Secondary Catalogue

Social Studies


Man on the Bus

Man on the Bus is the true story of Martha, a Polish survivor of the Holocaust, who led a double life in Australia and her daughter Eve, a psychologist and filmmaker, who discovered the truth. The film follows Eve finding clues – in old...Show More
Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

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In this short animation, students learn how civil rights lawyer, activist and politician Nelson Mandela helped end apartheid in South Africa and brought a divided country together through showing respect for difference. When children learn about...Show More
Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking

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In this short animation, students learn how theoretical physicist, cosmologist and author Stephen Hawking's innate curiosity resulted him changing humanity's perception of time and space. When children learn about inspirational people who embody...Show More
Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

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In this short animation, students learn how American broadcaster Oprah Winfrey's unique communication skills helped her succeed in a male-dominated industry and give voice to working people. When children learn about inspirational people who...Show More
Wangari Maathai

Wangari Maathai

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In this short animation, students learn how environmental activist Wangari Maathai founded the Green Belt Movement and spread her message of economic sustainability and autonomy around the world by thinking globally. When children learn about...Show More
Margaret Mead

Margaret Mead

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In this short animation, students learn how American anthropologist Margaret Mead traveled the globe to learn from indigenous people so that humanity could benefit from her intercultural knowledge and pioneering research. When children learn...Show More
Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai

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In this short animation, students learn how Malala Yousafzai combatted gender inequality in her native Afghanistan by thinking critically and giving voice to the marginalised in her fight to change the world for the better. When children learn...Show More
Koffi Annan

Koffi Annan

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In this short animation, students learn how Kofi Annan journeyed from Ghanaian schoolboy to Secretary-General of the United Nations, and how his ability to understand global issues helped him change the world for the better. When children learn...Show More
Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama

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In this short animation, students learn how Buddhist leader the Dalai Lama journeyed from Tibetan farm boy to global religious leader, changing the world for the better, by developing and exhibiting empathy for other people. When children learn...Show More
Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo

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In this short animation, students learn how artist Frida Kahlo celebrated indigenous Mexican culture and highlighted social inequalities by making herself the subject of her own art. When children learn about inspirational people who embody key...Show More
Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart

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In this short animation, students learn how American aviation pioneer Amelia Earthart showed flexibility to overcome multiple challenges and obstacles in her determination to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. When children learn about...Show More
Overview

Overview

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When children learn about inspirational people who embody key global competencies and traits, like equality, empathy, curiosity and communication, they are inspired to become the change they want to see. In this short overview animation, learn...Show More
Christiania: 40 Years of Occupation

Christiania: 40 Years of Occupation

WARNING: This film contains some nudity. Teacher discretion is advised. Christiania was born in 1971 when youthful idealism and a severe housing shortage incited hundreds of young people to occupy 85 acres of deserted brick buildings, woods,...Show More
The Kendal Project: A Spiritual Revolution

The Kendal Project: A Spiritual Revolution

Between October 2000 and June 2002, a University of Lancaster study of the population of Kendal, a town near the Lakes District in the UK, revealed some fascinating trends in modern society's approach to, and practice of, religion and...Show More
Evil and Suffering: A Religious Perspective

Evil and Suffering: A Religious Perspective

Designed for students who are tackling the subjects of evil and suffering in relation to the existence of God this film offers examples of what could be perceived as ‘suffering’ in the world today and explores the meaning of ‘suffering’...Show More
The Sacraments

The Sacraments

What are the sacraments held within the Christian doctrine and why are they relevant to us today? This informative film seeks to define the term ‘sacrament’ and explores baptism, confirmation, The Eucharist, marriage, ordination,...Show More
In Detention: Locking Up Asylum Seekers

In Detention: Locking Up Asylum Seekers

This programme looks at the recent turmoil for Australian asylum seekers.
Etiquette, Manners and Rituals With Food

Etiquette, Manners and Rituals With Food

You probably don’t realise it, but when you share a meal with your friends, you are involved in a ritual. Sitting around a table somehow brings us closer together, creates a sense of community. We are not only sharing food but also feelings -...Show More
Standing for the Senate

Standing for the Senate

This programme explores what's involved in running for the Senate, using the campaign of Charmaine Clarke as a case study.
Rules and Laws: Why Do We Have Them? How Are They Made?

Rules and Laws: Why Do We Have Them? How Are They Made?

This programme begins by comparing rules in games to rules in society. It then uses simple, play-acted situations involving a group of roller bladers to illustrate why we have rules, and what happens if they are not followed, or if they are...Show More
Australian Identity: Coming to Terms with a National Identity

Australian Identity: Coming to Terms with a National Identity

In his thought-provoking programme presented by Richard Morecroft, we ask what does it mean to be an Australian and why do we need an identity? Archival film is used to encourage discussion about traditional conceptions of the Australian image...Show More