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Behind the News: Political Donations/15 years since 9/11/Swooping Season/Roald Dhal Centenary/Paralympics Kid
Political Donations/15 years since 9/11/Swooping Season/Roald Dhal Centenary/Paralympics Kid
ABC Me  |  September 13, 2016
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POLITICAL DONATIONS:
Should overseas groups be allowed to donate money to Australian politicians?

That's the question many are asking after Labor Senator Sam Dastyari allowed a Chinese company to pay a bill for him totalling $1670.82.

He says the company expected nothing in return. But others say the payment is not okay.

We take a look at both sides of the debate.

15 YEARS SINCE 9/11:
Fifteen years ago, on the morning of September the 11th, one event in America changed the world forever.

We take a look back at the World Trade Centre attacks to find out what happened and how the world has changed since.

SWOOPING SEASON:
It's now spring in Australia, a time when trees turn green and the weather finally warms up.

It's also the time when some very aggressive black and white birds decide to randomly swoop down on kids everywhere.

We take a look at why magpies act like this and what you can do to protect yourself.

ROALD DHAL CENTENARY:
On the 13th of September the world will mark what would've been Roald Dahl's 100th birthday.

The British writer is still one of the most successful kids' authors in history, with 17 best-selling titles to his name.

We find out more about Dhal's life and take a closer look at some of his stories.

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 / Language / Language variation and change:
Understand that the pronunciation, spelling and meanings of words have histories and change over time Year 5

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

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

PARALYMPICS KID:
The Paralympics are getting underway so it's a great time introduce you to one of the youngest members of the Australian team.

Her name is Isis and she'll be competing on the track in Rio.

We'll also check in with the 15-year old's class back in Australia to find out how they'll be cheering her on during the games.

TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED:
Learning Areas -

Health and Physical Education / Personal, Social and Community Health:
Investigate the benefits to individuals and communities of valuing diversity and promoting inclusivity Years 7 & 8

Movement and Physical Activity / Learning through movement:
Modify rules and scoring systems to allow for fair play, safety and inclusive participation Years 7 & 8

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

Science / Science as a Human Endeavour / Use and influence of science:
Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decisions Years 5 & 6

POLITICAL DONATIONS:
Should overseas groups be allowed to donate money to Australian politicians?

That's the question many are asking after Labor Senator Sam Dastyari allowed a Chinese company to pay a bill for him totalling $1670.82.

He says the company expected nothing in return. But others say the payment is not okay.

We take a look at both sides of the debate.

15 YEARS SINCE 9/11:
Fifteen years ago, on the morning of September the 11th, one event in America changed the world forever.

We take a look back at the World Trade Centre attacks to find out what happened and how the world has changed since.

SWOOPING SEASON:
It's now spring in Australia, a time when trees turn green and the weather finally warms up.

It's also the time when some very aggressive black and white birds decide to randomly swoop down on kids everywhere.

We take a look at why magpies act like this and what you can do to protect yourself.

ROALD DHAL CENTENARY:
On the 13th of September the world will mark what would've been Roald Dahl's 100th birthday.

The British writer is still one of the most successful kids' authors in history, with 17 best-selling titles to his name.

We find out more about Dhal's life and take a closer look at some of his stories.

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 / Language / Language variation and change:
Understand that the pronunciation, spelling and meanings of words have histories and change over time Year 5

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

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

PARALYMPICS KID:
The Paralympics are getting underway so it's a great time introduce you to one of the youngest members of the Australian team.

Her name is Isis and she'll be competing on the track in Rio.

We'll also check in with the 15-year old's class back in Australia to find out how they'll be cheering her on during the games.

TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED:
Learning Areas -

Health and Physical Education / Personal, Social and Community Health:
Investigate the benefits to individuals and communities of valuing diversity and promoting inclusivity Years 7 & 8

Movement and Physical Activity / Learning through movement:
Modify rules and scoring systems to allow for fair play, safety and inclusive participation Years 7 & 8

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

Science / Science as a Human Endeavour / Use and influence of science:
Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decisions Years 5 & 6

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