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'Big Gay Rainbow' – NZ Parliament

'Big Gay Rainbow' – NZ Parliament

An entertaining speech is typically brief, memorable, positive, straightforward and upbeat. Occasionally, humorous and engaging speeches are given in serious circumstances. In 2013 New Zealand MP Maurice Williamson gave an unorthodox...Show More

(Parentheses) & [Brackets]: Parentheses and Brackets Song

A music video starring the Defense Attorneys Parentheses and Brackets. They're here to provide more context to things we think we already know.
1984 in Context

1984 in Context

The period leading up to and following World War II saw both communist and fascist leaders rise to power in Europe. Economic depression and the propaganda prevalent during WWII shaped perspectives on life in Britain during the Cold War period....Show More
A Christmas Carol in Context

A Christmas Carol in Context

Victorian England was heavily shaped by the Industrial Revolution. While some prospered in this society, many others lived gruelling industrial lives from which Christmas offered only a brief reprieve. This programme explores the influences on...Show More
A Letter to My Daughter

A Letter to My Daughter

"A Letter to My Daughter", written and performed by Luka Lesson. You are the sound of a birds wings unfurling the twitching of feathers hovering above the shadows Shimmering light reflecting off the waves in the bay of hope And when you are...Show More
A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

There are many themes in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Explore the main themes of appearance and reality, and order and disorder - looking at how they affect characters and influence the story.
A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

An animated version of William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night's Dream”; a retelling of the classic play set to modern music.
A Short History of the English Language

A Short History of the English Language

English, an incredibly rich and complex language, also has the largest vocabulary. This program provides an overview of four key periods in the chronological history of the English language and how events in each period shaped the words,...Show More
A Streetcar Named Desire in Context

A Streetcar Named Desire in Context

By the mid-20th century, New Orleans had gone from a city modernised by the Jazz Age to a hub of poverty and crime. While middle-class Americans thrived, poor and marginalised segments of the population continued to struggle. This video explores...Show More
Acting in Film

Acting in Film

In ‘Animal Kingdom’, David Michôd’s casting choices make the characters all the more chilling and compelling to watch. In ‘The Dressmaker’, actors’ experiences, talents and natural inclinations are given room to shine. This programme...Show More
Adjectives

Adjectives

Learn what an adjective is and how to properly use one.
Advanced Debating Skills

Advanced Debating Skills

This programme discusses the fundamental issues in preparing and delivering a good debate: including: preparation, rebuttal, definitional terms and adjudication.
Adverbs and Adverbials

Adverbs and Adverbials

Learn what adverbs and adverbials are and how to use them properly.
Advertising in the Digital Age

Advertising in the Digital Age

Do you know when and where are you being targeted for marketing? It may be more often and in more places than you think. Features interviews with cutting-edge advertising and media professionals who give an overview of how to navigate new media...Show More
Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland explained like never before. In seven short minutes students will learn about Lewis Carroll, the real Alice and important background information about the book and the times in which it was written. Theme,...Show More
Alice through the Looking Glass

Alice through the Looking Glass

Let Miss Reegi help your students (literally) 'walk through' Lewis Carroll’s layered and fantastic classic 'Alice through the Looking Glass'. Visual and engaging, this video is a a perfect fit for the classroom with an entertaining look at...Show More
Alliteration

Alliteration

Students will discover what alliteration is and the impacts of this figurative language device on poetry using the poem ‘Wise Wahoo’ by teacher Jon. They will also learn why the device is used in poetry and be invited to experiment with the...Show More
Amy Caroline

Amy Caroline

Discover Dobson’s poignant reflection on her grandmother, Amy Caroline. Dobson offers a lively and quirky description of Amy Caroline. She always had time for others and loved caring for the birds and flowers. But life hasn’t always been easy...Show More
Analysing and Appreciating Poetry

Analysing and Appreciating Poetry

Poetry has long been a means to express observations, opinions, emotions and ideas. In Analysing and Appreciating Poetry, explore some of the formats and devices of poetry, and uncover an appreciation for the use of language and theme. Classic...Show More
Animal Farm

Animal Farm

Led by an engaging presenter with a touch of dark humour, this programme explores the context, characters, themes and writing style of Orwell's popular classic. Animal Farm: Context and Background Part biography, part history lesson, this clip...Show More
Annoyances and Complaints

Annoyances and Complaints

This programme aims to initiate conversations about complaints using appropriate lexis, sentence structure and grammar points. Particular emphasis is placed on the complaints that students might have at school, in shared accommodation, at home,...Show More
Anonymous

Anonymous

'Anonymous', a poem written and performed by Luka Lesson. They say “come follow me, follow me" but they've forgotten that their prophecy is probably what's killing us all economies are costing me commodities accosting me constantly stopping...Show More
Antidote

Antidote

'Antidote', written and performed by Luka Lesson. In Ancient Greece healers used to keep snakes they’d let them live beneath the beds of the sick because they believed that snakes represented change, renewal and healing Now in Greek the word...Show More
Antonyms and Synonyms

Antonyms and Synonyms

Learn what antonyms and synonyms are and how to use them when you are writing.
Apostrophes

Apostrophes

Learn about apostrophes and how to properly use them when writing.