Behind the News: Preferential Voting

Click on the link below to watch the story “Preferential Voting”. Then answer the questions in your workbook.

  1. What was the main point of the story?
  2. What is the `First past the post’ voting system?
  3. When people go to the polls to vote, they number each candidate in order of _______________.
  4. How many votes does a politician need to get to win their seat?
  5. In your own words, describe preferential voting.
  6. Minor parties often do deals with major parties to give them ______________.
  7. Why do political parties hand out how to vote cards?
  8. Why are elections an important part of democracy?
  9. Do you think it is important for young people to understand the voting system? Why or why not?
  10. What do you understand more clearly since watching the BtN story?

How could we use preferential voting at school? Leave your response as a comment.

Digital Footprint – Behind the News

This week’s reading task is a BTN story about Digital Footprints.

Click on the link below to watch the story “Digital Footprint”. Then answer the questions in your workbook.

1. Give an example of how a person’s movements are tracked.

2. Why  has  online  privacy  been  an  issue  in  recent  years?

3. What  happened  to  the  Sony  Playstation  network?

4. What did it mean for Sony’s online users?

5. What sorts of information are people sharing online?

6. How can online activity be monitored?

7. How can information  footprints  be  useful?

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How  people  can  make  smart  choices  online?

What  do  you  understand  more  clearly  since  watching  the  story?