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Series: Geography


A Child's Day: East Timor

A Child's Day: East Timor

This program portrays a day in the life of Cecilia, an 11 year-old East Timorese girl. Cecilia lives with her uncle and aunties so she can attend school as her parents live three hours away. Her village is near Viqueque, in the south of the...Show More
A Rocky Planet

A Rocky Planet

Rocks and minerals have been around since before human beings existed. Since the origins of the human race, we have used them in many diverse ways - from construction to jewelry. But where do they come from? How do they form? And what is the...Show More
Air Pollution

Air Pollution

Objective: To learn about air pollution and its sources. Learning outcomes - students will be able to: 1. Define air pollution. 2. Discuss the human pollutants of air and their sources.
Australia

Australia

Students read, sing and learn using north, south, west and east terminology to locate states, capital cities, seas, islands, rivers, significant places, sites and environments. The song names many places in Australia with Aboriginal names. This...Show More
Characteristics of the Asia Pacific Region

Characteristics of the Asia Pacific Region

The Asia Pacific region is the largest region in the world covering 17% of the earth's land surface. This clip introduces viewers to the geographic and economic characteristics of nations in the Asia Pacific Region. It explores the impending...Show More
Climate Zones of the World

Climate Zones of the World

How is it possible to have grey, rainy days in summer and beautiful, sunny days in winter? What’s the difference between weather and climate? This Miniclip explores the definition of weather, and looks at the three main climate zones of the...Show More
Coal, Petroleum and Natural Gas

Coal, Petroleum and Natural Gas

Objective: To learn about natural resources, coal, the destructive distillation of coal, the importance of natural gas, the origin of petroleum and about petroleum refining. Learning outcomes - students will be able to: 1. Classify natural...Show More
Coniferous Forests

Coniferous Forests

The coniferous forest biome is made up of cone-bearing trees such as pines, firs and spruce, as well as a varied assortment of other organisms adapted to live in this unique region. Coniferous Forests will take students on a fun-filled trip from...Show More
Connections between People and Places

Connections between People and Places

What do we mean when we talk about connections to places? Are we connected by a long piece of string? Well, not exactly! Connections between people and places can be made in many different ways – through family heritage, travel, shopping, or...Show More
Continents and Oceans

Continents and Oceans

Does the world’s population live on one giant land mass? Or is the world organised in a different way? Introduce your students to the amazing continents and oceans of the world in this Miniclip! Using a world map to explore these geographical...Show More
Crime, Safety and Liveability

Crime, Safety and Liveability

What can be done to reduce crime, increase safety and improve liveability in different communities? This clip considers factors influencing crime rates and perceived safety, and compares relevant facts and statistics from two different Melbourne...Show More
Deciduous Forests

Deciduous Forests

Deciduous forests are biomes in which trees are the main life-form. But what makes a forest deciduous? In this informative program, students will explore these colourful woodlands that change with the seasons. Students will learn about the many...Show More
Deserts

Deserts

Deserts cover nearly one-fifth of the Earth's land surface. Even in these sand-filled expanses that dot the globe, much life can be found, from plants like cacti and sagebrush to well-adapted animals such as the Gila monster and the sidewinder....Show More
Discovering New Zealand

Discovering New Zealand

Meet Stevie the Kiwi, an adventurous creature who will take students on a whirlwind trip to compare and contrast the human geography and landscapes of Australia and New Zealand. The programme includes concepts such as geographical mapping,...Show More
Environmental Impact of Renewable Sources of Energy

Environmental Impact of Renewable Sources of Energy

This video explores the environmental impacts of renewable sources of energy including solar, wind, geothermal, hydropower, and biomass fuel.

Erosion

Some of Earth’s magnificent landforms are caused by erosion and weathering. But what is erosion and how does it change the Earth’s surface so drastically? This Miniclip explains the process of erosion including the various mechanisms such as...Show More

Extreme Weather

Heat waves, tropical cyclones, droughts, tornadoes, hailstorms, floods, and severe thunderstorms. These are all examples of extreme weather that shape our landscape. But what exactly are they and how do they happen? This Miniclip explores each of...Show More
Food Availability Across the World

Food Availability Across the World

What would it be like not to know when you will eat next? Unfortunately this is a way of life for one in seven people worldwide. This clip is a compelling and honest look at reasons for unequal access to food such as insufficient financial...Show More
Freshwater Ecosystems

Freshwater Ecosystems

Freshwater ecosystems can be as small as a puddle or as large as a raging river. Ponds, lakes and streams occur on every continent, and are home to a host of fish, algae and other water organisms. In Freshwater Ecosystems, students will explore...Show More
Global Connections: Aid, Tourism and Cultural Events

Global Connections: Aid, Tourism and Cultural Events

In this day and age, people all around the world are connected to each other in a variety of different ways. This Miniclip explores these global connections by focusing on international aid, tourism, and cultural events. How do these three things...Show More
Global Connections: Migration, Education and Trade

Global Connections: Migration, Education and Trade

The food you eat, the clothes you wear, and the furniture you use. Chances are that all three of these things have been manufactured in countries other than your own, which means you interact with lots of countries before you even leave the house...Show More
Grasslands

Grasslands

Grasslands are wide, sweeping expanses of land with many different grasses and very few trees. In Grasslands, students will examine the importance of these regions that produce much of the world's food. From the prairies of the Great Plains to...Show More
How Physical Geography Influences Stereotypes

How Physical Geography Influences Stereotypes

Discover how the physical geography of places around the world influence the stereotypes generated about the people who live there. This clip uses stunning, high quality footage to demonstrate the diversity of physical geographies. The example of...Show More
How to Use Less Energy

How to Use Less Energy

This video investigates ways that we can use less energy in our daily lives. Students will learn about strategies such as changing to energy-efficient lightbulbs, turning off devices when not in use, reducing water use, and alternative solutions...Show More
Improving Liveability: Case Studies in Urban Design

Improving Liveability: Case Studies in Urban Design

This clip looks at two case studies that feature local infrastructure projects aimed at improving aspects of liveability for the community. The first is an international example – Copenhagen’s cycling highways, and the second focuses on...Show More