Next week on BTN, we'll give kids a safe overview of what happened in Manchester and what's now being done to try to stop it happening again. We'll also take a close look at all of the good things people did to help in the hours and days after such a horrible event.
More than 200 Indigenous delegates from around the country are gathering in Uluru this week to discuss Recognition. That's the name given to the push to include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Australian constitution. But what will that change actually mean? We'll bring you all of the info from this important event in central Australia.
TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED
Digital Technologies / Knowledge and Understanding:
Examine how whole numbers are used to represent all data in digital systems Years 5 and 6
Digital Technologies / Processes and Production Skills:
Implement digital solutions as simple visual programs involving branching, iteration (repetition), and user input Years 5 and 6
Implement and modify programs with user interfaces involving branching, iteration and functions in a general-purpose programming language Years 7 and 8
Design and Technologies / Processes and Production Skills:
Generate, develop and communicate design ideas and processes for audiences using appropriate technical terms and graphical representation techniques Years 5 and 6
Aussie Classroom Connection - Bringing city and country classrooms together
It's often thought that the lives of city and country kids are worlds apartAnd while there are many obvious differences, there are also some similarities too. It's these differences and similarities that Behind the News would like to encourage kids to learn more about. So next week we will launch the 'BTN Aussie Classroom Connection.' It will ask teachers from all around Australia to register their class to be matched up with another class from a different geographical area. We will then encourage those matched classes to build a relationship and in the process, learn more about what it's like to live somewhere else.
For all the details on how you can register your class, please visit our website right after next week's show.
An Aussie school is making a name for itself in the app world. Students from Aberfoyle Park High School have been designing and developing their own apps. Their school's even become the first in the country to be registered as a developer under its own name. We find out what's involved and how you can start coding too.
TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED
Civics and Citizenship Skills / Communication and reflection:
Present civics and citizenship ideas and viewpoints for a particular purpose using civics and citizenship terms and concepts Year 5
Civics and Citizenship Knowledge and Understanding / Government and democracy:
The process for constitutional change through a referendum Year 7
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
Key figures, events and ideas that led to Australia's Federation and Constitution Year 6
BTN Investigates: Fidget Spinners
This week on BTN Investigates, Finella wants to know "what are fidget spinners? Are they dangerous? Are they bad? Are they actually good? What's the deal with this new fad?" We sent Jack undercover into the playground to find out.