The evolution of Australian English
8:34

The evolution of Australian English

Clip from The Adventure Of English

English

7-8
9-10
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Melvyn Bragg discusses the way Australian English has evolved, from the First Fleet to Elizabeth II's first visit, influenced by criminal slang and Aboriginal terms along the way.

Melvyn Bragg discusses the way Australian English has evolved, from the First Fleet to Elizabeth II's first visit, influenced by criminal slang and Aboriginal terms along the way.

The Adventure of English: Australian English
8:35

The Adventure of English: Australian English

Clip from The Adventure Of English

History

9-10
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In Australia, English was coloured by a few of the local Aboriginal words - kangaroo, koala, boomerang, barramundi, woomera and

In Australia, English was coloured by a few of the local Aboriginal words - kangaroo, koala, boomerang, barramundi, woomera and

Mendel, Darwin and evolution
17:51

Mendel, Darwin and evolution

Clip from What Darwin Didn't Know

Biology

9-10
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This BBC clip for senior high school students offers a deeper look at natural selection, including the work of Mendel and Darwin.

This BBC clip for senior high school students offers a deeper look at natural selection, including the work of Mendel and Darwin.

How teenage brains change over time
5:26

How teenage brains change over time

Clip from Understanding

Science

9-10
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The brains of children are compared to those of adults, noting that the areas with most activity change with maturity.

The brains of children are compared to those of adults, noting that the areas with most activity change with maturity.

Teenage brains
5:26

Teenage brains

Clip from Understanding

Biology

9-10
11-12
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The brains of children are compared to those of adults, noting that the areas with most activity change with maturity.

The brains of children are compared to those of adults, noting that the areas with most activity change with maturity.

The impact of climate change
9:35

The impact of climate change

Clip from Can We Save Planet Earth?

Earth and environment

9-10
11-12
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David Attenborough evaluates the use of levees to resist Hurricane Katrina, examines the changing risk of bushfires in Australia, and reviews ways to control carbon emissions.

David Attenborough evaluates the use of levees to resist Hurricane Katrina, examines the changing risk of bushfires in Australia, and reviews ways to control carbon emissions.

How to speak with an Aussie accent
6:54

How to speak with an Aussie accent

Clip from The Sounds Of Aus

EALD

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This hilarious clip explains how and why Australians have such a distinctly 'flat' sounding accent.

This hilarious clip explains how and why Australians have such a distinctly 'flat' sounding accent.

Josh Brolin on playing George W Bush
3:02

Josh Brolin on playing George W Bush

Clip from Inside The Actors Studio

Drama

9-10
11-12
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It must have been a tough gig impersonating 'Dubya' Bush - Josh Brolin had to capture his soul too.

It must have been a tough gig impersonating 'Dubya' Bush - Josh Brolin had to capture his soul too.

Discovery of DNA's double helix shape
4:05

Discovery of DNA's double helix shape

Clip from 100 Greatest Discoveries

Science

9-10
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James Watson and Francis Crick discover the structure of DNA takes the form of a double helix.

James Watson and Francis Crick discover the structure of DNA takes the form of a double helix.

Boo comes to the rescue
9:04

Boo comes to the rescue

Clip from To Kill A Mockingbird

Media arts

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11-12
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The reclusive Boo Radley saves the Finch kids from Bob Ewell, teaching Scout to judge people by actions not reputation.

The reclusive Boo Radley saves the Finch kids from Bob Ewell, teaching Scout to judge people by actions not reputation.

Scout is taught empathy
5:50

Scout is taught empathy

Clip from To Kill A Mockingbird

Media arts

9-10
11-12
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After starting a fight at school, Scout learns it's a sin to kill a mockingbird and is taught to see things from another's perspective.

After starting a fight at school, Scout learns it's a sin to kill a mockingbird and is taught to see things from another's perspective.

Finch family faces down lynch mob
5:59

Finch family faces down lynch mob

Clip from To Kill A Mockingbird

Media arts

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11-12
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The Finch family stands up to a lynch mob intent on taking Atticus' client, Tom Robinson.

The Finch family stands up to a lynch mob intent on taking Atticus' client, Tom Robinson.

Atticus' closing argument
6:56

Atticus' closing argument

Clip from To Kill A Mockingbird

Media arts

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In summing up his defence, Atticus links Tom's case to the racial prejudices of the Alabama town.

In summing up his defence, Atticus links Tom's case to the racial prejudices of the Alabama town.

Scout learns the value of innocence
4:10

Scout learns the value of innocence

Clip from To Kill A Mockingbird

Media arts

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Atticus and the sheriff discuss the morality of revealing Boo's actions as Scout learns the value of innocence.

Atticus and the sheriff discuss the morality of revealing Boo's actions as Scout learns the value of innocence.

Darwin and the origin of evolution
7:07

Darwin and the origin of evolution

Clip from 100 Greatest Discoveries

Science

9-10
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The origin and then modern significance of Charles Darwin's theory of natural selection is discussed.

The origin and then modern significance of Charles Darwin's theory of natural selection is discussed.

The 1965 Freedom Ride and Charles Perkins
5:05

The 1965 Freedom Ride and Charles Perkins

Clip from Fire Talker: The Life and Times of Charlie Perkins

Intercultural understanding

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Archival footage reveals the bus journey Charles Perkins and other Indigenous civil rights activists took in the 1965 Freedom Ride from Sydney to western NSW.

Archival footage reveals the bus journey Charles Perkins and other Indigenous civil rights activists took in the 1965 Freedom Ride from Sydney to western NSW.

What it's really like to perform Hamlet
5:12

What it's really like to perform Hamlet

Clip from An Obsession With Hamlet

Drama

7-8
9-10
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A look inside the working of Australia's Bell Theatre Company and the work and emotions involved in staging Shakespeare's Hamlet

A look inside the working of Australia's Bell Theatre Company and the work and emotions involved in staging Shakespeare's Hamlet

Inside a foreign sweatshop
4:00

Inside a foreign sweatshop

Clip from Blood, Sweat And T-Shirts

Ethical Understanding

11-12
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A group of British teens face the harsh realities of work inside an Indian clothing sweatshop. Some course language.

A group of British teens face the harsh realities of work inside an Indian clothing sweatshop. Some course language.