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Behind the News: Russia/International Women’s Day/Balloon Ban/Sideline Abuse/Dictionaries
Russia/International Women’s Day/Balloon Ban/Sideline Abuse/Dictionaries
ABC Me  |  March 7, 2017

Russia
Open the newspaper or turn on the TV news and it’s pretty likely you’ll hear Russia mentioned. The country has hit the headlines repeatedly this year over accusations it has ties to the new US President and his administration. That’s big news because not so long ago, the two countries were bitter enemies. This week we find out more about Russia and its tumultuous relationship with the west.

International Women’s Day: Women at Work
Next week the world will mark International Women’s Day, which celebrates the awesome achievements of women all around the world. But it’s also a day to remember the past inequalities they have faced too, especially in the workplace. So in our next episode, we’re going to step back in time to find out what it was really like to be a working woman, before discovering some of the problems they still face today.

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

Experiences of Australian democracy and citizenship, including the status and rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, migrants, women and children Year 6

Balloon Ban
Have you ever let a helium balloon drift off into the sky? Or popped one outside and left the remains? Well Zoos Victoria say those two actions are incredibly dangerous for many birds, animals and sea creatures, because many of them mistake it for food. So now they are campaigning for balloons to be banned outside.

TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED
Learning Areas:

HASS / Inquiry and skills / Evaluating and reflecting:
Reflect on learning to propose actions in response to an issue or challenge and consider possible effects of proposed actions Year 4

Science / Science as a Human Endeavour / Use and influence of science:
Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions Year 4

Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decisions Years 5 and 6

Solutions to contemporary issues that are found using science and technology, may impact on other areas of society and may involve ethical considerations Year 7

Science / Science Understanding / Biological sciences:
Interactions between organisms, including the effects of human activities can be represented by food chains and food webs Year 7

Sideline Abuse
Have you ever been at a sports match and seen an adult behaving badly on the sidelines? Well experts say it’s happening way too often now. So some famous sports stars have helped to launch a campaign asking parents to make sure sport stays fun for kids.

BTN Investigates: Dictionaries
This week on BTN Investigates, Sean wants to know “how do you get a word in the dictionary?” Well Sean, you’ve come to the right place. Tune in next week to find out all about these massive books and how they’re compiled.

Russia
Open the newspaper or turn on the TV news and it’s pretty likely you’ll hear Russia mentioned. The country has hit the headlines repeatedly this year over accusations it has ties to the new US President and his administration. That’s big news because not so long ago, the two countries were bitter enemies. This week we find out more about Russia and its tumultuous relationship with the west.

International Women’s Day: Women at Work
Next week the world will mark International Women’s Day, which celebrates the awesome achievements of women all around the world. But it’s also a day to remember the past inequalities they have faced too, especially in the workplace. So in our next episode, we’re going to step back in time to find out what it was really like to be a working woman, before discovering some of the problems they still face today.

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

Experiences of Australian democracy and citizenship, including the status and rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, migrants, women and children Year 6

Balloon Ban
Have you ever let a helium balloon drift off into the sky? Or popped one outside and left the remains? Well Zoos Victoria say those two actions are incredibly dangerous for many birds, animals and sea creatures, because many of them mistake it for food. So now they are campaigning for balloons to be banned outside.

TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED
Learning Areas:

HASS / Inquiry and skills / Evaluating and reflecting:
Reflect on learning to propose actions in response to an issue or challenge and consider possible effects of proposed actions Year 4

Science / Science as a Human Endeavour / Use and influence of science:
Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions Year 4

Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decisions Years 5 and 6

Solutions to contemporary issues that are found using science and technology, may impact on other areas of society and may involve ethical considerations Year 7

Science / Science Understanding / Biological sciences:
Interactions between organisms, including the effects of human activities can be represented by food chains and food webs Year 7

Sideline Abuse
Have you ever been at a sports match and seen an adult behaving badly on the sidelines? Well experts say it’s happening way too often now. So some famous sports stars have helped to launch a campaign asking parents to make sure sport stays fun for kids.

BTN Investigates: Dictionaries
This week on BTN Investigates, Sean wants to know “how do you get a word in the dictionary?” Well Sean, you’ve come to the right place. Tune in next week to find out all about these massive books and how they’re compiled.

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