Michael discovers how the Victorians not only worked hard but played hard too. Michael is in Blackpool to discover how the seaside mini-break was transformed from perk of the wealthy to a British institution.
What really happened at Gallipoli? On location at the Gallipoli Peninsula, Kate Aubusson re-examines the 1915 campaign in context to the landscape and it's overall significance if World War I.
Allied forces were evacuated off Crete's south coast in a dangerous operation that cost the lives of almost 1000 British seamen and Allied soldiers. Protected by a series of bloody and heroic rear-guard actions to slow down the German advance, thousands of soldiers embarked on a forced march over the mountains of central Crete to meet Royal Navy ships which would take them hundred of kilometres across the Mediterranean to Alexandria in Egypt. This was a mini Dunkirk but many didn't make it. Thousands were left on the beaches as the last ship left. Hundreds made their own way to Africa by whatever means including small boats or else headed for the hills where they hid out for months even years living in caves or protected by Cretan families. More than 10,000 Allied soldiers were taken prisoners of war.
The 1960s were a time of great social change in Australia, from the right to wear a bikini to oral contraception, women in particular gained greater freedoms and opportunities. How did the invention of 'the pill' change women's lives? What other steps towards equality with men came after the 1960s?
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg overcame many obstacles to reach the pinnacle of the law profession. What were some of the challenges she faced? How are things different in universities nowadays? How have things changed for women in the workplace? What are some challenges that remain?
Based on Australian author Thomas Keneally's historical novel on the efforts of Oskar Schindler to save Jews during the Holocaust, watch Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List with your students and then test their engagement with the Academy Award-winning film.
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