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History


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

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 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

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 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

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

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
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