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Link to BTN: http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4770333.htm

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This video was about Christmas traditions.

 Christmas started out as an ancient pagan midwinter festival called Saturnalia but now we celebrate the birth of Jesus. A tradition is putting up a Christmas tree this started in Germany in the 16th century by Martin Luther. Another tradition is hanging up stockings it is a legend that Saint Nicholas put coins in stockings of 3 poor sisters whose stockings where hanging on the fire place. I now understand the history of Christmas traditions. I also understand who came up with them or where they originated from. What are the origins of other Christmas traditions?

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Link to BTN: http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4723106.htm

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This video was about what dreams are.

We dream for 2 hours each might that’s 6 hours of our life. Ancient Egyptians believed that dreams where messages sent from the goods to special people when they sleep. Dreaming mostly takes place when we are at the deepest stage of our sleep and our brain movement increases  it is called rapid eye movement or rem in this stage our brain activity increases and we can mimic being awake. I now understand how we dream and why this happens. I also understand the history of dreams. Is there certain time we dream?

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Link to BTN: http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4430560.htm

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This video was about coral bleaching.

The skeleton of the coral is polyps popping out of the holes and eating food that floats past. But the coral is not alone in the holes which turns sunlight in to food for the coral.  Algae is temperature sensitive and if it is to hot the agile leave and the coral starve.  I now understand how agile is important to coral. I also understand how the coral becomes white. How long will it take to fix this problem?

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Link to BTN: http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4759803.htm

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This video was about the history of electricity.

It was roughly 600BC when the ancient Greeks discovered that rubbing fur against amber creates static electricity. In 1800 an Italian physicist Alessandro Volta made the first electrochemical battery, Voltaic Pile. The battery used special chemicals that break apart and release electrons. In 1881 a small town call surrey in the U.K became the first city in the world to be lit with electricity. I now understand the history of electricity. I also understand where in the world electricity started. What was the last city to get electricity?

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Link to BTN: http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4759796.htm

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This video was about why we recycle and what we can recycle.

All things in our recycling bin is made from precious resources. In the 1800s there where mills which turned recycled rags into paper by the 20’s there where waster paper collections services collecting from homes and businesses we also recycled meatal glass and fabric. From 1996 to 2015 Australian population has risen by 25% and our waste by 170% but now be recycle 58% more than ever. I now understand how important it is that we recycle. I also understand how not recycling can hurt the environment. What percent of our weekly rubbish I recycling.

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Link to BTN: http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4759791.htm

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This text was about the Uluru climbing ban.

Up until the 80’s this big red rock was known as Ayres rock. It was named by Premier south Australia explores who came across it in the 1800’s it has been around longer than that. In 1985 it was officially named Uluru because it was sacred to aborigines. You used to be able to climb Uluru but now it is banned. I now understand the true history of Uluru. I also understand why we stopped climbing it.  What year did we start to climb Uluru?

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Link to BTN: http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4752304.htm

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This video was about teaching changes.

Early Aussie schools where all run by the church it was not until 1849 when the first public school opened. Back then they would check student’s nails hair and teeth boys and girls had different classes and the teachers could use the cane. Now some schools are bilingual others the teacher and you don’t have to be in the same room. I now understand how schools have changed. I also understand how we teach now. How else do they teach?

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Link to BTN: http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s3057523.htm

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This video was about koala proofing our roads.

Sadly about 100 koalas die or are injured on north Queensland rods each year. Koalas try to cross roads because their habitat is being destroyed to make homes. The most affected area is koala cost just south of Brisbane. I now understand how this issue affects koalas. I also understand what we have to do to help. When do they aim to end this issue?

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This video was about our school standards.

Over the past decade our country has fallen behind other countries. Australia is in since and reading and in maths. They are going to give more money to the schools who need it. I now understand why we need to change it. I also understand who made up this idea. Where did they come up with this idea?

 

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Link to BTN: http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4733841.htm

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This video was about kangaroo population.

There are around 47 million kangaroos in Australia which is about 2 per person. There are too many kangaroos which is harming the environment. This is causing debate on how we can put the back to normal population. I now understand what this can do to the environment. I also understand how we can protect the environment. Why can’t they transport them?

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