Humanimal
50:36

Humanimal: Oh My Dog!

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS December 5, 2009

Science

Personal and Social Capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This science-based series looks at human-pet relationships. Tonight: an exploration of the role of dogs in human lives. For the Ancient Egyptians and Greeks and the American ...

This science-based series looks at human-pet relationships. Tonight: an exploration of the role of dogs in human lives. For the Ancient Egyptians and Greeks and the American Indians, it was obvious that animals had a conscience. Could it be that the dog has a soul? Ethologists wonder whether it is justified to use the word "intelligence" when referring to the dog's mental activities.

Unlikely Travellers
26:30

Unlikely Travellers: Selection

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC December 4, 2009

Personal and Social Capability

Health and PE

Design and Technologies

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Unlikely Travellers is a remarkable three-part documentary series of six fabulous adventurers, each with a unique and challenging intellectual disability. More than 120 people ...

Unlikely Travellers is a remarkable three-part documentary series of six fabulous adventurers, each with a unique and challenging intellectual disability. More than 120 people have applied for a two-week trip to Egypt and today is the first day of interviews. The Spectrum Organisation has narrowed it down to 21 who will face the selection panel.

Best Of Australian Story
28:06

Best Of Australian Story: Right As Rain

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC December 4, 2009

Personal and social capability

Science

9-10
11-12
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
Four years ago Australian Story featured a farmer and horse breeder called Peter Andrews who seemed to have a rare ability to transform degraded Australian landscapes into ...

Four years ago Australian Story featured a farmer and horse breeder called Peter Andrews who seemed to have a rare ability to transform degraded Australian landscapes into thriving oases. He called it natural sequence farming and it was producing some spectacular results. But for nearly thirty years, Peter Andrews' work was rejected by scientists, bureaucrats and politicians alike - until the evidence became difficult to ignore.

The Power Of The Powerless
58:00

The Power Of The Powerless

ABC December 3, 2009

Modern history

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Narrated by Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons, The Power Of The Powerless examines the struggle for freedom during the Communist era in Czechoslovakia. Featuring Vaclav ...

Narrated by Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons, The Power Of The Powerless examines the struggle for freedom during the Communist era in Czechoslovakia. Featuring Vaclav Havel, who ascended to power during the bloodless Velvet Revolution of 1989, and his fellow dissidents, this film investigates haunting questions about the country's Communist past.

Help Me Love My Baby
47:44

Help Me Love My Baby

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC December 4, 2009

Personal and social capability

Health and PE

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Part one of a two-part series that follows mothers as they fall in love with their babies. Zoe undergoes intense therapy with a psychotherapist to overcome feelings of anger, ...

Part one of a two-part series that follows mothers as they fall in love with their babies. Zoe undergoes intense therapy with a psychotherapist to overcome feelings of anger, fear and hatred towards her baby

Hazards, Disasters And Survival
12:35

Hazards, Disasters And Survival: Heatwaves

Season 1 Episode 6 ABC December 4, 2009

Earth and environment

Geography

Personal and social capability

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
In the last hundred years, heatwaves have caused more deaths in Australia than any other natural hazard. This program shows how you can minimise the harmful effects of ...

In the last hundred years, heatwaves have caused more deaths in Australia than any other natural hazard. This program shows how you can minimise the harmful effects of heatwave by providing practical advice about what to wear, eat and drink and where to go if affected. The program also explains how to keep your environment as cool as possible and the steps you should take if someone is suffering from heat-related illness.

Downunder Grads
25:09

Downunder Grads: Two Worlds Collide

Season 1 Episode 4 SBS December 3, 2009

Personal and Social Capability

Literacy

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Indonesian scholarship recipients Nita and Muhammad must drastically alter their lives to take up the opportunity to study in Australia. As AUSAID scholarship students, they ...

Indonesian scholarship recipients Nita and Muhammad must drastically alter their lives to take up the opportunity to study in Australia. As AUSAID scholarship students, they are returning to study after being in the workforce. In addition to culture shock, they also have to deal with separation from their families.

Letters To The President
51:33

Letters To The President

SBS December 3, 2009

Civics and citizenship

Intercultural Understanding

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This film follows Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on his trips around rural Iran where he preaches his domestic populism and anti-US foreign policy. The mass support in ...

This film follows Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on his trips around rural Iran where he preaches his domestic populism and anti-US foreign policy. The mass support in the countryside is astounding.

It Could Never Happen To Me
53:40

It Could Never Happen To Me

ABC2 December 2, 2009

Personal and social capability

Health and PE

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This film addresses the problems facing young people in South Africa, Brazil, UK, USA, Thailand and Dubai and the fight against AIDS in these countries.

This film addresses the problems facing young people in South Africa, Brazil, UK, USA, Thailand and Dubai and the fight against AIDS in these countries.

Whatever! The Science Of Teens
26:17

Whatever! The Science Of Teens: Sleep

Season 1 Episode 5 ABC2 December 2, 2009

Health and PE

Biology

Science

Personal and Social Capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
A typical teenager goes to bed late, and can't get out of bed in the morning. But while many adults regard them as layabouts or lazy, the reality is most teens need more sleep ...

A typical teenager goes to bed late, and can't get out of bed in the morning. But while many adults regard them as layabouts or lazy, the reality is most teens need more sleep not less. Experts say adolescents require between 9 and 10 hours sleep a night - but only a small fraction get this much.

Prince Charles' Other Mistress
45:43

Prince Charles' Other Mistress

ABC December 1, 2009

Personal and social capability

History

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This little known story of a married Australian heiress whom Prince Charles loved and allegedly abandoned, has curious echoes of the Charles and Diana story. In the 1970s, ...

This little known story of a married Australian heiress whom Prince Charles loved and allegedly abandoned, has curious echoes of the Charles and Diana story. In the 1970s, Lady Dale 'Kanga' Tryon had an intense and passionate relationship with the Prince of Wales and was a serious rival to Camilla Parker Bowles. Her life ended tragically early when aged 49, she died in mysterious circumstances.

Jail Birds
26:26

Jail Birds

Season 1 Episode 3 ABC December 1, 2009

Personal and Social Capability

Civics and citizenship

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Choirmaster Jonathon Welch continues his music program inside Victoria's Tarrengower Prison in the hope that their participation might influence the prisoners to go straight ...

Choirmaster Jonathon Welch continues his music program inside Victoria's Tarrengower Prison in the hope that their participation might influence the prisoners to go straight on release. They have performed in the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre maximum security prison and now Jonathon wants them to use their personal experiences to write a song they can be proud of. He has invited multi-award winning singer songwriter Kasey Chambers to help in the process.

Honeybee Blues
51:58

Honeybee Blues

SBS December 1, 2009

Science

Geography

Business and economics

Personal and social capability

English

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Honeybees are responsible for pollinating a third of the food we eat, but now Australia's honeybees are under dire threat. Up to now, Australia remains the only country on ...

Honeybees are responsible for pollinating a third of the food we eat, but now Australia's honeybees are under dire threat. Up to now, Australia remains the only country on earth that is free of a tiny parasitic mite that has invaded and destroyed wild honeybees and commercial hives around the world. Its arrival would have a catastrophic effect on the Australian economy and our food supply. Honeybee Blues tells the story of the world's vanishing honeybees and the efforts of Dr Denis Anderson, the world's leading bee pathologist, to save them from annihilation. (TEACHERS NOTES AVAILABLE)

Coming Of The Light
26:49

Coming Of The Light

ABC December 2, 2009

Indigenous Australians

Personal and social capability

Religious studies

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
29-year old Marcus Smith is at a crossroads in his life and decides to go 'home' to the Torres Strait during its most important celebration of the year, the Coming of the ...

29-year old Marcus Smith is at a crossroads in his life and decides to go 'home' to the Torres Strait during its most important celebration of the year, the Coming of the Light. This event commemorates the arrival of the first missionaries in the Torres Strait.

Dirt Game
54:13

Dirt Game: A Land Down Under

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC2 December 1, 2009

Business and economics

Geography

Personal and social capability

Sustainability

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
From dark tunnels deep underground and the vast expanse of the Australian desert to the slick boardrooms of London, the new six-part Australian drama series Dirt Game delves ...

From dark tunnels deep underground and the vast expanse of the Australian desert to the slick boardrooms of London, the new six-part Australian drama series Dirt Game delves into the lives of the passionate men and women working in this tough business. Where one wrong move, either in the pit or in the boardroom, could be your last. A stellar cast, including Joel Edgerton, Shane Connor, Freya Stafford and Katie Wall, bring to life the world of mining and international corporate highflyers.

Elders with Andrew Denton
27:43

Elders with Andrew Denton: Clive James

Season 2 Episode 3 ABC November 30, 2009

Personal and social capability

Media arts

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Taped in Clive James's London office, where all available wall space is lined with his beloved books, this interview finds a very reflective and real man who isn't always ...

Taped in Clive James's London office, where all available wall space is lined with his beloved books, this interview finds a very reflective and real man who isn't always comfortable discussing the more personal areas of his life.

1929: The Wall Street Crash
51:01

1929: The Wall Street Crash

SBS November 30, 2009

Personal and social capability

Business and economics

History

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
What can the onset of the Great Depression tell us about our current financial crisis? As It Happened: 1929 The Wall Street Crash explores the causes of the 1929 Wall Street ...

What can the onset of the Great Depression tell us about our current financial crisis? As It Happened: 1929 The Wall Street Crash explores the causes of the 1929 Wall Street Crash. Over six terrifying, desperate days in October 1929, shares crashed by a third on the New York Stock Exchange. More than $25 billion in individual wealth was lost. Later, three thousand banks failed, taking people's savings with them. Surviving eyewitnesses describe the biggest financial catastrophe in history.

Family Story
26:31

Family Story

ABC December 1, 2009

Religious studies

Personal and social capability

Intercultural understanding

Ethical understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
An intimate portrait of an extraordinary portrayal of love, commitment and sacrifice in an ordinary Australian Muslim family.

An intimate portrait of an extraordinary portrayal of love, commitment and sacrifice in an ordinary Australian Muslim family.