Empire Of The Word
51:53

Empire Of The Word: Learning To Read

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS May 8, 2010

English

Languages

Literacy

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Looks at the act of reading and its impact on more than 5000 years of human history. This episode examines how we learn to read.

Looks at the act of reading and its impact on more than 5000 years of human history. This episode examines how we learn to read.

Why Do We Talk?
51:05

Why Do We Talk?

SBS June 29, 2010

Biology

Literacy

Science

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Across the world, 6000 different languages are spoken and the average human speaks 370 million words in their lifetime. But where did language come from? And how and why did ...

Across the world, 6000 different languages are spoken and the average human speaks 370 million words in their lifetime. But where did language come from? And how and why did we learn to speak? From Chinese whispers at Edinburgh University to singing in Vienna and a man in Boston who has filmed the first three years of his son's life as he learns to speak, a new generation of linguists is unlocking the secrets of how and why we developed our remarkable ability for language. Why Do We Talk? discovers the reason why we are born to talk.

Literary Landscapes
24:00

Literary Landscapes: Charles Dickens

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS October 21, 2013

English

EALD

Literature

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
This episode we step back in time and enter the landscape of the legendary author Charles Dickens, to follow in his footsteps and discover the places, the events and the ...

This episode we step back in time and enter the landscape of the legendary author Charles Dickens, to follow in his footsteps and discover the places, the events and the people who inspired him.

Literary Landscapes
24:00

Literary Landscapes: D.H. Lawrence

Season 1 Episode 6 SBS October 25, 2013

English

EALD

Literature

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
This episode we step back in time and enter the landscape of acclaimed author D.H Lawrence, to follow in their footsteps and discover the places, the events and the people who ...

This episode we step back in time and enter the landscape of acclaimed author D.H Lawrence, to follow in their footsteps and discover the places, the events and the people who inspired him.

Unschooled: Save Our Future
1:07:16

Unschooled: Save Our Future

NITV April 23, 2017

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Save our Future founder Charlotte Austin Jordan began dedicating her life to reaching inner city teens after experiencing her own personal tragedies.

Save our Future founder Charlotte Austin Jordan began dedicating her life to reaching inner city teens after experiencing her own personal tragedies.

Secret Treasures of the British Library
49:54

Secret Treasures of the British Library: Augustan Poets

Season 2 Episode 4 FOXTEL Arts December 9, 2016

English

Literature

Modern History

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
The restoration of the English monarchy in 1660 marked the beginning of a new era not only for English society but also for English culture. In drama, art and music, the ...

The restoration of the English monarchy in 1660 marked the beginning of a new era not only for English society but also for English culture. In drama, art and music, the century following the accession of King Charles II was a magnificent age, and in poetry, the era produced some the country's greatest ever men of verse. Drawing on contemporary events for subject matter and the classical past for inspiration, John Dryden, Alexander Pope and Samuel Johnson defined the poetic spirit of the time. These men were the greatest poets of the English Augustan Age.

Masterclass
22:55

Masterclass: Designing Shots

Season 1 Episode 3 Foxtel Arts September 24, 2016

Media arts

English

Literacy

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
One of the main elements of prep, in both film and television, is producing the shot list. This episode covers not only what a shot list is, how it should look, and whom to ...

One of the main elements of prep, in both film and television, is producing the shot list. This episode covers not only what a shot list is, how it should look, and whom to give it to, but also how to imbue camera instructions with emotion and personal investment. Extensive case studies from Lost and Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. demonstrate the way personal experience can and should affect everything from lens choice to camera placement.

Masterclass
19:46

Masterclass: How To Read A Script

Season 1 Episode 2 Foxtel Arts September 17, 2016

Media arts

English

Literacy

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
It may seem self-explanatory, but how a director reads a script has a large impact on the way she/he prepares. This episode looks at how various key collaborators, such as ...

It may seem self-explanatory, but how a director reads a script has a large impact on the way she/he prepares. This episode looks at how various key collaborators, such as first assistant directors, cinematographers, and editors, read a script in different ways, and emphasises the many different kinds of rereading required of directors. It also examines strategies for improving scripts under the crunch of production schedules.

Empire Of The Word
52:52

Empire Of The Word: Forbidden Reading

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS May 15, 2010

English

Languages

Literacy

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Looks at the act of reading and its impact on more than 5000 years of human history. This episode examines censors' attempts to prevent reading.

Looks at the act of reading and its impact on more than 5000 years of human history. This episode examines censors' attempts to prevent reading.

Syrian School
55:01

Syrian School: Rap Refugees

Season 1 Episode 4 SBS2 October 1, 2010

Intercultural Understanding

Personal and social capability

Literacy

Numeracy

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Syrian School goes beyond the cliches surrounding the Middle East to meet the human face of a fast growing young population whose government is modernising the education ...

Syrian School goes beyond the cliches surrounding the Middle East to meet the human face of a fast growing young population whose government is modernising the education system. This unique five-part series looks at a fascinating country through the eyes of its schoolchildren, their families and their teachers.

We Are The People We've Been Waiting For
1:17:03

We Are The People We've Been Waiting For

ABC2 September 29, 2010

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

Literacy

Numeracy

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
A landmark documentary reveals a very inconvenient truth about education. This film looks at whether the current UK education system gives young people enough opportunity to ...

A landmark documentary reveals a very inconvenient truth about education. This film looks at whether the current UK education system gives young people enough opportunity to develop their talents. How much are children being failed by a system that was created at the time of the industrial revolution?

Literary Landscapes
24:00

Literary Landscapes: George Eliot

Season 1 Episode 5 SBS October 24, 2013

English

EALD

Literature

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
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.

Masterclass
14:45

Masterclass: How To Get Actors To Do What You Want: Part I

Season 1 Episode 7 Foxtel Arts October 20, 2016

Media arts

English

Literacy

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
At the very core of the craft of directing is working with actors. Central to the Bobby Roth method of directing is to prepare as extensively as possible in preparation in ...

At the very core of the craft of directing is working with actors. Central to the Bobby Roth method of directing is to prepare as extensively as possible in preparation in order to be available to the actors during production. During production, time is especially precious, and actors require great attention and sensitivity to deliver their best performances. In this double-episode, we take an extended look at the question Bobby is most frequently asked by students and young film makers: how do you get actors to do what you want? Interviews with more than twenty leading actors shed a diverse array of insights into what is expected of directors and the best strategies for building productive working relationships with them.

Great Expectations
1:46:50

Great Expectations

Foxtel Romance May 23, 2016

English

Literature

Literacy

History

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This film is about a young man's passage into manhood and of the three individuals who change the course of his life forever. Set in a small town in Florida, we follow the ...

This film is about a young man's passage into manhood and of the three individuals who change the course of his life forever. Set in a small town in Florida, we follow the journey of the young and impoverished Finnigan Bell into adulthood. His adventure begins when he is forced to aid a dangerous convict in his escape from prison and is further complicated when he meets a rich and insane matron and falls in love with her niece, the icy beauty Estella. Finn's artistic talent and an unknown benefactor take him to New York, where it appears that all of his dreams are within his grasp, including a reunion with Estella. However, in this epic story of fate and desire, Finn becomes lost trying to realise his own great expectations.

Syrian School
54:59

Syrian School: Being Inspired

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS2 September 10, 2010

Intercultural Understanding

Personal and social capability

Literacy

Numeracy

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Syrian School goes beyond the cliches surrounding the Middle East to meet the human face of a fast growing young population, whose government is modernising the education ...

Syrian School goes beyond the cliches surrounding the Middle East to meet the human face of a fast growing young population, whose government is modernising the education system. This unique five-part series looks at a fascinating country through the eyes of its schoolchildren, their families and their teachers.

Syrian School
55:15

Syrian School: Syria's Got Talent

Episode 5 SBS2 October 15, 2010

Intercultural Understanding

Personal and social capability

Literacy

Numeracy

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Syrian School goes beyond the cliches surrounding the Middle East to meet the human face of a fast growing young population whose government is modernising the education ...

Syrian School goes beyond the cliches surrounding the Middle East to meet the human face of a fast growing young population whose government is modernising the education system. This unique five-part series looks at a fascinating country through the eyes of its school children, their families and their teachers.

Syrian School
54:59

Syrian School: Marked For Life

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS2 September 3, 2010

Intercultural Understanding

Personal and social capability

Literacy

Numeracy

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
In this five-part series, Syrian School follows a year in the life of four schools in Damascus, a high-pressure cross roads in the Middle East. It concentrates on some ...

In this five-part series, Syrian School follows a year in the life of four schools in Damascus, a high-pressure cross roads in the Middle East. It concentrates on some remarkable characters finding their way in a country that has never before opened ordinary life up to cameras in this way and challenges the usual cliches of Arab life charting the highs and lows of the school year.

Literary Landscapes
24:00

Literary Landscapes: Thomas Hardy

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS October 22, 2013

English

EALD

Literature

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
This episode we step back in time and enter the landscape of the legendary author Thomas Hardy, to follow in his footsteps and discover the places, the events and the people ...

This episode we step back in time and enter the landscape of the legendary author Thomas Hardy, to follow in his footsteps and discover the places, the events and the people who inspired him.