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Series: History


A History of Exploration

A History of Exploration

People have explored since the dawn of time, seeking wealth, power, colonies, information and the attainment of other goals. This programme takes a closer look at the major reasons that inspired people to explore throughout the ages and the...Show More
Amelia Earhart: Flexibility

Amelia Earhart: Flexibility

In this short animation, students learn how American aviation pioneer Amelia Earthart showed flexibility to overcome multiple challenges and obstacles in her determination to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. When children learn about...Show More
Analysing Points of View

Analysing Points of View

Follow two students as they conduct an historical inquiry into the 1966 Westall UFO sighting in Victoria. After Aldi and Jess collect information from various sources, they evaluate whether these are fact or opinion based in order to determine...Show More
Ancient Africa

Ancient Africa

Most of Africa's ancient history was never recorded in the same manner as the Egyptians or Greeks. Instead, it was passed on in a remarkable way - in the form of oral history, told and retold from one generation to the next as stories and songs....Show More
Ancient China

Ancient China

China is one of the world's oldest continuing civilisations, and archaeologists are still fascinated by it today. Starting with the incredible discovery of an enormous army of clay soldiers in Emperor Q'in's tomb, students will discover how...Show More
Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt

Travel back in time to Ancient Egypt, a civilisation that began along the Nile River more than 5,000 years ago. From the building of the pyramids and temples to their vast trading system, these early people did much to advance civilisation. Their...Show More
Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt

Discover five things you should know about Ancient Egypt: the Pyramids of Giza, mummies, Egyptian civilization, the Nile River and the pharaohs. Do you know which pyramids are the most important ones? And which is the second largest river in the...Show More
Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece

To the Western world, ancient Greece is one of the most significant civilisations that ever existed. From philosophy and mathematics to new ways of thinking about politics, history, art and science, the Greeks left a lasting legacy that had a...Show More
Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece

Discover five things you should know about Ancient Greece: when this civilization emerged, how Greeks colonized new territories, how they expanded around the Mediterranean Sea and how they founded their poleis (cities). Did you know that Sparta...Show More
Ancient Inca

Ancient Inca

The Incan empire was built in the 15th century and lasted less than 100 years. Amazingly, in that short time, the Inca created an incredibly organized and productive society. Located in what is now part of Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, the Inca...Show More
Ancient Maya

Ancient Maya

The "mysterious Maya" were an impressive civilisation, one of the earliest to settle in the Americas. Although historians don't know why the civilisation failed, they do know that it spanned 3,000 years and had a population of about 15 million...Show More
Ancient Rome

Ancient Rome

Through spectacular re-creations, beautiful footage and 3-D graphic models, students will discover how ancient peoples lived, ate, dressed and worked. These civilisations were multifaceted, each with unique leaders, systems of government, trade,...Show More
Athens and Sparta

Athens and Sparta

Athens and Sparta, the leading city-states of Ancient Greece, helped to establish many of the ideas and concepts we take for granted: citizenship; voting; and individual rights and freedoms. This programme provides insight into the values of each...Show More
Celebrations and Commemorations: Remembrance Sunday

Celebrations and Commemorations: Remembrance Sunday

Each year at 11am on November 11 we remember those who died in World War I, and commemorate those who represent the United Kingdom in conflicts past and present. This Miniclip provides a simplified context for the beginning of the Great War, the...Show More
Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus

This programme gives students a chance to meet and question one of history's most famous explorers - Christopher Columbus. Listen as Columbus describes why he believed that a shortcut to Asia could be found by sailing West and how he was able to...Show More
Cortes and Pizarro

Cortes and Pizarro

Within a period of 15 years, the Spanish conquistadors Hernan Cortes and Francisco Pizarro gathered untold riches while conquering two native empires, the Aztec and the Inca. This programme teaches students how Cortes was able to capture and...Show More
Courageous First Ladies Who Changed the World

Courageous First Ladies Who Changed the World

Can anyone change the world? These presidential women thought so—and they’ve got the life stories to prove it.
Courageous People Who Changed the World

Courageous People Who Changed the World

The perfect introduction to historical figures who stood up to make a difference in the world.
Crime, Punishment and Policing in England and Wales from 1829

Crime, Punishment and Policing in England and Wales from 1829

The amount of crime in Britain has risen sharply over recent times. Is this because we report more crime, or is it because there really is more crime? Just how reliable are the figures? Has our attitude to crime changed? Late Victorian Britain...Show More
Dalai Lama: Empathy

Dalai Lama: Empathy

In this short animation, students learn how Buddhist leader the Dalai Lama journeyed from Tibetan farm boy to global religious leader, changing the world for the better, by developing and exhibiting empathy for other people. When children learn...Show More
Developing Key Questions

Developing Key Questions

Follow two students as they conduct an historical inquiry into the 1966 Westall UFO sighting in Victoria. Aldi and Jess do background research in order to develop focus questions (5Ws) and a hypothesis for their inquiry.
English Explorers

English Explorers

During the Age of Exploration, England's advancement initially lagged behind the other European powers. However, it quickly became involved in the race to colonise and reap the benefits of the new world. Join our two young hosts as they are...Show More
Erik the Red: Viking Legend

Erik the Red: Viking Legend

When a modern day Viking finds himself in police custody, being questioned over some bizarre recent activities, he tells the officer an almost unbelievable story — that of famous Viking, Erik the Red. Can his fantastic tale really be true, or...Show More
Ferdinand Magellan

Ferdinand Magellan

Ferdinand Magellan sailed West in search of a passage to the trading lands of the East and became the first person to lead an expedition to circumnavigate the globe. Join our young hosts as they listen to Magellan describe his discovery of a...Show More

Four Sisters in Ancient Rome

How did the young, wealthy women of Ancient Rome spend their days? Meet Domitia and her sister Domitia and her sister Domitia and her sister Domitia. Ray Laurence sketches the domestic life of leisure that these young girls lived, despite little...Show More