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Behind the News: Olympic Success/Pet Sales/Vietnam 50th/Writer's Club/Cyclocross Kid
Olympic Success/Pet Sales/Vietnam 50th/Writer's Club/Cyclocross Kid
ABC Me  |  August 23, 2016
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OLYMPIC SUCCESS:
This Sunday is the closing ceremony of the Rio Olympic Games.

But while some Australian athletes will be celebrating success, many others will be thinking about missed opportunities.

Australia spent 11% more on its Olympic effort this year compared to 2012 but the results have been well below expectations.

So is success important? Or should we be spending that money elsewhere?

PET SALES:
Cats and dogs are easily the most popular pets in Australia.

But there are worries that some businesses are breeding too many of them or even mistreating them.

To try to stop this from happening, the Victorian government is bringing in new laws that'll affect breeders and pet shops.

But some say the stricter rules go too far.

VIETNAM 50TH:
Thursday the 18th of August Australia marks the 50th anniversary of the battle of Long Tan.

It was the most costly battle for Australian during the Vietnam War, with 18 killed and 24 wounded.

We travel back to find out what the Vietnam war was all about and how it changed Australia.

TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED
Learning Areas:

History / Knowledge and Understanding:
Days and weeks celebrated or commemorated in Australia (including Australia Day, Anzac Day, and National Sorry Day) and the importance of symbols and emblems Year 3

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

Humanities and Social Sciences / Inquiry and skills / Researching:
Locate and collect relevant information and data from primary and secondary sources Years 5 & 6

Sequence information about people's lives, events, developments and phenomena using a variety of methods including timelines Years 5 & 6

Humanities and Social Sciences / Inquiry and skills Analysing:
Examine primary and secondary sources to determine their origin and purpose Years 5 & 6

Writer's Club:
Next week is Book Week.

So to celebrate, we asked the members of a school writer's club to share what they love about reading and writing.

The girls from Mt St Michael's in Brisbane wrote this story and they're hoping to inspire other school kids to start their own writer's clubs too.

TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED
Learning Areas:

English / Literature / Examining literature:
Discuss how authors and illustrators make stories exciting, moving and absorbing and hold readers' interest by using various techniques, for example character development and plot tension Year 4

Identify, describe, and discuss similarities and differences between texts, including those by the same author or illustrator, and evaluate characteristics that define an author's individual style Year 6

English / Literature / Creating literature:
Create literary texts that experiment with structures, ideas and features of selected authors Year 5

Create literary texts that adapt features encountered in other texts, for example, narrative viewpoint, structure of stanzas, contrast and juxtaposition Year 7

Experiment with text structures and language features and their effects in creating literary texts, for example, using rhythm, sound effects, monologue, layout, navigation and colour Year 7

Literacy / Interpreting, analysing, evaluating:
Analyse strategies authors use to influence readers Year 6

CYCLOCROSS KID:
A 14-year old with some serious health problems is competing at the National Cyclocross Championships in Adelaide this weekend.

We joined Louis as he prepared for the big competition to find out how he competes with Type 1 Diabetes, Juvenile Arthritis and Coeliac disease.

OLYMPIC SUCCESS:
This Sunday is the closing ceremony of the Rio Olympic Games.

But while some Australian athletes will be celebrating success, many others will be thinking about missed opportunities.

Australia spent 11% more on its Olympic effort this year compared to 2012 but the results have been well below expectations.

So is success important? Or should we be spending that money elsewhere?

PET SALES:
Cats and dogs are easily the most popular pets in Australia.

But there are worries that some businesses are breeding too many of them or even mistreating them.

To try to stop this from happening, the Victorian government is bringing in new laws that'll affect breeders and pet shops.

But some say the stricter rules go too far.

VIETNAM 50TH:
Thursday the 18th of August Australia marks the 50th anniversary of the battle of Long Tan.

It was the most costly battle for Australian during the Vietnam War, with 18 killed and 24 wounded.

We travel back to find out what the Vietnam war was all about and how it changed Australia.

TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED
Learning Areas:

History / Knowledge and Understanding:
Days and weeks celebrated or commemorated in Australia (including Australia Day, Anzac Day, and National Sorry Day) and the importance of symbols and emblems Year 3

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

Humanities and Social Sciences / Inquiry and skills / Researching:
Locate and collect relevant information and data from primary and secondary sources Years 5 & 6

Sequence information about people's lives, events, developments and phenomena using a variety of methods including timelines Years 5 & 6

Humanities and Social Sciences / Inquiry and skills Analysing:
Examine primary and secondary sources to determine their origin and purpose Years 5 & 6

Writer's Club:
Next week is Book Week.

So to celebrate, we asked the members of a school writer's club to share what they love about reading and writing.

The girls from Mt St Michael's in Brisbane wrote this story and they're hoping to inspire other school kids to start their own writer's clubs too.

TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED
Learning Areas:

English / Literature / Examining literature:
Discuss how authors and illustrators make stories exciting, moving and absorbing and hold readers' interest by using various techniques, for example character development and plot tension Year 4

Identify, describe, and discuss similarities and differences between texts, including those by the same author or illustrator, and evaluate characteristics that define an author's individual style Year 6

English / Literature / Creating literature:
Create literary texts that experiment with structures, ideas and features of selected authors Year 5

Create literary texts that adapt features encountered in other texts, for example, narrative viewpoint, structure of stanzas, contrast and juxtaposition Year 7

Experiment with text structures and language features and their effects in creating literary texts, for example, using rhythm, sound effects, monologue, layout, navigation and colour Year 7

Literacy / Interpreting, analysing, evaluating:
Analyse strategies authors use to influence readers Year 6

CYCLOCROSS KID:
A 14-year old with some serious health problems is competing at the National Cyclocross Championships in Adelaide this weekend.

We joined Louis as he prepared for the big competition to find out how he competes with Type 1 Diabetes, Juvenile Arthritis and Coeliac disease.

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