Preferential Voting – BTN

After watching the BTN episode on Preferential Voting have a go at answering these questions as a blog post on your blog.

Discussion Questions

1. After watching the BtN Preferential Voting story, explain how preferential voting works to another student.

2. For a political candidate to win their seat in an election they need to…

a. Win half the votes

b. Win half the votes plus one

c. Win 100% of the votes

3. What is the official name for someone that counts the votes in an election?

4. Not every country uses preferential voting. Can you name one?

5. Why are the advantages of a preferential voting system?

6. Why do minor parties prefer the preferential voting system?

7. What is the purpose of a “how to vote card”?

8. What is a polling booth?

9. Have you ever had to vote for someone or something? What was the process?

10. Can you name the three major Australian political parties? Who are their leaders?

Thursday 8th June

Hi everyone,

here is what I have planned for today:

Independent reading and a reflection

Answer these questions: Why do you think we have government?

Can you put into order who has power in Australia from most to least.

Watch BTN – Governor General

Writing – work on your 3 way conference, you need to have finished your draft for introduction and your reading.

Maths Online – I have set two lessons, Chance experiments 1560 and Observed and expected frequencies 1567

Political parties – get together with your party and all come up with a name for the party, a slogan and a platform (basic beliefs/values of the party). Vote for the best option for each thing. If you get all this done you can start working on a draft blog post about your party.

After lunch we will be working on this weeks Soundwaves unit.

Have fun, see you on Friday!