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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 Australia’s modern history including the granting...Show More

Australian Flag

Miniclips

Your students have probably seen the Australian flag flying in all sorts of places – but what is the history of the Australian flag, and why is it such an important symbol? This Miniclip explores the history of Australia’s Federation and...Show More

Australian Celebrations and Commemorations: Australia Day

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Students will take a trip back in time as this Miniclip examines the origins of Australia Day and the tensions associated with it. It explores the role of Captain James Cook and Captain Arthur Phillip in Britain's discovery of Australia, and how...Show More
The Gold Rush: Long-Term Impacts

The Gold Rush: Long-Term Impacts

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The gold rush began just over 60 years after Europeans arrived to Australia, but how did this decade transform the cultural, political, environmental, and economic threads of the nation? Ronan takes viewers through the construction of...Show More
The Gold Rush: The Eureka Stockade

The Gold Rush: The Eureka Stockade

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The democracy all Australians enjoy today began at the goldfields… but how? Ronan guides students through the events that led up to the Eureka Stockade at Bakery Hill in Ballarat. Students will discover that the government’s greed and...Show More
The Gold Rush: Who, When, Where and Why?

The Gold Rush: Who, When, Where and Why?

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How did the Australian gold rush begin in 1851? Who kicked it off? Where did it occur, and why is gold so valuable? Join Ronan, an Irish digger come to try his hand at striking rich, as he explores the beginning of gold fever in Australia...Show More
The Gold Rush: Life on the Goldfields

The Gold Rush: Life on the Goldfields

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Life on the goldfields wasn’t as easy as some thought when they arrived off the boats to begin their luck at gold mining! Join Irish digger Ronan as he explains just what life was like for those in the fields – including the ‘canvas...Show More
Gold Fever

Gold Fever

Curriculum Karaoke

Students read, sing and learn about key dates, events, and figures associated with the discovery of gold in Australia, as well as some of the hardships and frustrations experienced by gold diggers and their families. This curriculum-aligned song...Show More
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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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: Anzac Day

Australian Celebrations and Commemorations: Anzac Day

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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