Spread the Word
1:44

Spread the Word: Dirranyamgarra

Season 1 Episode 4 Disney Channel July 29, 2019

Languages

Indigenous Australians

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3-4
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When Mike the snake gets lost in this classroom, the kids are more concerned with finding a word for the mess created looking for it, than with finding the actual snake. ...

When Mike the snake gets lost in this classroom, the kids are more concerned with finding a word for the mess created looking for it, than with finding the actual snake. They're excited when they find the word: 'dirranyamgarra' from the NSW language of Wiradjuri. But oh-oh. Where's the actual snake?! Suggested Classroom Activities: Art and design: In the video, the boy made a mess looking for the class snake. Draw a very, very long snake. Then write the word 'Dirranyamgarra' on it. Music and maths: Use your body to make beats and practice sounding out the word 'Dirr-an-yam-garr-a', you could clap, stomp your feet, click, slap your knees or even use clapping sticks. Make up a pattern of beats to go with the word, then teach your pattern to a friend.

Spread the Word
2:19

Spread the Word: Ngarrarndirrarjena

Season 1 Episode 2 Disney Channel August 1, 2019

Languages

Indigenous Australians

F
1-2
3-4
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
Sometimes you're in a situation for which there is no simple word, like when your ball gets stuck in a tree and you need to kick it to get the ball to fall. Right? Wrong! ...

Sometimes you're in a situation for which there is no simple word, like when your ball gets stuck in a tree and you need to kick it to get the ball to fall. Right? Wrong! Anindilyakwa, a language from far north Northern Territory, has a perfect word just for that. It's 'ngarrarndirrarjena'. Now you just need to learn how to pronounce it right! Suggested Classroom Activities: Turn and talk: When have you got something stuck up a tree? What was it? How did you get it down? Phonics: How many syllables can you hear in the word 'ngarradirrajena'? Clap the sounds to break it up and see how many syllables you can hear: ng-arr-arn-dirr-a-je-na. Art and design: Draw or paint a tree that needs shaking to get something down from it! Describe your artwork to a friend. Geography: Find the Northern Territory on a map of Australia.

Spread the Word
1:59

Spread the Word: Tyawi-tyawithirnda

Season 1 Episode 7 Disney Channel October 19, 2019

Languages

Indigenous Australians

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3-4
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
You're waiting in a long line. You're annoyed and bored, and you just had enough. Familiar? For sure. Do you have a word for that? Probably not. But the South Australian ...

You're waiting in a long line. You're annoyed and bored, and you just had enough. Familiar? For sure. Do you have a word for that? Probably not. But the South Australian Arabana community does! Tyawi-tyawithirnda: A bit long, but not as much as the line for the toilet is in this episode! Suggested Classroom Activities: Turn and talk: Can you think of time when you have felt a bit boxed in, bored and wanted to escape? Geography: Find South Australia on a map of Australia. Art and design: Draw or paint a long line of people waiting for something. Then write the word Tyawi-tyawithirnda above their heads. Describe your artwork to a friend. What are the people lining up for?

Spread the Word
1:52

Spread the Word: Bidbidgaja

Season 1 Episode 8 Disney Channel October 17, 2019

Languages

Indigenous Australians

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3-4
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
Imagine this: You're nervous. You're sweating. Baboom, baboom, baboom, your heart is beating relentlessly in your chest. The Yawuru people of Western Australia call that ...

Imagine this: You're nervous. You're sweating. Baboom, baboom, baboom, your heart is beating relentlessly in your chest. The Yawuru people of Western Australia call that feeling 'bidbidgaja'. And as our heroes in this episode find out, most kids feel the same before a race. Ready, set, go! Suggested Classroom Activities:Turn and talk: Tell a friend about a time when you felt so nervous your heart was beating. Phonics: How many syllables in the word 'Bidbidgaja'? Tap your chest while you say the word, as if your heart was beating loudly, and count the syllables.

Extra French
23:59

Extra French: La Cousine de la Concierge

Episode 8 ABC April 24, 2007

Languages

Literacy

7-8
9-10
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
In this episode, we meet the landlady's cousin, Clotilde Montagne, who is taking over business temporarily. Clotilde dislikes the girls but takes a shine to the boys, ...

In this episode, we meet the landlady's cousin, Clotilde Montagne, who is taking over business temporarily. Clotilde dislikes the girls but takes a shine to the boys, particularly Nico, who goes on a series of dates with her but starts to regret it when she won't leave him alone. Meanwhile, the others build shelves with disastrous consequences, and romance finally flourishes between Annie and Sam. In French.

Extra French
24:08

Extra French: Le Jour du Loto

Episode 6 ABC March 27, 2007

Languages

Literacy

7-8
9-10
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
Sacha thinks she has won the lottery, but Sam has lost her ticket. Nico is also desperate to find the ticket, as he had written a girl's telephone number on the back. We ...

Sacha thinks she has won the lottery, but Sam has lost her ticket. Nico is also desperate to find the ticket, as he had written a girl's telephone number on the back. We follow the characters as they try to find the ticket, and see the consequences when they finally retrieve it. In French.

Spread the Word
2:11

Spread the Word: Warr

Season 1 Episode 1 Disney Channel July 31, 2019

Languages

Indigenous Australians

F
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3-4
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
What do you do when you need to get someone's attention really quickly? When you need to alert the people around you to something important that you see, and "hey!" doesn't ...

What do you do when you need to get someone's attention really quickly? When you need to alert the people around you to something important that you see, and "hey!" doesn't quite cut it? The kids in this class are in desperate need for such a word. Thankfully palawa kani, the language of Tasmanian Aborigines, has a great word for that: warr! Suggested Classroom Activities: Role play: Think of a time where you might need to quickly get someone's attention. Act it out in a pair or small group and make sure you use the Palawa Kani word 'Warr!'. Art: Draw a comic with someone saying the word 'Warr!' Geography: Find Tasmania on a map of Australia. Write one or two sentences about Tasmania. eg: It is an island. It is near Victoria.

Spread the Word
1:53

Spread the Word: Yarroo

Season 1 Episode 5 Disney Channel August 21, 2019

Languages

Indigenous Australians

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Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
Like our heroes in this episode, every goalkeeper in the world needs to know how to stretch their arms wide to their sides. But that's a really long and convoluted way to ...

Like our heroes in this episode, every goalkeeper in the world needs to know how to stretch their arms wide to their sides. But that's a really long and convoluted way to explain that action. It's much easier to take the word 'yarroo' from the Western Australian Miriwoong language, and become the best goalkeeper ever! Suggested Classroom Activities: Turn and talk: When might you need to stretch your arms wide open? Think of some examples, then say 'yaroo' after each example. Art and design: Draw a picture of a person stretching their arms out wide, write the word 'yaroo' along each arm. Geography: The Miriwoong language is spoken in the north of Western Australia. Draw and label a compass with the directions North, South, East and West.

Extra French
24:15

Extra French: Un mariage dans l'air

Episode 13 ABC May 29, 2007

Languages

Literacy

7-8
9-10
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
Sam and Annie are getting married. Annie wants it very simple but Sam's mother has very different ideas and she is on her way over to Paris to supervise. Sacha finally realies ...

Sam and Annie are getting married. Annie wants it very simple but Sam's mother has very different ideas and she is on her way over to Paris to supervise. Sacha finally realies that she really likes Nico after all. In French.

Extra French
24:12

Extra French: L'arrivee de Sam

Episode 1 ABC February 20, 2007

Languages

Literacy

7-8
9-10
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
Sacha and Annie share an apartment in Paris. Their lives are complicated by the arrival of a mystery guest, Sam, from America. Nico, who lives opposite, finds out Sam's ...

Sacha and Annie share an apartment in Paris. Their lives are complicated by the arrival of a mystery guest, Sam, from America. Nico, who lives opposite, finds out Sam's background but tries to keep it a secret. In French.

Spread the Word
2:02

Spread the Word: Wanjil

Season 1 Episode 10 Disney Channel October 24, 2019

Languages

Indigenous Australians

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3-4
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
How do you explain to your best friends, without insulting them, that you want to come and play with them but you simply can't? The young girls in this episode face exactly ...

How do you explain to your best friends, without insulting them, that you want to come and play with them but you simply can't? The young girls in this episode face exactly that problem. The solution? Wanjil, the Kuku Yalanji word for that exact occasion. Friendship saved! Suggested Classroom Activities: Turn and talk: When have you really wanted to play with your friends but you haven't been able to? Have you ever had to miss a party or a fun event because you had other things to do? Share your experiences with a partner or small group then choose one example for a role play. Perform the play for the class, make sure the person who can't come and play says 'Wanjil' to their friends! Art: Draw or paint a self portrait showing how your face looks when you miss out on doing something fun. Include a thought bubble in your artwork with the word 'wanjil' inside it. You might want to look at your face in a mirror then copy your expression as you draw.

Spread the Word
2:17

Spread the Word: Balajimanha

Season 1 Episode 9 Disney Channel November 7, 2019

Languages

Indigenous Australians

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3-4
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
The gymnastics instructor keeps fumbling when he tries to explain to his students a very specific action: lying on their belly. Luckily our friend from the Wajarri community ...

The gymnastics instructor keeps fumbling when he tries to explain to his students a very specific action: lying on their belly. Luckily our friend from the Wajarri community in Western Australia comes to the rescue, with a word exactly for that: balajimanha. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages truly have words for everything! Suggested Classroom Activities: Physical education: Play Simon Says or Captains Coming and include the instruction 'balajimanha', meaning "lie down on your stomach". Inferencing/Higher order thinking: The word balajimanha comes from the wajarri community in Western Australia where there is a lot of desert. Why might you need to tell someone to lie down on their stomach in the desert?

Extra French
24:02

Extra French: Du boulot pour Sam et Nico!

Episode 9 ABC May 1, 2007

Languages

Literacy

7-8
9-10
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
Sacha has got Sam an interview at the television station where she works. They are looking for a reporter. With Nico's help Sam gets the job, but it may have something to do ...

Sacha has got Sam an interview at the television station where she works. They are looking for a reporter. With Nico's help Sam gets the job, but it may have something to do with the fact the Editor is our old friend the landlady's cousin. In French.

An Ordinary Execution
1:40:44

An Ordinary Execution

SBS December 4, 2016

Media arts

Languages

History

11-12
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
Having exiled all of the Jewish doctors from Russia, Joseph Stalin finds his health quickly fading. He turns to a bold young doctor who has a good reputation, and a long list ...

Having exiled all of the Jewish doctors from Russia, Joseph Stalin finds his health quickly fading. He turns to a bold young doctor who has a good reputation, and a long list of enemies. While treating the paranoid dictator, she is forced listen to his twisted philosophies and becomes caught in his web of oppression.

Nations Without Borders
28:02

Nations Without Borders

Episode 2 NITV December 12, 2016

Intercultural Understanding

History

Geography

Languages

9-10
11-12
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
Hawaiians are circumnavigating the world in their double hulled canoe Hokule'a. Hawaii's Indigenous broadcaster 'Oiwi is following their mission - to spread a message to care ...

Hawaiians are circumnavigating the world in their double hulled canoe Hokule'a. Hawaii's Indigenous broadcaster 'Oiwi is following their mission - to spread a message to care for the earth.