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Martin Luther King - I Have A Dream Speech - August 28, 1963

I Have a Dream Speech Martin Luther King's Address at March on Washington August 28, 1963. Washington, D.C. When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring fro...
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I chose to scoop Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a dream speech’ because of how powerful it is. During the time of black discrimination in America, Dr.Martin Delivered a speech giving hope to the end of black discrimination. I would use this in a classroom in the topic of discrimination and this could be used as an example of the fight and courage that was put up by these heroes. 

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SBS Dateline | Alaska s Big Thaw

SBS Dateline | Alaska s Big Thaw | Humanities | Scoop.it
SBS :: Special Broadcasting Service
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This documentary is about the environmental effects on Alaska. With global warming raising earth’s core temperature, it is resulting to ice being dissolved in Alaska which could lead to floods throughout the world. I would use this clip as a way to give students an insight to the effects of global warming. 

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Inside North Korea (Part 1/3)

Vice founder Shane Smith managed to get into North Korea after a year and half of trying and is witness to the craziness of this hermit nation. Crazy is actu...
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This YouTube clip is about a 3 part series of a documentary on the living condition in North Korea which is a country which is ruled by an iron fist, isolated from the world. I would use this clip as an example of the differ living standard from Australia to another country. 

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Moments in History - The Fall of the Berlin Wall

Here is a short 6 minutes documentary that shows the events that lead to the fall of the Berlin Wall and beyond. I recently this video material recently and ...
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This YouTube clip is a short collaboration of pictures during the fall of the Berlin wall which divided the east and West of German. This clip could be used in the classrooms for history which will engage students because of how powerful some of the pictures are. 

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'Genome hacker' Yaniv Erlich creates massive family tree of 13 million people using online genealogy site

'Genome hacker' Yaniv Erlich creates massive family tree of 13 million people using online genealogy site | Humanities | Scoop.it
A GENOME researcher has pulled together the largest family tree ever assembled, with 13 million people and stretching back to the 15th century.
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A Genome researcher has pulled together the largest family tree ever made, with 13 million people included with the tree stretching back to the 15th century. All the information was pulled from online genealogy sites by computational biologist, Taniv Erlich. This would fit into the topic of ‘Belongings’ in a classroom discussion.

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Earth's hot twin sister Kepler-78b discovered by scientists

Earth's hot twin sister Kepler-78b discovered by scientists | Humanities | Scoop.it
THE good news is astronomers have discovered an Earth-like planet.
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Astronauts and scientists have recently discovered an Earth-like planet named Kepler78b. The article states that the newly exposed planet has an orbit of about 8.5 hours and flies so close to the sun that its temperature is approximately 2000 degrees hotter than Earth. It also almost scrapes the surface of its sun as it orbits. This would be great to talk about in a class of Astronomy. 

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Did Hitler escape to Argentina? The bizarre new theory that has historians at war

Did Hitler escape to Argentina? The bizarre new theory that has historians at war | Humanities | Scoop.it
THOUGH it was approaching midnight in Berlin, the streets were far from dark. On every street, fires raged out of control as the intense and savage Russian artillery bombardment crept closer to the centre of the Third Reich.
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It is thought to believe by historians that Hitler escaped to Argentina. The article says, “By that late hour on the night of April 27th, 1945, there was not one person in Germany who though that the Nazi’s could still win.” This is why historians have reason to believe Hitler escaped to go to Argentina. This would be good to present in a History class as it would provide students with greater knowledge of World War II. 

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Australia involved in US spy scandal

Australia involved in US spy scandal | Humanities | Scoop.it
ONE of Australia's most respected security experts claims Australia is spying on the Asia Pacific region on behalf of the US government.
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A respected security expert in Australia accuses Australia spying on the Asia Pacific region on behalf of the United States government.  However Australia is not the only culprit as they discovered the US was also spying on foreign governments. This would be presented to a class when talking about Politics and the different governments coming together to do such things like this. 

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Under heavy security, PM Tony Abbott visits Afghanistan and declares war over

Under heavy security, PM Tony Abbott visits Afghanistan and declares war over | Humanities | Scoop.it
PRIME Minister Tony Abbott last night declared Australia's longest conflict over, saying our soldiers were leaving Afghanistan a better place after the war on terror.
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At the time of this article being published, Prime Minister Tony Abbott last night declared Australia’s longest conflict is now over, saying our soldiers were leaving Afghanistan a better after the war on terror. Mr Abbott states, “Our armed forces and our officials have done their duty. That duty never ends, although our duty here has.” This would be a good topic starter when it comes to recent news in Australia, War or Government actions. 

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Barack Obama, busy with domestic and Mideast issues, is paying little attention to North Korea

Barack Obama, busy with domestic and Mideast issues, is paying little attention to North Korea | Humanities | Scoop.it
PREOCCUPIED with domestic woes and high-stakes Mideast diplomacy, the Obama administration has little time these days to focus on the ominous signs that its enemy North Korea is advancing its nuclear weapons program.
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This article explains how there has been controversy about Obama being “preoccupied” with domestic woes and high-stakes Mideast diplomacy as the Obama administration has little time these days to focus on the ominous signs that its enemy North Korea is advancing its nuclear weapons program. This would go well in a classroom when talking about conflict and Politics. 

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Why black teenager Keshia Thomas saved a white supremacist

Why black teenager Keshia Thomas saved a white supremacist | Humanities | Scoop.it
HE WAS a white man with Nazi tattoos. She was an 18-year-old black girl, protesting a Ku Klux Klan rally in her home town.
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An 18 year old black woman named Keshia Thomas was part of an anti-KKK group protesting in Michigan. As the protest went on, they noticed a white man with Nazi Tattoos on himself and was supposably part of the KKK’s. Many people starting attacking the man and Keshia decided to lay on top of him to protect the man from being beaten. I would present this as an example to the class whilst talking about racism and how it still exists. However people like Keshia do the right thing in protecting people like the white man as she states “When people are in a crowd they are more likely to do things they would never do as an individual.”

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Tony Abbott says his government stopped the boats in 50 days

Tony Abbott says his government stopped the boats in 50 days | Humanities | Scoop.it
FIFTY days into the job, Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he's already delivered on many of his election promises, and that includes stopping the boats.
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Tony Abbott the newly elected believes that he has stopped the boats coming to Australia in 50 days. This article made me angry because why would be so proud of that why is he so determined to stop the so called 'boats'. People from all over the world come to Australia seeking refugee leaving behind extremely hard living condition to come to Australia and find that it could be worse. Tony Abbotts tough stance on people arriving by boat means people who come to Australia believing in seeking better living condition is denied. There are several people in Australia believing that Australia can only take that much refugee we shouldn't let too many people in. Well the fact is that compared to the rest of the world, Australia is ranked least when it comes to people arriving seeking refuge. For Tony Abbott to be so proud of such a cruel achievement should be kept to himself. I would use this article when doing the topic of asylum and also allow students to read this to gain ideas of what they think of the subject. 

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McDonald's opens first branch in Vietnam

McDonald's opens first branch in Vietnam | Humanities | Scoop.it
Fast-food chain joins KFC, Starbucks, Pizza Hut and Burger King as communist country embraces foreign brands
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As a Vietnamese person and a frequent holiday maker in Vietnam, I am glad to see it open up its economy to big American companies such as McDonalds. McDonald now becomes the latest company that has opened up branches in Vietnam following Dominos and KFC. This compared to 20 years ago where this type of business was unheard of, Vietnam is now starting to ditch the communism theories and opening themselves up for more business with the rest of the world. This article could be shown in the class room in relations to work on different ideologies of communism and socialism and also why it is different in terms of economy beliefs. 

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President-elect Barack Obama 'Yes we can'

Sen. Barack Obama says it is time for Americans to 'reclaim the American dream' and anything is possible
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This short clip is about Barrack Obama use of his slogan ‘yes we can’ throughout his 2008 election. I really enjoyed this because of how powerful it was to bring renew hope in America. For effective use of this clip in a classroom, I would show the students when doing work on elections and how they are ran. This would be useful because it is a technique to win over voters. 

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Asia-Pacific region priority No 1, says Obama

The United States is boosting its military presence in the Asia Pacific region as it looks to counter China's rising power. President Barack Obama made the a...
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This clip is about Barrack Obama stating the importance of the Asia Pacific for the US leader. I would use this in the classroom as evident to the importance of the area Australia is around. 

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US and China engaged in a new arms race?

In November of last year, President Obama announced that the US positioned 2,500 Marines in Australia. Obama has been outspoken towards China's influence and...
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This clip is about the belief of the United States and China battling to grow the biggest military. The arms race has been seen in history, contested during the cold war between Russia formally known as the Soviet Union and the United States. I would use this in a class room if doing work on the cold war and also using this clip to help students learn what the term ' arms race' means. 

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A mother's pain: Life inside Za'atari refugee camp

A mother's pain: Life inside Za'atari refugee camp | Humanities | Scoop.it
Pregnant mother-of-four Amira – not her real name – was abandoned by her husband a short time ago. She’s frightened about the prospect of giving birth alone inside the camp. A recent visit with her children did little to lift her spirits.
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An online documentary series updated in close to real time takes people inside the extensive Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan, which is a home to about 120,000 displaced Syrians escaping violence in their home country. The article uses an example of a pregnant mother of four that was abandoned by her husband a short time ago. The woman is frightened about the thought of giving birth alone inside the camp and then the article goes on about the issues and responsibilities the woman would have to go through. This would be a good topic in the classroom when discussing Refugees and their lifestyle. 

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10 simple points about climate change

10 simple points about climate change | Humanities | Scoop.it
CLIMATE change is confusing. It's either the end of the world and we're all going to die. Or it's an overblown threat involving "warmists" and the "IPCC".
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This article is simply about how climate change is in fact, global warming. It states facts about climate change, what causes global warming and how we can prevent it from getting extremely worse. [For example] They believe by 2070, Australia is expected to warm between 1.0 to 5 degrees Celsius, according to the CSIRO. This topic can become useful in Geography for any grade between 4-6 in a class room in Primary school. 

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China mocked over massive Photoshop failure of officials visiting elderly residents

China mocked over massive Photoshop failure of officials visiting elderly residents | Humanities | Scoop.it
AS far as Photoshop failures go, this is pretty epic.
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China has been mocked over a tremendous Photoshop failure of officials visiting an elderly residents. The picture, which was originally posted on Ningguo’s Civil Affairs department wesite, shows four officials, visiting 103-year old Cheng Yanchun at home. The four Chinese government officials later admitted to doctoring the picture but say the men did indeed visit the ladies home on October 11th. This could be talked about in a classroom with the topic of technology or false advertising. 

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Opinion: Matt Young responds to NRL player's controversial rant about homosexuality and gay marriage

Opinion: Matt Young responds to NRL player's controversial rant about homosexuality and gay marriage | Humanities | Scoop.it
DEAR Ryan,
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A man named Matt Young responds to an NRL player’s notorious rant about gay marriage and homosexuality. Mr young reponds, “Literally, my mouth was wide open. Comparing homosexuality to alcoholism? A “politically correct charade”? a “spiritual disease”?!” He was outraged and believes it isn’t Satan’s work on human beings. This would be a great example when talking about how people are still against homosexuality which can cause enormous conflict between others in the classroom. 

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Saudi comedian Hisham Fageeh's 'No women, no drive' video mocking ban on female drivers goes viral

Saudi comedian Hisham Fageeh's 'No women, no drive' video mocking ban on female drivers goes viral | Humanities | Scoop.it
A SAUDI video mocking the kingdom's ban on women drivers has gone viral, featuring a male performer singing "no woman, no drive'', an adaptation of Bob Marley's famous song.
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This article is about a video spoof of Bob Marleys “no woman, no cry” has gone viral, featuring a male singing “no woman, no drive”. Approximately 3.5 million people had seen the video by a performer with the name of Hisham Fageeh, just only two days after it had been posted on youtube. If I was talking about sexism in a classroom, this would be a perfect example.

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Police seeking information on Uighur suspects linked to car attack at Tiananmen Square

Police seeking information on Uighur suspects linked to car attack at Tiananmen Square | Humanities | Scoop.it
CHINESE police were seeking information Tuesday on two ethnic Uighur suspects believed linked to an apparent suicide car attack near Tiananmen Square in the country's capital that killed five people and injured 38.
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At the time, police in China were seeing information on Tuesday on two ethnic suspects that have been linked to a deceptive suicide car attack near the Tiananmen Square in the country’s capital that killed five people and injured 38. It is still unclear if the two suspects are 100% guilty with this incident but have a lot of evidence to believe that it was them. I would talk about this in a classroom when the topic is about Democracy and international news. 

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The Salvation Army marches online, launching eBay store

The Salvation Army marches online, launching eBay store | Humanities | Scoop.it
THEY raised over $6.7 million for bushfire relief and launched their first online auction site on eBay - it's all in a week's work for one of Australia's most trusted charities, The Salvation Army.
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The Salvation Army have now decided to head online as they raised over 6.7 million dollars for the bushfire relief and launch their first auction site on eBay. They will be selling furniture and antique items for people to buy or bid on and the money will go towards the Salvos as they put a lot of work into the community. I would present this to a classroom when talking about how technology is growing in the world and how many organisations, such as The Salvos, are using it for the consumers and their own benefit. 

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Students burn Tony Abbott effigy, chase Joe Hockey in heated protest outside Parliament

Students burn Tony Abbott effigy, chase Joe Hockey in heated protest outside Parliament | Humanities | Scoop.it
STUDENTS have clashed with police in a dramatic protest outside Victoria's Parliament this afternoon over proposed federal funding cuts to higher education.
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The article tells the readers that students have had conflict with police as they were not happy with the budget federal funding cuts that Parliament had proposed that afternoon for higher education. I would present this in a classroom when talking about the government and how they can make decisions that even students are not happy with. 

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Report shows Qld is getting a large slice of China's investment in Australia

Report shows Qld is getting a large slice of China's investment in Australia | Humanities | Scoop.it
CHINA'S interest in Australian agriculture is not just about the land it buys. They want to tap the know-how and our food companies as well.
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 This article is about the state of Queensland benefiting from China investments in Australia. This is another show of China's influence in the Asia Pacific region with its economy expanding to Australia. China now investing in Australia’s land in search of natural resource is starting to spread to Australia’s food resources especially Queensland with the weather their prime to grow fresh produces. Reports suggest that China investment figures are around 40 percent in Queensland shows China's real interest in the sunshine state which is benefitting from this. I would use this example to further show students China's vast exploration and influence in Australia and how it is growing. This article could also be used as an example to show students other reasons why China is now Australia's number 1 trading partner. 

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