First Tuesday Book Club With Jennifer Byrne
26:50

First Tuesday Book Club With Jennifer Byrne: November 2009

ABC November 3, 2009

Literature

English

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This month, First Tuesday Book Club host Jennifer Byrne, and regulars Marieke Hardy and Jason Steger are joined on the panel by business leader, speaker and author Geoffrey ...

This month, First Tuesday Book Club host Jennifer Byrne, and regulars Marieke Hardy and Jason Steger are joined on the panel by business leader, speaker and author Geoffrey Cousins, and Charlotte Wood, acclaimed author of The Submerged Cathedral, The Children and Animal People.

East Of Everything
53:41

East Of Everything: The Shining Path

Season 1 Episode 3 ABC2 November 1, 2009

Media arts

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Art (Richard Roxburgh) tells Vance (Tom Long) that he can't stay in Broken Bay as his work takes him around the world, but Vance comes up with a solution. He will 'cover' for ...

Art (Richard Roxburgh) tells Vance (Tom Long) that he can't stay in Broken Bay as his work takes him around the world, but Vance comes up with a solution. He will 'cover' for his brother as long as he checks in regularly with Nancy's lawyer Owen (Damien Garvey) to fulfil the terms of the Will.

ABC Fora
54:44

ABC Fora: November 1, 2009

ABC2 November 1, 2009

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
IQ Debate with Mary Delahunty, Richard Ackland, Waleed Aly, Pru Goward, Robert Doyle, Julian Morrow. Terence Tao analyses prime numbers. Aboriginal activists discuss the past, ...

IQ Debate with Mary Delahunty, Richard Ackland, Waleed Aly, Pru Goward, Robert Doyle, Julian Morrow. Terence Tao analyses prime numbers. Aboriginal activists discuss the past, present and future of protest with Brother Black, Prof. John Maynard and Rachel Perkins. Michael Moore discusses his film Capitalism: A Love Story.

MythBusters
49:07

MythBusters: Alaska Special: Part 2

Season 7 Episode 2 SBS October 31, 2009

Science

Physics

Design and technologies

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
In this blisteringly cold new episode the team gets some northern exposure as they pack up their sleds, their brass monkeys and their ingenuity for Alaska. Adam and Jamie kick ...

In this blisteringly cold new episode the team gets some northern exposure as they pack up their sleds, their brass monkeys and their ingenuity for Alaska. Adam and Jamie kick things off by testing the mythical properties of the legendary Pykrete - is it really bullet proof? Meanwhile, Kari, Tory and Grant split up! Well, not literally but they're testing a spectacular myth that's all about bifurcation.

ABC Fora
56:52

ABC Fora: January 29, 2009

ABC2 October 29, 2009

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
Robyn Archer, Larissa Behrendt, Ien Ang and Bridget Kendall discuss Australian stereotypes. Saree Makdisi looks at the controversial construction of the Museum of Tolerance in ...

Robyn Archer, Larissa Behrendt, Ien Ang and Bridget Kendall discuss Australian stereotypes. Saree Makdisi looks at the controversial construction of the Museum of Tolerance in Jerusalem. Scientist David Mills talks solar power, while Paul Auster reads from his new book.

Little Me
51:40

Little Me

SBS October 29, 2009

Health and PE

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
The physical and mental development of five French babies from birth to eight months.

The physical and mental development of five French babies from birth to eight months.

MythBusters
42:37

MythBusters: Young Scientists Special

Season 6 Episode 117 SBS October 24, 2009

Science

Physics

Design and technologies

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
In this all-viral episode, the team puts the most requested YouTube myths to the test. They size up a smash web-hit about a giant ball of Lego and discover the explosive power ...

In this all-viral episode, the team puts the most requested YouTube myths to the test. They size up a smash web-hit about a giant ball of Lego and discover the explosive power of match heads.

Jennifer Byrne Presents: True Crime
27:19

Jennifer Byrne Presents: True Crime

ABC October 20, 2009

English

Literature

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Jennifer Byrne Presents is a series of individual treats for lovers of books and writing. It features discussions with leading authors and investigations into the popularity ...

Jennifer Byrne Presents is a series of individual treats for lovers of books and writing. It features discussions with leading authors and investigations into the popularity of writing genres such as crime, sex and romance and fantasy. In this special, Jennifer and her guests explore the macabre world of true life crime novels. Before the judge's hammer has even declared a suspect guilty or innocent, the books are on the shelves.

Sacred Ground
54:15

Sacred Ground

ABC July 6, 2009

Indigenous Australians

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This observational documentary follows Quenten Agius and his family over a four-year period, as they battle to save what is left of their heritage and cultural sites.

This observational documentary follows Quenten Agius and his family over a four-year period, as they battle to save what is left of their heritage and cultural sites.

Night
1:17:22

Night

SBS June 9, 2009

Media arts

English

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

Ethical understanding

Visual arts

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Night is a stunning and cinematic documentary which explores the universal nature of night and how we experience the night. This is a film from director Lawrence Johnston who ...

Night is a stunning and cinematic documentary which explores the universal nature of night and how we experience the night. This is a film from director Lawrence Johnston who made the internationally award winning documentary Eternity. Showing society in all its forms, people and places, urban and rural, Night explores the universal nature of night and how we experience it. It is a combination of beautiful and arresting imagery which captures the mystery, mood and magic of the night and weaves these images with a lush and dramatic symphonic score from renowned composer Cezary Skubiszewski.

Naked Science
47:06

Naked Science: Pyramids

National Geographic June 1, 2008

Ancient history

Design and technologies

Critical thinking

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Magnificent, awe-inspiring and mysterious, the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt has fascinated humankind for thousands of years. Naked Science looks at how and why it was built ...

Magnificent, awe-inspiring and mysterious, the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt has fascinated humankind for thousands of years. Naked Science looks at how and why it was built and examines the myths and legends surrounding one of the world's oldest man-made structures.

Stuff
25:07

Stuff: Their Stuff

Season 1 Episode 3 ABC March 25, 2008

Critical thinking

Intercultural Understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
The stuff that goes with family life is always a challenge. Wendy talks to families about how they negotiate Christmas, clutter and collecting. Dr Peter Clarke, an expert on ...

The stuff that goes with family life is always a challenge. Wendy talks to families about how they negotiate Christmas, clutter and collecting. Dr Peter Clarke, an expert on the festive season, offers a few insights into why normal consumption behaviour goes out the window at Christmas time. Also this week, we watch a de-clutterer and a Feng Shui practitioner go about their business trying to clean out family homes.

Just Write 2: Comedy Script
14:06

Just Write 2: Comedy Script

Episode 3 ABC March 19, 2008

English

Literacy

Critical thinking

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
From report and recount to poetry and prose, aspiring young writers are given the chance to try their hand at creating real writing for high profile outlets with published ...

From report and recount to poetry and prose, aspiring young writers are given the chance to try their hand at creating real writing for high profile outlets with published outcomes. Today: Hannah Pigott gets tips on writing comedy sketches from David Rowan.

The State Of The Planet
21:50

The State Of The Planet

Episode 1 BBC World News November 5, 2007

Sustainability

Geography

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
Twenty years after the Brutland Report coined the term "sustainable development" we scour the world asking presidents, ministers, scientists and activists, why does making ...

Twenty years after the Brutland Report coined the term "sustainable development" we scour the world asking presidents, ministers, scientists and activists, why does making economies "sustainable" remain so elusive?

Witches: Myth, Mystery and Truth
52:42

Witches: Myth, Mystery and Truth: Burnt at the Stake

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS September 6, 2007

History

Religious studies

Critical thinking

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Tonight's episode focuses on Germany during the Thirty Years War, where chaos, famine and misery abounded. Crop failures and catastrophic weather had cast the country into an ...

Tonight's episode focuses on Germany during the Thirty Years War, where chaos, famine and misery abounded. Crop failures and catastrophic weather had cast the country into an almost apocalyptic mood. People were only too ready to blame the horrific events of their time on witchcraft, resulting in history's worst witch hunts between 1560 und 1640.

Witches: Myth, Mystery and Truth
53:01

Witches: Myth, Mystery and Truth: Witches Sabbath

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS August 30, 2007

History

Religious studies

Critical thinking

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
A three-part documentary series that investigates the perceived widespread cult of witches and their persecution during and after the Inquisition. Based on recent historical ...

A three-part documentary series that investigates the perceived widespread cult of witches and their persecution during and after the Inquisition. Based on recent historical research and coupled with dramatic re-enactments, this documentary traverses the image of the witch in folklore, through to the heightened public belief in witches that sparked the public denunciation of supposed witches during the era of 'witch trials' until 1782, when the last witch was burned in Europe.

Just Write 2: TV Script
14:05

Just Write 2: TV Script

Episode 4 ABC June 21, 2007

English

Literacy

Critical thinking

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
From report and recount to poetry and prose, aspiring young writers are given the chance to try their hand at creating real writing for high profile outlets with published ...

From report and recount to poetry and prose, aspiring young writers are given the chance to try their hand at creating real writing for high profile outlets with published outcomes. Today: Hannah learns how to write for television, helped by writer Martin Riley and the cast and crew of The Worst Witch.

Just Write 2: Ghost Story
13:50

Just Write 2: Ghost Story

Episode 5 ABC March 22, 2007

English

Literacy

Critical thinking

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
From report and recount to poetry and prose, aspiring young writers are given the chance to try their hand at creating real writing for high profile outlets with published ...

From report and recount to poetry and prose, aspiring young writers are given the chance to try their hand at creating real writing for high profile outlets with published outcomes. Today: With help from Phil Lovesey, Jessica writes a story for publication in Young Writer Magazine.