From coronations to threats of assassinations, to coups and abdications, imperial dynasties have survived it all. Each generation leaves their mark as either a pawn or political powerhouse. This episode explores royal dynasties who have inspired or divided their constituents as absolute monarchies, or have echoed or defied the will of the government as constitutional monarchies. House of Saud tread the line between tradition and modernisation. House of Windsor embraced modernisation to remain connected with their constituents. The Imperial House of Japan survived defeat in World War II, but stands on the brink of oblivion without government intervention.
Travel across Turkey, a land of ancient architecture, incredible landscapes, and a rich history of food.
Examine the current situation in the Middle East and how it affects the cultural heritage of certain areas. The turmoil in Iraq, Egypt, Libya and Syria has led to mayhem in the cultural heritage domain: looted museums and looted archaeological sites. This has not stopped. Financing terror organizations like the Islamic State happens by selling looting licenses to entrepreneurs and professional art thieves. Looting and forgeries now take place on industrial scale polluting our common history.
Margaret is a second generation Vietnamese Australian. Her grandfather was a refugee from Vietnam. What challenges has Margaret come against because of her family's background? Why did so many Vietnamese people migrate to Australia in the 1960s? What are Margaret's views on overcoming prejudice and racism?
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?
Learn all about the struggles of the early settlers with the help of Horrible Histories' Gorgeous Georgians. Test your knowledge of all things First Fleet in the quiz.
With classroom-ready clips and programs for term 1, put some of the big issues of the summer in context, and discuss Lunar New Year, Australia Day, Safer Internet Day, Clean Up Australia Day, International Women's Day and Harmony Day as well.
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