BTN Clip: History Of Voting:

. In 1843 Australia held their first parliamentary election the only problem was that women weren’t allowed to vote. In the late 1800’s lots of women demanded change, women protesting for their rights were known as ‘Suffragettes’, they: Debated, wrote articles and petitions, protested and even faced arrest. In 1902 Australia became the first country in the world to give women the right to vote.

. Why weren’t women, aboriginals or people under the age of 21 allowed to vote from the 1800’s-1900’s?

. Did some Suffragettes die in fight for women’s rights?

. I understand that in the 1800’s-1900’s, women and aboriginals weren’t allowed to vote nor were the people under the age of 21.

100 Word Challenge: …but how did he/she get up there?…

“But how did he get up there?” The ginger cat just sat there in the sun rolling on the tin roof. “He’s going to fall off!” screamed the girl. The girl grabbed onto the ladder next to her. “Don’t worry I’ll get you down Winks!” The cat sprung up like a rabbit in the headlights “Hisssssss!!!” “Aaarrrggghhh”, the girl fell off the ladder and landed with a “THUMP!”. Winks looked over the edge, the girl looked up, and the cat gave her a wink and walked away, with his head up high.

100 Word Challenge:

China, 17th of March 1853, My Uncle, Aunt and I all stepped up into the carriage. They were taking me out today as a birthday treat. The wooden seats were terribly uncomfortable .I looked in front of me to see that the horse that was taking us back to my parent’s house. We bounced up and down as the horse was cantered along the road. We reached the house and when Mother and Father opened the door they gave me a big hug and held out a beautiful box wrapped in ribbon. Inside was a china teacup with encrusted gold on the sides and my name had been etched into the pattern.

BTN Clip: Voting Age:

. When you turn 16 you are able to: Learn how to drive, get a full-time job, get a debit card and you could enlist in the army, donate blood and with a few terms and conditions you could even get married. Some people want to change the age that you have to be to vote, the eligible age to vote in Australia right now is 18+ but now they want to change the age to 16+. The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) said 400,000 18-24 year olds didn’t vote which is illegal.

. How many people in Australia don’t want to change the voting age?

. What consequences would we have if 16 year olds were allowed to vote?

. I understand why people want to change the voting age so that 16+ CAN vote.

100 Word Challenge: But what if I was in charge?

I sat there at my desk staring at the bland beige wall “Jessy? What do you think about the Adani mine?”, said the teacher. Jessy loved nature and would always do anything to save it. “I think It’s okay…” Her mouth hung open she couldn’t believe what she just said. The teacher had already moved on, showing a video to the class about the Adani mine and the effects that It has on Mother Nature. “Recently the Adani Mine votes have gone up by 30% and unfortunately it looks like the Great Barrier Reef won’t be here in 20 years’ time if the Adani mine is constructed”. She thought to herself, but what if I was in charge, maybe I could change things?

BTN Clip: Levels Of Government

. The Federal government is the most important government of all, they have control of: Defense, Trade, Foreign Affairs, Taxes, Communication and the Environment.

. The State/Territory government has control of the six states of Australia, they also have control of: Health, Education, Mining/Agriculture, Police force and Transport.

. The Local government isn’t as important as the other levels of government although there are more than 500 Local governments over Australia. They have control over: Local roads, Garbage, Pets, Local Buildings and Permits.

. I understand that each form/Level of government has control of certain things.

BTN Clip: Australia Day

Australia Day is held on January 26th and is the day where Captain Arthur Phillip claimed Australia as a British colony.

In 1988 on the Bicentenary or 200-year celebration of the First Fleets arrival, around 15 thousand Aboriginal people took place in a protest for ‘Freedom, Justice and Hope’.

Around 35 thousand people a year turn up to Parliament House to celebrate Australia Day.

Have they allowed a vote on whether or not we should have Australia day?

How many Aboriginal people were there in Australia before the First Fleet came?

I understand why some people want the date to change or not even have the day.

 

100 Word Challenge: Ladder, Goldfish, Flew, Brown, Slowly

My eyes flickered as the light shimmered through the window. I was lying in bed staring at the roof in total boredom when I heard a rattling sound coming from outside. I looked over to my bedside table, I could see that my cup of water was shaking, something was up. I SLOWLY got out of bed being very cautious of my surroundings, I scuffed my feet across the BROWN carpet to open my curtains and see the LADDER was rattling against wall outside my bedroom. I had lots of horrible ideas running through my head at that moment. I looked over to see my GOLDFISH just swimming into the glass trying to get out. I ran to the door, it was locked, I started pulling at the door handle it wouldn’t budge until someone from the outside opened it and I FLEW across the room…

BTN Clip: What Is Democracy?

The ancient Greeks were the first people to experiment with better ways of leading their people.

Greece came up with something they called democracy, democracy is made up of 2 Greek words, Demos which means People and Kratos which means power or rule, so the word Democracy means rule of the people.

They didn’t let the women, the slaves or anyone poor vote.

.Why didn’t they let women vote?

.Why did the Persians want to have a wars on the Greeks?

.What type of government does Greece have now?

.I understand the different types of democracy.

100 Word Challenge

The trees blew silently and the leaves swirled around in circles as if they were dancing .Flowers blossomed with bright ,vibrant colours. The trees grew as high as the clouds, not knowing the evil that lurked inside them. The horns blew loud as the king of the trees demanded training for his new army to begin in the early morning. They were preparing for war. The King wanted to plant more trees that would become his new kingdom. Although the villagers did not need nor want more land, they were fine the way they were and the land they had.