Determination, commitment and the Cultural Revolution
9:11

Determination, commitment and the Cultural Revolution

Clip from Mao's Last Dancer

Personal and Social Capability

7-8
9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Li, determined to prove himself, practises split jumps after dark. When teacher Chan interrupts, Li explains his concerns about ballet, his future and his family. The next ...

Li, determined to prove himself, practises split jumps after dark. When teacher Chan interrupts, Li explains his concerns about ballet, his future and his family. The next day, the Beijing dance troupe must perform before Madame Mao, who criticises the lack of revolutionary imagery. Chan argues for subtlety but is accused of challenging the revolutionary path. Chan seeks out Li, telling him a parable that inspires Li's resilience. Li proves himself to teacher Gao. Chan is arrested.

Making Child Prodigies: Diaries
9:04

Making Child Prodigies: Diaries: Kenzie

Season 1 Episode 6 ABC Me July 9, 2018

Personal and social capability

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Ten-year-old ballerina Kenzie gets up at 6am every morning and dances for hours, and there's nothing that makes her happier. One of her dreams is about to come true as she ...

Ten-year-old ballerina Kenzie gets up at 6am every morning and dances for hours, and there's nothing that makes her happier. One of her dreams is about to come true as she gets ready to perform with the Queensland Ballet.

Healthy communication and breaking old habits
8:59

Healthy communication and breaking old habits

Clip from Kids' Business

Personal and Social Capability

3-4
5-6
7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This video has closed captioning
Jacob tells Bernadette about his dad, and they discuss strategies for communicating. With Bernadette's encouragement, Jacob calls his father and talks to him about his ...

Jacob tells Bernadette about his dad, and they discuss strategies for communicating. With Bernadette's encouragement, Jacob calls his father and talks to him about his thoughts and feelings. Back at school, Casey tells Bernadette that she told her father about the emotional effects of his behaviour during a family meeting. Talking with facilitator Bernadette, Casey also acknowledges that talking to her father and learning to communicate her feelings effectively can break negative habits.

One Plus One
8:45

One Plus One: Nevo Zisin

ABC August 7, 2017

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
This video has closed captioning
Nevo Zisin is a transgender activist who, at 17, began the physical and hormonal transition from female to male. Now aged 21, he questions the meaning of gender in our society.

Nevo Zisin is a transgender activist who, at 17, began the physical and hormonal transition from female to male. Now aged 21, he questions the meaning of gender in our society.

PS Your Mystery Sender
8:43

PS Your Mystery Sender

SBS June 19, 2012

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

Visual arts

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Explores the fascinating story of Paul Smith, the world-renowned British fashion designer, who over the past 20 years has received an avalanche of odd and quirky unwrapped objects.

Explores the fascinating story of Paul Smith, the world-renowned British fashion designer, who over the past 20 years has received an avalanche of odd and quirky unwrapped objects.

Prying neighbours, inclusiveness and Charlie's world
8:43

Prying neighbours, inclusiveness and Charlie's world

Clip from The Black Balloon

Personal and Social Capability

7-8
9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
The Mollison family get a visit from the Department of Youth and Community Services, due to anonymous complaints about fighting. Thomas' father, Simon, blames their neighbour ...

The Mollison family get a visit from the Department of Youth and Community Services, due to anonymous complaints about fighting. Thomas' father, Simon, blames their neighbour for the invasive visit. Later, Thomas, Jackie and Charlie go for a wander into an abandoned park, and Jackie teaches Thomas to swim in the river. When the rain hits, Charlie becomes over-stimulated, so Jackie and Thomas seek shelter for them all. The cold, standoffish behaviour of the community is offset by Jackie's sensiti

One Plus One
8:42

One Plus One: Chido Govera

ABC July 31, 2017

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
This video has closed captioning
In an intimate one-on-one setting Jane Hutcheon interviews celebrities, authors, sports heroes, actors and personalities from Australia and around the world. #OnePlusOne.

In an intimate one-on-one setting Jane Hutcheon interviews celebrities, authors, sports heroes, actors and personalities from Australia and around the world. #OnePlusOne.

Having goals, working hard, and China-US politics
8:40

Having goals, working hard, and China-US politics

Clip from Mao's Last Dancer

Personal and Social Capability

7-8
9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Li and classmates secretly watch the Mikhail Baryshnikov video their teacher Chan gave him before his arrest. Li is motivated to train harder than ever. In 1976 Mao Zedong ...

Li and classmates secretly watch the Mikhail Baryshnikov video their teacher Chan gave him before his arrest. Li is motivated to train harder than ever. In 1976 Mao Zedong dies and China begins to interact with the West. Three years later, Houston Ballet director Ben Stevenson visits the Beijing dance academy. Ben invites Li to travel to the US and Communist Party officials debate whether Li is politically ready to resist the West.

The Writer's Room
8:33

The Writer's Room: Matt Reilly/Di Morrissey

ABC April 22, 2012

Literature

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
A series of intimate portraits of Australia's leading authors; their work practices, their quirks and habits, their 'imaginative habitat'.

A series of intimate portraits of Australia's leading authors; their work practices, their quirks and habits, their 'imaginative habitat'.

One Plus One
8:31

One Plus One: Michelle Guthrie

ABC July 17, 2017

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
This video has closed captioning
In an intimate one-on-one setting, Jane Hutcheon interviews celebrities, authors, sports heroes, actors and personalities from Australia and around the world.

In an intimate one-on-one setting, Jane Hutcheon interviews celebrities, authors, sports heroes, actors and personalities from Australia and around the world.

Past and present narratives begin to overlap
8:12

Past and present narratives begin to overlap

Clip from Holes

Personal and Social Capability

5-6
7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Stanley's family story and the history of Green Lake are discovered to have parallels with present events. Stanley sets out to find Hector "Zero", finding him hiding under an ...

Stanley's family story and the history of Green Lake are discovered to have parallels with present events. Stanley sets out to find Hector "Zero", finding him hiding under an overturned boat called Mary Lou. Zero offers him some "bloosh", a familiar peaches syrup from the past. They notice a mountain peak that looks suspiciously like the God's Thumb rock formation from his grandfather's story.

Sisters Of War
8:11

Sisters Of War

ABC November 14, 2010

Media arts

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This video has closed captioning
A short documentary on the making of Sisters Of War, featuring interviews with Sister Berenice and Lorna Johnston.

A short documentary on the making of Sisters Of War, featuring interviews with Sister Berenice and Lorna Johnston.

Your Body: Your Image
8:05

Your Body: Your Image

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC Me October 5, 2015

Health and PE

Personal and social capability

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Amber Jane Butchart, a fashion and beauty analyst and Raphael Babalola, who runs a healthy lifestyle company, investigate why companies usually use super skinny, super tall, ...

Amber Jane Butchart, a fashion and beauty analyst and Raphael Babalola, who runs a healthy lifestyle company, investigate why companies usually use super skinny, super tall, super young white girls in their marketing campaigns.

Your Body: Your Image
8:04

Your Body: Your Image

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC Me September 7, 2017

Health and PE

Personal and social capability

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Amber Jane Butchart, a fashion and beauty analyst and Raphael Babalola, who runs a healthy lifestyle company, investigate why companies usually use super skinny, super tall, ...

Amber Jane Butchart, a fashion and beauty analyst and Raphael Babalola, who runs a healthy lifestyle company, investigate why companies usually use super skinny, super tall, super young white girls in their marketing campaigns.

Olympic dreams and Olympic histories
7:58

Olympic dreams and Olympic histories

Clip from Eddie the Eagle

Personal and Social Capability

5-6
7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Eddie attempts the 15metre jump and completes it first try. Encouraged, he moves onto the 40m, which proves a little more difficult. Undeterred, Eddie seeks advice from the ...

Eddie attempts the 15metre jump and completes it first try. Encouraged, he moves onto the 40m, which proves a little more difficult. Undeterred, Eddie seeks advice from the Norwegian couch but receives only ridicule. The next day, Eddie buys himself a new set of skis and attempts the jump again. While lying at the base of the jump, he meets the local snow plougher, Bronson but soon learns of Bronson's Olympic history and tries to enlist him as coach.

Social Media Me
7:56

Social Media Me: Positive Social Media Strategies

Episode 3 ABC Me May 18, 2017

Personal and social capability

Digital technologies

ICT capability

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
How can we manage social media use so that it's positive? How can we tell when social media use is affecting us and our relationships in a negative way? We find out in the ...

How can we manage social media use so that it's positive? How can we tell when social media use is affecting us and our relationships in a negative way? We find out in the final episode of this three-part series.

Your Body: Your Image
7:55

Your Body: Your Image: Body Talk

Season 1 Episode 4 ABC Me October 8, 2015

Health and PE

Personal and social capability

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Presenter Radzi Chinyanganya and actress Melissa Suffield go to a co-ed school in Bristol to show a group of teenage students how they can start taking back control of their ...

Presenter Radzi Chinyanganya and actress Melissa Suffield go to a co-ed school in Bristol to show a group of teenage students how they can start taking back control of their body image.

Your Body: Your Image
7:50

Your Body: Your Image: Hideous Histories

Season 1 Episode 5 ABC Me October 7, 2015

Health and PE

Personal and social capability

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
This episode offers a historical perspective on body image ideals. By exploring the humorous and extreme examples of the past, it aims to put body image ideals into context, ...

This episode offers a historical perspective on body image ideals. By exploring the humorous and extreme examples of the past, it aims to put body image ideals into context, thereby questioning contemporary fads and trends.