Once you have found the Main Idea in the example above, read the article below on social media and the article’s Main Idea.
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Complete the below activity:
July 25, 2016 by Mr Richo
Watch the BtN video and answer the questions below as a quality comment.
1. At election time, people vote for the ______________ who are
running in their________________
2. What is an electorate?
3. How many federal electorates are there in Australia?
4.How many square kilometres does the electorate of Grayndler
5. Which is the largest electorate in Australia? How many square
kilometres does it cover?
6. How are electorates worked out?
7. Who are electorates named after?
8.What is a safe seat?
9.Why do politicians spend a lot of time campaigning in marginal
10.What do you understand more clearly since watching the BtN
July 18, 2016 by Mr Richo
Reading Activity – Parliament History Timeline
Check out the timeline on this website: http://timeline.peo.gov.au/
This website displays important events in Australia’s electoral history. Choose ONE event that interests you. Using the coloured paper in your group’s folder, write out the key points from this event and draw a picture representing the event. At the end of the session, add your event to the timeline.
It would be a wise choice to draft your paragraph in your reading book first and check with a friend before publishing on the coloured paper.
July 18, 2016 by Mr Richo
Watch the BtN video below and answer the questions as a quality comment.
1. Before you watch the BtN story, record what you know about
2. What happened in ancient Greece that led to people wanting a say in decision making?
3. The word `democracy’ comes from which two words?
4.Monarchies became popular in the Middle Ages. Explain what a monarchy is.
5. Why was Magna Carta an important document?
6. In Australia we have something called a ________________
7. Who represents us in parliament?
8. What are the values that form the basis of democracy in
9. Give an example of another form of government.
10. What do you understand more clearly about democracy?
May 13, 2016 by Mr Richo
- Tell what you like or dislike about one of the characters.
- Rewrite the ending differently: ie sadly, realistically, outrageously,
- Imagine what you would have done when……
- Rewrite part of the story as a news report. Set it out as you would see in a newspaper.
- Write a different story around on of the characters
- Write a letter to the author expressing your views about the book
- Explain how this book compares with another by this author
- Paint or draw scenes from the book
- Design an improved cover for the book and explain why yours is better
- Make a poster advertising the book
- Write an advertisement about the book
- Record or video yourself reading a dramatic part of the book
- Make a model of the hero/heroine of the story
- Make a cartoon strip about the main episodes of the book
- Draw a map of the main location of the book
- Make a mind map to explain how all the characters fit into the story
- Make a family tree to show the relationships of the characters
- Write a diary entry for one of the characters
- Design the front of a newspaper with different items about the book
- Write a poem suggested by the mood or atmosphere of the book
- Research to find out something about a part of the book
- Work out some interview questions to ask a character during a T.V. interview
- Draw the characters in the clothes that they would wear during your favourite part of the story
- Make a list of the things you would take with you if you were to join in the story
- Make a diorama of a scene from the book
- If you were a parent/teacher of the main character, what would some advice be that youwould offer the main character
- If you were to make a T.V. program about the story, who would you choose to act out thecharacters from the book
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