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Behind the News: North Korea Sanctions/Cassini Spacecraft/Syrian Refugee Family/Sleek Geeks 2017/History of the alphabet
North Korea Sanctions/Cassini Spacecraft/Syrian Refugee Family/Sleek Geeks 2017/History of the alphabet
ABC Me  |  September 12, 2017
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North Korea Sanctions
After last week's nuclear weapons test by North Korea, you might have heard a lot of leaders and commentators talk about sanctions. But what is a sanction? How do countries use trade and the economy to try to get leaders to do what they want? And would it help to stop North Korea from developing and testing nuclear weapons?

Cassini Spacecraft
On September 15th, NASA's Cassini spacecraft will nose-dive into Saturn and burn up in the planet's atmosphere, ending it's 13-year mission of discovery. Cassini has revolutionised our understanding of Saturn and it's many moons, providing enough information to fill thousands of scientific papers. It's final dance though the planet's rings will give us an unprecedented view of the sixth planet from the sun.

Syrian Refugee Family
Two years ago the government promised to resettle 12000 Syrian Refugees in Australia. Among those are 4350 children who are now getting used to their new life in Australia. We meet a family and find out more about their experience.

Teaching resources included
Learning Areas -

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)

Civics and Citizenship Skills / Analysis, synthesis and interpretation:
Identify over-generalised statements in relation to civics and citizenship topics and issues (Years 5 and 6)

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

Sleek Geeks 2017
The winner of this year's Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize have been announced. The competition asks primary and high school students to make a short film that communicates a scientific concept. We take a look at this year's winning entries.

BTN Investigates - History of the alphabet.
BTN viewer Lara wants to know the A to Z of the Alphabet! She's asked us why there are 26 letters in it and why it starts with A and ends with Z. Jack's on the case!

Teaching resources included
Learning Areas -

History / Historical Knowledge and Understanding / The Mediterranean world Egypt:
Roles of key groups in ancient Egyptian society (such as the nobility, bureaucracy, women, slaves), including the influence of law and religion (Year 7)

History / Historical Knowledge and Understanding / Overview of the ancient world:
The evidence for the emergence and establishment of ancient societies (including art, iconography, writing tools and pottery) (Year 7)

History / Historical Skills / Chronology, terms and concepts:
Sequence historical events, developments and periods (Year 7)

North Korea Sanctions
After last week's nuclear weapons test by North Korea, you might have heard a lot of leaders and commentators talk about sanctions. But what is a sanction? How do countries use trade and the economy to try to get leaders to do what they want? And would it help to stop North Korea from developing and testing nuclear weapons?

Cassini Spacecraft
On September 15th, NASA's Cassini spacecraft will nose-dive into Saturn and burn up in the planet's atmosphere, ending it's 13-year mission of discovery. Cassini has revolutionised our understanding of Saturn and it's many moons, providing enough information to fill thousands of scientific papers. It's final dance though the planet's rings will give us an unprecedented view of the sixth planet from the sun.

Syrian Refugee Family
Two years ago the government promised to resettle 12000 Syrian Refugees in Australia. Among those are 4350 children who are now getting used to their new life in Australia. We meet a family and find out more about their experience.

Teaching resources included
Learning Areas -

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)

Civics and Citizenship Skills / Analysis, synthesis and interpretation:
Identify over-generalised statements in relation to civics and citizenship topics and issues (Years 5 and 6)

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

Sleek Geeks 2017
The winner of this year's Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize have been announced. The competition asks primary and high school students to make a short film that communicates a scientific concept. We take a look at this year's winning entries.

BTN Investigates - History of the alphabet.
BTN viewer Lara wants to know the A to Z of the Alphabet! She's asked us why there are 26 letters in it and why it starts with A and ends with Z. Jack's on the case!

Teaching resources included
Learning Areas -

History / Historical Knowledge and Understanding / The Mediterranean world Egypt:
Roles of key groups in ancient Egyptian society (such as the nobility, bureaucracy, women, slaves), including the influence of law and religion (Year 7)

History / Historical Knowledge and Understanding / Overview of the ancient world:
The evidence for the emergence and establishment of ancient societies (including art, iconography, writing tools and pottery) (Year 7)

History / Historical Skills / Chronology, terms and concepts:
Sequence historical events, developments and periods (Year 7)

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