Lost Worlds
50:10

Lost Worlds: Secret Cities Of The Amazon

SBS February 14, 2010

History

Ancient history

9-10
11-12
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Over the centuries, explorers traded tales of a lost civilization and a 'City of Gold' amid the dense Amazonian rainforest. Scientists dismissed the legends as exaggerations, ...

Over the centuries, explorers traded tales of a lost civilization and a 'City of Gold' amid the dense Amazonian rainforest. Scientists dismissed the legends as exaggerations, believing that the rainforest could not sustain such a huge population - until now.

Terry Jones: Medieval Lives
28:56

Terry Jones: Medieval Lives: The Knight

Season 1 Episode 5 BBC Knowledge February 15, 2010

history

Ancient history

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
The dark side of chivalry is exposed here as we discover some unsavoury truths about Knights. Were they noble heroes in shining armour or really murdering, looting rapists?

The dark side of chivalry is exposed here as we discover some unsavoury truths about Knights. Were they noble heroes in shining armour or really murdering, looting rapists?

Ancient Warriors
24:43

Ancient Warriors: The Macedonians

The History Channel February 16, 2010

history

Ancient history

Civics and citizenship

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
The Macedonian army was a fearsome sight, its soldiers armed with long spikes and marching in tight formation. Under Alexander the Great, it created the largest empire the ...

The Macedonian army was a fearsome sight, its soldiers armed with long spikes and marching in tight formation. Under Alexander the Great, it created the largest empire the world had ever seen.

Ancient Megastructures
50:00

Ancient Megastructures: Pyramid

Season 1 Episode 3 ABC February 16, 2010

Ancient history

Science

Design and technologies

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
The breathtaking engineering and organisation behind the Great Pyramid of Khufu, which was built to turn a Pharaoh into a god, and helped create the Egyptian state.

The breathtaking engineering and organisation behind the Great Pyramid of Khufu, which was built to turn a Pharaoh into a god, and helped create the Egyptian state.

Ancient Warriors
24:40

Ancient Warriors: The Spartans

The History Channel February 20, 2010

history

Ancient history

Civics and citizenship

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
A Spartan infant deemed to be weak, would be thrown off a cliff; a school boy's only clothing was a blanket. The Spartans still epitomise tough military discipline.

A Spartan infant deemed to be weak, would be thrown off a cliff; a school boy's only clothing was a blanket. The Spartans still epitomise tough military discipline.

Terry Jones: Medieval Lives
28:48

Terry Jones: Medieval Lives: The Philosopher

Season 1 Episode 6 BBC Knowledge February 22, 2010

history

Ancient history

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
The Middle Ages have long been dismissed as a period shrouded in ignorance and superstition. Philosophers however understood far more than we give them credit for and had a ...

The Middle Ages have long been dismissed as a period shrouded in ignorance and superstition. Philosophers however understood far more than we give them credit for and had a more ethical approach than many today.

Ancient Megastructures
49:44

Ancient Megastructures: The Alhambra

Season 1 Episode 4 ABC February 23, 2010

Ancient history

Science

Design and technologies

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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This program brings to life the ingenious engineering solutions and treacherous political betrayals that gave birth to what is arguably the most perfect example of Moorish ...

This program brings to life the ingenious engineering solutions and treacherous political betrayals that gave birth to what is arguably the most perfect example of Moorish architecture in existence - The Alhambra.

Ancient Warriors
24:55

Ancient Warriors: The Janissaries - An Army Of Slaves

The History Channel February 23, 2010

history

Ancient history

Civics and citizenship

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
The Janissaries were renowned in the Ottoman Empire for their military skill and loyalty to the sultan. They were respected by Muslims, dreaded by Christians and surpassed by ...

The Janissaries were renowned in the Ottoman Empire for their military skill and loyalty to the sultan. They were respected by Muslims, dreaded by Christians and surpassed by no one.

Lost Worlds
49:19

Lost Worlds: Big Bang Tunguska

SBS February 28, 2010

History

Ancient History

Modern History

Geography

Earth and Environment

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
What caused the largest explosion in human history? An asteroid? A UFO crash? Big Bang Tunguska investigates the mystery.

What caused the largest explosion in human history? An asteroid? A UFO crash? Big Bang Tunguska investigates the mystery.

Terry Jones: Medieval Lives
28:52

Terry Jones: Medieval Lives: The Outlaw

Season 1 Episode 7 BBC Knowledge March 1, 2010

history

Ancient history

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Unlike the altruistic Robin Hood of legend, outlaws were more likely to rob the poor to give to the rich and remarkably gained a place of respect in society. The poor however ...

Unlike the altruistic Robin Hood of legend, outlaws were more likely to rob the poor to give to the rich and remarkably gained a place of respect in society. The poor however weren't without in this surprisingly litigious time.

Ancient Warriors
24:54

Ancient Warriors: The Huns

The History Channel March 2, 2010

history

Ancient history

Civics and citizenship

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
They swept across the plains of Europe from the East, an unknown tribe from an unknown land. The conquered peoples of Europe believed the Huns were Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

They swept across the plains of Europe from the East, an unknown tribe from an unknown land. The conquered peoples of Europe believed the Huns were Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

Ancient Megastructures
50:00

Ancient Megastructures: St Paul's Cathedral

Season 1 Episode 5 ABC March 2, 2010

Ancient history

Science

Design and technologies

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
In 1666 a great fire engulfed the city of London destroying the magnificent cathedral of Old St Paul's. Architect, Christopher Wren, set out to raise a new cathedral from the ...

In 1666 a great fire engulfed the city of London destroying the magnificent cathedral of Old St Paul's. Architect, Christopher Wren, set out to raise a new cathedral from the ashes which soon became an iconic landmark of London.

Terry Jones: Medieval Lives
28:59

Terry Jones: Medieval Lives: The King

Season 1 Episode 8 BBC Knowledge March 8, 2010

history

Ancient history

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Meet the three medieval King Richards of England. One spent his life fighting battles, one was murdered and one is an accused child murderer. Terry also finds evidence of a ...

Meet the three medieval King Richards of England. One spent his life fighting battles, one was murdered and one is an accused child murderer. Terry also finds evidence of a King Louis seemingly airbrushed from history.

Ancient Megastructures
49:55

Ancient Megastructures: Petra

Season 1 Episode 6 ABC March 9, 2010

Ancient history

Science

Design and technologies

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
We travel back through time to reveal how human resourcefulness and courageous endeavour would create one of the ancient world's most magnificent megastructures, the Khazneh.

We travel back through time to reveal how human resourcefulness and courageous endeavour would create one of the ancient world's most magnificent megastructures, the Khazneh.

The Great Egyptians
52:05

The Great Egyptians

Season 1 Episode 1 The History Channel March 15, 2010

Ancient history

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Bob Brier hosts this series that documents the lives of three of Egypt's famous leaders. There are tales of great battles, personal obsessions and intimate relationships. The ...

Bob Brier hosts this series that documents the lives of three of Egypt's famous leaders. There are tales of great battles, personal obsessions and intimate relationships. The three powerful rulers, Ramses the Great, Akhenaten, and Queen Hatshepsut have their entire life histories documented on the walls of their elaborate stone tombs. Bob Brier will decipher the paintings and hieroglyphics to uncover the true stories of these Egyptian Pharaohs.

Ancient Warriors
24:53

Ancient Warriors: Shaolin Masters Of Kung Fu

The History Channel March 16, 2010

history

Ancient history

Civics and citizenship

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
The Macedonian army was a fearsome sight, its soldiers armed with long spikes and marching in tight formation. Under Alexander the Great, it created the largest empire the ...

The Macedonian army was a fearsome sight, its soldiers armed with long spikes and marching in tight formation. Under Alexander the Great, it created the largest empire the world had ever seen.

The Great Egyptians
52:01

The Great Egyptians

Season 1 Episode 2 The History Channel March 22, 2010

Ancient history

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Akhenaten - At the end of the 18th dynasty a great heresy plagued Egypt. The pharaoh Amenhotep IV changed his name to Akhenaten and declared that there is but one god, Aten ...

Akhenaten - At the end of the 18th dynasty a great heresy plagued Egypt. The pharaoh Amenhotep IV changed his name to Akhenaten and declared that there is but one god, Aten the solar disk. He moved the capital of Egypt form Thebes to a desert wilderness which he called the Horizon of the Aten. Along with the change in religion, Akhenaten changed the 2000 year cannon of Egyptian art from highly stylized formal presentations to natural poses and subjects.

Ancient Megastructures
49:55

Ancient Megastructures: Machu Picchu

Season 1 Episode 7 ABC March 23, 2010

Ancient history

Science

Design and technologies

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
The stunning tale of the building of the most spectacular - and impossible - monument in the Americas - the sacred mountain-top city of Machu Picchu.

The stunning tale of the building of the most spectacular - and impossible - monument in the Americas - the sacred mountain-top city of Machu Picchu.