BTN- 20 years of Harry Potter

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http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4689460.htm

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This video was about how old the Harry Potter books are. The Harry Potter series is 20 years old. Quidditch is now an actual sport. The Philosopher’s stone was rejected by publishers many times and initially only 500 copies were made. It has been translated into 73 different languages. When was the first Harry Potter book drafted? When was the final Harry Potter book made? Harry Potter wasn’t actually made that long ago. 

 

BTN- Future lifespan

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http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4555760.htm

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This video was about how long the average lifespan is. People now are generally living longer than any other time in history. The longest most humans will live for is around 115 years. The oldest person to have ever lived was aged 122. Will scientists ever discover/make a pill that lets you live forever? Where did the term ‘kick the bucket’ come from? We will live longer in the future. 

BTN- Federation explained

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http://splash.abc.net.au/home#!/media/1961881/federation-explained   summary recalls questions insights 

This video was about the commonwealth of Australia. Things could have been different for Australia if the dutch explorer, Able Tasman, who discovered Australia, stuck around. We’d all be speaking dutch! Australia wasn’t claimed until 1770. You couldn’t travel by train between Melbourne and Brisbane because the train tracks were different widths. When did the countries come together? When he discovered Australia, was Cook alone? Back then everything was sexist and racist.

Viewing reflection

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http://antsclass.global2.vic.edu.au/      summary insights recalls questions 

This video was about two soldiers who were underpaid so they purposely stole something and got caught because they thought being a convict would be easier. But instead of sentencing them to travel, the judge made them examples and sentenced them to 7 years hard labour with chains. One of them died and people argued if the government did something wrong. Soldiers get lousy pay. Convicts have signed hours, agreed rates of pay, and when they’ve done their time they can even apply for land grants. Francis Faubs had a job to ensure that the laws made in Australia are not repugnant to the laws in England.  How do the chains work? How did Suds die? Do not try to get into trouble on purpose because the punishments might be worst than you think.

 

BTN-The first fleet

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http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s3934600.htm  Recalls Questions Insights Summary

This video was about what it was like to be a kid traveling on the first fleet and also some facts about the first fleet. Some notes I took were: Britain had colonies in Africa and America where it sends criminals.  But then the Americans rose up against the English. Australia got claimed by Captain Cook in 1770.Arthur Phillip was chosen to lead the colony in Australia. Some questions I had were: Why didn’t the Africans stand up to the English too? Who was the King/Queen of England at that time? Insights: The English are very harsh with punishments and put children in jail.  Extra information on other video:

http://www.myplace.edu.au/teaching_activities/1878_-_before_time/1788/1/the_encounter.html

Native people didn’t know what cows were and they thought the English were ‘ghost people’. What did they think the English people would do to them? Natives didn’t know very much about the English.

I think these videos were sort of about the same thing, because they were both about the English coming to Australia.

BTN

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This video was about exploring space and what minerals are on the moon.

 

Scientists have made a space veggie. Can they make space cake? In the last 47 years mankind has walked on the moon. moon express wants to set up a mine on the moon to get minerals and-BOOOOOOOP!

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