Having goals, working hard, and China-US politics
8:40

Having goals, working hard, and China-US politics

Clip from Mao's Last Dancer

Personal and Social Capability

7-8
9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Li and classmates secretly watch the Mikhail Baryshnikov video their teacher Chan gave him before his arrest. Li is motivated to train harder than ever. In 1976 Mao Zedong ...

Li and classmates secretly watch the Mikhail Baryshnikov video their teacher Chan gave him before his arrest. Li is motivated to train harder than ever. In 1976 Mao Zedong dies and China begins to interact with the West. Three years later, Houston Ballet director Ben Stevenson visits the Beijing dance academy. Ben invites Li to travel to the US and Communist Party officials debate whether Li is politically ready to resist the West.

Resilience, commitment and passion
6:40

Resilience, commitment and passion

Clip from Mao's Last Dancer

Personal and Social Capability

7-8
9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Ben teaches Li the chorography of the performance. Confident in Li, but concerned about overloading him, Ben tells Li they can cancel the show. Li is determined to learn the ...

Ben teaches Li the chorography of the performance. Confident in Li, but concerned about overloading him, Ben tells Li they can cancel the show. Li is determined to learn the piece. On opening night, Li freezes on stage, reflecting on his journey, his family, the Cultural Revolution, his old dance school, the arrest of teacher Chan and the parable his teacher told him about strength, courage and passion. Li begins his performance, dancing perfectly with his partner.

Racism, cultural appropriation and hypocrisy
6:20

Racism, cultural appropriation and hypocrisy

Clip from Mao's Last Dancer

Personal and Social Capability

7-8
9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Li asks Ben about a word he was called in the street. Ben, protecting Li from the cruelty of racism, tells Li the official meaning. Elizabeth and Li go to the movies and a ...

Li asks Ben about a word he was called in the street. Ben, protecting Li from the cruelty of racism, tells Li the official meaning. Elizabeth and Li go to the movies and a Chinese restaurant for dinner. Elizabeth tries new food, and Li learns new words. The next day, Ben's principal dancer injures his shoulder. Ben suggests Li fills the position. Betty Lou asks if Li can play a Spaniard, ethically, and Ben reminds them that an American has played a Japanese character.

War, conflict and the destruction of humanity
2:59

War, conflict and the destruction of humanity

Clip from Howl's Moving Castle

Personal and social capability

3-4
5-6
7-8
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
The tranquillity of the lake scene is contradicted by the following sequence of warships bombing and scorching the landscape. Howl returns home, where Calcifer warns of ...

The tranquillity of the lake scene is contradicted by the following sequence of warships bombing and scorching the landscape. Howl returns home, where Calcifer warns of spending too long fighting. Howl relays details of the conflict and the other wizards who have turned evil for the King. He broods that they won't remember what being a human is after the war. Hayao Miyazaki makes repeated allusions to the futility of war and its damage on humanity and nature.

Life, death and responsibility
9:26

Life, death and responsibility

Clip from The Indian In The Cupboard

Personal and Social Capability

3-4
5-6
7-8
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Omri returns home with his friend Patrick, finding his brothers inspecting Little Bear's longhouse. Omri orders them out and searches for Little Bear. Patrick is amazed to see ...

Omri returns home with his friend Patrick, finding his brothers inspecting Little Bear's longhouse. Omri orders them out and searches for Little Bear. Patrick is amazed to see the figurine alive, begging Omri to transform one for him. Omri refuses, having learnt of the responsibility of such a transformation. While Omri is downstairs, Patrick goes against his wishes and transforms a cowboy called Boohoo Boone. Boohoo Boone presents a danger to Little Bear and is placed in a drawer. Omri takes Li

Small wins and personal demons
9:54

Small wins and personal demons

Clip from Eddie the Eagle

Personal and Social Capability

7-8
9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Bronson and Eddie begin training. Eddie makes the 61-metre minimum jump in a practice run but falls during competition. Eddie argues for a re-jump but is refused. That ...

Bronson and Eddie begin training. Eddie makes the 61-metre minimum jump in a practice run but falls during competition. Eddie argues for a re-jump but is refused. That evening Bronson tells Eddie how proud he is of him. Defeated, Eddie leaves Bronson in the van to calls his mum to say he's coming home. The next day he learns the practice jump was recorded and he's going to the Olympics. Bronson and Eddie argue over the right time to enter the Olympics.

Jimmy Barnes offers advice to his younger self
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Jimmy Barnes offers advice to his younger self

Clip from 7.30

Personal and social capability

7-8
9-10
11-12
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
This video has closed captioning
Jimmy Barnes' tough upbringing and wayward past shaped the artist Australians have come to know and love. He sits down with 7.30 to offer some advice to his younger self.

Jimmy Barnes' tough upbringing and wayward past shaped the artist Australians have come to know and love. He sits down with 7.30 to offer some advice to his younger self.

Is racism in Australia really that bad?
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Is racism in Australia really that bad?

Clip from You Can't Ask That in the Classroom

Personal and social capability

7-8
9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
African Australians are asked 'Is racism here really that bad?'. Were you surprised by their responses? How can different types of racist behaviour affect someone who is the ...

African Australians are asked 'Is racism here really that bad?'. Were you surprised by their responses? How can different types of racist behaviour affect someone who is the target of such behaviour? Have you ever witnessed examples of racism in your community? What can be done to change people's attitudes and behaviours?

Past and present narratives begin to overlap
8:12

Past and present narratives begin to overlap

Clip from Holes

Personal and Social Capability

5-6
7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Stanley's family story and the history of Green Lake are discovered to have parallels with present events. Stanley sets out to find Hector "Zero", finding him hiding under an ...

Stanley's family story and the history of Green Lake are discovered to have parallels with present events. Stanley sets out to find Hector "Zero", finding him hiding under an overturned boat called Mary Lou. Zero offers him some "bloosh", a familiar peaches syrup from the past. They notice a mountain peak that looks suspiciously like the God's Thumb rock formation from his grandfather's story.

Feminist themes in Howl's Moving Castle
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Feminist themes in Howl's Moving Castle

Clip from Howl's Moving Castle

Personal and Social Capability

7-8
9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Sophie walks down a back alley and is confronted by two soldiers who act inappropriately towards her, taunting her vulnerability. Fortunately, Howl appears and offers himself ...

Sophie walks down a back alley and is confronted by two soldiers who act inappropriately towards her, taunting her vulnerability. Fortunately, Howl appears and offers himself as her escort. The scene deals with gender politics, power and aggression.

Thomas struggles to accept his brother
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Thomas struggles to accept his brother

Clip from The Black Balloon

Personal and Social Capability

7-8
9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Jackie visits Thomas's house to return the monkey ears Charlie drop when he unintentionally broke into her home. Thomas hides Charlie and tries to pretend the ears aren’t his. ...

Jackie visits Thomas's house to return the monkey ears Charlie drop when he unintentionally broke into her home. Thomas hides Charlie and tries to pretend the ears aren’t his. Hearing his mother's furious call, he finds that Charlie has had an accident and is enjoying the sensory stimulation of playing with it. Maggie signs for Charlie to stop. Thomas and Maggie get into an argument over the responsibility. Thomas struggles to cope with the extra duties around the home and being a "normal" teena

Acceptance, support and family bonds
9:59

Acceptance, support and family bonds

Clip from The Black Balloon

Personal and Social Capability

7-8
9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Waking up the day after his altercation with Charlie, Thomas joins him in the backyard, simultaneously annoying their lousy neighbour and acknowledging his brother's right to ...

Waking up the day after his altercation with Charlie, Thomas joins him in the backyard, simultaneously annoying their lousy neighbour and acknowledging his brother's right to life. That night Jackie and the family attend Charlie's school play, Animals Afloat. Charlie's partner gets stage fright, and Thomas joins his brother on stage. The two brothers celebrate their theatrical success by sharing a bubble bath. In the bath, Thomas gets emotional and admits he used to wish Charlie was "normal".

New school, cruel kids and spectrum disorder
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New school, cruel kids and spectrum disorder

Clip from The Black Balloon

Personal and Social Capability

7-8
9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Thomas Mollison and his family move into a new house. Thomas' older brother Charlie is on the autism spectrum and non-verbal. As Charlie plays on the front lawn, local kids ...

Thomas Mollison and his family move into a new house. Thomas' older brother Charlie is on the autism spectrum and non-verbal. As Charlie plays on the front lawn, local kids derided him for the way he behaves. The next morning, Charlie accidentally breaks a carton of eggs, offering an insight into Charlie's sensory experience of the world. Later, local kids make cruel remarks as Charlie's bus drives past. At school, Thomas is made to wear second-hand swimmers and called reductive names by his new

Kindness, understanding and frustration
6:12

Kindness, understanding and frustration

Clip from The Black Balloon

Personal and Social Capability

7-8
9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
During class, Jackie plays with Thomas but ultimately proves he can trust her to be respectful and kind. Thomas gives the monkey ears back to Charlie and attempts to engage ...

During class, Jackie plays with Thomas but ultimately proves he can trust her to be respectful and kind. Thomas gives the monkey ears back to Charlie and attempts to engage him in speaking. The next day, Jackie finds Thomas after school and invites both Thomas and Charlie to walk home with her. Jackie learns how to say "hello" in Australian Sign Language (Auslan) and gets an insight into the stresses of being a carer, and a teenager.

Bureaucracy, political bullies and the little guys
4:25

Bureaucracy, political bullies and the little guys

Clip from The Castle

Personal and Social Capability

7-8
9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Ron Graham, a representative of AirLink, visits Dennis and offers to rectify a "mistake" made when valuing the Kerrigan house. Dennis suggests Darryl isn't in it for the money ...

Ron Graham, a representative of AirLink, visits Dennis and offers to rectify a "mistake" made when valuing the Kerrigan house. Dennis suggests Darryl isn't in it for the money and Ron insinuates that political frustrations could spill into other parts of life. Dennis, intimidated and pessimistic, tries to convince Darryl to take the money but Darryl sticks to his guns. That night, Sal tells her sons about falling in love with Darryl and his principles. (Coarse language.)

Olympic dreams and Olympic histories
7:58

Olympic dreams and Olympic histories

Clip from Eddie the Eagle

Personal and Social Capability

5-6
7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Eddie attempts the 15metre jump and completes it first try. Encouraged, he moves onto the 40m, which proves a little more difficult. Undeterred, Eddie seeks advice from the ...

Eddie attempts the 15metre jump and completes it first try. Encouraged, he moves onto the 40m, which proves a little more difficult. Undeterred, Eddie seeks advice from the Norwegian couch but receives only ridicule. The next day, Eddie buys himself a new set of skis and attempts the jump again. While lying at the base of the jump, he meets the local snow plougher, Bronson but soon learns of Bronson's Olympic history and tries to enlist him as coach.

Anh Do tells of his family’s escape from Vietnam
4:19

Anh Do tells of his family’s escape from Vietnam

Clip from Pictures Of You: Anh Do

Personal and social capability

7-8
9-10
11-12
12+
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Anh tells the incredible story of how his family left Vietnam for Australia in a boat full of 40 refugees. They encountered many dangers, including pirates, but were ...

Anh tells the incredible story of how his family left Vietnam for Australia in a boat full of 40 refugees. They encountered many dangers, including pirates, but were ultimately saved which amusingly led to Anh’s mother always supporting Germany in the Olympics.

Life in a Victorian slum - child labour
6:27

Life in a Victorian slum - child labour

Clip from Michael Mosley: Queen Victoria's Slum

Personal and social capability

7-8
9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This video has closed captioning
Sending young children to work seems cruel by modern standards but in 1886 London it was necessary for a family's very survival.

Sending young children to work seems cruel by modern standards but in 1886 London it was necessary for a family's very survival.