Ball Tampering It's the controversy that's had the whole country talking. Some of our biggest Australian cricket players have now apologised after being caught breaking the rules during a test match in South Africa. Facebook Data The founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, has said sorry after more than 50 million of his social media site's users had their personal information taken. He's also announced changes to help better protect privacy. But that hasn't stopped some people from saying it's time we logged off Facebook for good. Aboriginal Flag History After a long fight, the Alice Springs Local Council has voted to fly the Aboriginal flag on Anzac Hill. It's actually the area that inspired the flag's design. Here's more on the decision and the history behind the flag itself. Viking Myths A new museum exhibition in Melbourne is hoping to debunk some of the myths surrounding Vikings, a group of people that lived in Northern Europe from the 8th to the 11th century. E-sports League Schools around the country have been asked to submit teams for the first ever National High School E-Sports league starting later this year. The competition will pit teams against each other in League of Legends.

BtN Newsbreak
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BtN Newsbreak: August 8, 2016

ABC Me August 8, 2016

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Find out what's going on in the world with a news bulletin designed for children, featuring stories that are relevant and easy to understand.

Find out what's going on in the world with a news bulletin designed for children, featuring stories that are relevant and easy to understand.

BtN Newsbreak
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BtN Newsbreak: August 18, 2016

ABC Me August 18, 2016

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Find out what's going on in the world with a news bulletin designed for children, featuring stories that are relevant and easy to understand.

Find out what's going on in the world with a news bulletin designed for children, featuring stories that are relevant and easy to understand.

Behind the News
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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