August 27th 2019,  VILC  Newsletter

Hello and welcome to the VILC newsletter.

The latest Easynews 2019 bulletin is now live with an varied range of news items. The Dog on the Tuckerbox returns to Gundagai, patched up after it had been vandalised, and the community is throwing a party. We included a link to the song in the script section. If you'd like to hear more music, read the remarkable story of Natalie Trayling and click through to her playing Beethoven in Bourke Street, Melbourne. How do the leading industrial nations respond when the so called "lungs of the world", the Amazon, are burning? An amazing Indigenous aquaculture area has been recognised by UNESCO as having world heritage significance.

There's an extra item this week, giving subscribers nine activities and headlines.

And don't forget that the next Easynews bulletin will be on a screen near you on September 10th. 


Easynews 2019 -- News from SBS with listening activities from 2019
  • Gundagai throws party for returning Dog on the Tuckerbox
  • Donald Trump confirms he wants to buy Greenland
  • Record number of forest fires in Amazon
  • The extraordinary life of Natalie Trayling
  • IKEA to build housing for people with dementia, and
  • Budj Bim site added to World Heritage List


Teaching tips:

  • The  Dog on the Tuckerbox has become an unlikely icon. What other Aussie animal icons can you think of to share with the class? To start the list, how about the Big Merino, the jumbuck in Waltzing Matilda....

  • As always, issues in  Easynews items are great for classroom discussions!


Best wishes

The VILC team
Dora and Lilliana

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