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Behind the News: The Happiness Survey/High Court/Kids Finance/Spinal Cord Week/What Are Dreams?
The Happiness Survey/High Court/Kids Finance/Spinal Cord Week/What Are Dreams?
ABC Me  |  August 29, 2017
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The Happiness Survey Returns
Back in 2015, BTN conducted the biggest survey of kids' mental health in Australian history. It was called the BtN Kids' Happiness Survey and more than 20,000 kids responded to it. Now, we're holding it again to see how things have changed in 2017. And this time, experts from the University of Melbourne's Jack Brockhoff Child Health and Wellbeing Program have come on board to cranch the numbers and include your voices in their research. So please consider including the BTN Kids' Happiness Survey in you class schedule over the coming weeks. It'll be five minutes incredibly well spent!

High Court
Over the coming weeks, the High Court of Australia is scheduled to hear some incredibly important matters. Among them is the challenge to the same-sex postal survey and the multiple cases of the federal politicians who've found out that they're dual citizens. So we thought it would be a great time to tell you more about the High Court and how it decides some for the nation's most contentious cases.

Kids Finance
Recently a survey found that many Australian kids are confused about how credit cards and loans actually work. It's got a lot of experts worried that this could lead to an increase in financial problems later in life. So we'll take a look at the issue and find out how some schools are trying to turn it around.

TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED

Learning Areas:
Mathematics/Number and algebra/Money and financial matters:
Solve problems involving purchases and the calculation of change to the nearest five cents with and without digital technologies (year 4)

Create simple financial plans (year 5)
Investigate and calculate percentage discounts of 10 percent, 25 percent and 50 percent on sale items, with and without digital technologies (year 6)

Investigate and calculate 'best buys', with and without digital technologies (year 7)

Spinal Cord Week
Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week is coming up soon. It's all about raising awareness and promoting inclusion for those with a spinal injury. But not all of those people have been in accidents. We asked Rookie Reporter Tess to tell us more.

TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED

Learning Areas:
Health and Physical Education / Personal, Social and Community Health / Communicating and interacting for health and wellbeing:
Investigate how emotional responses vary in depth and strength (years 3 and 4)

Examine the influence of emotional responses on behaviour and relationships (years 5 and 6)

Analyse factors that influence emotions, and develop strategies to demonstrate empathy and sensitivity (years 7 and 8)

Health and Physical Education/Personal, Social and Community Health/Contributing to healthy and active communities:

Investigate the role of preventive health in promoting and maintaining health, safety and wellbeing for individuals and their communities (years 5 and 6)

Health and Physical Education / Movement and Physical Activity / Understanding movement:
Participate in physical activities designed to enhance fitness, and discuss the impact regular participation can have on health and wellbeing (years 5 and 6)

Happiness Survey Launch
In this week's show, we'll launch our second ever BTN Kids' Happiness Survey with a story explaining what we learnt about you in 2015, why we're doing it again and how you can get involved.

BTN Investigates - What are dreams?
BTN viewer Duhaa has asked us why we dream. Well Duhaa, we're dreaming up a fun answer to your question right now. Tune in next week for all the details.

The Happiness Survey Returns
Back in 2015, BTN conducted the biggest survey of kids' mental health in Australian history. It was called the BtN Kids' Happiness Survey and more than 20,000 kids responded to it. Now, we're holding it again to see how things have changed in 2017. And this time, experts from the University of Melbourne's Jack Brockhoff Child Health and Wellbeing Program have come on board to cranch the numbers and include your voices in their research. So please consider including the BTN Kids' Happiness Survey in you class schedule over the coming weeks. It'll be five minutes incredibly well spent!

High Court
Over the coming weeks, the High Court of Australia is scheduled to hear some incredibly important matters. Among them is the challenge to the same-sex postal survey and the multiple cases of the federal politicians who've found out that they're dual citizens. So we thought it would be a great time to tell you more about the High Court and how it decides some for the nation's most contentious cases.

Kids Finance
Recently a survey found that many Australian kids are confused about how credit cards and loans actually work. It's got a lot of experts worried that this could lead to an increase in financial problems later in life. So we'll take a look at the issue and find out how some schools are trying to turn it around.

TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED

Learning Areas:
Mathematics/Number and algebra/Money and financial matters:
Solve problems involving purchases and the calculation of change to the nearest five cents with and without digital technologies (year 4)

Create simple financial plans (year 5)
Investigate and calculate percentage discounts of 10 percent, 25 percent and 50 percent on sale items, with and without digital technologies (year 6)

Investigate and calculate 'best buys', with and without digital technologies (year 7)

Spinal Cord Week
Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week is coming up soon. It's all about raising awareness and promoting inclusion for those with a spinal injury. But not all of those people have been in accidents. We asked Rookie Reporter Tess to tell us more.

TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED

Learning Areas:
Health and Physical Education / Personal, Social and Community Health / Communicating and interacting for health and wellbeing:
Investigate how emotional responses vary in depth and strength (years 3 and 4)

Examine the influence of emotional responses on behaviour and relationships (years 5 and 6)

Analyse factors that influence emotions, and develop strategies to demonstrate empathy and sensitivity (years 7 and 8)

Health and Physical Education/Personal, Social and Community Health/Contributing to healthy and active communities:

Investigate the role of preventive health in promoting and maintaining health, safety and wellbeing for individuals and their communities (years 5 and 6)

Health and Physical Education / Movement and Physical Activity / Understanding movement:
Participate in physical activities designed to enhance fitness, and discuss the impact regular participation can have on health and wellbeing (years 5 and 6)

Happiness Survey Launch
In this week's show, we'll launch our second ever BTN Kids' Happiness Survey with a story explaining what we learnt about you in 2015, why we're doing it again and how you can get involved.

BTN Investigates - What are dreams?
BTN viewer Duhaa has asked us why we dream. Well Duhaa, we're dreaming up a fun answer to your question right now. Tune in next week for all the details.

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