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History


The Middle Ages

The Middle Ages

5 Things You Should Know about History

Discover five things you should know about the Middle Ages: how long it lasted, medieval society, what feudalism was, the two phrases in the Middle Ages (Early Middle Ages and Late Middle Ages), what warfare was like during that time and medieval...Show More
Prehistory

Prehistory

5 Things You Should Know about History

Discover five things you should know about Prehistory, the earliest period in human history which starts with our first human ancestors and ends with the invention of writing. Children will learn about the characteristics of each stage in...Show More
Palaeolithic Times

Palaeolithic Times

5 Things You Should Know about History

Discover five things you should know about one of the stages of Prehistory - the Palaeolithic and Neolithic times. This video will answer questions like: When did Palaeolithic times begin? What does "palaeolithic" mean? How was fire discovered?...Show More
Neolithic Times

Neolithic Times

5 Things You Should Know about History

Discover five things you should know about one of the stages in prehistory, the Neolithic Times. This video answers questions like: When did the Neolithic times begin? What does "neolithic" mean? How did agriculture and cattle raising start? How...Show More
The Age of Metals

The Age of Metals

5 Things You Should Know about History

Discover five things you should know about the Age of Metals which we divide into the Copper Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. This video answers questions like: When did the Age of Metals begin? What did that mean for agriculture and cattle raising?...Show More
International Women's Day

International Women's Day

Miniclips

International Women’s Day is celebrated every year on March 8 – but why is this day important? What does the day signify? This Miniclip explores the origins of women’s suffrage throughout New Zealand’s modern history including the...Show More
Means of Transport

Means of Transport

Spot the Different One: Visual Attention

Educational video for kids to spot the different transport icon emoji. This challenge is a wonderful resource to practice visual attention skills and mental agility. Students will have 15 seconds to spot the different emoji. Will players be able...Show More
Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt

5 Things You Should Know about History

Discover five things you should know about Ancient Egypt: the Pyramids of Giza, mummies, Egyptian civilization, the Nile River and the pharaohs. Do you know which pyramids are the most important ones? And which is the second largest river in the...Show More
The Roman Empire

The Roman Empire

5 Things You Should Know about History

Discover five things you should know about the Roman Empire: when Rome was founded, the legend of Romulus and Remus, the Roman monarchy regime, the Roman Republic, the Roman emperors and the role of political institutions like the Senate. Did you...Show More
Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece

5 Things You Should Know about History

Discover five things you should know about Ancient Greece: when this civilization emerged, how Greeks colonized new territories, how they expanded around the Mediterranean Sea and how they founded their poleis (cities). Did you know that Sparta...Show More
The Industrial Revolution

The Industrial Revolution

5 Things You Should Know about History

Discover five things you should know about the Industrial Revolution: when and where it started, as well as the changes in production models and means of transportation. Discover the invention of the telegraph and loads of other fun facts!
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
The Treaty of Waitangi: An Introduction

The Treaty of Waitangi: An Introduction

Reaching agreement on the meaning and ‘spirit’ of the Treaty of Waitangi - New Zealand’s founding document - has led to fierce debate and violent conflict between European settlers and Maoris since its signing in 1840 until the present day....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