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Behind the News: Haiti Disaster/Children's Week/Elephant Poaching/Future Lifespan/#BootsOff
Haiti Disaster/Children's Week/Elephant Poaching/Future Lifespan/#BootsOff
ABC Me  |  October 18, 2016
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Haiti Disaster:
Recently the country of Haiti was hit by a massive hurricane called Matthew.

The storm caused widespread damage and killed more than one thousand people.

As the recovery effort gets underway, we check in on kids there and find out what aid is needed most.

TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED:
Learning Areas -

Science Understanding / Earth and space sciences:
Sudden geological changes and extreme weather events can affect Earth's surface Year 6

Science as a Human Endeavour / Use and influence of science:
Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decisions Year 6

Geography / Knowledge and Understanding:
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

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

Children's Week:
National Children's Week is coming up and this year's focus is on Article 17 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

The article states that children "have the right to reliable information from the media. Mass media such as television, radio and newspapers should provide information that children can understand and should not promote materials that could harm children."

We take a closer look at why that's so important.

TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED:
Learning Areas -

History / Knowledge and Understanding:
Experiences of Australian democracy and citizenship, including the status and rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, migrants, women and children Year 6

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

How values, including freedom, respect, inclusion, civility, responsibility, compassion, equality and a 'fair go', can promote cohesion within Australian society Year 7

Elephant Poaching:
Over the school holidays, a big international conference was held to try to better protect endangered species around the world.

Elephants were high on the agenda because they are hunted for their ivory tusks.

Unfortunately, attendees left the conference without being able to agree on the best course of action.

So we decided to take a look at some of the ways rangers are already fighting back.

Future Lifespan:
How long do you expect to live? 100? 200? Even 300?

Well scientists say that despite our rapidly improving medical technology, humans may not be able to live past 115 on average.

We find out why it's our bodies that hold us back from immortality.

#BootsOff:
This week the new women's AFL competition held their inaugural draft.

But on the same day, a campaign was launched to demand that the players selected be paid more for their efforts.

The AFL has offered a minimum of $5000 a season. But many people say it should be much more.

We look at both sides of this debate.

Haiti Disaster:
Recently the country of Haiti was hit by a massive hurricane called Matthew.

The storm caused widespread damage and killed more than one thousand people.

As the recovery effort gets underway, we check in on kids there and find out what aid is needed most.

TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED:
Learning Areas -

Science Understanding / Earth and space sciences:
Sudden geological changes and extreme weather events can affect Earth's surface Year 6

Science as a Human Endeavour / Use and influence of science:
Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decisions Year 6

Geography / Knowledge and Understanding:
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

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

Children's Week:
National Children's Week is coming up and this year's focus is on Article 17 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

The article states that children "have the right to reliable information from the media. Mass media such as television, radio and newspapers should provide information that children can understand and should not promote materials that could harm children."

We take a closer look at why that's so important.

TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED:
Learning Areas -

History / Knowledge and Understanding:
Experiences of Australian democracy and citizenship, including the status and rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, migrants, women and children Year 6

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

How values, including freedom, respect, inclusion, civility, responsibility, compassion, equality and a 'fair go', can promote cohesion within Australian society Year 7

Elephant Poaching:
Over the school holidays, a big international conference was held to try to better protect endangered species around the world.

Elephants were high on the agenda because they are hunted for their ivory tusks.

Unfortunately, attendees left the conference without being able to agree on the best course of action.

So we decided to take a look at some of the ways rangers are already fighting back.

Future Lifespan:
How long do you expect to live? 100? 200? Even 300?

Well scientists say that despite our rapidly improving medical technology, humans may not be able to live past 115 on average.

We find out why it's our bodies that hold us back from immortality.

#BootsOff:
This week the new women's AFL competition held their inaugural draft.

But on the same day, a campaign was launched to demand that the players selected be paid more for their efforts.

The AFL has offered a minimum of $5000 a season. But many people say it should be much more.

We look at both sides of this debate.

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