Behind The News Specials

Behind the News is a high-energy, fun way for Upper Primary and Secondary students to learn about current issues and events in their world. Each program is built around major news stories of the week.

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Season 2016, Episode 1 (Civics) 17:00

Season 2016, Episode 1 (Civics)

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From the Ancient Greeks who created democracy, we travel through time to learn about the history of voting & levels of government in Australia. BtN gets to the bottom of this & more to explain how Democracy works in Australia.
Season 2016, Episode 7 (Just Doing It) 14:00

Season 2016, Episode 7 (Just Doing It)

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There are plenty of kids doing some pretty amazing things, including Madeleine who makes special care kits for kids with cancer, Sophie who volunteers in her spare time & Ardie, a young racer, who's winning speed races at 13!
Season 2016, Episode 6 (Our Universe) 15:00

Season 2016, Episode 6 (Our Universe)

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We look at the effects of space on the human body & all about Gravitational Waves! We find out just why this is one of the biggest discoveries of the century. And BtN gives you a step-by-step guide to becoming an Astronaut.
Season 2016, Episode 5 (Environmental Efforts) 15:00

Season 2016, Episode 5 (Environmental Efforts)

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We look at some of the negative effects of climate change & some of the 'Environmental Efforts' people are making to help the natural world. Coral Bleaching is at its highest level & coastal mangroves are also in danger!
Season 2016, Episode 4 (Animal Projects) 14:00

Season 2016, Episode 4 (Animal Projects)

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Animals are intelligent & and play an important part in protecting each other, such as the specially trained dogs doing important work to make sure penguins aren't attacked by feral animals.
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