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Strictly Speaking
26:38

Strictly Speaking

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  ABC  |  October 20, 2010
In this week's competition, A WA school teacher with a passion for social issues, a bank teller who loves to hold the floor, and an Indigenous facilitator take centre stage on ...

In this week's competition, A WA school teacher with a passion for social issues, a bank teller who loves to hold the floor, and an Indigenous facilitator take centre stage on Strictly Speaking.

Animalia
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Animalia: Forget Me Not

Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  ABC  |  October 13, 2011
When Erno and Elni, the elephants who never forget, suddenly forget everything, Alex and Zoe go on a search for Corespore in a place where lost Animalian memories go: Memory ...

When Erno and Elni, the elephants who never forget, suddenly forget everything, Alex and Zoe go on a search for Corespore in a place where lost Animalian memories go: Memory Canyon.

Horrible Histories
30:13

Horrible Histories

Season 3  |  Episode 4  |  ABC ME  |  October 22, 2011
An unusual Stuart highwayman doesn't always steal cash, a modern detective struggles to solve a series of murders in Emperor Caligula's house, HHTV goes undercover to prove ...

An unusual Stuart highwayman doesn't always steal cash, a modern detective struggles to solve a series of murders in Emperor Caligula's house, HHTV goes undercover to prove allegations of cheating in Middle Ages jousting tournaments, and King George IV meets his dead relatives.

Horrible Histories
28:08

Horrible Histories

Season 2  |  Episode 12  |  ABC ME  |  September 18, 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.

This week the Bush Slam bus with H.G. Nelson and his two fellow poets are off to Yarrabah, just south of Cairns in Queensland. Yarrabah is a tropical gem, bordered by ...

This week the Bush Slam bus with H.G. Nelson and his two fellow poets are off to Yarrabah, just south of Cairns in Queensland. Yarrabah is a tropical gem, bordered by rainforest on one side and the blue waters of the Great Barrier Reef on the other.

Arrows Of Desire
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Arrows Of Desire

Season 1  |  Episode 9  |  ABC  |  August 10, 2010
Arrows of Desire is a poetry series that explores the great diversity of English verse from the sixteenth century to the present day. Today: You will be hearing from us ...

Arrows of Desire is a poetry series that explores the great diversity of English verse from the sixteenth century to the present day. Today: You will be hearing from us shortly by UA Fanthorpe, This living hand, now warm and capable by John Keats, Front Lines by Gary Snyder, Illuminations by Tony Harrison.

A beautifully designed cross media work that explores why fairy stories continue to enchant, entertain and horrify contemporary adult audiences. Why is it that so many fairy ...

A beautifully designed cross media work that explores why fairy stories continue to enchant, entertain and horrify contemporary adult audiences. Why is it that so many fairy tales take us into the forest?

Fry's Planet Word
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Fry's Planet Word: Babel

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  ABC  |  March 11, 2012
Language is what defines humans from other species, and with our planet home to around 7,000 different languages, words have played a crucial role in our evolution. Renowned ...

Language is what defines humans from other species, and with our planet home to around 7,000 different languages, words have played a crucial role in our evolution. Renowned wordsmith and host of this series, Stephen Fry, is the perfect guide for this fascinating exploration of language in all its forms: from cutting edge linguistic research to the glories of world literature.

Classic tales that have entertained and enchanted generations of kids all around the world are brought to life through contemporary animation. Today, a very smart cat uses ...

Classic tales that have entertained and enchanted generations of kids all around the world are brought to life through contemporary animation. Today, a very smart cat uses his wits to create a new life for himself and his poor, young master.

A high society lawyer in a passionless marriage is enchanted by a ravishing woman with a scent of sexual scandal in 1870s New York.

A high society lawyer in a passionless marriage is enchanted by a ravishing woman with a scent of sexual scandal in 1870s New York.

Re Enchantment is a beautifully designed cross media work that explores why fairy stories continue to enchant, entertain and horrify contemporary adult audiences.

Re Enchantment is a beautifully designed cross media work that explores why fairy stories continue to enchant, entertain and horrify contemporary adult audiences.

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

Classic tales that have entertained and enchanted generations of kids all around the world are brought to life through contemporary animation. Today, although he worked extremely hard, a poor shoemaker just couldn't earn enough money to pay his bills, One morning however, he woke to find that someone had solved all his problems. But who?

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

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

Creative writing for the stage and music composition are explored in this series. Join the many well-known and newer scribes such as Nick Enright, Thomas Keneally and Fay ...

Creative writing for the stage and music composition are explored in this series. Join the many well-known and newer scribes such as Nick Enright, Thomas Keneally and Fay Weldon sharing their wisdom and experiences.

Lockie has some problems. First, he's decided to break up with Dot. It's just figuring out how that's tricky. Meanwhile, Mum is acting weird.

Lockie has some problems. First, he's decided to break up with Dot. It's just figuring out how that's tricky. Meanwhile, Mum is acting weird.

Writers On Writing
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Writers On Writing: Lights Up

Season 1  |  Episode 7  |  ABC  |  November 21, 2013
Creative writing for the stage and music composition are explored in this series. Join the many well-known and newer scribes such as Nick Enright, Thomas Keneally and Fay ...

Creative writing for the stage and music composition are explored in this series. Join the many well-known and newer scribes such as Nick Enright, Thomas Keneally and Fay Weldon sharing their wisdom and experiences.

Classic tales that have entertained and enchanted generations of kids all around the world are brought to life through contemporary animation. Today, in return for helping an ...

Classic tales that have entertained and enchanted generations of kids all around the world are brought to life through contemporary animation. Today, in return for helping an old wombat escape from a hunter, a mother kangaroo is given the means to help her baby stay safe and secure.

Literary Landscapes
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Literary Landscapes: George Eliot

Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  SBS  |  October 24, 2013
This episode we step back in time and enter the landscape of acclaimed author George Eliot (the pen name of Mary Anne Evans), to follow in their footsteps and discover the ...

This episode we step back in time and enter the landscape of acclaimed author George Eliot (the pen name of Mary Anne Evans), to follow in their footsteps and discover the places, the events and the people who inspired her.

Horrible Histories
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Horrible Histories

Season 5  |  Episode 7  |  ABC ME  |  June 18, 2015
Sketches include: Rotten Romans, Terrible Tudors, Woeful Second World War, Gorgeous Georgians, Awful Egyptians and Measly Middle Ages.

Sketches include: Rotten Romans, Terrible Tudors, Woeful Second World War, Gorgeous Georgians, Awful Egyptians and Measly Middle Ages.

This film follows the epic adventures of a young lion cub named Simba as he struggles to accept the responsibilities of adulthood and his destined role as king of the jungle. ...

This film follows the epic adventures of a young lion cub named Simba as he struggles to accept the responsibilities of adulthood and his destined role as king of the jungle. As a carefree cub, he "just can't wait to be king", and spends his days frolicking with his pal, Nala. His father, King Mufasa, the revered ruler of Pride Rock and the lands that surround it, teaches him about the "circle of life" - the delicate balance of nature which bonds all animals together - and cautions him to prepare for the day when he will be called upon to lead.

Little Lunch
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Little Lunch: The Band

Season 1  |  Episode 11  |  ABC ME  |  August 3, 2015
Bored during a rainy little lunch, Atticus starts a band and makes Battie reluctantly join too.

Bored during a rainy little lunch, Atticus starts a band and makes Battie reluctantly join too.

A beautifully animated tale from Iraq about a Caliph who is magically turns into a stork. The Caliph soon realises that this is the work of his greedy brother who wants to ...

A beautifully animated tale from Iraq about a Caliph who is magically turns into a stork. The Caliph soon realises that this is the work of his greedy brother who wants to take over his place at the palace. With the help of an owl, the Caliph seeks to set things right. This film explores the dangers of greed and desire for power.

The Great Australian Spelling Bee
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The Great Australian Spelling Bee

Season 1  |  Episode 7  |  Ten  |  August 24, 2015
It is team immunity day on The Great Australian Spelling Bee as the remaining spellers battle it out to go straight through to the Final 12.

It is team immunity day on The Great Australian Spelling Bee as the remaining spellers battle it out to go straight through to the Final 12.

Lockie Leonard
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Lockie Leonard: Joy...To The World

Season 1  |  Episode 26  |  ABC ME  |  April 16, 2015
It's the last day of school and Vicki drops a bombshell: she won't be coming back to Angelus High next year. In fact, she's leaving Angelus altogether to go to boarding school.

It's the last day of school and Vicki drops a bombshell: she won't be coming back to Angelus High next year. In fact, she's leaving Angelus altogether to go to boarding school.

Animalia
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Animalia: What's The Good Word

Season 1  |  Episode 18  |  ABC ME  |  March 6, 2015
Tyrannicus starts his own nation of Tyrannia and teams up with the Creeper to declare war on Animalia, with the goal of driving Alex and Zoe out of the kingdom.

Tyrannicus starts his own nation of Tyrannia and teams up with the Creeper to declare war on Animalia, with the goal of driving Alex and Zoe out of the kingdom.

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 very funny and charming story which uses the sounds of animals to relay an incident as it unfolds.

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, based on a true story, The Shy Mala celebrates the traditions of the Warlpiri people and the survival of an Australian native animal.

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.

Phar Lap is as well-known today for his mysterious death as for his fabulous accomplishments. The chestnut horse won 37 races in three years and united a depression-plagued ...

Phar Lap is as well-known today for his mysterious death as for his fabulous accomplishments. The chestnut horse won 37 races in three years and united a depression-plagued Australia in the 1930s

The film that launched the golden age of Hollywood musicals, traces the creation of a Broadway show from its first casting call through its blockbuster opening night - when ...

The film that launched the golden age of Hollywood musicals, traces the creation of a Broadway show from its first casting call through its blockbuster opening night - when the leading lady twists her ankle and a young chorus girl takes her place and becomes a star.

Lockie Leonard
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Lockie Leonard: Boredom Busters

Season 1  |  Episode 23  |  ABC ME  |  April 13, 2015
Lockie and the family become the focus of small-town charity.

Lockie and the family become the focus of small-town charity.

Telling Tales
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Telling Tales: The Butterfly Lovers

Season 1  |  Episode 9  |  ABC ME  |  April 1, 2015
In this traditional Chinese tale Zhu disguises herself as a boy so that she can go to school and learn. But when she falls in love with Liang, one of her classmates, the ...

In this traditional Chinese tale Zhu disguises herself as a boy so that she can go to school and learn. But when she falls in love with Liang, one of her classmates, the differences in their backgrounds leads to a tragic ending.

After six weeks and more than 3,000 applicants tonight is the Grand Final of The Great Australian Spelling Bee, featuring the top six young spellers in the country aged ...

After six weeks and more than 3,000 applicants tonight is the Grand Final of The Great Australian Spelling Bee, featuring the top six young spellers in the country aged between 8 - 13 years.

Horrible Histories
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Horrible Histories: Orrible Oliver Cromwell

Season 6  |  Episode 12  |  ABC ME  |  October 28, 2015
We follow Oliver Cromwell as he rises from obscurity, challenges King Charles I in the English Civil War, and ultimately orders the King's execution.

We follow Oliver Cromwell as he rises from obscurity, challenges King Charles I in the English Civil War, and ultimately orders the King's execution.

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.

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.

Rory is bewildered and confused when he finds out a grade six girl likes him and Debra-Jo can't understand why she feels so cross about it.

Rory is bewildered and confused when he finds out a grade six girl likes him and Debra-Jo can't understand why she feels so cross about it.

Animalia
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Animalia: Guardians of the Core

Season 1  |  Episode 37  |  ABC ME  |  October 21, 2014
Alex finds the Guardians of the Core Guidebook, which provides words and phrases that can help the Core. But when Alex isn't careful with the words he uses, the Core becomes a ...

Alex finds the Guardians of the Core Guidebook, which provides words and phrases that can help the Core. But when Alex isn't careful with the words he uses, the Core becomes a musical jukebox!

Horrible Histories
30:41

Horrible Histories

ABC ME  |  December 24, 2014
Christmas is a time for charity, hope, and goodwill to all men... but if you're tuning into the Horrible Histories Christmas Special it's a time for farting jesters, Christmas ...

Christmas is a time for charity, hope, and goodwill to all men... but if you're tuning into the Horrible Histories Christmas Special it's a time for farting jesters, Christmas cards full of bacon, and having the festive meal confiscated by Oliver Cromwell. This one-off Christmas Special dives headlong into showcasing bizarre Yuletide absurdities over the centuries with the program's unique blend of sketches, pastiches and song.

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, Cody has so much fun with an old boomerang that has amazing powers so legends say.

After the kids see a health van parked in the playground, rumours fly about what it's doing there. Debra-Jo begins to act very strangely, and tries to create reasons for her ...

After the kids see a health van parked in the playground, rumours fly about what it's doing there. Debra-Jo begins to act very strangely, and tries to create reasons for her to suddenly leave school

Horrible Histories
28:24

Horrible Histories: Awesome Alfred The Great

Season 6  |  Episode 2  |  ABC ME  |  August 19, 2015
Watch Alfred argue with his older brothers, then defeat the Vikings using his cunning hit and run tactics, summoning the spirit of Ed Sheeran. Meanwhile, Ant & Dec host a very ...

Watch Alfred argue with his older brothers, then defeat the Vikings using his cunning hit and run tactics, summoning the spirit of Ed Sheeran. Meanwhile, Ant & Dec host a very special Chinese edition of 'I'm A Celebrity'.

Debra-Jo can't understand how Tamara's favourite day of the year could be when the class does the beep test fitness assessment. On beep test day, Tamara is very excited, but ...

Debra-Jo can't understand how Tamara's favourite day of the year could be when the class does the beep test fitness assessment. On beep test day, Tamara is very excited, but after she sprains her ankle she can't join in.

Debra-Jo and Tamara each enter the school talent quest but discover to their horror that they are performing the same song. Scared of being outdone by the other, they ask ...

Debra-Jo and Tamara each enter the school talent quest but discover to their horror that they are performing the same song. Scared of being outdone by the other, they ask Melanie to choose who will be better.

Horrible Histories
27:57

Horrible Histories

Season 3  |  Episode 7  |  ABC  |  October 1, 2015
Sketches include: Awful Egyptians, Gorgeous Georgians, Slimy Stuarts, Vicious Vikings, Awesome USA and Rotten Romans.

Sketches include: Awful Egyptians, Gorgeous Georgians, Slimy Stuarts, Vicious Vikings, Awesome USA and Rotten Romans.

Horrible Histories
28:07

Horrible Histories

Season 1  |  Episode 13  |  ABC ME  |  November 25, 2015
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.

Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich and proud Mr Darcy. But Mr Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Can each overcome their own ...

Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich and proud Mr Darcy. But Mr Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Can each overcome their own pride and prejudice?

Horrible Histories
27:33

Horrible Histories: Wily Winston Churchill

Season 6  |  Episode 10  |  ABC ME  |  October 14, 2015
We follow Churchill from a young soldier in India during the time of Queen Victoria, through the First World War to victory in WWII and finally to his retirement in the ...

We follow Churchill from a young soldier in India during the time of Queen Victoria, through the First World War to victory in WWII and finally to his retirement in the Swinging Sixties.

Horrible Histories
27:59

Horrible Histories

Season 3  |  Episode 12  |  ABC ME  |  October 8, 2015
Sketches include: Measly Middle Ages, Groovy Greeks, Cut-Throat Celts, Savage Stone Age, Savage Stone Age, Angry Aztecs and Slimy Stuarts.

Sketches include: Measly Middle Ages, Groovy Greeks, Cut-Throat Celts, Savage Stone Age, Savage Stone Age, Angry Aztecs and Slimy Stuarts.

Ben Shephard is a huge fan and is desperate to see one of Bookaboo's incredible live performances! Seeing he needs some encouragement Ben knows that reading Splat The Cat by ...

Ben Shephard is a huge fan and is desperate to see one of Bookaboo's incredible live performances! Seeing he needs some encouragement Ben knows that reading Splat The Cat by Rob Scotton always gets his bojo.

Now that Mowgli's living in the 'man-village,' he cherishes his new best friend and little brother, but he still has that jungle rhythm in his heart. He misses hanging out ...

Now that Mowgli's living in the 'man-village,' he cherishes his new best friend and little brother, but he still has that jungle rhythm in his heart. He misses hanging out with happy-go-lucky Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther. Yearning for freedom Mowgli runs off into the jungle - and encounters his enemy Shere Khan! This time, he'll need both his new human family and his old jungle friends to help save the day.

Mortified
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Mortified: Mother in the Nude

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  ABC ME  |  December 3, 2015
Taylor is dumbstruck when she arrives home from school to find her mother creating a nude sculpture of herself.

Taylor is dumbstruck when she arrives home from school to find her mother creating a nude sculpture of herself.

Bookaboo is struggling to perform his famous drum routine, but Children's Laureate Michael Rosen is on hand to help out. Michael picks out one of his favourite books, The ...

Bookaboo is struggling to perform his famous drum routine, but Children's Laureate Michael Rosen is on hand to help out. Michael picks out one of his favourite books, The Night Pirates by Peter Harris.

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.

Bertram Poppingstock: Problem Solver
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Bertram Poppingstock: Problem Solver: Bias In The Media

Season 2  |  Episode 3  |  ABC ME  |  August 19, 2016
Classification: General Classification: General
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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.

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.

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.

Jack loves getting prizes and cups of all sizes, but if there's one thing he hates - it's being kissed. And with an army of aunts and uncles, there's no getting away from it.

Jack loves getting prizes and cups of all sizes, but if there's one thing he hates - it's being kissed. And with an army of aunts and uncles, there's no getting away from it.

A little boy tries to find a pot of parent glue to stick his mum and dad back together. His parents have come undone and he wants to mend their marriage, stick their smiles ...

A little boy tries to find a pot of parent glue to stick his mum and dad back together. His parents have come undone and he wants to mend their marriage, stick their smiles back on and make them better.

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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