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Celebrations and Commemorations: Remembrance Sunday

Celebrations and Commemorations: Remembrance Sunday

Miniclips

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
Workers in Our Community

Workers in Our Community

Curriculum Karaoke

Students read, sing and learn about various occupations, helping them to understand and appreciate roles and responsibilities of paid and unpaid community workers. This curriculum-aligned song targets outcomes of curriculum documents and...Show More
The Ancient World

The Ancient World

Civilisations and Ideas

The ancient world - from 60,000 BCE to 650 CE – is the period in which early civilisations emerged. This programme provides an introductory snapshot of eight of these civilisations, looking at what they had in common and how they were unique....Show More
The Evolution of Child Rights

The Evolution of Child Rights

Rights and Freedoms

This program provides a succinct overview of the history of children’s rights – from early 19th century British laws protecting children during the Industrial Revolution, to the progress of child rights throughout the 20th century. Ongoing...Show More
Putting It All Together

Putting It All Together

Historical Inquiry

Follow two students as they conduct an historical inquiry into the 1966 Westall UFO sighting in Victoria. Aldi and Jess have completed their research and are now organising their information chronologically. Presentation formats like essays and...Show More
Getting Started

Getting Started

Historical Inquiry

Follow two students as they conduct an historical inquiry into the 1966 Westall UFO sighting in Victoria. This clip explains how to plan and research using the 5 E's: engage, explore, explain, elaborate, evaluate.
Developing Key Questions

Developing Key Questions

Historical Inquiry

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.
Analysing Points of View

Analysing Points of View

Historical Inquiry

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
Types of Sources

Types of Sources

Historical Inquiry

Follow two students as they conduct an historical inquiry into the 1966 Westall UFO sighting in Victoria. Examples of primary and secondary sources are given, how they differ and pros and cons of each. The importance of collecting information...Show More
Athens and Sparta

Athens and Sparta

Ancient Greece

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
War and Death

War and Death

Ancient Greece

While the Ancient Greeks lived in separate city-states, most shared a common language, culture and belief system. This programme examines the way their beliefs and values about warfare and death influenced daily life. Specific rules of...Show More
Impact of the Black Death

Impact of the Black Death

The Black Death

The Black Death was the greatest and most devastating ecological disaster of the middle ages. As well as a high mortality rate, the epidemic affected many aspects of society. This programme examines its impact on: religion, feudalism, farming,...Show More
Spread of the Black Death

Spread of the Black Death

The Black Death

This programme takes a detailed look at the spread of the Black Death in the 14th century. From its theorised origins in Asia, we trace its movement along the famous Silk Road trade route to Europe. This ‘golden age of trade’ provided the...Show More
What is the Black Death?

What is the Black Death?

The Black Death

The outbreak of the Black Death in the 14th century decimated populations across Europe, Asia and Africa. This programme looks at: the symptoms of the disease, how it was caused and transmitted, and the role poor living conditions and a lack of...Show More
Viking Expansion

Viking Expansion

The Vikings

While practicing for his upcoming acting role as a Viking, “Erik” gets a little carried away and ropes his neighbour Mikey into joining him on a modern day exploration mission, with a little bit of looting on this side! This lively and...Show More
Erik the Red: Viking Legend

Erik the Red: Viking Legend

The Vikings

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
Viking Life

Viking Life

The Vikings

When Mikey catches his neighbour practicing for an upcoming film role as a Viking, he unexpectedly learns a whole lot about the real Vikings — and perhaps that his neighbour is taking his research just a little bit too far! This lighthearted...Show More
Key Groups in Ancient China

Key Groups in Ancient China

Ancient China

The social hierarchy in Ancient China was paramount. Emperors, government officials, nobles, peasants, merchants and slaves all had their role to play within Chinese society. This clip collection looks at each of these key groups, examining their...Show More
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
Life at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century

Life at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century

This film is an in-depth look at how it was to be alive at the beginning of the 20th century. This programme looks at how ordinary people lived at the time with particular focus on London, the biggest city in the world in 1900 with six million...Show More
Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus

Explorers of the World

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
A History of Exploration

A History of Exploration

Explorers of the World

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
English Explorers

English Explorers

Explorers of the World

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
French Explorers

French Explorers

Explorers of the World

When France sent explorers to the New World, it was searching for wealth, colonies and a route to the East. Follow along with our two young hosts as they learn how the French established New France and claimed most of present-day Canada. Hear...Show More
Ferdinand Magellan

Ferdinand Magellan

Explorers of the World

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