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
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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.

Finding 1984
50:55

Finding 1984

Foxtel Arts October 12, 2015

English

Literature

Literacy

History

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Finding 1984, examines the subject matter of the dystopian classic and looks at how technology is allowing modern society to be monitored in ways predicted in the novel that ...

Finding 1984, examines the subject matter of the dystopian classic and looks at how technology is allowing modern society to be monitored in ways predicted in the novel that Orwell wrote in 1948.

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.

Discovering Hamlet
44:28

Discovering Hamlet

Foxtel Arts April 21, 2016

English

Literature

Drama

Literacy

11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Christopher Plummer, David Tennant, John Simm, Franco Zeffirelli, Jonathan Miller, Michael Radford and Trevor Nunn are among the actors and directors discussing the challenges ...

Christopher Plummer, David Tennant, John Simm, Franco Zeffirelli, Jonathan Miller, Michael Radford and Trevor Nunn are among the actors and directors discussing the challenges of staging Hamlet and examining how interpretations of the play have changed over the past four centuries.

Class Of
44:11

Class Of

Season 1 Episode 3 Ten August 29, 2012

Personal and social capability

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This video has closed captioning
It's nearly the end of Term 1 at Bradfield College. It's also the end for Lisa and Ryan, the class lovebirds, who break up; and also for the class's much-loved English ...

It's nearly the end of Term 1 at Bradfield College. It's also the end for Lisa and Ryan, the class lovebirds, who break up; and also for the class's much-loved English teacher, Matt Anderson, who quits.

Class Of
44:10

Class Of

Season 1 Episode 2 Ten August 22, 2012

Personal and social capability

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This video has closed captioning
The first formal assessments are handed out, and, as half-term approaches the class is struggling to cope with the college's demands.

The first formal assessments are handed out, and, as half-term approaches the class is struggling to cope with the college's demands.

Class Of
44:00

Class Of

Season 1 Episode 5 Ten September 12, 2012

Personal and social capability

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This video has closed captioning
It's the start of Term 2 and the students are coming back after a 2 week break. This is the toughest part of the year. The time when students start to go off the rails, miss ...

It's the start of Term 2 and the students are coming back after a 2 week break. This is the toughest part of the year. The time when students start to go off the rails, miss classes, or drop out.

Class Of
43:54

Class Of

Season 1 Episode 1 Ten August 15, 2012

Personal and social capability

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This video has closed captioning
Today is the first day of term at Bradfield Seniors college for students with different worries: Daniel was bullied at his last school, Lisa has a fiery temper and Koray ...

Today is the first day of term at Bradfield Seniors college for students with different worries: Daniel was bullied at his last school, Lisa has a fiery temper and Koray hasn't been to school for four years. This documentary series follows fifteen Year 11 students as they try to get their academic careers back on track.

Class Of
43:47

Class Of

Season 1 Episode 4 Ten September 5, 2012

Personal and social capability

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This video has closed captioning
Koray's struggled all term to juggle college life with working night shifts to support himself. As the term draws to a close he's forced to choose between work and college.

Koray's struggled all term to juggle college life with working night shifts to support himself. As the term draws to a close he's forced to choose between work and college.

Class Of
43:14

Class Of

Season 1 Episode 8 Ten October 3, 2012

Personal and social capability

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
This video has closed captioning
Tough love is certainly the order of the day across the college, as English teacher Rhema is forced to take Jess aside to lay down the law; meanwhile, class 'bad girl' Taylor ...

Tough love is certainly the order of the day across the college, as English teacher Rhema is forced to take Jess aside to lay down the law; meanwhile, class 'bad girl' Taylor has turned the corner.

Class Of
43:07

Class Of

Season 1 Episode 7 Ten September 26, 2012

Personal and social capability

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
This video has closed captioning
This week Daniel gets read the riot act. Ryan's usually easy-going nature is forgotten as he explodes with frustration; meanwhile two of the students in Nev's maths class are ...

This week Daniel gets read the riot act. Ryan's usually easy-going nature is forgotten as he explodes with frustration; meanwhile two of the students in Nev's maths class are accused of cheating.

Class Of
43:01

Class Of

Season 1 Episode 9 Ten October 10, 2012

Personal and social capability

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This video has closed captioning
It's exam time at Bradfield Senior College and by the end of the week they'll find out how much they have and haven't learnt. This is the moment of truth for the class, who ...

It's exam time at Bradfield Senior College and by the end of the week they'll find out how much they have and haven't learnt. This is the moment of truth for the class, who will pass the test?

Class Of
43:00

Class Of

Season 1 Episode 6 Ten September 19, 2012

Personal and social capability

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This video has closed captioning
Preparations are well under-way for the first Parent Teacher night. It's a bib moment for the students: their first formal reports after four months of lessons, some sweat and ...

Preparations are well under-way for the first Parent Teacher night. It's a bib moment for the students: their first formal reports after four months of lessons, some sweat and a lot of tears.

Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait Of Maurice Sendak
38:34

Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait Of Maurice Sendak

SBS2 July 10, 2015

English

Literature

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Directors Spike Jonze and Lance Bangs capture a playful, intimate and resoundingly poignant portrait of children's writer and illustrator Maurice Sendak in his Connecticut ...

Directors Spike Jonze and Lance Bangs capture a playful, intimate and resoundingly poignant portrait of children's writer and illustrator Maurice Sendak in his Connecticut home. From the early sketches and toys he made with his brother Jack, to his most celebrated work 'Where The Wild Things Are', Sendak reveals the provocative and prolific imagination that has spawned over half a century of work.

A Convenient Education
38:30

A Convenient Education

SBS2 August 6, 2013

Literacy

English

Civics and citizenship

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
An interactive documentary which explores the experiences and challenges faced by international students, focusing on the Indian student community in Victoria in 2009 and 2010.

An interactive documentary which explores the experiences and challenges faced by international students, focusing on the Indian student community in Victoria in 2009 and 2010.

Dickens In America
31:24

Dickens In America: Washington And Richmond

Season 1 Episode 6 FOXTEL Arts November 21, 2016

English

Literature

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Margolyes continues her travels in Dickens footsteps to Washington DC this capital of tobacco tinctured saliva where she meets a pistol-packing Christian Minister, talks to ...

Margolyes continues her travels in Dickens footsteps to Washington DC this capital of tobacco tinctured saliva where she meets a pistol-packing Christian Minister, talks to the inmates of the local penitentiary and tours the tobacco factories of Virginia.

Dickens In America
30:35

Dickens In America: Pittsburgh To Louisville

Season 1 Episode 7 FOXTEL Arts November 22, 2016

English

Literature

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This week she follows Dickens inland 1,000 miles along the course of the Ohio River to Louisville Kentucky in the company of cowboys and crazies, she is taught how to improve ...

This week she follows Dickens inland 1,000 miles along the course of the Ohio River to Louisville Kentucky in the company of cowboys and crazies, she is taught how to improve her manners by an American Etiquette instructor, she meets the unlikely Dr Mesmer and the Harmonites of the New Society for Universal Harmony, and attends the Kentucky Derby - yee haw!

Dickens In America
29:06

Dickens In America: Philadelphia

Season 1 Episode 5 FOXTEL Arts November 20, 2016

English

Literature

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This week sees Margolyes arrive in Philadelphia to find an unnaturally Dickens-obsessed city. The city of Brotherly Love still has the prison that Dickens writes about as well ...

This week sees Margolyes arrive in Philadelphia to find an unnaturally Dickens-obsessed city. The city of Brotherly Love still has the prison that Dickens writes about as well as one of the most active Dickens societies in America, a Dickens drinking club for men, Dickens' pet raven, stuffed, mounted and on display in the local library and the only life size statue of Dickens anywhere in the world. Is this a town gone mad?