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Horrible Histories
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Horrible Histories

Season 4  |  Episode 3  |  ABC ME  |  May 24, 2015
Queen Elizabeth I goes online dating; Greek philosopher Socrates foils his own rescue from prison; and Emicho of the Rhineland goes crusading with some very unusual Sat Navs ...

Queen Elizabeth I goes online dating; Greek philosopher Socrates foils his own rescue from prison; and Emicho of the Rhineland goes crusading with some very unusual Sat Navs to lead the way.

Animalia
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Animalia: The Day Zoe Listened

Season 1  |  Episode 27  |  ABC ME  |  March 19, 2015
Alex bets Zoe that she cannot resist talking for one full day. It's a vow of silence. So Zoe spends the day listening to the amazing and magical world of Animalia, and she ...

Alex bets Zoe that she cannot resist talking for one full day. It's a vow of silence. So Zoe spends the day listening to the amazing and magical world of Animalia, and she makes some new friends and some huge discoveries.

Telling Tales
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Telling Tales: Midas

Season 1  |  Episode 8  |  ABC ME  |  March 25, 2015
Rival rap stars Midas and Pactolus go head to head to win a million-dollar recording contract. When Midas loses, he wishes he had "The Golden Touch" like Pactolus - but his ...

Rival rap stars Midas and Pactolus go head to head to win a million-dollar recording contract. When Midas loses, he wishes he had "The Golden Touch" like Pactolus - but his wish has disastrous consequences.

Horrible Histories
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Horrible Histories: Mardy Mary Queen Of Scots

Season 6  |  Episode 4  |  ABC ME  |  September 2, 2015
We follow the young Mary as she stumbles from young girl in Scotland, to Queen in France, back to Queen in Scotland and finally to Elizabeth I's public enemy no. 1 - with a ...

We follow the young Mary as she stumbles from young girl in Scotland, to Queen in France, back to Queen in Scotland and finally to Elizabeth I's public enemy no. 1 - with a bit of Queenian Rhapsody thrown in for good measure!

Already a celebrated poet and novelist, this raw and honest 1965 documentary captures a young Leonard Cohen on the brink of his transition to music super-stardom.

Already a celebrated poet and novelist, this raw and honest 1965 documentary captures a young Leonard Cohen on the brink of his transition to music super-stardom.

Little Lunch
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Little Lunch: The Oval

Season 1  |  Episode 15  |  ABC ME  |  August 7, 2015
Most days, Rory kicks the ball over the fence, hits the council windows and is promptly sent to sit in the Principal's office. Today, he is trying very hard not to do that, by ...

Most days, Rory kicks the ball over the fence, hits the council windows and is promptly sent to sit in the Principal's office. Today, he is trying very hard not to do that, by kicking the ball to the other kids instead.

After The Corespore of Time blasts off, G'Bubu is swept back in time, to an ancient era when his gorilla ancestors fought for control of the trees against their mortal ...

After The Corespore of Time blasts off, G'Bubu is swept back in time, to an ancient era when his gorilla ancestors fought for control of the trees against their mortal enemies, the tree frogs ... big, big tree frogs.

Animalia
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Animalia: Being Peter Applebottom

Season 1  |  Episode 12  |  ABC ME  |  July 1, 2014
When G'Bubu is hit on the head by a bongo nut, he assumes the personality of Peter Applebottom, a brilliant but pompous and seriously unfriendly scientist who claims to know ...

When G'Bubu is hit on the head by a bongo nut, he assumes the personality of Peter Applebottom, a brilliant but pompous and seriously unfriendly scientist who claims to know how to permanently fix the Core.

Grandpa Honeyant Storytime is a series comprising of narrated stories. The stories are told by an indigenous character named Grandpa Honeyant, who is a "yerrampe", a honeyant ...

Grandpa Honeyant Storytime is a series comprising of narrated stories. The stories are told by an indigenous character named Grandpa Honeyant, who is a "yerrampe", a honeyant from Central Australia. Today, numbat had two hearts; one a feather and the other a stone. He decided it would be better to ahve only one, so which heart will he choose?

A powerful drama based on the true story of Charles Dickens's secret childhood.

A powerful drama based on the true story of Charles Dickens's secret childhood.

Grandpa Honeyant Storytime is a series comprising of narrated stories. The stories are told by an indigenous character named Grandpa Honeyant, who is a "yerrampe", a honeyant ...

Grandpa Honeyant Storytime is a series comprising of narrated stories. The stories are told by an indigenous character named Grandpa Honeyant, who is a "yerrampe", a honeyant from Central Australia. Today, a city boy named Sam doesn't like the bush. Find out how Sam changes his mind when he visits his nanna.

Animalia
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Animalia: The Animal Within

Season 1  |  Episode 30  |  ABC ME  |  October 10, 2014
When Alex and Zoe share a meal with the Horrible Hogs the kids are appalled by the Hogs' awful table manners and limited social skills. The toucan overhears and puts a spell ...

When Alex and Zoe share a meal with the Horrible Hogs the kids are appalled by the Hogs' awful table manners and limited social skills. The toucan overhears and puts a spell on Alex and Zoe, turning them into Neanderthals.

Grandpa Honeyant Storytime is a series comprising of narrated stories. The stories are told by an indigenous character named Grandpa Honeyant, who is a "yerrampe", a honeyant ...

Grandpa Honeyant Storytime is a series comprising of narrated stories. The stories are told by an indigenous character named Grandpa Honeyant, who is a "yerrampe", a honeyant from Central Australia. Today, Caterpillar lived all alone, living in fear of everything around her. She hides in her chrysalis to escape from any danger but gloriously emerges as a beautiful butterfly without fear.

Grandpa Honeyant Storytime is a series comprising of narrated stories. The stories are told by an indigenous character named Grandpa Honeyant, who is a "yerrampe", a honeyant ...

Grandpa Honeyant Storytime is a series comprising of narrated stories. The stories are told by an indigenous character named Grandpa Honeyant, who is a "yerrampe", a honeyant from Central Australia. Today, Little Bat has never flown before and is very nervous but her mother and friends help her realise that there's nothing to be scared about afterall.

Little Lunch
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Little Lunch: The Pavolva

Season 1  |  Episode 16  |  ABC ME  |  August 10, 2015
For the birthday party of Max and Elsa, the wird twins, Mrs Gonsha makes a pavlova, which looks delicious, but is the most disgusting thing the children have ever eaten.

For the birthday party of Max and Elsa, the wird twins, Mrs Gonsha makes a pavlova, which looks delicious, but is the most disgusting thing the children have ever eaten.

Animalia
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Animalia: Whistling in the Dark

Season 1  |  Episode 20  |  ABC ME  |  March 10, 2015
The search for the Creeper leads Alex and Zoe to the Chamber of Legends. Alex reveals to all, that he helped a weasel escape from the tunnels, and only now does Alex learn ...

The search for the Creeper leads Alex and Zoe to the Chamber of Legends. Alex reveals to all, that he helped a weasel escape from the tunnels, and only now does Alex learn that the weasel is the notorious Creeper.

Atticus decides to start a secret club with Rory, but after Rory invites everyone else to join, Atticus gets cross.

Atticus decides to start a secret club with Rory, but after Rory invites everyone else to join, Atticus gets cross.

After Debra-Jo loses her glasses the children take her to the Lost and Found box to look for them, where they discover all their long-lost own belongings.

After Debra-Jo loses her glasses the children take her to the Lost and Found box to look for them, where they discover all their long-lost own belongings.

A beautifully animated tale from Brazil about three servants who disobey the orders of the King of the Ocean. The servants open the King's secret bag and release the deep-sea ...

A beautifully animated tale from Brazil about three servants who disobey the orders of the King of the Ocean. The servants open the King's secret bag and release the deep-sea shadows into the daylight. This film playfully imagines how the night came to be and explores the consequences of curiosity.

Bookaboo is at the centre of a rock 'n' roll scandal. He is caught red-pawed by the paparazzi. The arrival of impossibly cool model and actress Tamsin Egerton helps as she ...

Bookaboo is at the centre of a rock 'n' roll scandal. He is caught red-pawed by the paparazzi. The arrival of impossibly cool model and actress Tamsin Egerton helps as she reads Dogs Don't Do Ballet by Anna Kemp.

It's magic in the city with Pearlie the park fairy! Pearlie is an animated comedy series about a fashionable young urban fairy in charge of Jubilee Park, a park in the centre ...

It's magic in the city with Pearlie the park fairy! Pearlie is an animated comedy series about a fashionable young urban fairy in charge of Jubilee Park, a park in the centre of a bustling big city.

Hosted by Grant Denyer and Chrissie Swan, prepare to be spellbound as Australia's top spellers aged between 8 - 13 years showcase their extraordinary smarts.

Hosted by Grant Denyer and Chrissie Swan, prepare to be spellbound as Australia's top spellers aged between 8 - 13 years showcase their extraordinary smarts.

A heart-warming musical classic about Mary Poppins, a magic super-nanny who flies in with her umbrella to cheer up the kids in an unhappy family, puts things right with her ...

A heart-warming musical classic about Mary Poppins, a magic super-nanny who flies in with her umbrella to cheer up the kids in an unhappy family, puts things right with her extraordinary powers, and flies away again. With the stirring opening strains of its Oscar-winning score and our first glimpse of London from high above the clouds, this timeless family classic begins to works its magic.

Hosted by Grant Denyer and Chrissie Swan, prepare to be spellbound as Australia's top spellers aged between 8 - 13 years showcase their extraordinary smarts.

Hosted by Grant Denyer and Chrissie Swan, prepare to be spellbound as Australia's top spellers aged between 8 - 13 years showcase their extraordinary smarts.

The Great Australian Spelling Bee
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The Great Australian Spelling Bee

Season 2  |  Episode 5  |  Ten  |  August 14, 2016
Hosted by Grant Denyer and Chrissie Swan, prepare to be spellbound as Australia's top spellers aged between 8 - 13 years showcase their extraordinary smarts.

Hosted by Grant Denyer and Chrissie Swan, prepare to be spellbound as Australia's top spellers aged between 8 - 13 years showcase their extraordinary smarts.

Milly and Molly may look quite different, but they are the best of friends. Together Milly and Molly face the world and its complexities, but always manage to have fun.

Milly and Molly may look quite different, but they are the best of friends. Together Milly and Molly face the world and its complexities, but always manage to have fun.

When tyrannicus' promotional campaign for Allegra's concert becomes too boisterous to tolerate, Livingstone calls out for "Quiet!" - and he gets it, in spades.

When tyrannicus' promotional campaign for Allegra's concert becomes too boisterous to tolerate, Livingstone calls out for "Quiet!" - and he gets it, in spades.

Animalia
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Animalia: Brain Drain

Season 1  |  Episode 14  |  ABC ME  |  July 3, 2014
Livingstone is feeling overworked and under-appreciated. But he gets to take the day off when a Corespore blast results in Livingstone and Allegra exchanging intellects.

Livingstone is feeling overworked and under-appreciated. But he gets to take the day off when a Corespore blast results in Livingstone and Allegra exchanging intellects.

Animalia
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Animalia: From A To Z

Season 1  |  Episode 34  |  ABC ME  |  October 16, 2014
When pages disappear from Animalia's Big Book of Words, Animalians lose the ability to use those words. As their vocabularies shrink, the chaos in Animalia grows. Alex and Zoe ...

When pages disappear from Animalia's Big Book of Words, Animalians lose the ability to use those words. As their vocabularies shrink, the chaos in Animalia grows. Alex and Zoe must find out why the pages are disappearing.

Horrible Histories
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Horrible Histories

Season 5  |  Episode 8  |  ABC ME  |  June 25, 2015
Sketches include: Terrible Tudors, Vicious Vikings, Troublesome 20th Century, Potty Pioneers, Shocking Scotland, Woeful Second World War and Rotten Romans.

Sketches include: Terrible Tudors, Vicious Vikings, Troublesome 20th Century, Potty Pioneers, Shocking Scotland, Woeful Second World War and Rotten Romans.

Milly and Molly may look quite different, but they are the best of friends. Together Milly and Molly face the world and its complexities, but always manage to have fun.

Milly and Molly may look quite different, but they are the best of friends. Together Milly and Molly face the world and its complexities, but always manage to have fun.

With the Creeper gone and peace restored to Animalia, Alex and Zoe decide it's time to go home. Livingstone also decides to take a much needed break, but before he can go, he ...

With the Creeper gone and peace restored to Animalia, Alex and Zoe decide it's time to go home. Livingstone also decides to take a much needed break, but before he can go, he must choose a new leader.

Tinga Tinga Tales
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Tinga Tinga Tales: Why Cricket Chirrups

Season 2  |  Episode 22  |  ABC2 Kids  |  August 20, 2016
The tale of why cricket chirrups.

The tale of why cricket chirrups.

It's magic in the city with Pearlie the park fairy! Pearlie is an animated comedy series about a fashionable young urban fairy in charge of Jubilee Park, a park in the centre ...

It's magic in the city with Pearlie the park fairy! Pearlie is an animated comedy series about a fashionable young urban fairy in charge of Jubilee Park, a park in the centre of a bustling big city.

Set in the crook of a forest, Tipi Tales are adventures in story and song, where Elizabeth, Junior, Russell and Sam play and grow together.

Set in the crook of a forest, Tipi Tales are adventures in story and song, where Elizabeth, Junior, Russell and Sam play and grow together.

A child genius turned undercover agent. His disguise: bookshop owner. The mission: solve a vengeful ex-teacher's deadly spelling and vocabulary challenges. This is Bertram ...

A child genius turned undercover agent. His disguise: bookshop owner. The mission: solve a vengeful ex-teacher's deadly spelling and vocabulary challenges. This is Bertram Poppingstock: Problem Solver.

Sporty spice Mel C is getting ready to watch Bookaboo. Sneaking backstage, Bookaboo is in a bit of a state hoping her 'zig-a-zig ahhh' magic will help. Will Mel be able to ...

Sporty spice Mel C is getting ready to watch Bookaboo. Sneaking backstage, Bookaboo is in a bit of a state hoping her 'zig-a-zig ahhh' magic will help. Will Mel be able to save the day?

Tinga Tinga Tales
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Tinga Tinga Tales: Why Mole Lives Underground

Season 2  |  Episode 23  |  ABC2 Kids  |  August 21, 2016
The tale of why mole lives underground.

The tale of why mole lives underground.

Sharpen your pencils and lick your biros for a television series like no other! Hosted by HG Nelson (Greig Pickhaver), Bush Slam puts poets and poetry in motion across ...

Sharpen your pencils and lick your biros for a television series like no other! Hosted by HG Nelson (Greig Pickhaver), Bush Slam puts poets and poetry in motion across Australia to discover the true spirit of the country. HG is at the wheel of the Bush Slam bus and each week he is taking two very different artists to explore a rural community and meet its people. The two poets are given just three days to capture the heart of the town in verse - and then the tricky bit, to perform their work before the locals in a live head-to-head poetry slam for a thumbs-up or a thumbs-down!

Lockie Leonard
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Lockie Leonard: The Human Torpedo

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  ABC  |  July 26, 2013
What chance have you got when your dad's a cop, your mum's a frighteningly understanding parent, your brother wets the bed, your best friend's a heavy metal devotee and then ...

What chance have you got when your dad's a cop, your mum's a frighteningly understanding parent, your brother wets the bed, your best friend's a heavy metal devotee and then you fall in love. It can only mean trouble, worry, mega-embarrassment and some wild, wild times. Through the eyes of Lockie Leonard we view the truly mixed-up, yet very normal life of Lockie, his family and friends.

When Lockie accidentally mouths off in maths class, Mum is called into the office of Old Squasher, the principal. As usual, Mum blames herself. Lockie wonders if it would be ...

When Lockie accidentally mouths off in maths class, Mum is called into the office of Old Squasher, the principal. As usual, Mum blames herself. Lockie wonders if it would be easier for Mum if he was born a girl.

Lockie Leonard
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Lockie Leonard: The Details

Season 1  |  Episode 8  |  ABC  |  September 13, 2013
Lockie Leonard is officially a teenager. But, hold on - do things feel any different? Everything does! Vicki Streeton kisses Lockie, promising to sort out "The Details" later.

Lockie Leonard is officially a teenager. But, hold on - do things feel any different? Everything does! Vicki Streeton kisses Lockie, promising to sort out "The Details" later.

Lockie Leonard
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Lockie Leonard: Lockie Chickens Out

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  ABC  |  August 9, 2013
Deciding it's time Lockie learned about puberty, mum hands him her Little Green Book, which makes Lockie wonder how other people around him deal with sex education. Meanwhile ...

Deciding it's time Lockie learned about puberty, mum hands him her Little Green Book, which makes Lockie wonder how other people around him deal with sex education. Meanwhile Lockie continues to be a target for bullies.

Lockie Leonard
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Lockie Leonard: A Water Feature

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  ABC  |  August 30, 2013
Lockie's hormones cruise into town and create chaos, causing him to make a fool of himself in front of Vicki Streeton. All up, puberty is looking to be a bumpy ride for Lockie.

Lockie's hormones cruise into town and create chaos, causing him to make a fool of himself in front of Vicki Streeton. All up, puberty is looking to be a bumpy ride for Lockie.

Horrible Histories
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Horrible Histories

Season 2  |  Episode 9  |  ABC ME  |  August 28, 2011
From the woeful World Wars, the miserable Middle Ages and the savage Stone Age to cutthroat Celts, groovy Greeks, rotten Romans, vile Vikings and awful Egyptians, history has ...

From the woeful World Wars, the miserable Middle Ages and the savage Stone Age to cutthroat Celts, groovy Greeks, rotten Romans, vile Vikings and awful Egyptians, history has never been so naughty.

Arrows Of Desire
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Arrows Of Desire

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  ABC  |  February 28, 2011
Arrows of Desire is a poetry series that explores the great diversity of English verse from the sixteenth century to the present day. Today: The Willing Mistress by Aphra ...

Arrows of Desire is a poetry series that explores the great diversity of English verse from the sixteenth century to the present day. Today: The Willing Mistress by Aphra Behn, An Irish Airman Foresees his Death by WB Yeats, Composed Upon Westminster Bridge by William Wordsworth and Adlestrop by Edward Thomas.

Animalia
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Animalia: Animalia's Talent-O-Topia

Season 1  |  Episode 13  |  ABC  |  November 3, 2011
When Allegra shows her vulnerability to Zoe and admits that she can't read, Zoe helps the gator write a song for her big solo in Animalia's talent contast. Iggy and G'Bubu ...

When Allegra shows her vulnerability to Zoe and admits that she can't read, Zoe helps the gator write a song for her big solo in Animalia's talent contast. Iggy and G'Bubu also perform in the music competition.

Angry and upset over Elizabeth's rejection of his proposal, Darcy decides to defend himself. Not every insult Elizabeth flung at him was fair and he waylays her on her morning ...

Angry and upset over Elizabeth's rejection of his proposal, Darcy decides to defend himself. Not every insult Elizabeth flung at him was fair and he waylays her on her morning walk, hands her a letter and leaves. The contents leave Elizabeth reeling.

Animalia
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Animalia: Save Our Swamp

Season 1  |  Episode 15  |  ABC  |  November 10, 2011
Zoe and Tyrannicus, for very different reasons, join forces to shut down and drain the swamp. They are opposed by Alex and Allegra, who want to save the swamp.

Zoe and Tyrannicus, for very different reasons, join forces to shut down and drain the swamp. They are opposed by Alex and Allegra, who want to save the swamp.

Classic tales that have entertained and enchanted generations of kids all around the world are brought to life through contemporary animation. Today, Tiddalik the frog drinks ...

Classic tales that have entertained and enchanted generations of kids all around the world are brought to life through contemporary animation. Today, Tiddalik the frog drinks all the water in the world and the other animals must work out what to do.

Literary Landscapes
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Literary Landscapes: Charles Dickens

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS  |  October 21, 2013
This episode we step back in time and enter the landscape of the legendary author Charles Dickens, to follow in his footsteps and discover the places, the events and the ...

This episode we step back in time and enter the landscape of the legendary author Charles Dickens, to follow in his footsteps and discover the places, the events and the people who inspired him.

Literary Landscapes
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Literary Landscapes: D.H. Lawrence

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  SBS  |  October 25, 2013
This episode we step back in time and enter the landscape of acclaimed author D.H Lawrence, to follow in their footsteps and discover the places, the events and the people who ...

This episode we step back in time and enter the landscape of acclaimed author D.H Lawrence, to follow in their footsteps and discover the places, the events and the people who inspired him.

Have you seen bear? Help writer/actor Nakkiah Lui and Play School's Big Ted find 'Bear' in Jonathan Bentley's adventurous and endearing picture book Where Is Bear?

Have you seen bear? Help writer/actor Nakkiah Lui and Play School's Big Ted find 'Bear' in Jonathan Bentley's adventurous and endearing picture book Where Is Bear?

Mel and Lockie get lost in the bush and find something special. When Phillip is bed-bound with a netball injury, his teammates cause him to re-evaluate his priorities.

Mel and Lockie get lost in the bush and find something special. When Phillip is bed-bound with a netball injury, his teammates cause him to re-evaluate his priorities.

Life is full of opportunities to learn new things, no matter what your age. Explore these videos as part of Community Colleges Australia's lifelong learning programs and enrich your knowledge of the world.
Teach your students all about digging, planting and harvesting, vegetables, flowers, herbs. Then find out all about what lives in the garden, featuring episodes of Create, Dirtgirlworld and more.
Is a director's vision more vivid than a child's imagination? Challenge your students to compare what they've read with what they've watched in these adaptations of classic books for children.
After your secondary students have finished reading their recommended texts, encourage them to "compare and contrast" classic and popular books with their adaptations from Australia and Hollywood.
Spark your younger students' imagination with this collection of stories helping students to become familiar with new words, sounds and ideas with the best storytellers on television.
Share the story of Nelson Mandela's struggle to end apartheid in South Africa and build a more peaceful world with this collection about Madiba's life and times.
The English language has evolved into far more than an integral communicative tool. Explore the power of words as a spotlight is shone on the next generation of wordsmiths.
Explore depictions of Australia and it's culture through a special collection of films representing life Down Under with a range of selected content for all ages. (VCHHK072, VCHHK076, VCHHK073, VCHHC097, VCHHC098, VCHHC100)
In a world that very often feels Orwellian there's never been a more relevant time to study dystopian-themed movies and novels.
Today's complex structure of classrooms make it difficult to use a single approach to teach reading and writing. This literacy focus playlist assists in teaching reading and writing for all learners.
What do The Lion King and The Bad Sleep Well have in common? They're based on Hamlet! Transformative texts recreate aspects of a story to reveal new contexts through adaptation and intertextuality.
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