Digital resources tagged with ‘environment’

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A Farmer's Life in Drought

It hasn't rained for 18 months and 5,000 sheep have already perished. Farmer Max Russell is desperate to save his remaining flock. He hands them over to a drover.

NSW / Stage 5 / English / Australians at work
VIC / VELS Level 5 / English / Country work
NSW / Stage 4 / English / Australians at work
NSW / Stage 6 HSC / English / Australians at work
NSW / Stage 6 Preliminary / English / Australians at work
NSW / Stage 6 HSC / ESL / Australians at work
NSW / Stage 6 Preliminary / ESL / Australians at work
National / Year 7 & 8 / English and Media Literacy / Documentaries
National / Upper Primary / Society and Environment / The Environment
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Axemen Fell Giant Trees

The axemen established camps throughout the eucalypt forests in the early 20th century. Their job was a combination of skill and stamina, harvesting giant trees for the rapidly growing hardwood industry.

NSW / Stage 5 / English / Australians at work
VIC / VELS Level 6 / English / Country work
VIC / VELS Level 6 / History / Post World War 2 Society
VIC / VELS Level 5 / Geography / Ecological sustainability
National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Post-World War 2 Society
NSW / Stage 4 / English / Australians at work
NSW / Stage 6 HSC / English / Australians at work
NSW / Stage 6 Preliminary / English / Australians at work
NSW / Stage 6 HSC / ESL / Australians at work
NSW / Stage 6 Preliminary / ESL / Australians at work
National / Upper Primary / Society and Environment / The Environment
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Bitter Memories

Bikinians are asked to leave their island to make way for US atomic testing.

VIC / VELS Level 5 / Geography / The Pacific Region
National / Year 7 & 8 / Civics and Citizenship / Citizenship in a democracy
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Cane Cutters and Mateship

A group of men get together in a pub and form a cane - cutting gang. Five million tons of sugarcane have to be cut by hand in back breaking conditions in North Queensland.

VIC / VELS Level 5 / Geography / Environment
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Cane Toads

This humorous program takes a close look at Australia’s Cane Toad pest problem.

National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / Documentaries
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Charles Darwin and the Galapagos Finches

Professor Richard Dawkins explains the significance of the finches collected during the Beagle's visit to the Galapagos Islands, and how this iconic moment represents a failure rather than a triumph of Darwin’s scientific method.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Scientific and technological change
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Charles Darwin arrives in Sydney

In 1936 Charles Darwin arrived in Australia and observed Australian wild life. He speculated about what this suggested about ‘creation’ - one of the first times he started to express his developing theory of evolution by means of natural selection.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Scientific and technological change
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Charles Darwin proposes to Emma Wedgwood

Charles Darwin wrestles with his explosive ideas especially now that he is considering marriage.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Scientific and technological change
Climate Change in a World without Borders thumbnail

Climate Change in a World without Borders

How can Australia take responsibility for its standard of living?

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian Geography / Australian communities
National / Year 7 & 8 / Australian Geography / Global issues and the role of citizenship
National / Year 11 & 12 / Australian Geography / Global challenges
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Darwin meets Aborigines from the Darug Nation

In 1836 Charles Darwin visited Australia. He observed at first hand the impact of the onset of invading humans on the indigenous population.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Indigenous Studies
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Distant Voices -- Dennis O'Rourke interview

Producer and director Dennis O'Rourke believes Bikinians did not fully understand why they left their home in the 1940s.

VIC / VELS Level 6 / History / Pacific Region
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Fiona Hall

The exquisitely delicate work of Australian artist Fiona Hall reminds us of the fragile diversity of the natural world.

VIC / VELS Level 6 / The Arts / Creating and making
VIC / VELS Level 6 / The Arts / Exploring and responding
National / Year 9 & 10 / Visual Arts / Art criticism and aesthetics
National / Year 9 & 10 / Visual Arts / Creating, making and presenting
National / Year 9 & 10 / Visual Arts / Past and present contexts
National / Year 7 & 8 / Visual Arts / Art criticism and aesthetics
National / Year 7 & 8 / Visual Arts / Creating, making and presenting
National / Year 7 & 8 / Visual Arts / Past and present contexts
VIC / VELS Level 5 / The Arts / Creating and making
VIC / VELS Level 5 / The Arts / Exploring and responding
VIC / VCE Unit 1 / Studio Arts / Artistic inspiration and techniques
VIC / VCE Unit 2 / Studio Arts / Design exploration and concepts
VIC / VCE Unit 3 / Studio Arts / Studio production and professional art practices
VIC / VCE Unit 1 / Art / Art and Society - Outcome 2
VIC / VCE Unit 1 / Art / Developing Ideas and skills - Outcome 1
VIC / VCE Unit 2 / Art / Art and the individual Outcome 2
VIC / VCE Unit 4 / Art / Discussing and debating art - Outcome 2
VIC / VCE Unit 3 / Art / Interpreting Art - Outcome 2
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First Fleet Sketches

First Fleet captain John Hunter’s sketchbook showing life in Botany Bay was copied from the work of his talented young midshipman, George Raper.

VIC / VELS Level 6 / History / Exploration and British Settlement of Australia
National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Discovery and Exploration
National / Year 9 & 10 / Visual Arts / Past and present contexts
National / Year 9 & 10 / Visual Arts / Past and present contexts
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Francis Ona

Francis Ona was the man who single-handedly sparked Bougainville's civil war.

NSW / Stage 6 Preliminary / Modern History / Part 1 Case Studies (Pacific)
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Global Warming

Is the rate of present day consumption enslaving future generations?

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian Geography / Australia's regional and global contexts
National / Year 7 & 8 / Australian Geography / Global issues and the role of citizenship
National / Year 11 & 12 / Australian Geography / Global challenges
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Journalist's Diary of a Conflict

Veteran ABC journalist, Sean Dorney, looks back on his time in Papua New Guinea covering the Bougainville crisis.

NSW / Stage 6 Preliminary / Modern History / Part 1 Case Studies (Pacific)
National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Australia & the Asia/ Pacific Region
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Journey Back in Time

In 1938 Jim Taylor lead an epic 15 month exploratory patrol through the Highlands of Papua New Guinea.

VIC / VELS Level 5 / Geography / The Pacific Region
Kahootz Xpression - Japanese Seasons thumbnail

Kahootz Xpression - Japanese Seasons

The Kahootz 3 Xpression is a 3D animation that includes image, Japanese text and Japanese language.

National / Year 7 & 8 / English and Media Literacy / Engaging with Asia
National / Upper Primary / English and Media Literacy / Engaging with Asia
National / Upper Primary / Society and Environment / Engaging with Asia
National / Year 7 & 8 / Society and Environment / Engaging with Asia
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Kahootz Xpression - Quiet Night: Remembering

This Xpression illustrates the meaning of the poem and contains English text/subtitles to follow the spoken Chinese translation.

National / Year 7 & 8 / English and Media Literacy / Engaging with Asia
National / Upper Primary / English and Media Literacy / Engaging with Asia
National / Upper Primary / Society and Environment / Engaging with Asia
National / Year 7 & 8 / Society and Environment / Engaging with Asia
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Kahootz Xpression - The Journey

The Xpression portrays a Vietnamese family migrating to Australia. It illustrates the differences of location, environment and culture.

National / Year 7 & 8 / English and Media Literacy / Engaging with Asia
National / Upper Primary / English and Media Literacy / Engaging with Asia
National / Upper Primary / Society and Environment / Engaging with Asia
National / Year 7 & 8 / Society and Environment / Engaging with Asia
Kahootz Xpression - The Message thumbnail

Kahootz Xpression - The Message

This Xpression explores how children communicate today via the internet. In the past, writing a letter or postcard was the most dominant form of sending messages.

National / Year 7 & 8 / English and Media Literacy / Engaging with Asia
National / Upper Primary / English and Media Literacy / Engaging with Asia
National / Upper Primary / Society and Environment / Engaging with Asia
National / Year 7 & 8 / Society and Environment / Engaging with Asia
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Lifetime in Limbo

The people of Bikini Atoll are still waiting to return home more than 50 years after the United States Navy removed them.

NSW / Stage 6 Preliminary / Modern History / Part 1 Case Studies (Pacific)
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Mawson's Expedition to the Antarctic

In 1912, Mawson's expedition arrived in the Antarctic. Little did they realise it was the windiest place on the globe.

NSW / Stage 4 / History / Topic 4 Optional Study The Shaping of the Modern World
VIC / VELS Level 5 / Geography / Sustainability
Mining Uranium in Australia thumbnail

Mining Uranium in Australia

Traditional Aboriginal rights and the growth of the uranium industry in Australia.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian Geography / Australia's environments
National / Year 7 & 8 / Australian Geography / Investigating the world
National / Year 11 & 12 / Australian Geography / People and economic activity
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Naracoorte Fossil Mammal Site

The extraordinary build-up of fossils in South Australia’s World and National Heritage-listed Naracoorte Caves spans at least 350,000 years and provides rare evidence of Australia’s distinctive fauna and the way it has evolved.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Australia's Heritage
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Rare Chicken Rescue

After a long battle with depression, Queensland rare chicken breeder Mark Tully is now on a mission to protect the endangered chickens to which he owes his life.

National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / Documentaries
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Reality TV

An excerpt from a live 'eviction' episode of the popular reality TV series Big Brother. Scott Goodings describes his experience of watching reality TV.

VIC / VCE Unit 1 / Media / Representation
Recycling Water Towoomba thumbnail

Recycling Water Towoomba

Is recycled water an option for the future?

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian Geography / Australian communities
National / Year 7 & 8 / Australian Geography / Global issues and the role of citizenship
National / Year 11 & 12 / Australian Geography / Global challenges
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Saving the Franklin

Peter Dombrovskis' iconic photograph of Rock Island Bend became the image that galvanised public opinion and inspired the national campaign to save the Franklin River.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Australia's Heritage
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Steven Hopper at Kew Gardens

Steven Hopper, Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (UK) talks about Darwin’s contemporary Joseph Hooker.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Scientific and technological change
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Sustainable Agriculture

How can agriculture be made more sustainable in the future?

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian Geography / Australia's environments
National / Year 7 & 8 / Australian Geography / Global change
National / Year 11 & 12 / Australian Geography / People and economic activity
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Sydney's Harbour Bridge Finally Completed

For 6 years the two half arches gradually draw closer together. A dream is realised when the heaviest and biggest bridge arch in the world is finally completed.

NSW / Stage 5 / English / Australians at work
VIC / VELS Level 5 / English / Australian cities
National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Australian Icon
NSW / Stage 4 / English / Australians at work
NSW / Stage 6 HSC / English / Australians at work
NSW / Stage 6 Preliminary / English / Australians at work
NSW / Stage 6 HSC / ESL / Australians at work
NSW / Stage 6 Preliminary / ESL / Australians at work
The Art of Cattle Droving thumbnail

The Art of Cattle Droving

An artist and two drovers capture the beauty of 1200 head of cattle making their way across the outback in the last great Australian cattle drive.

NSW / Stage 5 / Geography / Focus Area 5A1 Investigating Australia's Physical Environment
National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Indigenous Studies
National / Year 9 & 10 / Indigenous Studies / Land
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The Post War Wool Boom

125 million sheep are spread across Australia. 90 thousand tons of lamb and 3 million tons of wool are exported annually. Australia truly rode to prosperity on the sheep's back.

VIC / VELS Level 6 / History / Environment
National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Identity
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The Rainbow Serpent

Ancient Australian creation myths of the Rainbow Serpent can be traced back in rock art at least 6000 years. All Rainbow Serpent stories share a common thread; the fundamental role of water in nature’s cycle of growth and regeneration.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Indigenous Studies
National / Year 9 & 10 / Indigenous Studies / Culture
Toowoomba - The Politics of Recycling Water thumbnail

Toowoomba - The Politics of Recycling Water

The majority opinion is entitled to respect - in 2007, the referendum to use recycled in Toowoomba is defeated.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian Geography / Australian communities
National / Year 7 & 8 / Australian Geography / Global issues and the role of citizenship
National / Year 11 & 12 / Australian Geography / Global challenges
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Wildlife Ranger

Australia's far north Arnhem Land is patrolled by the wildlife ranger. In a remote and vast area of pristine natural beauty, the work ranges from tracking wildlife to rescuing baby turtles.

NSW / Stage 5 / English / Australians at work
VIC / VELS Level 5 / English / Outback work
VIC / VELS Level 6 / Geography / Environment
VIC / VELS Level 6 / Civics and Citizenship / Environment
NSW / Stage 4 / English / Australians at work
NSW / Stage 6 HSC / English / Australians at work
NSW / Stage 6 Preliminary / English / Australians at work
NSW / Stage 6 HSC / ESL / Australians at work
NSW / Stage 6 Preliminary / ESL / Australians at work