50 Years of BTN: The World Through a Classroom TV
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50 Years of BTN: The World Through a Classroom TV

ABC June 5, 2018

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Behind The News (BTN) is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and to mark the milestone we take a stroll down memory lane with a documentary looking back at the history of the show.

Behind The News (BTN) is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and to mark the milestone we take a stroll down memory lane with a documentary looking back at the history of the show.

'Stealing' water from the Murray-Darling
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'Stealing' water from the Murray-Darling

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Reporter Emma Davis explains why the Murray-Darling Basin Plan was put into place, the importance of water in the ecosystem, and allegations that some irrigators were stealing ...

Reporter Emma Davis explains why the Murray-Darling Basin Plan was put into place, the importance of water in the ecosystem, and allegations that some irrigators were stealing water that should be made available to others downstream.

Air Pollution in Delhi, India
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Air Pollution in Delhi, India

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Find out why the air pollution is so bad in Delhi and how young people are coping in the smoggy conditions. What are the environmental factors contributing to the ...

Find out why the air pollution is so bad in Delhi and how young people are coping in the smoggy conditions. What are the environmental factors contributing to the pollution? What are some of the actions being taken to lessen the pollution? Why are the young people in the video feeling frustrated?

Animals at war
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Animals at war

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Animals played an important role in Gallipoli. Find out how animals have helped during wartime as companions, workers and messengers. How were pigeons used? How many horses ...

Animals played an important role in Gallipoli. Find out how animals have helped during wartime as companions, workers and messengers. How were pigeons used? How many horses were sent to World War I from Australia? What kind of role do dogs play in war?

Anti - plastic crusader
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Anti - plastic crusader

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The BtN Team spends some time with a young boy from Byron Bay who is teaching others about the devastating effect of plastic in the ocean. What are some ways we can reduce ...

The BtN Team spends some time with a young boy from Byron Bay who is teaching others about the devastating effect of plastic in the ocean. What are some ways we can reduce the amount of plastic we use? What types of animals can be in danger from plastic? What do turtles sometimes mistake plastic bags for? Arlian made a documentary, how else could you spread the word about plastic pollution?

Anzac Day
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Anzac Day

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Discover the history and significance of Anzac day through a narration by the BTN team.

Discover the history and significance of Anzac day through a narration by the BTN team.

Anzac Day March Sydney
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Anzac Day March Sydney

ABC April 25, 2019

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Live coverage of the 2019 Anzac Day March in Sydney.

Live coverage of the 2019 Anzac Day March in Sydney.

Arabia with Levison Wood
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Arabia with Levison Wood

Episode 1 BBC Earth December 4, 2019

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Levison's journey begins on the edge of Arabia in Syria, where he runs the gauntlet into an even more dangerous Iraq. Dodging ISIS bullets and under constant threat, he must ...

Levison's journey begins on the edge of Arabia in Syria, where he runs the gauntlet into an even more dangerous Iraq. Dodging ISIS bullets and under constant threat, he must brave the legacy of decades of instability.

Arabia with Levison Wood
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Arabia with Levison Wood

Episode 2 BBC Earth December 5, 2019

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Levison continues his journey through the oil-rich cities of the Gulf before travelling across the sands of Oman. Once he's ascended the remote Dhofar mountains, Levison ...

Levison continues his journey through the oil-rich cities of the Gulf before travelling across the sands of Oman. Once he's ascended the remote Dhofar mountains, Levison attempts to cross the deadly war zone of Yemen.

Arabia with Levison Wood
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Arabia with Levison Wood

Episode 3 BBC Earth December 6, 2019

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After a diversion through pirate waters and around the horn of Africa, Levison lands in the secretive kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He travels past the spiritual heartland of Mecca ...

After a diversion through pirate waters and around the horn of Africa, Levison lands in the secretive kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He travels past the spiritual heartland of Mecca to the progressive metropolis of Jeddah.

Arabia With Levison Wood
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Arabia With Levison Wood

Season 1 Episode 4 BBC Earth December 9, 2019

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Levison reaches the rugged landscape of Jordan, home to lost cities and Bedouin nomads. He travels past the Dead Sea and into the contested region of Palestine, where he ...

Levison reaches the rugged landscape of Jordan, home to lost cities and Bedouin nomads. He travels past the Dead Sea and into the contested region of Palestine, where he witnesses life inside the west bank.

Arabia With Levison Wood
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Arabia With Levison Wood

Season 1 Episode 5 BBC Earth December 10, 2019

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Levison's journey continues through Israel and the perilous road to Syria. He travels undercover, dodging danger, before reaching the mountains of Lebanon and the end of his ...

Levison's journey continues through Israel and the perilous road to Syria. He travels undercover, dodging danger, before reaching the mountains of Lebanon and the end of his journey on the shores of the Mediterranean.

Are bugs the food of the future?
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Are bugs the food of the future?

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Would you eat a piece of cake made with larvae butter? Scientist think bugs like crickets and types of larvae may be the food of the future. What are some advantages of ...

Would you eat a piece of cake made with larvae butter? Scientist think bugs like crickets and types of larvae may be the food of the future. What are some advantages of farming bugs over more traditional animal food sources such as cows?

Aussies kids share their experiences of escaping bushfires
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Aussies kids share their experiences of escaping bushfires

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**May be distressing for some viewers** Aussie kids share their experiences with Behind the News of having to leave their homes, farms and holiday parks due to encroaching ...

**May be distressing for some viewers** Aussie kids share their experiences with Behind the News of having to leave their homes, farms and holiday parks due to encroaching bushfires. Who helps us in the community in times like this? What do you need to do if there is a fire nearby? What number do you call for emergency services? How could you help or send a message of support to people like the kids in the video who have been affected by fires?

Behind the News
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Behind the News: Election Results/Greyhound Ban/Pokemon Go/Abacus Championships/Drought Aid

ABC Me July 26, 2016

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ELECTION RESULTS: Over the school holidays the 2016 federal election was held and Malcolm Turnbull was returned to the top job - just. But now he has a new challenge - up to ...

ELECTION RESULTS: Over the school holidays the 2016 federal election was held and Malcolm Turnbull was returned to the top job - just. But now he has a new challenge - up to a dozen crossbench senators, all with very different views on how the country should be run. So how will these politicians change how the government operates over the next three years? Tune in next week to find out. TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED Learning Areas - Civics and Citizenship Knowledge and Understanding / Government and democracy: The roles and responsibilities of electors and representatives in Australia's democracy Year 5 The key values that underpin Australia's democratic system of government Year 5 The key institutions of Australia's democratic system of government based on the Westminster system, including the monarchy, parliaments and courts Year 6 The key features of government under the Australian Constitution with a focus on: the separation of powers, the roles of the Executive, the Houses of Parliament, and the division of powers Year 7 Civics and Citizenship Skills / Questioning and research: Develop a range of questions to investigate Australia's political and legal systems Year 7 GREYHOUND BAN: New South Wales has announced that it wants to ban greyhound racing. It says too many trainers have been shown to use cruel practices to train their animals. But some people argue a ban isn't the way to go. We look into it. TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED Learning Areas - 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 English / Literacy / Interacting with others: Clarify understanding of content as it unfolds in formal and informal situations, connecting ideas to students' own experiences and present and justify a point of view Year 5 Use interaction skills, varying conventions of spoken interactions such as voice volume, tone, pitch and pace, according to group size, formality of interaction and needs and expertise of the audience Year 6 Plan, rehearse and deliver presentations, selecting and sequencing appropriate content and multimodal elements for defined audiences and purposes, making appropriate choices for modality and emphasis Year 6 Participate in and contribute to discussions, clarifying and interrogating ideas, developing and supporting arguments, sharing and evaluating information, experiences and opinions Year 6 POKEMON GO: A new augmented reality video game is taking the world by storm. Pokemon Go has been played by millions of people since it launched a couple of weeks ago. Lots of people are excited about the benefits of these types of video games. But some are worried about the dangers of them, too. ABACUS CHAMPIONSHIPS : How would you quickly solve a difficult maths equation if you didn't have a calculator? Well not so long ago, the answer was to use an abacus. We went along to the National Abacus Maths Championships to find out how they work and why they're still being used today. DROUGHT AID: This week marked the launch of Heywire - a competition that encourages rural and regional young people to tell their stories. To celebrate, we thought we'd take a look at one of last year's winners, Callan. He shared how city people helped his family through a recent drought and how much that support meant to him.

Behind the News
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Behind the News: Paris Climate Withdrawal/Koala Concerns//Uluru Street View/Albinism/The BTN Welcome Book

ABC Me June 13, 2017

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Paris Climate Withdrawal Last week, the United States announced that it's pulling out of the Paris Agreement, a big plan designed to fight climate change. The news caused a ...

Paris Climate Withdrawal Last week, the United States announced that it's pulling out of the Paris Agreement, a big plan designed to fight climate change. The news caused a massive reaction around the world. But what actually is the Paris Agreement and what might happen once the United States withdraws? Koala Concerns Scientists in New South Wales are worried about the effect rising sea levels and deforestation are having on Australia's koala population. We'll take a look at the latest research and find out what can be done to help this iconic Australian species. TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED Learning Areas - Science / Science Understanding / Biological sciences: Living things, including plants and animals, depend on each other and the environment to survive Year 4 Living things have life cycles 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 Scientific knowledge has changed peoples' understanding of the world and is refined as new evidence becomes available Year 7 Uluru Street View For the first time, students will be able to virtually walk around Uluru, after Google's Street View site recently captured the massive rock in the heart of the Australia. The filming was done with permission and advice from local aboriginal elders and some sections of the rock weren't captured due to their cultural beliefs. Next week, we'll find out more about those beliefs and find out why this landmark holds such significance in this country. TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED Learning Areas - Science / Science Understanding / Earth and space science: Earth's surface changes over time as a result of natural processes and human activity 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 HASS / Historical Knowledge and Understanding / First contacts: The diversity of Australia's first peoples and the long and continuous connection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples to Country/ Place (land, sea, waterways and skies) and the implications for their daily lives. Year 4 HASS / Geographical Knowledge and Understanding / Unit 1: Landforms and landscapes: The aesthetic, cultural and spiritual value of landscapes and landforms for people, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Year 8 The different types of landscapes and their distinctive landform features Year 8 The ways of protecting significant landscapes Year 8 Albinism Next Tuesday is International Albinism Day. Albinism is a rare condition that only affects around 1000 Australians. One of them is 13 year old Xander. So we asked him to tell us all about it. The BTN Welcome Book - Cover Artist announced Last year, Behind the News asked all Australian kids 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. We then selected about 100 of those beautiful pictures to be printed into a special book. On the 20th of June, we will officially unveil the book that all of you helped create. And as thanks, we'll also post a free eBook version on our website for you to download and enjoy. But first, in next week's show, we will reveal the BTN Welcome Book's front cover design and introduce you to the talented young artist who drew it.

Behind the News
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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.

Behind the News
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Behind the News: June 27, 2017

ABC Me June 27, 2017

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News and current affairs for students.

News and current affairs for students.