BTN #6

Cape Town Crisis

Link- http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4804140.htm

Summary- Pink

Recalls- Blue

Questions- Lilac

Insight- Aqua

 

This video was about the Cape Town, South Africa, crisis. Currently Cape Town is suffering from a continuous drought. They are all dreading the day when they’ll run out of water. Also known as day zero. Residents are doing the best they can to avoid the day when their taps will run dry. They even have to go to water donations.

 

  • Cape town has had water restrictions since February the 1st.
  • The town has been restricted to 50 liters a day. And that won’t get you that far. For example: Washing the dishes is around 18 L. A 90 second shower is 15 L. One toilet flush, 9 L. Washing your hands 3 L. Cooking, 2 L. Drinking water, 2 L. 1 dog bowl, 1 L. And that’s your 50 liters.
  • Cape Town the only city that has to suffer from taps running dry.

 

  • Will the water restrictions change when the drought is over?
  • If the restrictions change are there ways to prevent this from happening again?

 

  •  Now I understand the horrible affects of a drought and what the future can hold if you get stuck in one. How scary is that? Knowing that you can run out of water at any time. Have you ever been in a drought? Comment down below.

BTN#5

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Fcats- Aqua

questions- Blue

 

The ring of fire is where the most natural disasters occur. Three Quarters of the world’s volcanoes are included in the ring and so are 90% of the world’s earthquakes. From what I saw in this video I have come to a realization how life changing these natural disasters are in a bad way.

BTN#4

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Facts- Aqua

My understandings– Blue

 

Kids are often asked to write assignments. But it’s not everyday an assignment can give you a chance to go overseas. A girl called Lucinda Duxbury wrote an assignment about a soldier called Leslie Varley Duxbury who fought for Australia in World War 1. It was his first and last trip overseas before he was killed on the battle field in France. Before Leslie left he wrote a song called Come On Australians. He was 24 when he wrote this encouraging song. Leslie and thousands of other soldiers traveled by boat. This is a very inspiring story by Lucinda Duxbury.

 

Australians soldiers in World War 1 saved a french primary school.

 

What I’ve learnt from this inspiring story is why we pay our respects to all those soldiers that risked their lives for us and who fought to protect our country so we could be where we are today. LEST WE FORGET.

 

 

BTN #3

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Facts-Aqua

Questions-Blue

 

You’ve probably got a friend who’s addicted to their phones and social media. But while your posting photos and collecting likes there a people on Facebook collecting a huge amount of your data. This just shows how dangerous the internet can be. And why you need to be super careful. Christopher Wylie says a big US research firm he used to work for called Cambridge Analytica collected data inappropriately and used it to influence the outcome of the 2016 US Presidential election. 

 

Christopher Wylie says in 2014, Cambridge Analytica took information from people who participated in one of those quizzes (and all their friends) and used it to targets ads that were pro-Donald Trump and they might have helped him win the 2016 US election, and become president.

 

Why do people do things like this?

What are they going to get out of it?

What’s the point?

BTN #2

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Questions-blue

 

Nelson Mandela, Barack Obama, Mary Mackillop, Barack Obama, Julia Gillard , Cathy Freeman, Bill Gates, Tony Abbott are all great leaders of the past. But who will be our future leaders? This program is called young leaders. It’s where the possible leaders for the future are able to be talked to by some powerful leaders. Then you have a choice to be filmed where you have to state a problem and how you can help make a change to the world.

BTN #1 2018

Summary-pink

Facts-aqua 

Questions-blue

 

This video was about democracy and how ancient Greece made it a thing even though it might not have been as fair as it is now. It also showed other types of leadership and government such as democracy, anarchy, communism, dictatorship, monarchy, republic and totalitarian state.

1. Democracy is a mash up between two Greek words: demos= people and kratos= power or rule                                                                                                                                                2. Democracy= In a democracy the people elect the government. Everyone who is eligible to vote has a chance to have his or her say over who runs the country.                                          3. Anarchy= Anarchy is a situation where there is no government. In an anarchy, every person does their own thing; there are no rules or organisation. This can happen after a civil war in a country, when a government has been overthrown and different groups are fighting for control.                                                                                                                                     4. Communism= Communism is a system where the government plans and controls the economy, owning all the businesses and farms. In its ideal form, all the labour and the goods produced are equally shared by the people.                                                                                 5. Dictatorship= This is a country ruled by a single leader who was not elected by the people. In this situation the leader may use force to keep control. In a military dictatorship, the army is in control and the leader is the head of the army.                                                                         6.  Monarchy= A monarchy has a king or queen. In some traditional monarchies this person is the only ruler. In others, like the United Kingdom, it is a constitutional monarchy, which means there is also a democratic government. The government has most of the control and the power of the Queen is limited.                                                                                                7. Republic= A republic is a country that has no monarch. The head of the country is usually an elected president. Some people in Australia want our country to become a republic.            8. Totalitarian state= This is a country with only one political party. People are forced to do what the government tells them and they may also be prevented from leaving the country.

 

with help from

http://caitlynsclass.global2.vic.edu.au/

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4460249.htm

 

BTN- Weedy Seadragon

Just 15k from Sydney is dragon territory .These creatures are native to Australia. They can be found mostly on the south-east coasts. They are related to sea horses and mostly just drift about in the water. the only problem is these creatures are becoming harder and harder to spot not because they are really good at camouflaging. to help this problem instead of tagging each one they find they are asking scientists to take photos of each one they find so the people who organize this name each one and they can tell which one is which.

 

BTN- MANCHESTER ATTACK!

This video clip was about what happened at Manchester a couple of days ago and just a reminder to anyone who might felt worried or frighted by this please talk to someone such as a trusted adult or you can go on the BTN website to look at some resources and tips they put together.

 

FACTS

  1. They are working with other international agencies as they gather information about what happened at Ariana Grade’s concert.
  2. Australia’s prime minister is supporting in this situation.

BTN- your choice

This video clip was about how North Korea threatens to strike Australia Australia with a nuclear bomb. It also mentioned why Aussie kids shouldn’t worry about it. Here’s why!

 

  1. North Korea doesn’t have the ability to strike a nuclear weapon as far.
  2. North Korea has a long history of threatening other countries but not always following through
  3. Australia has powerful friends to protect it.

 

How long has their leader been in charge for?

 

 

BTN- Should we be scared of DEBT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This video clip was about debt, what it is and how it can affect you. For example debt is when you borrow money off the bank to buy something earlier with money you don’t have but later on you have to give them money back.

 

FACTS

  1. Debt isn’t just affecting Australia but also a lot of other countries in the world.
  2. Australia’s treasurer is trying his hardest to help.

 

QUESTION

  1. How long has this been going on for???????????????????