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I jumped out of bed. I hadn’t slept at all as I was excited. I quickly ran out of my bedroom and out into the corridor. On a table were six different colored eggs. How I found them you ask? Well, yesterday as I was sitting down, I looked out of the window and saw these eggs. I was so fascinated. Now I’m staring at these eggs and hoping for them to crack and reveal a dinosaur. I am so impatient ,I grab one of the eggs and smash it on the table. Chocolate crumbled out of the egg.

History of voting

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http://LINK:http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4464749.htm

This text was about the history and how the history of voting evolved over time to what we have now.Voting is compulsory in Australia and if you don’t you will be fined it has been that way since 1924. Australia was the first country to allow women to vote.  Women who protested for women to be able to are known as suffragettes.In which country’s other than Australia is voting compulsory?Which where some of the main women fighting for women to be able vote?I now understand how history of voting has evolved over time and how important it is to vote.

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There were green lush mountains in the distance. This wonderful view was destroyed by the worn down and desolate buildings. I walked through the arch of an old building. There was no roof and just four walls. The grass reached up to my knees. I could see the sun reflecting on this object. Moving closer and using my magnifying glass it became clearer what it was. I wiped the object with my top, a gold patterned teacup was visible. It was standing on its side. Grass was growing in and around it. The engraved letters read-  ‘January 15th – Queen Elizabeth the 1st.

Moving Australia day

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http://LINK: http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4399703.htm

 

 This article was about moving Australia day and what is Australia day.In the late seventeen hundreds Britain’s prisons where getting full. So they decided that they will send the convicts Australia. The first fleet had 759 convicts traveling on it. They landed in Sydney cove on January the 25th. January the 25th is also the day we celebrate Australia day for Aboriginal people this day is a day of sadness. Some people have been debating for a change in the date. Which date will be the ideal date to change Australia day? What do the majority of Australia think about Australia day? I now understand  that people have different opinions on Australia day.

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There are three levels of Australian government .The biggest is Australia’s federal government and it takes care of the country as a whole. It has the responsibility of defending the nation, and deals with trade and other countries. It also keeps a close eye on managing Australian money, taxes, communications and the environment.

State and Territory governments control each of Australia’s six states and two territories. And they have different responsibilities like health, education, mining and agriculture. They also watch over most of the police force and the courts, roads, trains and public transport.

At the bottom is the local government. There are more than 500 local governments around the country. They maintain local roads,

Deal with garbage and pets. And they’re in charge of local buildings and permits. But the country hasn’t always had three levels of government, in the old days of Australia, the states were their own separate colonies and just governed themselves. But then in 1901 the Federation of Australia united the colonies into the Commonwealth of Australia. And with that the states passed many of their powers to the new federal government. But as the population grew, state governments found it hard to manage all of the responsibilities they still had. So in the 1970s local governments became popular, they were given more money and some powers of their own.

How are disputes resolved between the three levels of government?
Which roles overlap between the three levels of government?

I know understand that the three different levels of government are responsible for different things.

 

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PROMPT: But what if I was in charge 

 

BEEP, BEEP!  I reached for my alarm clock. Thinking of work exhausted me. I reached for the TV remote.

“Today we have alarming news -Donald Trump has decided to start a war against North Korea. Here’s what he said:”

“This is how America will be great again! North Korea will pay and we will show them our power!”

I was in total shock. Could this be a nuclear war! But if I was in charge. I will send Donald Trump to Syria to experience what war is like. Striving for peace and being an inspiration to every little girl will be my aim.

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This text was about young leaders and their qualities.Now some Aussie school kids are learning how they can be the great leaders of the future. They’re taking part in something called National Young Leaders Day. It’s an opportunity to hear from leaders in the community, ask questions and learn about leadership skills.

 Qualities of a good leader:

  • A good communicator.
  • the ability to control a crowd, or connect with a single person.
  • leads by example.
  • inspires others:
  • encourage someone to speak out, or make a difference in the world.
  • places responsibility on his shoulders
  • shows empathy and cares about the way others feel.
  • focuses on the positives, not the negatives.
  • treats others the way they would like to be treated.
  • control a crowd, or connect with a single person.

 

Young leaders raised issues that are really important to them such as bullying, homelessness.And while talking about these things is a simple step, it could be just the start of what’s to come from these leaders of the future.I now understand there’s no single thing that makes someone a good leader. Different people lead in different ways and they’re often passionate about very different things. 

What qualities and skills will future leaders have?

Who is the youngest person in politics?

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 PROMPT:

Ladder   Goldfish   Flew   Brown   Slowly

 

 I slowly climbed up the ladder. My brown hair swished from side to side. Colorful birds flew in the sky. I liked it at the top of the house, what a wonderful view! The pain of losing my pet goldfish had disappeared. This spot made me forget about everything and it made me feel calm and relaxed. The ladder started to wobble I quickly climbed to the roof. Bang! I looked down to see shattered glass from one of the windows of the house and the ladder laid on ground how was I going to get down?

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The ball come straight for me. Bang! I couldn’t feel my body I fell to the ground. There was total darkness. Lifting my head, speckles of light emerged. The silhouette of tall trees could be seen from a distance. Suddenly, they started disintegrating. A pile of sticks fell to the ground which then rose and formed into shapes of people. They stomped with great force towards me.

“Food” they murmured to each other.

They approached closer. I jumped as one of them touched me with its sharp branches. “Are you okay?” he asked. The light became clearer. My brother’s face appeared.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BTN Democracy

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SUMMARY: BROWN

FACTS: RED

GREEN : UNDERSTANDINGS

PURPLE: QUESTIONS

LINK TO THE VIDEO

This article was about Democracy how it has made and how it is used around the world.

To give the people more of a say on big decision/s the Greeks came up with something they called democracy! Democracy is a made up of two Greek words. Demos meaning people and Kratos meaning power or rule. So together it means rule of the people.The Ancient Greeks were some of the first people to experiment with better ways of leading their people.

While their system was far from fair, it was a pretty revolutionary idea while it lasted.Some really important values also form the basis of our democracy here in Australia. We are guaranteed the freedom to express our views without getting into trouble, equal rights for people from all different backgrounds and the right to justice and a fair and independent trial.

That’s democracy in Australia, but democracy isn’t the only form of government Some countries, like Saudi Arabia and Qatar, are an absolute monarchy. That’s when someone born into a royal family has complete control over the people and all laws and decisions are made by that person or family. A dictatorship is another form of government. It’s similar to an absolute monarchy in that one leader has power over a country, but they usually aren’t royal. Instead, dictators often take control of a country by force. North Korea and Zimbabwe are considered dictatorships. In these countries, people usually don’t have a lot of rights and often aren’t looked after very well by their rulers.

I now understand that democracy is now one of the most popular form off government in the world.I now understand that in Australia we have a representative democracy.

When were women first aloud to vote?