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Behind the News: Rookie Reporter - The Leaders/Concussion Campaign/NAIDOC Art/Pet Therapy/Indigenous Opera Stars
Rookie Reporter - The Leaders/Concussion Campaign/NAIDOC Art/Pet Therapy/Indigenous Opera Stars
ABC Me  |  June 28, 2016

ROOKIE REPORTER - THE LEADERS:
After weeks of campaigning, the 2016 federal election is nearly upon us.

So now is the perfect time to learn more about some of the political leaders who've been campaigning hard for their parties ahead of the big day.

Rookie Reporter Maya joins us for the final time to summarise who these leaders are and what they stand for.

TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED
Learning Areas -

English / Literacy / Interpreting, analysing, evaluating:
Use comprehension strategies to interpret and analyse information and ideas, comparing content from a variety of textual sources including media and digital texts Year 6

English / Literacy / Texts in context:
Compare texts including media texts that represent ideas and events in different ways, explaining the effects of the different approaches Year 6

Civics and Citizenship Knowledge and Understanding / Government and democracy:
The key features of the Australian electoral process Year 5

The roles and responsibilities of electors and representatives in Australia's democracy Year 5

Civics and Citizenship Skills / Analysis, synthesis and interpretation:
Use and evaluate a range of information to develop a point of view Year 5

Civics and Citizenship Skills / Questioning and research:
Develop questions and gather a range of information to investigate the society in which they live Year 6

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 6

CONCUSSION CAMPAIGN:
Scientists and sporting groups have joined forces to launch a new program aimed at better understanding and fighting the effects of concussion.

It's called #nobrainnogame and comes hot on the heels of new guidelines from the Australian Medical Association designed to help protect kids from the damaging effects of head knocks.

We find out more about this common sporting injury and find out why it's now being taken a lot more seriously.

NAIDOC ART:
Students at an Islamic school in Melbourne are working on a special art project for NAIDOC week.

They're creating a mosaic that tells the story of the shared history between Aboriginal and Muslim people in Australia.

We look back in time to learn more about this relationship and how it helped the country develop.

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

The diversity of Australia's first peoples and the long and continuous connection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples to Country/Place (land, sea, waterways and skies) Year 4

The reasons people migrated to Australia and the experiences and contributions of a particular migrant group within a colony Year 5

Citizenship Knowledge and Understanding / Citizenship, diversity and identity:
How groups, such as religious and cultural groups, express their particular identities; and how this influences their perceptions of others and vice versa Year 7

The Arts / Visual Arts:
Explore ideas and artworks from different cultures and times, including artwork by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, to use as inspiration for their own representations Years 3 & 4

PET THERAPY:
For a lot of kids around Australia, exams are just around the corner.

It can be a incredibly stressful time, so a school in Canberra has come up with the perr-fect way to help students to relax. Kittens!

We take a look at the program and discover some of the other ways animals are used to their two-legged companions through tough times.

INDIGENOUS OPERA STARS:
Late last year, we visited Broken Hill to meet some Aboriginal kids learning to sing opera.

The sessions were run by a group travelling throughout Australia on a mission to find singers to join their Indigenous kids choir.

Now, that choir has assembled in Melbourne to perform alongside legendary singer Archie Roach.

ROOKIE REPORTER - THE LEADERS:
After weeks of campaigning, the 2016 federal election is nearly upon us.

So now is the perfect time to learn more about some of the political leaders who've been campaigning hard for their parties ahead of the big day.

Rookie Reporter Maya joins us for the final time to summarise who these leaders are and what they stand for.

TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED
Learning Areas -

English / Literacy / Interpreting, analysing, evaluating:
Use comprehension strategies to interpret and analyse information and ideas, comparing content from a variety of textual sources including media and digital texts Year 6

English / Literacy / Texts in context:
Compare texts including media texts that represent ideas and events in different ways, explaining the effects of the different approaches Year 6

Civics and Citizenship Knowledge and Understanding / Government and democracy:
The key features of the Australian electoral process Year 5

The roles and responsibilities of electors and representatives in Australia's democracy Year 5

Civics and Citizenship Skills / Analysis, synthesis and interpretation:
Use and evaluate a range of information to develop a point of view Year 5

Civics and Citizenship Skills / Questioning and research:
Develop questions and gather a range of information to investigate the society in which they live Year 6

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 6

CONCUSSION CAMPAIGN:
Scientists and sporting groups have joined forces to launch a new program aimed at better understanding and fighting the effects of concussion.

It's called #nobrainnogame and comes hot on the heels of new guidelines from the Australian Medical Association designed to help protect kids from the damaging effects of head knocks.

We find out more about this common sporting injury and find out why it's now being taken a lot more seriously.

NAIDOC ART:
Students at an Islamic school in Melbourne are working on a special art project for NAIDOC week.

They're creating a mosaic that tells the story of the shared history between Aboriginal and Muslim people in Australia.

We look back in time to learn more about this relationship and how it helped the country develop.

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

The diversity of Australia's first peoples and the long and continuous connection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples to Country/Place (land, sea, waterways and skies) Year 4

The reasons people migrated to Australia and the experiences and contributions of a particular migrant group within a colony Year 5

Citizenship Knowledge and Understanding / Citizenship, diversity and identity:
How groups, such as religious and cultural groups, express their particular identities; and how this influences their perceptions of others and vice versa Year 7

The Arts / Visual Arts:
Explore ideas and artworks from different cultures and times, including artwork by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, to use as inspiration for their own representations Years 3 & 4

PET THERAPY:
For a lot of kids around Australia, exams are just around the corner.

It can be a incredibly stressful time, so a school in Canberra has come up with the perr-fect way to help students to relax. Kittens!

We take a look at the program and discover some of the other ways animals are used to their two-legged companions through tough times.

INDIGENOUS OPERA STARS:
Late last year, we visited Broken Hill to meet some Aboriginal kids learning to sing opera.

The sessions were run by a group travelling throughout Australia on a mission to find singers to join their Indigenous kids choir.

Now, that choir has assembled in Melbourne to perform alongside legendary singer Archie Roach.

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