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Episode 32

Questions for discussion th

12 November 2013

Lost Votes

1. Explain to another student what the Lost Votes story is about.

2. Which Australian state lost votes from the last Federal Election? Locate using Google Maps.

3. When was the last Federal Election?

4. Why did the Electoral Commission initially recount the votes in WA?

5. How many ballot papers were found to be missing?

a. 14 b. 1,400 c. 14,000

6. What is normally done to keep votes safe?

7. What institution has the power to change the election result?

8. What are the advantages and disadvantages of an electronic voting system?

9. Do you think Australia should change the way it votes? Explain.

10. Do you think it is important that the missing votes are found? Explain your answer.

Write a message about the story and post it in the comments section on the BtN Lost Votes story page.

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s3885258.htm Spying Game

1. Discuss the main points raised in the Spying Game story.

2. Recently there have been claims that Australia has been spying on a country in the Asia-Pacific region. Name this country and locate using Google Maps.

3. Before the spying claims relations were very bad between Australia and Indonesia. True or false?

4. Australia has risked losing its trust from Indonesia. What does trust mean? Find a definition.

5. Why does the Indonesian president feel betrayed by the Australian government?

6. Why would Australia want to spy on Indonesia?

7. Indonesia is now threatening to stop passing on information to Australia about...

a. Drug smugglers b. People smugglers c. Animal smugglers

8. What country was caught spying on the phones of 35 world leaders?

9. For many countries spying is commonplace. True or false?

10. What did you find surprising about this story?

Should Australia spy on other countries? Have your say in the BtN online poll. To vote head to the BtN website http://abc.net.au/btn/polls.htm OzHarvest

1. What is the name of the organisation that is helping save food from being thrown out?

2. What are the two main issues that this organisation is tackling?

3. Approximately how many kilos of fruit and vegetables has Four Seasons donated so far?

4. List and illustrate some of the produce that Four Seasons has donated.

5. Why does Paul enjoy volunteering with OzHarvest?

6. Each year the average home throws away more than ______ dollars worth of food.

7. At school what percentage of kids lunches end up in the bin?

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Check out BtN’s OzHarvest teacher resource. Students will investigate the affects of food wastage on the environment and the positive affect that food rescue and distribution can have in communities.

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/resources/teacher/episode/20131112-ozharvest.pdf Fair Games

1. What are the Paralympics?

2. Researchers in ________________ are working on a new way to make competition fairer in the Paralympics.

3. Why did people question Oscar Pistorious’ performance at the London Paralympics?

4. How did Oscar Pistorious’ impairment give him an unfair advantage?

5. Describe some of the tests that Paralympic athletes have to go through before they compete.

6. What three areas are being measured?

a. Height, weight and age b. Movement, coordination and strength c. Reflexes, jumping ability and muscle tone

7. What condition does Jarrod have?

8. Explain the test that Jarrod has to complete.

9. Illustrate an aspect of this story.

10. Do you think athletes should be allowed to use artificial limbs to gain an advantage at the Paralympics? Explain your answer.

Write a message about the story and post it in the comments section on the BtN Fair Games story page. http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s3885275.htm Mime

1. What is mime?

2. What does mime mean in ancient Greek?

a. To imitate b. To run c. To be happy

3. Mime is one of the earliest forms of drama. True or false?

4. A mime artist will often dress in which two colours?

5. What French actor is famous for their miming performances?

6. What Aussie performers are well known for their mime?

7. What skills do you need to be a good mime artist?

8. What mime routine does Tash practise in the Mime story?

9. What colour do mime artists often paint their face?

10. Practice the ‘trapped in a box’ mime as a class.

Test your knowledge in the Mime quiz. Go to the BtN website and follow the links.

Check out BtN’s Mime teacher resource. Students will practise and perform their own mime, work cooperatively with other classmates and develop creativity.

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/resources/teacher/episode/20131112-mime.pdf

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OzHarvest Key Learning Students will investigate the affects of food wastage on the environment and the positive affect that food rescue and distribution can have in communities. Students will find out how food waste is managed and find ways to control the amount of food that gets thrown out at home and at school.





The Australian Curriculum Mathematics / Statistics and Probability / Data Geography / Geographical Inquiry and Skills / representation and interpretation Interpreting, analysing and concluding Interpret and compare a range of data displays, including side- Interpret geographical data to identify distributions and patterns by-side column graphs for two categorical variables. Year 6. and draw conclusions. Year 4. (ACHGS030) (ACMSP147)

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Discussion Questions

1. What is the name of the organisation that is helping save food from being thrown out?

2. What are the two main issues that this organisation is tackling?

3. Approximately how many kilos of fruit and vegetables has Four Seasons donated so far?

4. List and illustrate some of the produce that Four Seasons has donated.

5. Why does Paul enjoy volunteering with OzHarvest?

6. Each year the average home throws away more than ______ dollars worth of food.

7. At school what percentage of kids lunches end up in the bin?

a. 10% b. 24% c. 85%

8. What type of food did Nathan and Paul pick up from the Adelaide Convention Centre?

9. What charity did they deliver the food to?

10. Brainstorm a list of things you could do to help reduce food wastage at home and at school.

©ABC 2013 Activities Class discussion After watching the BtN OzHarvest story, facilitate a question and answer discussion to encourage students to engage with the topic and learn more about waste management.

Throughout this activity students will keep a journal entering what they know, what they have learnt and what they would like to learn. Students may want to organise their diary in the form of a KWLH chart (What do I know? What do I want to know? What have I learnt? How will I find out?).

What types of places might have food wastage? (E.g. hotel, convention centre, supermarket, restaurant, snack bar, canteen).

How often do you throw food away? Think about food thrown away at home and at school.

Where does your rubbish go after you have thrown it in the bin?

Imagine if you lived next door to a landfill? Describe how this would make you feel.

What types of foods can be put in the compost?

Do you eat leftovers? If not, where does your leftover food go?

What are the benefits of OzHarvest?

Food wastage challenge

Set students the challenge of tracking and measuring food wastage in their homes. In this activity the task is to find out how food waste is managed and to find ways to control the amount of food that gets thrown out at home. Students will pose questions and collect categorical or numerical data by observation and/or survey.

How many people live in your household?

Do you have a compost system at home? If so, explain how your home composting system works.

What food scraps go in the compost? Who empties the compost bin? Where do the food scraps go?

How do you use the compost when it has decomposed?

What sort of food is thrown in the rubbish?

Students will measure food wastage in their homes over a 1 week period, using the following table. A set of scales will be required for this activity.

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Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday ©ABC 2013 Students will present their findings in a column graph. Below is an example.

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What do the numbers on the vertical axis represent?

What do the numbers on the horizontal axis represent?

What days did you have the least amount of food wastage?

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What conclusions could you draw from this data?

What does this graph tell you about food wastage in your home?

Are there any patterns in the data?

©ABC 2013 The aim of this study is for students to now find ways to cut down and control the amount of food that gets thrown out at home or at school. Discuss as a class.

What are the benefits of a compost system? Design a simple and practical composting system for your home or school.

How else can you reduce food wastage?

What is the best way to store food so that it lasts longer?

Why is it important to plan and write a shopping list before you go food shopping?

Come up with some tips and ideas to reduce food wastage at home or at school.

o don’t buy more food than you really need o freeze fresh produce and leftovers it you won’t have the chance to eat them before they go bad o use your leftover fresh produce to make jams and preserves o grow your own organic fruit and veggies o plan your meals o avoid impulse buying at the supermarket o manage your fridge so that you have a no waste policy Visit the Foodwise website and take a look at their Food Waste Tool Kit for tips and tricks on how to reduce your food wastage.

http://foodwise.com.au/category/food-waste-toolkit/ Food Garden activities Get your class involved in a range of hands-on planting, harvesting and cooking activities. Refer to BtN’s Food Garden story http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s3630908.htm and teacher resource.

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/resources/teacher/episode/20121113-foodgarden.pdf ©ABC 2013  Related Research Links Behind the News – Food Waste http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s3334662.htm OzHarvest – About OzHarvest: Who are we?

http://www.ozharvest.org/ourimpact.asp?pageID=609 Think Eat Save – Reduce your footprint http://www.thinkeatsave.org/ NSW Government – Love Food Hate Waste http://www.lovefoodhatewaste.nsw.gov.au/ Foodwise – Home http://foodwise.com.au/ Foodwise – Food Waste Tool Kit http://foodwise.com.au/category/food-waste-toolkit/ Foodwise – Infographic https://www.lunchalot.com/foodwaste.php

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Mime Key Learning Students will practise and perform their own mime, work cooperatively with other classmates and develop creativity.

The Australian Curriculum English / Literacy / Interacting with others English / Literacy / Interacting with others Use interaction skills when discussing and presenting ideas and Use interaction skills, for example paraphrasing, questioning information, selecting body language, voice qualities and other and interpreting non-verbal cues and choose vocabulary and elements, (for example music and sound) to add interest and vocal effects appropriate for different audiences and meaning (ACELY1804) purposes (ACELY1796) Discussion Questions

1. What is mime?

2. What does mime mean in ancient Greek?

a. To imitate b. To run c. To be happy

3. Mime is one of the earliest forms of drama. True or false?

4. A mime artist will often dress in which two colours?

5. What French actor is famous for their miming performances?

6. What Aussie performers are well known for their mime?

7. What skills do you need to be a good mime artist?

8. What mime routine does Tash practise in the Mime story?

9. What colour do mime artists often paint their face?

10. Practice the ‘trapped in a box’ mime as a class.

Activities Practise mime As a class practice the ‘trapped in a box mime’ like Tash does in the BtN Mime story. Refer to Step 5 in the WikiHow ‘How to Mime’ tutorial http://www.wikihow.com/Mime What did you find difficult?

How did you use your body to convey emotions, attitudes and reactions?

How could you make your mime interesting for your audience?

Why is imagination and creativity so important in the art of mime?

©ABC 2013 Ask students to choose another physical movement to mime, for example flying a kite, playing soccer or cooking a cake. Students may want to practise in front of a mirror.

How many words to do with feelings can you think of? As a class brainstorm a list of different moods and feelings, and then discuss how you might convey these through facial expressions, body language and gestures in mime. Students will form pairs and practise miming a range of emotions. Students will take it in turns miming and then guessing the emotion. Examples to get

you started:

Nervous Confused Frustrated Hopeful Excited Stern Uncertain Confident Students may want to draw a range of emotions in the style of an emoticon to help with their mime.

Universal facial expression – infographic http://thumbnails.visually.netdna-cdn.com/universal-facialexpressions_50290c5f62371.jpg Who is Marcel Marceau? – create a biography Students will develop a biography on Marcel Marceau. Establish what students already know about Marcel Marceau. What sort of information is included in a biography? What does a biography tell us about a person?

The following website has examples of biographies for students to look at http://www.civicsandcitizenship.edu.au/cce/contemporary_gallery,14538.html

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