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kiluea eruptions reflection

kiluea eruptions reflection

 

Link–  http://www.heraldsun.com.au/kids-news/people-flee-as-hawaiis-erupting-volcano-destroys-homes/news-story/e1fdc54c016899d68ccca8fb1afad855

Fact/summary- Recently on Hawais Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens there have been continuous eruptions and considerably large earthquakes.  The killuea eruptions have caused around 2000 people to evacuate and 26 home to be destroyed. Killuea is on of the worlds Most active volcanos as its been erupting constantly for 35 years.

Although the recent eruptions have had  no big outbreaks they are still extremely dangerous and residents have been told to evacuate if their home is 19km within the volcanoe. The eruptions have reached 1150c.

Hawaii defence agency have told the media that it’s not the time  for sightseeing  and that all nearby residents to stay away from affected areas.

Questions-

Was this the  biggest eruption of killuea, if not what was?

Has president donald trump made any responses from the attacks if so, what?

UnderstandingI know understand how dangerous active volcanos can be and understand although places like Hawaii seem like paradise there is much more to it.

 

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Btn ( eco friendly school )

 

Fact- Recently Argentinian volunteers have been busy building the first economically friendly school in Argentina. It  is made with 25 000 kilos of rubish. They used 2000 tyres, 14 000 aluminium cans and 10 000 glass and plastic bottles. It made out of 60% recycled materials. This type of building is called  an earth ship. It sustains itself, which means its produces its own energy and water by collecting rain water and solar panels. 100’s of volunteers spent a month and a half building this school.

Questions- who’s idea was it to create these types of buildings and what is the name of the school? 

Understandings- I know understand that there are so many new and innovative ways to be economically friendly and that it can have a huge impact in the long run.

 

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Martin Luther king btn

 Fact; On august 28 1963 martin luther king jr gave a live changing speech about equality and for civil and economic rights for african americans, 100s of thousands of people came to watch this speech. It was life changing and as little as a year later congress Paased the civil rights bill that ended segregartion of couloured americans and banned discrimination in the work place. But devastatingly on  April 9 1978 Martin Luther king was shot at a hotel in Tennessee. Currently there is a memorial at that site.

 

 

Question;My two questions are ,  who shot Martin Luther king and why, and what was the name of the hotel he was shot at.

 

Understanding;  I know understand Martin Luther king was a very influential person for his time and that he changed the way African Americans were looked at.

 

 

 

 

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btn ( hungry aussie kids)

Facts- Lately for many familes the soaring cost of living is making hard for some to have 3 meals on the table. Recently a charity called food bank relased some scary stats. Like; 1 in 5 kids have gone hungy in the last year, 18% go to school with no breakfast at least once a week, 11% with no dinner. Lately food bank have been extremely busy, recently a 7 year old came to them and had not eaten in the last 5 days. They’ve had kids that have eaten paper, because their parent said because they should as they had no food on the table.  Many moms go to food bank to get groceries as its the only way they can affor to have 3 meals every days. These  facts are very worrying and should be taken into consideration by the australia government. 

Understanding- I understand that even though we live in a country like australia their are still many who go without food and having lots to eat every day shouldn’t be taken for granted.

Questions

How do they run the food bank as its a non for profit orginisation.

Who run the food  bank?

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Vikings btn

Facts- 

One of the most profound stereotypes of Vikings is their extravagant horned hats. Yet this is NOT true, the horns got introduced in the 1800’s by theatre costume designer called Carl Emil Doepler.

The second fact is that Vikings took immaculate  care of their appearance and and it was more than common to always have tweezers, combs and weird tiny spoons to scoop out earwax on hand.

The final fact which lives up to its stereotype is that they are VERY good sailors and can almost flawlessly navigate the sea. This allowed them to form colonies across the globe.

 

Question-

Where did the myth about Vikings having pet dragons come from as it seems quite unrealistic?

Did Vikings ever ever come across Australia and if so did they ever settle here?

 

Understanding-

I know understand that Vikings have MANY untrue stereotypes that are far from realistic. I know know what Viking are really like and their many interesting facts (like priding their appearance!). 

BTN History of voting

BTN History of voting

Facts 

Questions

Understanding  

 

 

Ever  few years all Australian citizens over the age of 18 get to vote, but for a long time it wasn’t like that. Women were though of as overly emotional simply not smart enough to vote, by the late 1800’s suffragettes (women who demanded that they be able to vote), they wrote articles and led protests. Finally in 1902 they were granted the right to vote,and Australia became the very first country to allow women to vote and go up for election, but that didn’t mean everyone could vote. Aboriginal Australians couldn’t vote, they could finally vote in 1949, but that was only for those who served in the army.  It wasn’t until 1962 all aboriginals had the right to vote. Did you know the voting age was 21 until 1973 ?!

 

Currently can aboriginals run for parliament?

Are there any country’so   now that  don’t allow women  to vote?

I understand that it took Australia a long time to allow all Australian citizens to have the right to vote.

 

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btn Governor General

Facts 

When we think of the most powerful person in Australia we probably think of the PM, but did you know there’s actually someone who FIRE the PM and they’re called the Governor General ( or GG). They represent the queen ( because we are a monarchy) and make sure the Prime minister is following all the rules. Although they have private jets and mansions that doesn’t necessarily mean they have it easy, they have to attend many events and shake LOTS of hands and of our previous GG’s attended at least one event every day for the whole time she was GG. And you know back in 1975 the GG John Kerr fired the PM Gough Whitlam, this caused a ton of controversy, so it fair to say its not a job to take lightly. 

Question

Will a GG ever fire a pm again?

Who is our current GG?

 

Understanding 

I understand that being GG is a really important job even though they might not get much credit or publicity and is not a job to be taken lightly.

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btn the 3 levels of government

Facts

question

understandings 

 

There are 3 very important levels of government, federal , state and local, they all work separately (although they may overlap) to keep our country and it’s states and territory’s safe. Federal looks after the big stuff  like monetary issues and taxes, foreign affairs, defence and so much more. State look after things concerning it state ( or territory) like police the fire department and ambulance, it looks after roads ( particularly large freeways) , schools, and hospitals. Local looks after the smaller things ( although there are over 500 of them through out Australia) they look after permits, pets and garbage. Although sometimes they disagree federal alway gets the final say.

Who is or local leader? 

What dissargements have the 3 levels had recently?

I now understand who they 3 levels of government are and the roles and responsibilities  they have.

 

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Practice F keys btn

Brief summary

Facts / Recalls

Understandings 

Insights

 

This BTN was about young leaders day, empowering young leaders and what they had to say about important topics that they believed in .

Most successful leaders have the empowering  way they talk and the fact that they can connect with the people they talk to in common. 

Great leaders also have in common the fact that they lead by example and aren’t afraid to be the first at something.

Some kids put together videos and speeches about important topics like homelessness and bulling

I understand how important empowering young kids is.

I also understand how what sorts of things make a good leader.

Young leaders day is important it allows children to feel empowered and lets them have a say. 

 

 

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Democracy btn

Facts

Understanding 

Questions

Long ago the ancient Greeks wanted to give their people a say I big decisions so they decided start the very first types of democracy, democracy is made up of two Greek words Demos meaning people and Kratos meaning rule or power, so put together was rule of the people. This democracy athough it was an extremely important part and was a revaluationay part of history, it wasnt fair, women, slaves and people who were considered as poor didn’t have the right to vote. Surprisingly enough thousands of men still voted and had the right to attend meeting. By the Middle Ages Europe started to use monarchs instead of democracy and disappointingly enough democracy started to fade away .Allthough some good things came out of monarchs in England, like the manga carta which seemed to make monarchy’s in great England slight more fair, it still wasn’t as fair as it could be. Currently we only have 2 absalute monarchs, Saudi Arabia and Qatar which are ruled only by king and queen, although there are many country’s like England who have a king and queen but also have a democracy and prime minister. Currently democracy is the most popular type of government , here in Australia we are a representative democracy in which we have politicians representing us in parliament, the politicians explain their veiws and what they want to happen and then all law abiding Australian citizens over the age of 18 vote on the politician with similar veiws as you. But there are many other types of Governments like dictatorships. For example in country’s like North Korea and Zimbabwe they have leaders who were either born in to the role of dictator of used force to become dictator in country’s of dictatorship the country’s citizens normally have very little rights and have very strict laws on what they can and can’t do.

I understand how ancient governments worked.

I understand the importance of democracy.

What made England ( in the Middle Ages) turn to monarchy?

Why are some places still in monarch ?

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