It lurks through past you but so fast you don’t see it, it’s adapted to camouflage to all its surroundings. No one knows what it is but there have been sightings all over the town whispers and rumors of it. Scientists are yet to get an understanding of this creature but they’ve been told it’s a small light blue creature with a body of fish but with soft lizard-like legs and ears like a monkey. But what people don’t know is he’s a lost creature travelling through planets searching for a kind soul who will let him their life.
Facts- A drought is where there little or no rain and it’s hard for farmers to feed animals and grow crops. It’s not called the sunshine state for nothing it’s always hot, dry and sticky out there. Angus and Lochy are 2 of many kids living in the Sunshine State. They have cattle, horses, and chooks but it’s a little harder to get to things out there like school and swimming lessons. Just imagine for us it probably only takes us 5-25 minutes to get to school and for some kids, it take’s 2 hours. Now 90% of Queensland is declared in drought, that’s the most widespread drought in the state they’ve ever recorded. Which makes things a little more complex so Queensland state government will soon be giving farmers help until the rain comes back again.
Understandings- I know understand that it’s hard for people who live in hot weathers and their struggles. I also understand that it effects there animals and pay.
Questions- How come not much rain comes to Queensland?
I guess I wasn’t ready for this package, I guess it had been so long that I didn’t even know what it was the package was. Unless I didn’t actually order anything. I rushed over to the door as I heard frightening bangs, I looked through the spy hole and there was nothing. It was probably just the wind I thought to myself. Shaking I opened the door and a package lay there. ‘When did it arrive?’ I said to myself wondering if there really was someone there. The lights started flickering, whispers approaching I was shaking and shivering in fear.
Facts- On September 29th, 2009 at 7 am a huge group of massive ways tore through coastal villages in Samoa. Turning so many homes into rubble. Its cause was a massive earthquake on the sea floor near the coast of Samoa. The very next day another huge earthquake hit the Island of Sumatra. There about 10 000 kilometres away from each other, scientists say it’s unlikely they caused each other. There have been smaller earthquakes and disasters there in the last year. And almost 90% of earthquakes happened in that broad area, it’s called the Ring of Fire. Some of the largest earthquakes happen there like the tsunami in 2004 happened in the Ring of fire. It’s home to 3 quarters of the world’s volcanoes and some of the biggest eruptions. We live on the thin cool layer the crust but it’s not just one solid piece. It’s made of huge pieces called tectonic plates and quite a few go along the Ring of fire. Tectonic plates drift over the liquid rock and slowly over time change shape. Scientists think that millions of years ago they caused the change of the continents. But you can’t see it move because it grows and the pace of your fingernail. Volcanoes can happen this way too.
Understandings- I know understand about tectonic plates, what they do and their effects. I also understand that so many people live there that we need to find out more about what’s happening below.
Question- How many plates are there?
My goal is to make the reader wonder
We slowly peddled along the gravel track, as it was getting foggy. The mist was surrounding us and nothing was to be seen ahead. As we went further down the track it turned into mud and we started seeing graves along the path. As we stopped and hopped off our bikes, we ran down to where there was a gate. We found a coffin door open, as we slowly walked towards it we heard a shout, and we huddled behind the grave. But I noticed that it had a soft crimson fabric, but there was nobody. We frantically rose up!
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Facts- In almost every little or big town in Australia, there’s little reminders here and there of what the First world war cost our country. More than 60 thousand people died during the war and almost no community wasn’t affected by the war.
Jack Shaw thinks it would’ve been hard for everyone including the people, knowing that everyone would return. But they still know that their fighting for everyone in our country.
Jack Shaw’s great, great uncles Rufus and Cyril Rigney were with 21 other Ngarrindjeri men who went off to war. Rufus was the youngest at 16 years and he lied about his age to enroll. Aboriginal, Australians weren’t considered a citizen of their own home back then. Even though they’ve fought against all our Aussies in every war we’ve ever been in. About 800 Aboriginal men enrolled for the 1 world war and thousands in the second. Many wanted to see the outside world and get a higher pay. In Australia they didn’t have basic right, but then as soldiers got treated the same as any other of their fellow soldiers and some went up to high military positions. Neither made it home, as they both died in Europe. In 2004 a student Donna saw the memorial and decided to do a project on it. She found that Rufus had a grave in Belgium and and saved up to visit. She brought back some dirt from his grave so his relatives could say goodbye. 2 year after that a cousin went and performed a traditional fire dance. The trip became regular a pilgrimage called connecting spirits. Every two year students go and visit the grave of Aussie soldiers who they researched.
Jake Shaw- Said, it was a big thing for all the families that had people leaving. It doesn’t matter what they look like and their skin colour doesn’t change the sacrifice they made for our country.
Understandings- I know understand the importance of aboriginal rights on Anzac day and how important it is to families who had people not come back.
Questions- How come all the soldiers treated aboriginals the same and at home they didn’t get rights?
You see shadows around the corner looking waiting. But what are they, flashing movements, in a blink of an eye you turn and there’s nothing there. Footprints left in the ground, if your lucking you might catch something but only just. You have to make sure it doesn’t find you. Sometimes you hear of missing children well this is where they go. It lurks in the forest, but don’t be out past your bedtime, cause it’s out too. When you hear dogs barking at night, it there waiting watching. So who’s going to be next, maybe you.
It had come to soon, there wasn’t enough time to prepare. It was going to close soon, although they ran quickly, they were still not making enough progress. Everyone was still getting ready, it’s to early no one no’s what creatures from the depth would out. Their calls so faint but drag you in with one note. You get lost between the real world and what you used to know, you loose memory and lose track of the real things. The travelers got sucked in as one soul escaped the trap and as I said didn’t know what was real.
Facts- Some people are addicted to social media and can’t stop but while their busy getting likes and comments on their posts, there are people working behind the scenes. These people collect information off you, and if you’ve got social media it’s likely they’ve got stuff about you too. They can work out things like where you live, your education and your friends and start to create a map, of what your likely to be like. And a lot of sites like facebook target specific ads at you. But now Christopher Wylie claims that a big US research company he used to work for called cambridge analytica collected some data inappropriately and used that data to influence the outcome of the 2016 US presidential election. Here’s how it happened. You know those quizzes you can do online? Like, what personality type do you have? They’re usually fun, but often, before you do them, you have to agree to share some of your personal information. And that’s where the trouble started Christopher says in 2014, Cambridge Analytica took information from people who did one of those quizzes and all their friends and used it to targets ads that were advertising Donald Trump and they might have helped him win the 2016 US election, and become president. There are even more accusations now that data from Facebook might also have been used to tamper the result of the Brexit vote, when the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. When this news came out people weren’t happy. In fact, for many, it was a scandal big enough to make them log off for good. The hashtag Delete Facebook started trending and on the stock market the value of the company took a tumble.
Understandings- I know understand that a lot of stuff online and pop ups are to sway you into things and get the most information possible out of you.
Questions- How come it was only discovered now that Cambridge Analytica was doing this?