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International Women's Day

International Women's Day

Miniclips

International Women’s Day is celebrated every year on March 8 – but why is this day important? What does the day signify? This Miniclip explores the origins of women’s suffrage throughout Australia’s modern history including the granting...Show More
Australian Flag

Australian Flag

Miniclips

Your students have probably seen the Australian flag flying in all sorts of places – but what is the history of the Australian flag, and why is it such an important symbol? This Miniclip explores the history of Australia’s Federation and...Show More
Australia Day

Australia Day

Miniclips: Australian Celebrations and Commemorations

Students will take a trip back in time as this Miniclip examines the origins of Australia Day and the tensions associated with it. It explores the role of Captain James Cook in Britain's discovery of Australia, and the establishment of the first...Show More
Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

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In this short animation, students learn how civil rights lawyer, activist and politician Nelson Mandela helped end apartheid in South Africa and brought a divided country together through showing respect for difference. When children learn about...Show More
Long-Term Impacts

Long-Term Impacts

Miniclips: The Gold Rush

The gold rush began just over 60 years after Europeans arrived to Australia, but how did this decade transform the cultural, political, environmental, and economic threads of the nation? Ronan takes viewers through the construction of...Show More
The Eureka Stockade

The Eureka Stockade

Miniclips: The Gold Rush

The democracy all Australians enjoy today began at the goldfields… but how? Ronan guides students through the events that led up to the Eureka Stockade at Bakery Hill in Ballarat. Students will discover that the government’s greed and...Show More
Who, When, Where and Why?

Who, When, Where and Why?

Miniclips: The Gold Rush

How did the Australian gold rush begin in 1851? Who kicked it off? Where did it occur, and why is gold so valuable? Join Ronan, an Irish digger come to try his hand at striking rich, as he explores the beginning of gold fever in Australia...Show More
Life on the Goldfields

Life on the Goldfields

Miniclips: The Gold Rush

Life on the goldfields wasn’t as easy as some thought when they arrived off the boats to begin their luck at gold mining! Join Irish digger Ronan as he explains just what life was like for those in the fields – including the ‘canvas...Show More
Gold Fever

Gold Fever

Curriculum Karaoke

Students read, sing and learn about key dates, events, and figures associated with the discovery of gold in Australia, as well as some of the hardships and frustrations experienced by gold diggers and their families. This curriculum-aligned song...Show More
Changing Pictures

Changing Pictures

Curriculum Karaoke

Students read, sing and learn about the comparisons and sequences of events and stages in one’s life from past to present. This curriculum-aligned song targets outcomes of curriculum documents and supports and integrates classroom learning...Show More
Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking

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In this short animation, students learn how theoretical physicist, cosmologist and author Stephen Hawking's innate curiosity resulted him changing humanity's perception of time and space. When children learn about inspirational people who embody...Show More
Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

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In this short animation, students learn how American broadcaster Oprah Winfrey's unique communication skills helped her succeed in a male-dominated industry and give voice to working people. When children learn about inspirational people who...Show More
Wangari Maathai

Wangari Maathai

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In this short animation, students learn how environmental activist Wangari Maathai founded the Green Belt Movement and spread her message of economic sustainability and autonomy around the world by thinking globally. When children learn about...Show More
Margaret Mead

Margaret Mead

Global Icons

In this short animation, students learn how American anthropologist Margaret Mead traveled the globe to learn from indigenous people so that humanity could benefit from her intercultural knowledge and pioneering research. When children learn...Show More
Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai

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In this short animation, students learn how Malala Yousafzai combatted gender inequality in her native Afghanistan by thinking critically and giving voice to the marginalised in her fight to change the world for the better. When children learn...Show More
Koffi Annan

Koffi Annan

Global Icons

In this short animation, students learn how Kofi Annan journeyed from Ghanaian schoolboy to Secretary-General of the United Nations, and how his ability to understand global issues helped him change the world for the better. When children learn...Show More
Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama

Global Icons

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
Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo

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In this short animation, students learn how artist Frida Kahlo celebrated indigenous Mexican culture and highlighted social inequalities by making herself the subject of her own art. When children learn about inspirational people who embody key...Show More
Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart

Global Icons

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
Overview

Overview

Global Icons

When children learn about inspirational people who embody key global competencies and traits, like equality, empathy, curiosity and communication, they are inspired to become the change they want to see. In this short overview animation, learn...Show More
Easter

Easter

Miniclips: Global Celebrations

Easter is usually full of chocolates and bunnies – but what are the origins of this celebration? And why is it considered the most important celebration in the Christian religion? And how did chocolate eggs end up being so popular? This...Show More
Diwali

Diwali

Miniclips: Global Celebrations

Diwali is known as the celebration of lights and the triumph of good over evil – but what is the origin of this colourful Hindu celebration? Who are Rama, Sita, King Dashratha, Hanuman, and the ten-headed demon King Ravana? Why are homes...Show More
Ramadan

Ramadan

Miniclips: Global Celebrations

Islam is the second largest religion in the world – but what exactly is involved in commemorating the holy month of Ramadan? What role did Muhammed play in the beginning of Islam? What is the purpose of observing Ramadan? And what does fasting...Show More
Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

Miniclips: Global Celebrations

Chinese New Year is full of fireworks, the colour red, and delicious food – but how did this celebration begin? Who is Nian and how does Chinese New Year prevent him from terrorising villages once more? What are some traditions observed during...Show More
Hanukkah

Hanukkah

Miniclips: Global Celebrations

Hanukkah is known as the celebration of lights in the Jewish faith – but how did it begin? Who is Antiochus and what did the Maccabees do to defeat him? What is the symbolism of the menorah and how is it different to the hanukkiah? Find out...Show More