B.T.N #3-Voting Age-10/11/2015

Facts:

  1. In our latest vote in Australia the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) said ‘that aproxamently 400,000 people aged 18-24ear olds didn’t vote and that is against the law
  2. You start voting when you are 18yr. but Bill Shorten says that 16 and 17yrs should start voting
  3. Some other countries have already let 16 and 17yrs vote. e.g: Brazil, Scotland, Argentina, Switzerland and Germany.

Questions:

  1. Do 16 year olds want to vote or do adults want them to?
  2. Is this part of the reason we are learning about Government/Politics at School?

Wonder:

  1. I wonder if when I am 16 the age would have changed.

Link:

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s3939299.htm

100WC #3-When the Connection Broke-Storm

I was sitting in my bedroom listening to the loud, crazy, bright storm outside my bedroom window. When suddenly there was a loud bash of thunder and lightning lighting up the sky. At first I thought “what just happened”.

Knock, knock, knock “It’s me, I’ve got a torch for you.” Said Grace’s Mother, Annie. “Oh you gave me a fright, came in. I think I’ll be needing one of those.” replied Grace in the mood ready to start an Adventure. Graces Mum came in and lit up the room with a bright torch.

B.T.N #2-Constitution

Facts:

  1. A Referendum is like a vote but instead of voting for people you just vote Yes or No
  2. Australia has aproxamently 22 million people living in Australia today
  3. Australia is like huge a club or Community

Questions:

  1. Why do some people see the Constitution as a Birth Certificate for Australia?
  2. Why did Australia have Referendum?

Wonder:

  1. I wonder what Australia would be like if we didn’t have a Constitution.

Link:

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s3939299.htm

B.T.N #1-Australia Day

Facts:

  1. Australia Day used to be called Foundation Day
  2. Used to be on the closest Monday to the 26th of January and in 1994 all the states decided to celebrate Australia day on the 26th of January
  3. Australia Day is a national public Holiday

 

Questions:

  1. Why did the states of Australia decided to call Australia Day Australia Day and not leave it as Foundation Day?
  2. Why did they used to call Australia Day Foundation Day?

 

Wonder:

  1. I wonder what would have happened if the first fleet never came to Australia

 

Link:

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s1803207.htm

100WC #3-The Grateful Statue

One early Sunday morning, I Grace was walking in the park with Mum, Dad and my little Sister Hannah, as I passed the statue of 3 men talking. I asked Mum “how old is that statue just there?” “Oh we have been here for 100 years. Can you please give us a hand were kind of, well stuck?” Grace was shocked to hear the statues talk and even more astonished that they asked for her help. “She went over to help them. They were hard to move because they were stone but all 3 of the men were very grateful.

100WC #2-Super Sam

Whoosh I can feel the wind blowing wildly against my face as I’m flying over the top Melbourne, on a mission to find a 12 year old girl named Grace who got lost from her Family. “Is that Grace right down there in tears?” whoosh down I go, “hey sweetie is your name Grace?” asked Super Sam “Yes super Sam I got lost and now I don’t know where my Family is.” Sobbed Grace. “Come with me they are at the station waiting for!” “Oh really that’s wonderful!” exclaimed Grace. All in all there were 3 happy people.

BTN#1-Leap years

This week on behind the news there was an article based on Leap years. A leap year only happens every 4 years. Usually there is only 28 days in February, but if it is a leap year (2016) there is 29 days. Only 1 of 1500 people are born on the 29th of February, those people are called ‘Leaplings’. Which means those luck leaplingls get to choses there Birthday.