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Title Behind The News: University Changes/Indigenous Languages/School Hours/Macquarie Success/AFL Kids
Published Australia : ABC1, 2014
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Summary UNIVERSITY CHANGESProtests have broken out at universities across the country after changes to student fees were revealed in the federal budget. BtN takes a look through the history of higher education to find out what these changes might mean for kids attending in the future.INDIGENOUS LANGUAGESIt's Reconciliation Week, a time when Australians are encouraged to promote equality and celebrate Indigenous culture. Language is a big part of that culture. Hundreds of Indigenous languages existed in Australia before European settlement. Some are still alive, but others are now starting to be forgotten. Some schools are fighting back by holding indigenous language classes. BtN visits one to find out why they're so important.**TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED**Learning areas -History / Historical Knowledge and Understanding / Australia as a Nation Year 6 Experiences of Australian democracy and citizenship, including the status and rights of Aboriginal people and/or Torres Strait Islanders, migrants, women, and childrenThe contribution of individuals and groups, including Aboriginal people and/or Torres Strait Islanders and migrants, to the development of Australian society, for example in areas such as the economy, education, science, the arts, sportHistory / Historical Knowledge and Understanding / Community and Remembrance Year 3 Days and weeks celebrated or commemorated in Australia (including Australia Day, ANZAC Day, Harmony Week, National Reconciliation Week, NAIDOC week and National Sorry Day) and the importance of symbols and emblemsCivics and Citizenship Knowledge and Understanding/ Citizenship, diversity and identity Year 7 How groups, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, express their particular identities, how this influences their perceptions of others, and others' perception of themSCHOOL HOURSCan you imagine never having to set your alarm for school again? Well one school in the UK is making that dream a reality, by starting classes at half past one in the afternoon. The change is based on studies which show kids do their best thinking later in the day. But is there a downside? BtN takes a look at the way kids are educated around the world to find out.MACQUARIE SUCCESSHere on BtN, we often tell you about new plans to help the environment or a threatened species. On Macquarie Island, dogs were given the task of hunting down introduced rabbits and returning the place to its pristine past. And now, they've done such a good job, they're heading home. Conservation and the efficacy of environmental projects are the main themes in this good news story.**TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED**Learning areas -Science / Science as a Human Endeavour / Use and influence of science Year 7 Science and technology contribute to finding solutions to a range of contemporary issues; these solutions may impact on other areas of society and involve ethical considerationsScience / Science Understanding/Biological sciences Year 7 Interactions between organisms can be described in terms of food chains and food webs; human activity can affect these interactionsAFL KIDSThe Aussie outback can be a goldmine for AFL recruiters. Regional kids often impress with amazing skills and great athletic ability. But how do these kids cope when forced to move to the city and undertake rigorous training regimes? BtN talks to some up-and-coming stars to find out.**Teacher resources available at**
Event Broadcast 2014-05-27 at 10:00:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Dogs -- Training.
Public universities and colleges -- Fees.
Rabbits -- Behavior.
Student movements.
Students -- Conduct of life.
United Kingdom.
Tasmania -- Macquarie Island.
Form Streaming video
Author Bazley, Nathan, host
Bartold, James, reporter
Davis, Emma, reporter
Holbrook, Matthew, reporter
Pyne, Christopher, contributor
Springer, Keith, contributor