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History

Contains over 34 Videos

Celebrations and Commemorations: Armistice Day

Celebrations and Commemorations: Armistice Day

Miniclips

Each year at 11am on November 11 we remember those who died in World War I, and commemorate those who represent New Zealand in conflicts past and present. This Miniclip provides a simplified context for the beginning of the Great War, the signing...Show More
Celebrations and Commemorations: Anzac Day

Celebrations and Commemorations: Anzac Day

Miniclips

Discover why we commemorate Anzac Day, who the ANZACs were, and the important symbols and emblems of the day in this Miniclip. The significance of flowers, a brief history of Gallipoli and the role of flags are all highlighted in this clip,...Show More
Putting It All Together

Putting It All Together

Historical Inquiry

Follow two students as they conduct an historical inquiry into the 1966 Westall UFO sighting in Victoria. Aldi and Jess have completed their research and are now organising their information chronologically. Presentation formats like essays and...Show More
Getting Started

Getting Started

Historical Inquiry

Follow two students as they conduct an historical inquiry into the 1966 Westall UFO sighting in Victoria. This clip explains how to plan and research using the 5 E's: engage, explore, explain, elaborate, evaluate.
Developing Key Questions

Developing Key Questions

Historical Inquiry

Follow two students as they conduct an historical inquiry into the 1966 Westall UFO sighting in Victoria. Aldi and Jess do background research in order to develop focus questions (5Ws) and a hypothesis for their inquiry.
Analysing Points of View

Analysing Points of View

Historical Inquiry

Follow two students as they conduct an historical inquiry into the 1966 Westall UFO sighting in Victoria. After Aldi and Jess collect information from various sources, they evaluate whether these are fact or opinion based in order to determine...Show More
Types of Sources

Types of Sources

Historical Inquiry

Follow two students as they conduct an historical inquiry into the 1966 Westall UFO sighting in Victoria. Examples of primary and secondary sources are given, how they differ and pros and cons of each. The importance of collecting information...Show More
Athens and Sparta

Athens and Sparta

Ancient Greece

Athens and Sparta, the leading city-states of Ancient Greece, helped to establish many of the ideas and concepts we take for granted: citizenship; voting; and individual rights and freedoms. This programme provides insight into the values of each...Show More
War and Death

War and Death

Ancient Greece

While the Ancient Greeks lived in separate city-states, most shared a common language, culture and belief system. This programme examines the way their beliefs and values about warfare and death influenced daily life. Specific rules of...Show More
Viking Expansion

Viking Expansion

The Vikings

While practicing for his upcoming acting role as a Viking, “Erik” gets a little carried away and ropes his neighbour Mikey into joining him on a modern day exploration mission, with a little bit of looting on this side! This lively and...Show More
Erik the Red: Viking Legend

Erik the Red: Viking Legend

The Vikings

When a modern day Viking finds himself in police custody, being questioned over some bizarre recent activities, he tells the officer an almost unbelievable story — that of famous Viking, Erik the Red. Can his fantastic tale really be true, or...Show More
Viking Life

Viking Life

The Vikings

When Mikey catches his neighbour practicing for an upcoming film role as a Viking, he unexpectedly learns a whole lot about the real Vikings — and perhaps that his neighbour is taking his research just a little bit too far! This lighthearted...Show More
Life at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century

Life at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century

This film is an in-depth look at how it was to be alive at the beginning of the 20th century. This programme looks at how ordinary people lived at the time with particular focus on London, the biggest city in the world in 1900 with six million...Show More
Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus

Explorers of the World

This programme gives students a chance to meet and question one of history's most famous explorers - Christopher Columbus. Listen as Columbus describes why he believed that a shortcut to Asia could be found by sailing West and how he was able to...Show More
A History of Exploration

A History of Exploration

Explorers of the World

People have explored since the dawn of time, seeking wealth, power, colonies, information and the attainment of other goals. This programme takes a closer look at the major reasons that inspired people to explore throughout the ages and the...Show More
English Explorers

English Explorers

Explorers of the World

During the Age of Exploration, England's advancement initially lagged behind the other European powers. However, it quickly became involved in the race to colonise and reap the benefits of the new world. Join our two young hosts as they are...Show More
French Explorers

French Explorers

Explorers of the World

When France sent explorers to the New World, it was searching for wealth, colonies and a route to the East. Follow along with our two young hosts as they learn how the French established New France and claimed most of present-day Canada. Hear...Show More
Ferdinand Magellan

Ferdinand Magellan

Explorers of the World

Ferdinand Magellan sailed West in search of a passage to the trading lands of the East and became the first person to lead an expedition to circumnavigate the globe. Join our young hosts as they listen to Magellan describe his discovery of a...Show More
Portuguese Explorers

Portuguese Explorers

Explorers of the World

Portugal, despite its small size, became a pioneer in the exploration of international sea routes through the vision of its leaders, the support of its merchants and the courage and perseverance of its explorers. Follow along with our two young...Show More
Marco Polo

Marco Polo

Explorers of the World

Discover the story of Marco Polo, the most famous European to travel to Asia in the 13th century. His book, The Travels of Marco Polo, helped to inspire countless other European explorers, including Christopher Columbus and Vasco da Gama....Show More
Spanish Explorers

Spanish Explorers

Explorers of the World

Following Columbus's initial voyages of exploration, Spain established a pattern of conquest and settlement in the New World, fuelled by a desire for wealth and colonies. In the name of Spain, many adventurers set out to explore and conquer the...Show More
Cortes and Pizarro

Cortes and Pizarro

Explorers of the World

Within a period of 15 years, the Spanish conquistadors Hernan Cortes and Francisco Pizarro gathered untold riches while conquering two native empires, the Aztec and the Inca. This programme teaches students how Cortes was able to capture and...Show More
The Vikings

The Vikings

Explorers of the World

Sailing 500 years before Columbus, the Vikings are credited with being the first Europeans to reach the New World. Join our two young hosts as they speak with Leif Erikson as he recounts the history of the Age of Vikings. Discover why the...Show More
Knights and Castles: Life Behind the Drawbridge

Knights and Castles: Life Behind the Drawbridge

For five hundred years, castles held the key to power and dominated the landscape. The programme examines a fascinating aspect of life in the Middle Ages. An examination is made of: - the structure and purpose of castles - their defence,...Show More
Ancient Rome

Ancient Rome

Ancient Civilisations For Children

Through spectacular re-creations, beautiful footage and 3-D graphic models, students will discover how ancient peoples lived, ate, dressed and worked. These civilisations were multifaceted, each with unique leaders, systems of government, trade,...Show More