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Behind the News: Dual Citizenship/Guam/Backburning/Moonhack Record/Guide Dog Training
Dual Citizenship/Guam/Backburning/Moonhack Record/Guide Dog Training
ABC Me  |  August 22, 2017
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Dual Citizenship
A little-known constitutional requirement is causing big problems in Australia's federal parliament. Federal parliamentarians cannot be dual citizens, yet quite a few have now turned out to be just that. And the latest victim is one of the biggest names in the House of Representatives - Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce. We'll take a look at the issue and find out why the constitution would have included that rule in the first place.

Guam
This week, North Korea threatened to hit the island of Guam with a nuclear weapon. But why this tiny nation, out of all others on earth? We'll find out, and in the process, meet some of the kids that call Guam home.

TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED
Learning Areas -

HASS / Knowledge and Understanding / Geography:
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

Australia's connections with other countries and how these change people and places Year 6

The world's cultural diversity, including that of its indigenous peoples Year 6

HASS / Inquiry and skills / Questioning:
Develop appropriate questions to guide an inquiry about people, events, developments, places, systems and challenges Years 5 and 6

HASS / Inquiry and skills / Questioning:
Sequence information about people's lives, events, developments and phenomena using a variety of methods including timelines

HASS / Knowledge and Understanding / Civics and Citizenship:
The obligations citizens may consider they have beyond their own national borders as active and informed global citizens Year 6

Backburning
NSW's Rural Fire Service has started preparing for bush fire season with a series of burn-off's in the southern Highlands. Burn-off's are designed to help prevent serious fires during summer. And it's something that Australia's Indigenous people have been doing for thousands of years. We'll take a look at how they were done then, and find out if the process has changed much today.

TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED
Learning Areas -

HASS / Knowledge and Understanding / Geography:
The influence of people, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, on the environmental characteristics of Australian places Year 5

The environmental and human influences on the location and characteristics of a place and the management of spaces within them Year 5

The impact of bushfires or floods on environments and communities, and how people can respond Year 5

HASS / Inquiry and skills / Questioning:
Develop appropriate questions to guide an inquiry about people, events, developments, places, systems and challenges Year 6

HASS / Inquiry and skills / Analysing:
Interpret data and information displayed in a range of formats to identify, describe and compare distributions, patterns and trends, and to infer relationships Year 6

Moonhack Record
Science Week was held in Australia this week, and a big part of the festivities was Moonhack, a world record coding attempt for kids. We'll check in with one of the schools that took part to find out what's involved and whether a record was set.

Guide Dog Training
Some students in New South Wales are taking part in what could be one of the best school activities ever held. Their job is to teach a bunch of puppies some important skills before they go off for Guide Dog training. We'll tag along during one of their 'lessons' next week.

Dual Citizenship
A little-known constitutional requirement is causing big problems in Australia's federal parliament. Federal parliamentarians cannot be dual citizens, yet quite a few have now turned out to be just that. And the latest victim is one of the biggest names in the House of Representatives - Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce. We'll take a look at the issue and find out why the constitution would have included that rule in the first place.

Guam
This week, North Korea threatened to hit the island of Guam with a nuclear weapon. But why this tiny nation, out of all others on earth? We'll find out, and in the process, meet some of the kids that call Guam home.

TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED
Learning Areas -

HASS / Knowledge and Understanding / Geography:
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

Australia's connections with other countries and how these change people and places Year 6

The world's cultural diversity, including that of its indigenous peoples Year 6

HASS / Inquiry and skills / Questioning:
Develop appropriate questions to guide an inquiry about people, events, developments, places, systems and challenges Years 5 and 6

HASS / Inquiry and skills / Questioning:
Sequence information about people's lives, events, developments and phenomena using a variety of methods including timelines

HASS / Knowledge and Understanding / Civics and Citizenship:
The obligations citizens may consider they have beyond their own national borders as active and informed global citizens Year 6

Backburning
NSW's Rural Fire Service has started preparing for bush fire season with a series of burn-off's in the southern Highlands. Burn-off's are designed to help prevent serious fires during summer. And it's something that Australia's Indigenous people have been doing for thousands of years. We'll take a look at how they were done then, and find out if the process has changed much today.

TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED
Learning Areas -

HASS / Knowledge and Understanding / Geography:
The influence of people, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, on the environmental characteristics of Australian places Year 5

The environmental and human influences on the location and characteristics of a place and the management of spaces within them Year 5

The impact of bushfires or floods on environments and communities, and how people can respond Year 5

HASS / Inquiry and skills / Questioning:
Develop appropriate questions to guide an inquiry about people, events, developments, places, systems and challenges Year 6

HASS / Inquiry and skills / Analysing:
Interpret data and information displayed in a range of formats to identify, describe and compare distributions, patterns and trends, and to infer relationships Year 6

Moonhack Record
Science Week was held in Australia this week, and a big part of the festivities was Moonhack, a world record coding attempt for kids. We'll check in with one of the schools that took part to find out what's involved and whether a record was set.

Guide Dog Training
Some students in New South Wales are taking part in what could be one of the best school activities ever held. Their job is to teach a bunch of puppies some important skills before they go off for Guide Dog training. We'll tag along during one of their 'lessons' next week.

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