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History


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

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

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

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
The Scopes 'Monkey' Trial

The Scopes 'Monkey' Trial

The Divided States of America

Divisions between science and religion, and conservatism and progressivism, have been present in American society since the 19th century. This video explores the conflict between religious beliefs and scientific theory through the case of the...Show More
Ossian Sweet and the Ku Klux Klan

Ossian Sweet and the Ku Klux Klan

The Divided States of America

The deepest and most historically consistent division between people in America has been along racial lines. This story of how medical doctor Ossian Sweet came to be on trial after shootings at his Detroit home in September 1925, helps to...Show More
The Sacco and Vanzetti Case

The Sacco and Vanzetti Case

The Divided States of America

The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw huge numbers of immigrants travelling to the United States. This video explores American attitudes towards immigrants through the case of the 1920 Sacco and Vanzetti murder trial, highlighting the...Show More
Suffragettes and Flappers

Suffragettes and Flappers

The Divided States of America

The passing of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution, recognising women’s voting rights, in 1920 was the culmination of a decades-long struggle. This video explores the role of women in the US and the movement for women’s rights in the...Show More
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 American Revolution: The War of Independence

Warning: This video contains an image of a mass grave. Teacher discretion is advised. In the mid-18th century, Great Britain had formed thirteen colonies on the North American east coast. This would soon be where a revolution took place, where...Show More
Man on the Bus

Man on the Bus

Man on the Bus is the true story of Martha, a Polish survivor of the Holocaust, who led a double life in Australia and her daughter Eve, a psychologist and filmmaker, who discovered the truth. The film follows Eve finding clues – in old...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