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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
Global Celebrations: Easter

Global Celebrations: Easter

Miniclips

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
Global Celebrations: Diwali

Global Celebrations: Diwali

Miniclips

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
Global Celebrations: Ramadan

Global Celebrations: Ramadan

Miniclips

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
Global Celebrations: Chinese New Year

Global Celebrations: Chinese New Year

Miniclips

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
Global Celebrations: Hanukkah

Global Celebrations: Hanukkah

Miniclips

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
Global Celebrations: Christmas Day

Global Celebrations: Christmas Day

Miniclips

Christmas is a hugely popular and fun celebration – but how did it begin? What happened on the day we now know as Christmas Day? And what are some traditions observed during the month of December? This Miniclip will take you back to the birth...Show More
Australian Celebrations and Commemorations: Remembrance Day

Australian Celebrations and Commemorations: Remembrance Day

Miniclips

Each year at 11am on November 11 we remember those who died in World War I, and commemorate those who represent Australia in conflicts past and present. This Miniclip provides a simplified context for the beginning of the Great War, the signing...Show More
Australian Celebrations and Commemorations: NAIDOC Week

Australian Celebrations and Commemorations: NAIDOC Week

Miniclips

NAIDOC Week is an annual celebration full of fun and festivities. But what exactly is the purpose of NAIDOC Week? And what is the history behind it? This Miniclip explores the events that led up to the formation of NAIDOC, how the Day of Mourning...Show More
Australian Celebrations and Commemorations: Harmony Day

Australian Celebrations and Commemorations: Harmony Day

Miniclips

Harmony Day is a wonderful celebration of Australia’s cultural diversity, held every year on March 21. This Miniclip provides your students with an overview of the purpose of Harmony Day, what happens on the day, and how everyone can support it...Show More
The Transformation of Transport

The Transformation of Transport

Miniclips

You wouldn’t catch a plane to get to school, nor would you ride your bicycle to get to your tropical island holiday! So what makes a mode of transport suitable? Why do we use certain modes for certain activities? And how has transport changed...Show More
The Transformation of Communication

The Transformation of Communication

Miniclips

The last century has seen communication change rapidly due to developments in technology. Today, we can connect to each other faster than ever before and share our ideas in the blink of an eye! This Miniclip looks at how communication has changed...Show More
Family Structures

Family Structures

Miniclips

Families come in all shapes and sizes! You might come from a nuclear family or an extended family, you may have same-sex parents, or you may be adopted. Whichever type of family you come from, family structures and roles have no doubt diversified...Show More
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags

Miniclips

This short clip provides an overview of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags, including the symbolism of the shapes and colours used in each. This clip is complementary to the 'Australian Celebrations and Commemorations: National...Show More
Australian Celebrations and Commemorations: National Sorry Day

Australian Celebrations and Commemorations: National Sorry Day

Miniclips

One of Australia’s biggest failures in history is rooted in the significant mistreatment of Australia’s Indigenous peoples. This Miniclip uses European settlement and the Stolen Generation to highlight this issue, and discusses the purpose of...Show More
Australian Celebrations and Commemorations: Australia Day

Australian Celebrations and Commemorations: Australia Day

Miniclips

Students will take a trip back in time as this Miniclip examines the origins of Australia Day and the tensions associated with it. In addition, this clip look at the symbolism of the Australian flag and why we often see it displayed on Australia Day.
Australian Celebrations and Commemorations: Anzac Day

Australian Celebrations and Commemorations: Anzac Day

Miniclips

Discover why we commemorate Anzac Day, who the ANZACs were, and the important symbols and emblems of the day in this Miniclip. The significance of flowers, a brief history of Gallipoli and the role of flags are all highlighted in this clip,...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
A Penal Colony at Moreton Bay

A Penal Colony at Moreton Bay

Miniclips

Work! Punishment! Prison! What was it like to be a convict in Australia’s early penal colonies? Listen to the story of a convict from Moreton Bay as he describes why penal colonies were established; and learn about the harsh life convicts had....Show More
Trade and Conflict in Ancient Egypt

Trade and Conflict in Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt rose to dominate the Middle East for thousands of years because of its natural resources, political unity and military strength. Egyptians conducted trade with people in Africa, the Mediterranean and across the Red Sea. But there...Show More
The Geography of Ancient Egypt

The Geography of Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt

This programme explores the captivating civilisation of Ancient Egypt, with a focus on the critical importance of the country's geography. Find out how the Nile River and its resources sustained daily life, enhanced the Pharaoh’s power, led to...Show More
The Birth of World Religions

The Birth of World Religions

Civilisations and Ideas

The world’s major religions and philosophies have their origins in ancient civilisations – and while much has changed since then, countless millions of people through history have maintained a faith and belief in religious principles and...Show More
19th Century Views on Race in Australia

19th Century Views on Race in Australia

First Contacts

Supported by archival footage and historian interviews, this clip identifies values and attitudes in the past about race. At the time of colonisation, white Europeans saw themselves as a superior race and Aboriginal Australians as an inferior...Show More
Aboriginal Australians: Before Contact

Aboriginal Australians: Before Contact

Australia's First Peoples

What do we know about Aboriginal Australians prior to European contact? Historians have used evidence and artefacts to develop a number of theories about when and how Aboriginals migrated to Australia. In contrast, Aboriginal groups have a shared...Show More
A Short History of the Australian Gold Rush Era

A Short History of the Australian Gold Rush Era

The Australian Colonies

Archival film footage is used to tell the story of gold discovery in Australia, from early reports and government resistance to the first official find of payable gold by Hargraves, Lister, and the Tom brothers. Trace the impact of gold rush...Show More