Rare Chicken Rescue
25:59

Rare Chicken Rescue

ABC2 November 25, 2009

Biology

Geography

Sustainability

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Rare chicken breeder Mark Tully goes on a 10,000km journey across Australia to track down endangered poultry. He has more than 200 breeds among his 2000 chickens, which he ...

Rare chicken breeder Mark Tully goes on a 10,000km journey across Australia to track down endangered poultry. He has more than 200 breeds among his 2000 chickens, which he claims have saved his life. Tully has battled with depression and has been so low that he became a recluse for nearly five years. The only thing that enticed him out of the house was caring for his beloved birds. (TEACHERS' NOTES AVAILABLE)

Journey Of Life
54:48

Journey Of Life: Land Grab

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC November 26, 2009

Biology

Geography

Science

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Presented by Steve Leonard we look at how life conquered a hostile dry world and how a string of chance events and global catastrophes led from a fish to a human.

Presented by Steve Leonard we look at how life conquered a hostile dry world and how a string of chance events and global catastrophes led from a fish to a human.

Francesco's Mediterranean Voyage
29:16

Francesco's Mediterranean Voyage: The Point Of No Return

Season 1 Episode 4 ABC November 26, 2009

Design and Technologies

Geography

Intercultural Understanding

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
On the next step of his sea voyage, Francesco is sailing into the Bay of Kotor where Venetian sailors knew they were leaving safe waters for the dangers of pirates and the ...

On the next step of his sea voyage, Francesco is sailing into the Bay of Kotor where Venetian sailors knew they were leaving safe waters for the dangers of pirates and the ships of rival powers.

Wild Provence
28:49

Wild Provence

ABC November 29, 2009

Geography

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
For most of us Provence conjures up lazy afternoons in the sunshine with a chilled glass of wine, fields of aromatic herbs, lavender, sage and rosemary and the glamorous ...

For most of us Provence conjures up lazy afternoons in the sunshine with a chilled glass of wine, fields of aromatic herbs, lavender, sage and rosemary and the glamorous beaches of Cannes or St.Tropez. But this stunningly beautiful documentary takes us on a journey few tourists have discovered, showing us the real wild heart of Provence. From the rocky, limestone terrain of the north where Chamois graze on plants on perilous cliffs to the wetlands in the south where the river Rhone meets the Mediterranean.

Gavin Stamp's Orient Express
38:29

Gavin Stamp's Orient Express

Season 1 Episode 3 ABC December 1, 2009

Geography

Intercultural Understanding

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Gavin takes a detour off the old Orient Express route to visit Bosnia and Serbia.

Gavin takes a detour off the old Orient Express route to visit Bosnia and Serbia.

Bushfire Summer
27:17

Bushfire Summer: Heatwave

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC December 2, 2009

Geography

Science

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
On Thursday 19th January 2006 lightning starts a spate of fires across the state. With weekend temperatures set to soar into the 40s, the fire services are preparing for the ...

On Thursday 19th January 2006 lightning starts a spate of fires across the state. With weekend temperatures set to soar into the 40s, the fire services are preparing for the worst. Then on Saturday the inevitable happens. Towns are threatened - first Erica in the east of the state, then Steiglitz in the west. Locals must decide should they stay and try to protect their home or should they go? And if they go, what should they take?

The Oldest Living Tasmanian
53:00

The Oldest Living Tasmanian

ABC December 2, 2009

Geography

Earth and environment

Science

History

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
The previously untold story of Australia's most prized tree, its timber and the pioneering and dangerous journey of the men who sought it.

The previously untold story of Australia's most prized tree, its timber and the pioneering and dangerous journey of the men who sought it.

Francesco's Mediterranean Voyage
28:37

Francesco's Mediterranean Voyage: Corfu And Greece

Season 1 Episode 5 ABC December 3, 2009

Design and Technologies

Geography

Intercultural Understanding

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
As Francesco and the crew enter Greek waters, the boat is making fast headway but disaster strikes and they limp into the next port, the island of Corfu.

As Francesco and the crew enter Greek waters, the boat is making fast headway but disaster strikes and they limp into the next port, the island of Corfu.

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.

Journey Of Life
58:49

Journey Of Life: Airborne

Season 1 Episode 3 ABC December 3, 2009

Biology

Geography

Science

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Presented by Steve Leonard, this series visits the crucial moments in life's journey to dominate the earth.

Presented by Steve Leonard, this series visits the crucial moments in life's journey to dominate the earth.

The National Parks: America's Best Idea
47:53

The National Parks: America's Best Idea: The Scripture Of Nature

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC December 4, 2009

Geography

Earth and environment

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
The National Parks traces the history of America's Best Idea from their birth in the mid 1800s to present day. It is simultaneously a biography of compelling characters and of ...

The National Parks traces the history of America's Best Idea from their birth in the mid 1800s to present day. It is simultaneously a biography of compelling characters and of the American landscape. It was filmed over more than six years in some of nature's most spectacular locales, from Acadia to Yosemite, Yellowstone to the Grand Canyon, the Everglades of Florida to the Gates of the Arctic in Alaska. The National Parks is as much a story of people from every conceivable background, rich and poor, famous and unknown, soldiers and scientists, natives and newcomers, idealists, artists and entrepreneurs. They are people willing to devote themselves to saving some precious portion of the land they loved.

Cherub Of The Mist
52:56

Cherub Of The Mist

ABC December 4, 2009

Science

Geography

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Cherub Of The Mist unravels the mystery behind the secretive life of the fire cat - the red panda. Featuring footage rarely seen of red pandas in the wild; courting, mating, ...

Cherub Of The Mist unravels the mystery behind the secretive life of the fire cat - the red panda. Featuring footage rarely seen of red pandas in the wild; courting, mating, nest building and rearing their newly-born cubs, the program provides a unique insight into their elusive world.

Gavin Stamp's Orient Express
38:55

Gavin Stamp's Orient Express

Season 1 Episode 4 ABC December 8, 2009

Geography

Intercultural Understanding

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Gavin crosses Romania. His first stop is Transylvania and the town of Sighisoara which was the home of bloodthirsty tyrant Vlad the Impaler upon whom the character of Dracula ...

Gavin crosses Romania. His first stop is Transylvania and the town of Sighisoara which was the home of bloodthirsty tyrant Vlad the Impaler upon whom the character of Dracula was based.

Bushfire Summer
27:14

Bushfire Summer: All Hell Breaks Loose

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC December 9, 2009

Geography

Science

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
As our climate continues to heat up we head towards a future in which things can only get worse. This is a story of the bushfire season; of those affected by fire; who fight ...

As our climate continues to heat up we head towards a future in which things can only get worse. This is a story of the bushfire season; of those affected by fire; who fight fires; and who study fires and their prevention.

Journey Of Life
58:49

Journey Of Life: Living Together

Season 1 Episode 4 ABC December 10, 2009

Biology

Geography

Science

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Presented by Steve Leonard, this series vistis the crucial moments in life's journey to dominate the earth.

Presented by Steve Leonard, this series vistis the crucial moments in life's journey to dominate the earth.

The National Parks: America's Best Idea
51:53

The National Parks: America's Best Idea: Colter's Hell

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC December 11, 2009

Geography

Earth and environment

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
A 'wonderland' in the northwest corner of the Wyoming territory attracts visitors to its bizarre landscape of geysers, mud pots and sulphur pits. In 1872, Congress passed an ...

A 'wonderland' in the northwest corner of the Wyoming territory attracts visitors to its bizarre landscape of geysers, mud pots and sulphur pits. In 1872, Congress passed an act to protect this land as well. Since it is located in a territory, rather than a state, it became America's first national park, Yellowstone.

Gavin Stamp's Orient Express
37:53

Gavin Stamp's Orient Express

Season 1 Episode 5 ABC December 15, 2009

Geography

Intercultural Understanding

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Gavin reaches his journey's end - the city of Istanbul at the end of Europe and the beginning of Asia, where the old Orient Express service terminated.

Gavin reaches his journey's end - the city of Istanbul at the end of Europe and the beginning of Asia, where the old Orient Express service terminated.

Journey Of Life
58:17

Journey Of Life: Human Life

Season 1 Episode 5 ABC December 17, 2009

Biology

Geography

Science

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Strip away our clothes and ability to speak and our animal roots become clear. An alien biologist wouldn't hesitate to label us as a third chimpanzee. Yet in so many aspects ...

Strip away our clothes and ability to speak and our animal roots become clear. An alien biologist wouldn't hesitate to label us as a third chimpanzee. Yet in so many aspects of our lives, we are very different from other creatures. So how has the human race been forged by evolution, just like all the other animals, but then uniquely managed to break free from it.