Great War Stories
50:42

Great War Stories

SBS March 27, 2016

Modern history

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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Telling stories from the frontline and the homefront of World War I, this moving film collects together 12 stories: from the surprising revelation of the first civilian killed ...

Telling stories from the frontline and the homefront of World War I, this moving film collects together 12 stories: from the surprising revelation of the first civilian killed in the war, to the extraordinary transformation of Britain into a military industrial complex and the devastating effect on the women enlisted to work in its factories; and the poignant and moving story of the bundle of letters from a frontline soldier to a little girl back home. Presented by Dan Snow.

Horse thief John Foley saves Adelaide
6:46

Horse thief John Foley saves Adelaide

Clip from Australia: The Story of Us

Modern history

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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A dramatisation of convict John Foley droving cattle to Adelaide amid a food shortage in 1987.

A dramatisation of convict John Foley droving cattle to Adelaide amid a food shortage in 1987.

How We Won The War
29:21

How We Won The War

The History Channel November 16, 2014

history

Modern history

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Presenter Jules Hudson travels across the UK to discover the incredible efforts members of the general public made to achieve victory in World War Two. Along the way he meets ...

Presenter Jules Hudson travels across the UK to discover the incredible efforts members of the general public made to achieve victory in World War Two. Along the way he meets ordinary men and women who did extraordinary things, visits locations harbouring untold stories of bravery, hears witness testimony to key events and unearths remarkable stories of heroism.

I, Spry
56:58

I, Spry

ABC November 4, 2010

Modern history

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

Critical thinking

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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With a nuclear arms race set to escalate the Cold War, Prime Minister Robert Menzies appoints Colonel Charles Spry to take charge of the fledgling Australian Security ...

With a nuclear arms race set to escalate the Cold War, Prime Minister Robert Menzies appoints Colonel Charles Spry to take charge of the fledgling Australian Security Intelligence Organisation, ASIO. The staunchly anti-Communist, fifth-generation soldier recruits new officers to fight a covert war against a cunning enemy. Their primary task is to investigate Australians spying for the Soviets and infiltrate Communist Party branches with undercover agents.

Inside Balmoral
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Inside Balmoral

Episode 3 Lifestyle Channel September 26, 2019

Modern history

7-8
9-10
11-12
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In 1997 Balmoral was where the Royal family stayed with Prince William and Prince Harry as they came to terms with the death of their mother. They endured one of their worst ...

In 1997 Balmoral was where the Royal family stayed with Prince William and Prince Harry as they came to terms with the death of their mother. They endured one of their worst years and with a growing republican feeling in the country.

Irish hardship and emigration in the 1870s
4:48

Irish hardship and emigration in the 1870s

Clip from Michael Mosley: Queen Victoria's Slum

Modern history

7-8
9-10
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
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A global financial crisis, coupled with a devastating potato famine forced many Irish people to emigrate to England in the 1870s, where they were treated appallingly.

A global financial crisis, coupled with a devastating potato famine forced many Irish people to emigrate to England in the 1870s, where they were treated appallingly.

James Esmond's Ballarat gold discovery
6:00

James Esmond's Ballarat gold discovery

Clip from Australia: The Story of Us

Modern history

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This video has closed captioning
A dramatisation of James Esmond discovering 27kg of gold in what became Ballarat in 1851, prompting a gold rush and the growth of Melbourne as a wealthy city.

A dramatisation of James Esmond discovering 27kg of gold in what became Ballarat in 1851, prompting a gold rush and the growth of Melbourne as a wealthy city.

Japanese history, economy and industry
2:16

Japanese history, economy and industry

Clip from Spirited Away

Modern history

5-6
7-8
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Chihiro's father makes reference to the "abandoned theme parks" built in the 1990s after they stumble into the new world. Hayao Miyazaki's films make continued reference to ...

Chihiro's father makes reference to the "abandoned theme parks" built in the 1990s after they stumble into the new world. Hayao Miyazaki's films make continued reference to the destruction of the environment through human interference and industry.

Kids of Courage
25:26

Kids of Courage: Anton

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC Me February 6, 2019

History

Modern history

Languages

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Anton wants to join the Hitler Youth like all his classmates, although his father is against it. Only when violence breaks out on November 9, 1938, and his friend seeks ...

Anton wants to join the Hitler Youth like all his classmates, although his father is against it. Only when violence breaks out on November 9, 1938, and his friend seeks shelter, does he see what the Nazis are really capable of. In German with English subtitles.

Kids of Courage
25:07

Kids of Courage: Fritjof

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC Me February 13, 2019

History

Modern history

Languages

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Fritjof's village is occupied by the Germans. When his father enlists for war, Fritjof has to support his family as a fisherman boy. At first, he works for the occupiers, but ...

Fritjof's village is occupied by the Germans. When his father enlists for war, Fritjof has to support his family as a fisherman boy. At first, he works for the occupiers, but what he is paid can scarcely feed his family. In German with English subtitles.

Kids of Courage
25:06

Kids of Courage: Sandrine

Season 1 Episode 3 ABC Me February 20, 2019

History

Modern history

Languages

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Sandrine's family helps persecuted Jews to escape from the Nazi regime. Suddenly her father gets arrested and the situation becomes very dangerous. Should Sandrine betray the ...

Sandrine's family helps persecuted Jews to escape from the Nazi regime. Suddenly her father gets arrested and the situation becomes very dangerous. Should Sandrine betray the Jewish refugees to save her father's life?

Kids of Courage
25:07

Kids of Courage: Calum

Season 1 Episode 4 ABC Me February 27, 2019

History

Modern history

Languages

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Calum doesn't care about the war and won't practice boring air raid drills. While he is off on his bike, German bombers fly over the city. Clydebank is attacked, and Calum ...

Calum doesn't care about the war and won't practice boring air raid drills. While he is off on his bike, German bombers fly over the city. Clydebank is attacked, and Calum must get to his mother quickly.

Kids of Courage
25:06

Kids of Courage: Romek

Season 1 Episode 5 ABC Me March 6, 2019

History

Modern history

Languages

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Romek and his parents live in a Jewish ghetto. He is a smuggler boy. From his last run, he brings not only a few potatoes, but also disturbing news: the ghetto is to be closed ...

Romek and his parents live in a Jewish ghetto. He is a smuggler boy. From his last run, he brings not only a few potatoes, but also disturbing news: the ghetto is to be closed and the inhabitants deported to a labour camp.

Kids of Courage
25:01

Kids of Courage: Vera

Season 1 Episode 6 ABC Me March 13, 2019

History

Modern history

Languages

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
While her home city, Stalingrad, is under attack, Vera arrives at an orphanage in Kazakhstan. Everything is strange and she misses her family. When she gets offered the ...

While her home city, Stalingrad, is under attack, Vera arrives at an orphanage in Kazakhstan. Everything is strange and she misses her family. When she gets offered the opportunity to be adopted by new parents, she hesitates.

Kids of Courage
25:01

Kids of Courage: Justus

Season 1 Episode 7 ABC Me March 20, 2019

History

Modern history

Languages

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Justus is delighted to become a 'soldier' defending Germany. He and a handful of other young boys are to hold a village street against the Americans. When the tanks arrive, ...

Justus is delighted to become a 'soldier' defending Germany. He and a handful of other young boys are to hold a village street against the Americans. When the tanks arrive, all of Justus' hero fantasies are destroyed.

Kids of Courage
25:35

Kids of Courage: Eva

Season 1 Episode 8 ABC Me March 27, 2019

History

Modern history

Languages

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Eva is already an orphan when she arrives in the Auschwitz concentration camp. She hopes to find friends there from the Theresienstadt children's choir. Miraculously, she ...

Eva is already an orphan when she arrives in the Auschwitz concentration camp. She hopes to find friends there from the Theresienstadt children's choir. Miraculously, she finds Renata, but the former soprano is very ill.

King Alfred and the Anglo Saxons
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King Alfred and the Anglo Saxons

Episode 3 The History Channel July 29, 2017

Modern history

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Alfred's grandson Aethelstan fulfils the family plan and creates a kingdom of all England. Travelling from Devon to Cumbria, Scotland and Rome, Michael Wood tells the tale of ...

Alfred's grandson Aethelstan fulfils the family plan and creates a kingdom of all England. Travelling from Devon to Cumbria, Scotland and Rome, Michael Wood tells the tale of Aethelstan's wars, his learning and his lawmaking. The film shows how he created a national coinage and traces the origin of the English Parliament to the king's new assembly politics. But there's also a dark side, with later legends that the king had his brother drowned at sea. In his last desperate struggle, Aethelstan defeated a huge invasion of Vikings and Scots in what became known as the Anglo-Saxon 'Great War'. Michael Wood argues, Aethelstan was one of the greatest English monarchs, and with his grandfather Alfred, his father Edward and his aunt Aethelflaed, a member of our most remarkable royal family, and 'even more than the Tudors, the most gifted and influential rulers in British history'.

Life and displacement
9:19

Life and displacement

Clip from The Indian In The Cupboard

Modern history

3-4
5-6
7-8
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Omri hears his brother's rat as he searches under the floorboards for a missing key. Little Bear volunteers to retrieve the key and brave the escaped rat. Upon retrieval, Omri ...

Omri hears his brother's rat as he searches under the floorboards for a missing key. Little Bear volunteers to retrieve the key and brave the escaped rat. Upon retrieval, Omri sends for Tommy the World War I medic. While Tommy treats Boohoo's wound, Omri realises it's time to let Little Bear and Boohoo Boone return home. Before returning them, Omri tries to transform a figurine into a wife for Little Bear, but Little Bear refuses to let Omri displace her from her family and clan.