Spread the Word
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Spread the Word: Dirranyamgarra

Season 1 Episode 4 Disney Channel July 29, 2019

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Indigenous Australians

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When Mike the snake gets lost in this classroom, the kids are more concerned with finding a word for the mess created looking for it, than with finding the actual snake. ...

When Mike the snake gets lost in this classroom, the kids are more concerned with finding a word for the mess created looking for it, than with finding the actual snake. They're excited when they find the word: 'dirranyamgarra' from the NSW language of Wiradjuri. But oh-oh. Where's the actual snake?! Suggested Classroom Activities: Art and design: In the video, the boy made a mess looking for the class snake. Draw a very, very long snake. Then write the word 'Dirranyamgarra' on it. Music and maths: Use your body to make beats and practice sounding out the word 'Dirr-an-yam-garr-a', you could clap, stomp your feet, click, slap your knees or even use clapping sticks. Make up a pattern of beats to go with the word, then teach your pattern to a friend.

Spread the Word
2:19

Spread the Word: Ngarrarndirrarjena

Season 1 Episode 2 Disney Channel August 1, 2019

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Sometimes you're in a situation for which there is no simple word, like when your ball gets stuck in a tree and you need to kick it to get the ball to fall. Right? Wrong! ...

Sometimes you're in a situation for which there is no simple word, like when your ball gets stuck in a tree and you need to kick it to get the ball to fall. Right? Wrong! Anindilyakwa, a language from far north Northern Territory, has a perfect word just for that. It's 'ngarrarndirrarjena'. Now you just need to learn how to pronounce it right! Suggested Classroom Activities: Turn and talk: When have you got something stuck up a tree? What was it? How did you get it down? Phonics: How many syllables can you hear in the word 'ngarradirrajena'? Clap the sounds to break it up and see how many syllables you can hear: ng-arr-arn-dirr-a-je-na. Art and design: Draw or paint a tree that needs shaking to get something down from it! Describe your artwork to a friend. Geography: Find the Northern Territory on a map of Australia.

Spread the Word
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Spread the Word: Tyawi-tyawithirnda

Season 1 Episode 7 Disney Channel October 19, 2019

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You're waiting in a long line. You're annoyed and bored, and you just had enough. Familiar? For sure. Do you have a word for that? Probably not. But the South Australian ...

You're waiting in a long line. You're annoyed and bored, and you just had enough. Familiar? For sure. Do you have a word for that? Probably not. But the South Australian Arabana community does! Tyawi-tyawithirnda: A bit long, but not as much as the line for the toilet is in this episode! Suggested Classroom Activities: Turn and talk: Can you think of time when you have felt a bit boxed in, bored and wanted to escape? Geography: Find South Australia on a map of Australia. Art and design: Draw or paint a long line of people waiting for something. Then write the word Tyawi-tyawithirnda above their heads. Describe your artwork to a friend. What are the people lining up for?

Spread the Word
1:52

Spread the Word: Bidbidgaja

Season 1 Episode 8 Disney Channel October 17, 2019

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Indigenous Australians

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Imagine this: You're nervous. You're sweating. Baboom, baboom, baboom, your heart is beating relentlessly in your chest. The Yawuru people of Western Australia call that ...

Imagine this: You're nervous. You're sweating. Baboom, baboom, baboom, your heart is beating relentlessly in your chest. The Yawuru people of Western Australia call that feeling 'bidbidgaja'. And as our heroes in this episode find out, most kids feel the same before a race. Ready, set, go! Suggested Classroom Activities:Turn and talk: Tell a friend about a time when you felt so nervous your heart was beating. Phonics: How many syllables in the word 'Bidbidgaja'? Tap your chest while you say the word, as if your heart was beating loudly, and count the syllables.

Spread the Word
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Spread the Word: Warr

Season 1 Episode 1 Disney Channel July 31, 2019

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What do you do when you need to get someone's attention really quickly? When you need to alert the people around you to something important that you see, and "hey!" doesn't ...

What do you do when you need to get someone's attention really quickly? When you need to alert the people around you to something important that you see, and "hey!" doesn't quite cut it? The kids in this class are in desperate need for such a word. Thankfully palawa kani, the language of Tasmanian Aborigines, has a great word for that: warr! Suggested Classroom Activities: Role play: Think of a time where you might need to quickly get someone's attention. Act it out in a pair or small group and make sure you use the Palawa Kani word 'Warr!'. Art: Draw a comic with someone saying the word 'Warr!' Geography: Find Tasmania on a map of Australia. Write one or two sentences about Tasmania. eg: It is an island. It is near Victoria.

Spread the Word
1:53

Spread the Word: Yarroo

Season 1 Episode 5 Disney Channel August 21, 2019

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Indigenous Australians

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Like our heroes in this episode, every goalkeeper in the world needs to know how to stretch their arms wide to their sides. But that's a really long and convoluted way to ...

Like our heroes in this episode, every goalkeeper in the world needs to know how to stretch their arms wide to their sides. But that's a really long and convoluted way to explain that action. It's much easier to take the word 'yarroo' from the Western Australian Miriwoong language, and become the best goalkeeper ever! Suggested Classroom Activities: Turn and talk: When might you need to stretch your arms wide open? Think of some examples, then say 'yaroo' after each example. Art and design: Draw a picture of a person stretching their arms out wide, write the word 'yaroo' along each arm. Geography: The Miriwoong language is spoken in the north of Western Australia. Draw and label a compass with the directions North, South, East and West.

Spread the Word
2:02

Spread the Word: Wanjil

Season 1 Episode 10 Disney Channel October 24, 2019

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Indigenous Australians

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How do you explain to your best friends, without insulting them, that you want to come and play with them but you simply can't? The young girls in this episode face exactly ...

How do you explain to your best friends, without insulting them, that you want to come and play with them but you simply can't? The young girls in this episode face exactly that problem. The solution? Wanjil, the Kuku Yalanji word for that exact occasion. Friendship saved! Suggested Classroom Activities: Turn and talk: When have you really wanted to play with your friends but you haven't been able to? Have you ever had to miss a party or a fun event because you had other things to do? Share your experiences with a partner or small group then choose one example for a role play. Perform the play for the class, make sure the person who can't come and play says 'Wanjil' to their friends! Art: Draw or paint a self portrait showing how your face looks when you miss out on doing something fun. Include a thought bubble in your artwork with the word 'wanjil' inside it. You might want to look at your face in a mirror then copy your expression as you draw.

Spread the Word
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Spread the Word: Balajimanha

Season 1 Episode 9 Disney Channel November 7, 2019

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Indigenous Australians

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The gymnastics instructor keeps fumbling when he tries to explain to his students a very specific action: lying on their belly. Luckily our friend from the Wajarri community ...

The gymnastics instructor keeps fumbling when he tries to explain to his students a very specific action: lying on their belly. Luckily our friend from the Wajarri community in Western Australia comes to the rescue, with a word exactly for that: balajimanha. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages truly have words for everything! Suggested Classroom Activities: Physical education: Play Simon Says or Captains Coming and include the instruction 'balajimanha', meaning "lie down on your stomach". Inferencing/Higher order thinking: The word balajimanha comes from the wajarri community in Western Australia where there is a lot of desert. Why might you need to tell someone to lie down on their stomach in the desert?

Japanizi: Going, Going, Gong
20:50

Japanizi: Going, Going, Gong

Episode 2 ABC Me February 11, 2020

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Contestants catch balls, peddle for their lives and get dunked. All in a days work as contestants go for a win.

Contestants catch balls, peddle for their lives and get dunked. All in a days work as contestants go for a win.

Japanizi: Going, Going, Gong
20:34

Japanizi: Going, Going, Gong

Episode 1 ABC Me February 10, 2020

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In this episode, contestants are hungry for pizza and take a run at it, but can they score and make it stick to win?

In this episode, contestants are hungry for pizza and take a run at it, but can they score and make it stick to win?

Japanizi: Going, Going, Gong
21:03

Japanizi: Going, Going, Gong

Episode 9 ABC Me February 18, 2020

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Contestants learn that having too many arms is difficult when transporting water, but as long as their bubble doesn't burst they can get to the last round where they hopefully ...

Contestants learn that having too many arms is difficult when transporting water, but as long as their bubble doesn't burst they can get to the last round where they hopefully won't get dumped.

Japanizi: Going, Going, Gong
20:29

Japanizi: Going, Going, Gong

Episode 4 ABC Me February 13, 2020

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Contestants learn that having many arms doesn't necessarily make things easier, but being an artist and a really good jumper might help!

Contestants learn that having many arms doesn't necessarily make things easier, but being an artist and a really good jumper might help!

Japanizi: Going, Going, Gong
20:37

Japanizi: Going, Going, Gong

Episode 18 ABC Me February 27, 2020

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Contestants are outfitted as octopuses, penguins and various vegetables as they slip, slide and spin their way to victory!

Contestants are outfitted as octopuses, penguins and various vegetables as they slip, slide and spin their way to victory!

The Nightingale
1:36:21

The Nightingale

SBS World Movies January 25, 2020

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Zhigen, an old Chinese farmer, has lived alone in Beijing for over 20 years after moving to the city to allow his son Chongyi to attend university. He decides to make the long ...

Zhigen, an old Chinese farmer, has lived alone in Beijing for over 20 years after moving to the city to allow his son Chongyi to attend university. He decides to make the long journey from Beijing to Yangshuo to honour the promise he made to his wife, to bring back the bird that has been his only companion in the city. In Mandarin.

Japanizi: Going, Going, Gong
20:57

Japanizi: Going, Going, Gong

Episode 7 ABC Me February 16, 2020

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Contestants take a crazy subway ride and dress up as babies, but the real challenge to decide the winner happens when they slide down a slippery slope.

Contestants take a crazy subway ride and dress up as babies, but the real challenge to decide the winner happens when they slide down a slippery slope.

Japanizi: Going, Going, Gong
20:38

Japanizi: Going, Going, Gong

Episode 6 ABC Me February 15, 2020

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Four teams of adults and kids prove they are not chicken during the Frenzy, and that they can serve up bubble tea in a slippery situation. But can they avoid getting dunked?

Four teams of adults and kids prove they are not chicken during the Frenzy, and that they can serve up bubble tea in a slippery situation. But can they avoid getting dunked?

Japanizi: Going, Going, Gong
20:27

Japanizi: Going, Going, Gong

Episode 3 ABC Me February 12, 2020

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Moving large fish gets slippery and a game of soccer proves to be disorienting. As long as they don't get dizzy in the last round, contestants are good for the win.

Moving large fish gets slippery and a game of soccer proves to be disorienting. As long as they don't get dizzy in the last round, contestants are good for the win.

Japanizi: Going, Going, Gong
20:59

Japanizi: Going, Going, Gong

Episode 10 ABC Me February 19, 2020

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Adults and kids team up to find a fortune, but can they use chopsticks and then stick to a wall?

Adults and kids team up to find a fortune, but can they use chopsticks and then stick to a wall?