Federal Government- The Senate

The Senate

You will need to watch this video as a class, you will probably have time to watch it twice.

While you watch, you will need to take Cornell Notes.

You will also need to record 3 interesting things to share with a partner.

We will be able to use Cornell Notes to record information.

I can use the Cornell Notes structure to record information on the House of Representatives.

I can share 3 interesting things/questions (from the video) with a partner.

Federal Government- The House of Representatives

House of Representatives Video

You will need to watch this video as a class, you will probably have time to watch it twice.

While you watch, you will need to take Cornell Notes.

You will also need to record 3 interesting things to share with a partner.

We will be able to use Cornell Notes to record information.

I can use the Cornell Notes structure to record information on the House of Representatives.

I can share 3 interesting things/questions (from the video) with a partner.

 

Political Party Platforms

As part of your political party project, you will need to have a space within your blog that describes what your 2 platforms for change are (proposed bill changes). The best way to do this is by creating a sibling page.

Step 1)
Create your political party PAGE

Step 2)
Create a second page for your platform. On the RHS, there is a box that says ‘Page Attributes’. This is just under where you click to post your page. Click on the drop down that says ‘Parent Page’ and select the page that is your Party Page.

You will now have a drop down menu for your political party platforms.

Some of you have been confused about how to write up your platforms/bill changes.

Check out these political websites:

Greens- Save the Reef

Labor Campaigns

Liberal- Our Plan

You can see that some of these are quite wordy and long- yours doesn’t have to be. About a paragraph is good. You will need to describe what you are going to change, why you think it should change and how you are suggesting this is paid for.

You should include lots of pictures, lots of punchy headlines (be clever- use alliteration, similes, metaphors, persuasive techniques, rhetorical questions etc), you can include glitter texts, videos, photos of your Political Party in/with the space you want to change, anything made on PicCollage to get your voters attention.

This is your life

This is your first chance to begin really researching about the famous Australian you have chosen to write your biography on.

We will understand that notes can be taking using a variety of formats.

We will understand the importance of recording sources as we take notes.

I can explain the style I have used to take notes about a famous Australian.

I can record any sources I use to take notes.

Jump onto Google Images and type in ‘Note Taking Styles’

You can see that note taking looks very different depending on how you want to take notes. It’s ok if it’s a little bit messy, as long as you can read it and make sense of what you have written.
What else do you notice about how note taking looks?

Why is it important to take notes when you are researching for a project?
What notes style will you use?

I will share with you 2 links that you might like to use to start your research:

Timeline of Australian History

Famous Australians

This is your life was a TV show from when I was very little, where a biography would be ‘told’ about a famous person, while they were a guest. They would have lots of guests come along to tell things about the person.

Kathryn Apel

 

Today we are extra lucky, as we are receiving a visit from Kathryn Apel.
She is an author who has published many novels and picture story books.
Kathryn writes a lot with poetry, these sorts of novels are called verse novels.

If you click on the picture, it will take you to Kathryn’s website where you can read a little more of each of her books, read some reviews and find out more about poetry.

I know that lots of you are reading or have enjoyed reading books that are written in verse, this could be a new place to find some more                                                                                        reading material!

Reflecting- What’s the big deal?

I understand the purpose of reflection.

I can describe the process of reflecting.

I can complete a Frayer Model about reflecting.

 

Reflecting. A topic, piece of writing or conversation that often involves lots of groans and eye rolls from my kids.

 

Why?

It’s such an important thing to be able to do, and if you can master the skill of reflecting with purpose and effort, it’s a skill that can greatly enhance your learning and understanding.

 

There are a few things you will need to do.

  1. Draw a Frayer Model into your Writing Scrapbook (bigger pages, no lines to get in the way)
  2. Read this link Reflecting
  3. Fill in the areas of the Frayer Model with your own information.

 

After that, I’d like you to answer these questions, it’s up to you how you answer and display them (it must be able to go on your blog). You’ll need to choose an efficient way to record your answers.

What is reflecting?

Why do we do it?

How do we do it? What tools can we use to reflect?

How can it help your learning?

You won’t find these answers in the link- you’ll need to think about them for yourself!

Who was the most influential person/people during the Eureka Stockade?

We will understand the influence of people/persons on the shaping of Australia as a nation.

I can answer skinny questions to inform my knowledge

I can create a video production including reasons to support my opinion.

This is a mini project about the Eureka Stockade, to help build your knowledge of this important event, so that you can have a stronger understanding before we go to camp and so that you can understand a bit more about how this event was a powerful move towards Federation.

There are 2 parts to this mini project- the first part we will start today. They are some ‘skinny’ questions.

1)When was the Eureka Stockade?

2)Where was the Eureka Stockade?

3)What was the Eureka Stockade? What happened there?

4)Describe what life was like for the miners- find a photo/painting

5)What does the Eureka Flag look like and what does it symbolise?

I would like you to answer these questions in your inquiry  project book.

The second part, which you can be thinking about is: Who was the most influential person/people during the Eureka Stockade?

You will create a video/EE production, answering the question, including images and voice over to answer the question.
One of the images must be of their inquiry project book, including the answers to the skinny questions.

 

You may like to use these resources to help you:

My Place Eureka Stockade

BTN Eureka Stockade

ABC Splash Eureka Stockade

Australia.gov Eureka Stocakde

Federation

 

We will understand the key people and events that lead to Australia’s Federation

I can explain the meanings of key words

I can use Cornell Notes to gather key information

I can create a brief timeline of people and events that lead to Federation

My timeline includes a date, an image/s and at least 3 sentences to describe the event.

BTN Federation-zd9jph  Please save a copy of this PDF as we will be referring to it as we learn about Federation.