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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 the United Kingdom’s modern history including the...Show More
Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

Global Icons

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
Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking

Global Icons

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

Global Icons

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

Global Icons

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

Global Icons

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

Global Icons

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
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 ideal...Show More