Teaching Patrick White's The Ham Funeral
3:50

Teaching Patrick White's The Ham Funeral

Clip from Artscape

Critical thinking

9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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Critics discuss the challenges Patrick White faced getting his controversial play The Ham Funeral performed in the 1960s.

Critics discuss the challenges Patrick White faced getting his controversial play The Ham Funeral performed in the 1960s.

High school, classism and misconceptions
5:07

High school, classism and misconceptions

Clip from Hating Alison Ashley

Critical Thinking

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9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
The opening sequence shows a divide between the gentle, lavish and privately educated lifestyle of the wealthy, and the chaotic, harsh and publically educated environment of ...

The opening sequence shows a divide between the gentle, lavish and privately educated lifestyle of the wealthy, and the chaotic, harsh and publically educated environment of the poor. This classist motif reoccurs throughout the film. The lead character, Erica Yurken, is not from the gentle world of tennis and ballerinas, but the harsh world of graffiti and bullies. She is instantly drawn to the new teacher, Ms Belmont, who vows to crush the infamous 9C classroom into shape.

The great detox swindle
5:06

The great detox swindle

Clip from The Checkout

Critical thinking

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Thinking of trying one of those 'celebrity endorsed' detox diets?You might want to exercise a bit of your critic thinking first.

Thinking of trying one of those 'celebrity endorsed' detox diets?You might want to exercise a bit of your critic thinking first.

Are cold and flu ads a scam?
7:24

Are cold and flu ads a scam?

Clip from The Checkout: Snack Size

Critical thinking

7-8
9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This video has closed captioning
There's so many products out there claiming to relieve cold and flu - but most of them are more about clever marketing than genuine science.

There's so many products out there claiming to relieve cold and flu - but most of them are more about clever marketing than genuine science.

Beware becoming a 'brand ambassador'
8:12

Beware becoming a 'brand ambassador'

Clip from The Checkout

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This video has closed captioning
Lots of companies claim you can work your own hours while you study - if you host 'product parties' spruiking their wares to your friends. But beware the hidden rip offs young ...

Lots of companies claim you can work your own hours while you study - if you host 'product parties' spruiking their wares to your friends. But beware the hidden rip offs young entrepreneurs!

Why store loyalty cards are a joke
8:20

Why store loyalty cards are a joke

Clip from The Checkout

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This video has closed captioning
Did you know that in order to be 'rewarded' with a toaster through a Coles loyalty program - you'd need to spend $26,000 on groceries first?

Did you know that in order to be 'rewarded' with a toaster through a Coles loyalty program - you'd need to spend $26,000 on groceries first?

Tabloid bias satire
3:55

Tabloid bias satire

Clip from The Feed

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
The Feed satirises the editorial process at Sydney's Daily Telegraph tabloid newspaper. Coarse language.

The Feed satirises the editorial process at Sydney's Daily Telegraph tabloid newspaper. Coarse language.

Shakespeare Trilogy
27:20

Shakespeare Trilogy

Episode 1 ABC June 17, 1991

History

Literature

English

Critical thinking

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An exploration of the countryside into which Shakespeare was born is essential for an understanding of his life and work. Depicts scenes and places familiar to the poet, ...

An exploration of the countryside into which Shakespeare was born is essential for an understanding of his life and work. Depicts scenes and places familiar to the poet, illustrating the rich and beautiful countryside surrounding Stratford-on-Avon.

Shakespeare Trilogy
26:58

Shakespeare Trilogy

Episode 2 ABC June 24, 1991

History

Literature

English

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
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Provides a fascinating and informative account of William Shakespeare’s life and work set against the background of the town in which he was born and died. Skillful filming ...

Provides a fascinating and informative account of William Shakespeare’s life and work set against the background of the town in which he was born and died. Skillful filming recreates the charm and atmosphere of the scenes and buildings associated with him.

Shakespeare Trilogy
27:19

Shakespeare Trilogy

Episode 3 ABC July 1, 1991

History

Literature

English

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
The Shakespearean properties preserved by the Shakespeare birthplace trust constitute a unique physical heritage. In addition the trust is the custodian of priceless library, ...

The Shakespearean properties preserved by the Shakespeare birthplace trust constitute a unique physical heritage. In addition the trust is the custodian of priceless library, archive and museum collections.

Masterpiece
51:44

Masterpiece

SBS September 22, 1997

History

English

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Looks at the charismatic black intellectual, psychiatrist and revolutionary from Martinique.

Looks at the charismatic black intellectual, psychiatrist and revolutionary from Martinique.

Fearless: Stories From Asian Women
25:44

Fearless: Stories From Asian Women

SBS July 25, 2006

Civics and citizenship

Geography

Intercultural understanding

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Examines the experiences of four women fighting for social justice. Fathima Burnad is fighting to change a social structure in India that has existed for 3,000 years.

Examines the experiences of four women fighting for social justice. Fathima Burnad is fighting to change a social structure in India that has existed for 3,000 years.

Honey We're Killing The Kids
47:04

Honey We're Killing The Kids

Ten August 2, 2006

Health and PE

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
An eye-opening educational reality series that takes Australian families and predicts their children's future health. Today it's the Peafu family.

An eye-opening educational reality series that takes Australian families and predicts their children's future health. Today it's the Peafu family.

September 11 Didn't Happen
45:20

September 11 Didn't Happen

SBS January 8, 2007

Civics and citizenship

History

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This documentary examines various conspiracy theories relating to September 11 and investigates the origins of such theories. The documentary also questions the anti-American ...

This documentary examines various conspiracy theories relating to September 11 and investigates the origins of such theories. The documentary also questions the anti-American and anti-Semitic sentiments behind them.

Just Write 2: Alternative Endings
14:09

Just Write 2: Alternative Endings

Episode 1 ABC February 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: A group of school children learn about alternative endings, with help from writer Lynne Markham.

Just Write 2: Stand-Up Poetry
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Just Write 2: Stand-Up Poetry

Episode 2 ABC March 1, 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: Nine year old Gabriel is challenged to write a poem, aided and abetted by the poet, Nick Toczec.

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.

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.