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International Women's Day

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
The Anzac Legend

The Anzac Legend

World War I

The word ‘Anzac’ holds an important place in contemporary Australian political and cultural consciousness. This video looks into the origins of the Anzac spirit and the role it has to play in shaping modern Australian society. Students will...Show More
Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

Global Icons

In this short animation, students learn how civil rights lawyer, activist and politician Nelson Mandela helped end apartheid in South Africa and brought a divided country together through showing respect for difference. When children learn about...Show More
Long-Term Impacts

Long-Term Impacts

Miniclips: The Gold Rush

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 Eureka Stockade

The Eureka Stockade

Miniclips: The Gold Rush

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
Who, When, Where and Why?

Who, When, Where and Why?

Miniclips: The Gold Rush

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
Life on the Goldfields

Life on the Goldfields

Miniclips: The Gold Rush

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
Gallipoli

Gallipoli

World War I

The Gallipoli campaign was one of the most significant events of World War I for Australian troops. This video introduces the events of the Gallipoli invasion and how the actions of the soldiers there have contributed to the lasting legacy of the...Show More
Australian Experience of World War I

Australian Experience of World War I

World War I

Supporting Great Britain in the Great War meant that Australian troops fought on many battlefields around the globe between 1914 and 1918. This video looks at the theatres of war in which Australian soldiers fought and the conditions they endured...Show More
Australia Goes to War

Australia Goes to War

World War I

As a dominion of the British Empire, it was inevitable for Australia to be drawn into the First World War. This video explores Australian attitudes towards enlistment during WWI and how these changed over the course of the war and highlights the...Show More
Causes of World War I

Causes of World War I

World War I

The First World War was fought on a scale never seen before. This video investigates the many and complex causes of this global conflict. Students will learn about the system of alliances that contributed to the powder keg that was Europe in...Show More
Polynesian Culture

Polynesian Culture

Polynesian Expansion

Art and spirituality are woven into the fabric of Polynesian cultures. In this video, students will come to appreciate the both distinct and subtle differences between the cultures of different Polynesian nations, the spiritual codes that guide...Show More
The Aftermath of the Holocaust

The Aftermath of the Holocaust

The Holocaust

This programme considers the aftermath of the Holocaust immediately following the war, when the full extent of its evil finally came to light. The plight of European Jews continued into the post-war period, with most unable to return to their...Show More
The Significance of the Holocaust in WWII

The Significance of the Holocaust in WWII

The Holocaust

Exploring the rise of anti-Semitism in Nazi Germany and the spread of Nazi control across Europe, this programme looks at how and why the Jewish people went from being distrusted and blamed for Germany’s ills, to being violently vilified...Show More
The Significance of the Holocaust Today

The Significance of the Holocaust Today

The Holocaust

The Holocaust was carried out at such a scale that the world took time to come to grips with the enormity of it. But, incomprehensibly, the Holocaust was not the last atrocity of its nature to be committed. Concluding the series, this programme...Show More
The Allied Response to the Holocaust

The Allied Response to the Holocaust

The Holocaust

How much did the Allies know of the horrors being committed against European Jews at the hands of the German Nazis, and were they in a position to act against them as they were occurring? This programme considers this unsettling question before...Show More
Sustainability in Polynesia

Sustainability in Polynesia

Polynesian Expansion

The first settlers to Polynesia’s many islands were met with unique environments, flora and fauna that were unlike those they had migrated from. How they managed these natural resources over the centuries has not always been sustainable....Show More
Patterns of Polynesian Migration

Patterns of Polynesian Migration

Polynesian Expansion

Polynesia’s islands take the formation of a huge triangle in the Pacific Ocean, but how people came to call these islands home is a long-debated topic. In this video, students will learn about the unique geography of Polynesia and meet the...Show More
Moai on Rapa Nui

Moai on Rapa Nui

Polynesian Expansion

For the Polynesian island nation of Rapa Nui, the giant Moai statues possess a strong, spiritual power, called ‘mana’. This video explores the way that Rapanui spirituality is expressed both artistically and through the cultural tradition of...Show More
Hadrian's Wall: Empire Without End

Hadrian's Wall: Empire Without End

Classical Antiquity

With grand visions for a stable, peaceful empire, Emperor Hadrian ordered the construction of a wall in his name spanning the width of northern Britainnia, demarcating the north-west frontier of the Roman empire. As this video explores, Hadrian's...Show More
Theatre of Dionysus: Birthplace of Tragedy

Theatre of Dionysus: Birthplace of Tragedy

Classical Antiquity

The City Dionysia was a religious festival and celebration of Athenian culture and its pinnacle event, a competition of the dramatic arts, was held at the Theatre of Dionysus, birthplace of Greek tragedy. Seating 15,000, including dignitaries...Show More
The Parthenon: Everlasting Fame

The Parthenon: Everlasting Fame

Classical Antiquity

Athenian art and culture flourished under the leadership of Pericles, who wanted to create a society that history would remember. The Parthenon serves as one of the civilisation's most remarkable structures and evidence that Pericle's wish for a...Show More
Circus Maximus: Chariot Racing

Circus Maximus: Chariot Racing

Classical Antiquity

Built to seat over 250,000 spectators, Circus Maximus was referred to by one Greek historian as "one of the most beautiful and admirable structures in Rome." The chariot racing that took place there was the epitome of Roman entertainment but, as...Show More
Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart

Global Icons

In this short animation, students learn how American aviation pioneer Amelia Earthart showed flexibility to overcome multiple challenges and obstacles in her determination to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. When children learn about...Show More
The Great Leap Forward

The Great Leap Forward

Communist China

When Mao Zedong announced China’s second five-year plan, the Great Leap Forward, in 1958, it promised a Communist utopia based on collectivisation of agricultural property and production, and industrialisation where everyday citizens produced...Show More