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History


The Progressive Era

Snapshots of US History

The early twentieth century was a time of important social change and political reform in the United States, championing the rights of workers, women and immigrants. This video explores the aftermath of the Industrial Revolution and the...Show More

The Great Depression

Snapshots of US History

In 1929, the value of common stocks and shares began to drop, triggering a decade of unprecedented poverty and hardship. This video details the causes and consequences of the Great Depression, the creation of the Dust Bowl and Roosevelt’s New...Show More

The Postwar Era

Snapshots of US History

After the Second World War, the United States entered a period of economic stability, prosperity and consumerism. At the same time, Cold War tensions with the Soviet Union escalated. This video looks at prosperity and consumerism, gender and...Show More

The Jazz Age

Snapshots of US History

In the 1920s, the United States was a nation of widespread prosperity, technological advancements and mass production. For many, it was a golden era of glitz and glamour. This video explores key events and themes of the Jazz Age, including the...Show More
National Sorry Day

National Sorry Day

Miniclips: Australian Celebrations and Commemorations

National Sorry Day is held on 26 May to encourage us to reflect on the mistreatment of First Nations people in Australia. This Miniclip uses European settlement and the Stolen Generation to highlight the grief, suffering, and injustice...Show More
The Decline of Religion?

The Decline of Religion?

Secularisation—the idea that as societies modernise they becomes less religious in outlook and governance—is a key concept in the sociology of religion that has, in recent times, undergone a range of re-evaluations. This film, featuring...Show More
Key Figures of the Spanish-Aztec War

Key Figures of the Spanish-Aztec War

The Aztecs and the Spanish Conquest

Three people were integral to the fate of the Aztec people upon their meeting with the Spaniards: 9th emperor of the Mexica people, Moctezuma II, Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés and, lesser recognised but equally important, La Malinche, the...Show More
The Impact of Conquest on the Aztec World

The Impact of Conquest on the Aztec World

The Aztecs and the Spanish Conquest

The quick and brutal demolition of the Aztec people, infrastructure and records was aided by the technological advancements of the conquistadors and the diseases they brought. This video considers the weapons, animals and allegiances used by the...Show More
The Aztec and Spanish Worlds Collide

The Aztec and Spanish Worlds Collide

The Aztecs and the Spanish Conquest

Seeking gold and riches, Hernán Cortés led a fleet of 11 Spanish ships to Mexico in 1518. This video investigates the reasons for Spanish expansion to the Americas and the series of resulting events that culminated in not only the destruction...Show More
Aztec Beliefs and Values

Aztec Beliefs and Values

The Aztecs and the Spanish Conquest

The Aztecs were part of a rich and complex religious tradition that had existed in Mesoamerica for thousands of years. This video describes Aztec beliefs and values, discussing gods, temples and human sacrifice, the importance of the warrior for...Show More
Origins of the Aztec Empire

Origins of the Aztec Empire

The Aztecs and the Spanish Conquest

The Aztecs were a magnificent civilisation who quickly established the largest and most powerful empire in Mesoamerica. This video explores the origins of the Aztec Empire from the 12th century, when the Aztecs departed from their native...Show More
Life in the Aztec World

Life in the Aztec World

The Aztecs and the Spanish Conquest

Everyone in Tenochtitlán played a vital role in maintaining not only Aztec cultural traditions, but also the Aztec Empire overall. This video looks at life in the Aztec capital, covering the history and infrastructure of the city, the pyramid...Show More
Rome: Blood and Thrones

Rome: Blood and Thrones

Women of the Ancient World

Ancient Rome was an openly patriarchal society that adopted and adapted Hellenic culture, including many of the Greeks’ negative attitudes towards women. This video explores life for women at all levels of society in the Roman Empire,...Show More
Greece: Democracy and Gender

Greece: Democracy and Gender

Women of the Ancient World

Despite being advanced in many ways, ancient Greece gave few rights to its women. This video explores life for ancient Greek women, examining life in Athens and Sparta, spotlighting historical figures such as Aspasia and Gorgo, as well as the...Show More
Persia: An Empire of Equality

Persia: An Empire of Equality

Women of the Ancient World

The Persian Empire was renowned for its tolerance and Persian women were considered to be the equal of men. This video explores life for ancient Persian women, including ordinary working women, royal women and women of the Persian military,...Show More
Egypt: Pharaohs and Physicians

Egypt: Pharaohs and Physicians

Women of the Ancient World

Although women in Egypt enjoyed many freedoms under the law compared to women in many other ancient societies, most did not lead independent lives. This video explores life for ancient Egyptian women, both common and royal, spotlighting...Show More
Prehistory: The Dawn of the Human Species

Prehistory: The Dawn of the Human Species

This short clip looks at the Paelolithic and Neolithic periods, and the different developments that occurred throughout the different period of prehistory.
The Melbourne Settler Colony

The Melbourne Settler Colony

Colonising Australia (1788–1901)

In 1803, a British expedition sailed around Port Phillip Bay and in 1835, a free settler colony was founded in Melbourne. This video describes conditions in the Melbourne settler colony, citing primary sources on conditions in the settlement and...Show More
The Sydney Penal Colony

The Sydney Penal Colony

Colonising Australia (1788–1901)

In January, 1788, the First Fleet sailed into Botany Bay and the first British colony in Australia was established at Port Jackson. This video describes conditions in the Sydney penal colony, citing primary sources on the landing and conditions...Show More
Transportation to Australia

Transportation to Australia

Colonising Australia (1788–1901)

Between 1788 and 1868, Britain transported more than 160 000 convicts to Australia as punishment for a variety of crimes. This video explores the terrible conditions on the ships used for the journey, citing primary sources on the experiences of...Show More
From Agricultural Revolution to Transportation

From Agricultural Revolution to Transportation

Colonising Australia (1788–1901)

From today's perspective, transportation seems a brutal and extreme way to punish criminals, but there were a number of factors that made it seem like a good idea in 18th century Britain. This video provides historical context about the...Show More
Christian Missions and Indigenous Australia

Christian Missions and Indigenous Australia

Colonising Australia (1788–1901)

Colonisation was not only about taking land and resources for imperial powers, but also about seeking to convert, or ‘civilise’, indigenous people to European ways of thinking. This video explores the impact of Christian missions on the...Show More
Impact of Colonisation on Indigenous Australians

Impact of Colonisation on Indigenous Australians

Colonising Australia (1788–1901)

When the British invaded the Australian continent in 1788, it ended a way of life that had existed for more than fifty thousand years for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This video explores the profound impact of European...Show More
The Seeds of Division

The Seeds of Division

The Divided States of America

Christopher Columbus’ expeditions to North America in 1492 marked the beginning of huge changes to the populations of the continent and the spread of division. This video explains how the establishment of European colonies in North America led...Show More
An Uncivil Century

An Uncivil Century

The Divided States of America

19th-century America was characterised by societal divisions: North and South, men and women, Republic and Democrat, Black and White. This video covers key events in American 19th-century history, including the Louisiana Slave Revolt, the...Show More