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Behind The News 5

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There are 53 countries in the commonwealth and 71 compete even if there not part of the commonwealth. As far back as the 1500’s Britten begun traveling the world to claim places but in the 1900’s they had claimed a quarter of the world then the country’s started to fight for independence. Overtime it was dismantled but in its place came the British commonwealth of nations and created in 1931 now they compete.  How many commonwealth games have we had? Where there any country’s that have been taken out of the commonwealth? I now understand why it is called the commonwealth.

Behind The News 4

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In the 1800’s women went allowed to vote or be elected to vote they actually didn’t get a say in much but in 1902 they were finally allowed to vote but Australia was the first country to let them vote it took 2 decades for the rest to follow suite. In 1903 aboriginals didn’t get a say or even if you had an aboriginal back ground in 1949 aboriginals who were in the army could vote but it was not until 1962 that all aboriginals could vote. Until 1973 the voting age was 21 but was then changed to 18 now if you don’t vote you’ll be fined.

I now understand how lucky we are with the laws in voting now.

I also understand the ways voting laws have changed.

Are women not allowed to vote in other countries?

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Australia has 3 leaves of government federal which looks after defending the nation, and deals with trade and other countries. It looks after managing Australian money, taxes, communications and the environment. State and Territory governments they look after health, education, mining and agriculture as well police force and the courts, roads, trains and public transport. Local government they control local roads, deal with garbage and pets local buildings and permits. The country hasn’t always had three levels of government. Some time ago the government of Australia, the states   just governed themselves. In 1901 the Federation of Australia united the colonies into the Commonwealth of Australia. The states passed many of their powers to the new federal government. When the three levels disagree they have to listen to what the federal government says because they have the most power.

Was there ever 4 leaves of government?

What is one of the things they disagreed on?

I now understand that we didn’t always have 3 levels of government.

Behind The News 2

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Leaders are known for different things in different ways there people who have accomplished big things influenced others or helped them to reach their goal. Good leaders can communicate well and the different ways or methods they use to get their message across .A good leader can communicate with everyone but they pay attention to every individual person’s thoughts or opinions.

Have any of these leaders not listened to anyone’s opinions or thoughts?

How long has Australia been having leaders and how leaders many have we had?

I now understand all of the different things leaders have to possess.

Behind The News 2018 1

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In 700 BC the ancient Greeks came up with democracy demos meaning people kratos meaning power or rule. So they let them vote but they would not let women slaves or poor vote .As time went on democracy died out by the middle ages kings and queens began to rule and people did not get a say but Magna Carta an important document sowed people a right. We in Australia have a representative democracy where we elect a representative to represent us in parliament they make sure our voices are heard. Other countries have an absolute democracy where someone born in to the royal family has control of decisions made and they don’t vote. Or there is a dictatorship democracy where someone who is not a royal instead forced takes leadership.

Are there any other types of democracy? Who was the ruler of ancient Greek when they came up with democracy?

I understand how democracy has changed over the years and the different stages t went through to what it is today.

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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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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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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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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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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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