Series: Civics and Citizenship
This video explores why some people have more access to technology than others and why it even matters.
This video explores what it means to appreciate cultures that are not our own through the lens of both cultural difference and cultural appropriation.
This program gives an explanation of the three levels of government and the major distinctions between them. Surveys have shown that one of the main areas of confusion that people have about government is the difference between federal, state and local levels. The main differences are highlighted as well as any similarities. We also look at why we need government, and how the Australian system of government came about. This approach allows the student to question the institution of government which is too often presented as something to be swallowed without questioning. Show Less
This video explores the question 'How big is the world?' by looking at global citizenship through the lens of family, community and the wider world.
This video explores the question 'Why should I care about the economy?' by looking at the reasons why recessions happen and how people are affected by them.
This video explores what it is like for children all over the world.
This video explores the reasons why some countries have constitutions.
This video explores what it is like to be a part of more than one culture.
This video explores how and why culture changes over time.
This video explores how we can best use the earth's resources without harming the environment. Garbage, water, and food are the three areas that are looked at.
This video explores why some countries use energy and resources differently than others.
This video explores how the environment can positively and negatively have an affect on our health.
This video explores how government policies and regulations can positively and negatively impact the environment.
This video explores the difference between equity and equality and why it's important to understand the difference.
The video explores the different ways that families are similar and different around the world.
Warning: Contains some nudity. Teacher discretion is advised. "For Love or Money" is a unique, superbly crafted pictorial history of Australian women. It is an investigation and celebration of women's work from white settlement to the present, a story told by Aboriginal and migrant women, convict women and today's women. The film chronicles the cycles of women's gains and losses as they are moved in and out of the workforce according to demands of the time. It reveals how women's unpaid and voluntary work keeps an entire system running smoothly, in peacetime and in war. As wives and mothers, women do the work of loving - the work that is never paid or recognized as real work. The film shows how women's work in the home determines the kinds of jobs they do in the paid workforce - the low-paid, low-status jobs. "For Love or Money" also shows how women have fought and organised for equality and wage justice for over a century. This classic documentary remains relevant today as women continue the unfinished campaigns for equal pay, maternity leave and childcare, and still carry the major responsibility for caring and nurturing. Show Less
This video explores what it means to be a global citizen by looking at the many ways we are connected.
This video explores how globalisation has impacted communities both positively and negatively.
This programme examines our three levels of government, how laws are created and the structure and role of the Australian parliamentary system. It discusses the role of the Commonwealth Constitution in establishing the Federal parliament and the way powers are divided. The programme looks at the step-by-step passage of a bill through both houses of parliament at a federal and state level and discusses why and how local government create laws. Show Less
This video explores the skills great leaders have to help them work with people and countries all around the world.
Using everyday examples that students can easily relate to. This program explains in simple terms how Australia’s laws are made by our three levels of government: Municipal, State or Territory and Commonwealth.
This video explores why human rights should be universal and how the declaration of human rights evolved.
This video explores how we have shaped our land both positively and negatively.
Refugee crises often eclipse individual experience and become just about the statistics. This video spotlights the case of Maya, a 16 year old refugee of the 2011 Syrian Civil War, and explores the struggles faced by refugees before and after fleeing a war-torn country. A highly relevant resource, this is recommended viewing for junior to middle secondary students studying civics and citizenship. Show Less
This video explores the ways in which nations help each other in times of need.