Politics for Kids – The Same-Sex Survey Vote

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democracy is a form of government in which the people, either directly or indirectly, take part in governing. The word democracy originates from Greek, and means rule of the people.

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The people who took part in the survey 61.6% of people said yes and 38.4% said no.

Out of all the people who can vote only 78% decided to take part.

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When you become 18, you too will be allowed to decide what laws and who should govern the country.

Watch this behind the news clip that discusses the history of voting.

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Behind The News – The History of Voting

Now what is the difference between a survey and referendum:

A survey gives everyone the chance to have their say on a topic, you might get asked to do a survey on your favorite ice cream flavor or which subject you like the most at school.

A Referendum is when the citizens of a country get to decide what laws they want to be passed in their country and under a democracy, they are who really decides what happens.

With the Vote on Same-Sex Marriage survey, everyone got to express their opinion but it was not legally binding – This means it is still not allowed. By sending out a survey and not a referendum nothing will change until it is passed into law through a different process. This can take days, weeks or even years to do so.

 

Top 10 in Stem

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We have picked 10 of the best Stem programs and tv series to use in your next class. All Ages.

14 MINUTES FROM EARTH

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FIRST IN HUMAN – ADMISSION (S01E01)

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BATTLEBOTS (S02E01)

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GIRLS CAN CODE

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YEAR MILLION – ENTIRE SERIES

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SPEED IS THE NEW BLACK (S01E01)

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HACKING THE WILD – THE BLACK BAYOU (S01E03)

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JAMES MAY – THE REASSEMBLER – ELECTRIC GUITAR

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The Good Doctor (s01e01)

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SCIENCE MAX- EXPERIMENTS AT LARGE

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10 Eco-Friendly Movies from us

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Want to teach your students about sustainability and the environment? Here is a list of 10 movies we have that you can use in class right now.

Over The Hedge

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Wall-E

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Hoot

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Free Willy

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Furry Vengeance

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March of The Penguins

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Spirit – Stallion of The Cimarron

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Dr Seuss The Lorax

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Ferngully – The Last Rainforest

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Happy Feet

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Building Resilience in your students

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Learning about resilience is a useful skill for any student and when they experience failure or loose at a game they can think about the life lessons from these movies.

Young Students:

Mulan (1998)

An ancient legend of a woman who disguises herself as a man so she can fight with the Chinese army.

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Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius (2001)

11-year-old Jimmy Neutron comes up with a plan to save Retroville’s adults from Aliens

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TURBO 2013

an accident gives a snail the chance to fulfill his dream of becoming the worlds best race car driver.

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The Emperors New Groove (2000)

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Older Students:

MR PEABODY AND SHERMAN (2014)

Join them on a journey through time.

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PRINCESS DIARIES 2 ROYAL ENGAGEMENT (2004)

Now settled in Genovia, Princess Mia faces a new revelation: she is being primed for an arranged marriage to an English suitor.

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Antz (1998)

A worker Ant decides he wants to be more and enlists as a Soldier Ant

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School of Rock

After being kicked out of a rock band, Dewey Finn becomes a substitute teacher of a strict elementary private school, only to try and turn it into a rock band.

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Teens and adults:

Silver Linings PLaybook (2012)

After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.

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Safe Haven (2013)

A young woman with a mysterious past lands in Southport, North Carolina where her bond with a widower forces her to confront the dark secret that haunts her.

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THE HUNGER GAMES – CATCHING FIRE

Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem.

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Dirty Dancing

Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances “Baby” Houseman falls in love with the camp’s dance instructor, Johnny Castle.

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Chef

A head chef quits his restaurant job and buys a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise while piecing back together with his estranged family.

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Year 9 Geography – Biomes

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Australian Biomes

SECRETS OF WILD AUSTRALIA – Snakes (s01e01)

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Nature’s Microworlds – Australia’s Red Centre

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Nature’s Microworlds – Great Barrier Reef

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The Human MicroBiome

Ask The Doctor Gut (s01e09)

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Biomes from around the earth

EUROPES GREAT WILDERNESS – EUROPES GREEN HEART

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HELLO WORLD – USHER PRESENTS STRONGER (S01E01)

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Planet Earth II – Cities

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Planet Earth II – Jungle

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Scope – Hydro Habitats

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Nature’s Microworlds – Deep Sea

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Nature’s Microworlds – Yellowstone

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Nature’s Microworlds – Namib Desert

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R U OK? – Mental Health in Schools

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R u OK?

We ask our friends and families, but what about the people we spend most of our lives around? Our students and fellow staff members.

Here are some digital resources you can use in class or send home with your students.

Australian Story – Beyond OK

The extraordinary story behind R U OK? Day. After advertising executive Gavin Larkin started the suicide prevention movement, he found out he was anything but ok. Nine years on, his legacy continues to sustain his own family.

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Mental Health

Me and My Mental Illness

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Insight – How is mental illness managed in the workplace

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The Not So Secret Life Of The Manic Depressive – 10 Years On

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TalkAboutIt – Mental Illness (s03e01)

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Behind The News Special – A Mental Health special

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Larping Saved My Life

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Cyber Bullying

Bullies – Cyber

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Bullies – Workplace

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Bullies – School

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Cyberhate With Tara Moss Episode 5 Beating The Bullies

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Bullied (Part 1 of 2)

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Bullied – Chloe (s01e02)

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The Roy Files – Bullies (s01e02)

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The Feed – Bully’s Deadly Toll

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Health Class – Growing Up

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We will talk about mental health, alcohol abuse, cyber bullying, sexting etc.

Topics that we need to discuss that sometimes can be difficult to bring up.

These topics are for more senior students, please view the videos and use your discretion for appropriateness before showing the programs to your students.

Mental Health:

Felicity’s Mental Mission

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The Not So Secret Life Of The Manic Depressive – 10 Years On

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Alcohol and Substance abuse:

Ask The Doctor – Alcohol (s01e05)

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Is Binge Drinking That Bad

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How Safe Are My Drugs

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Best Of Four Corners Rehab Inc

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Cyber Bullying:

Cyberhate Wth Tara Moss – In The Beginning 

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Bullied (Part 1 of 2)

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Sexting:

Revenge Porn

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