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Key Figures of the Spanish-Aztec War

Key Figures of the Spanish-Aztec War

The Aztecs and the Spanish Conquest

Three people were integral to the fate of the Aztec people upon their meeting with the Spaniards: 9th emperor of the Mexica people, Moctezuma II, Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés and, lesser recognised but equally important, La Malinche, the...Show More
The Impact of Conquest on the Aztec World

The Impact of Conquest on the Aztec World

The Aztecs and the Spanish Conquest

The quick and brutal demolition of the Aztec people, infrastructure and records was aided by the technological advancements of the conquistadors and the diseases they brought. This video considers the weapons, animals and allegiances used by the...Show More
The Aztec and Spanish Worlds Collide

The Aztec and Spanish Worlds Collide

The Aztecs and the Spanish Conquest

Seeking gold and riches, Hernán Cortés led a fleet of 11 Spanish ships to Mexico in 1518. This video investigates the reasons for Spanish expansion to the Americas and the series of resulting events that culminated in not only the destruction...Show More
Aztec Beliefs and Values

Aztec Beliefs and Values

The Aztecs and the Spanish Conquest

The Aztecs were part of a rich and complex religious tradition that had existed in Mesoamerica for thousands of years. This video describes Aztec beliefs and values, discussing gods, temples and human sacrifice, the importance of the warrior for...Show More
Origins of the Aztec Empire

Origins of the Aztec Empire

The Aztecs and the Spanish Conquest

The Aztecs were a magnificent civilisation who quickly established the largest and most powerful empire in Mesoamerica. This video explores the origins of the Aztec Empire from the 12th century, when the Aztecs departed from their native...Show More
Life in the Aztec World

Life in the Aztec World

The Aztecs and the Spanish Conquest

Everyone in Tenochtitlán played a vital role in maintaining not only Aztec cultural traditions, but also the Aztec Empire overall. This video looks at life in the Aztec capital, covering the history and infrastructure of the city, the pyramid...Show More
Rome: Blood and Thrones

Rome: Blood and Thrones

Women of the Ancient World

Ancient Rome was an openly patriarchal society that adopted and adapted Hellenic culture, including many of the Greeks’ negative attitudes towards women. This video explores life for women at all levels of society in the Roman Empire,...Show More
Greece: Democracy and Gender

Greece: Democracy and Gender

Women of the Ancient World

Despite being advanced in many ways, ancient Greece gave few rights to its women. This video explores life for ancient Greek women, examining life in Athens and Sparta, spotlighting historical figures such as Aspasia and Gorgo, as well as the...Show More
Persia: An Empire of Equality

Persia: An Empire of Equality

Women of the Ancient World

The Persian Empire was renowned for its tolerance and Persian women were considered to be the equal of men. This video explores life for ancient Persian women, including ordinary working women, royal women and women of the Persian military,...Show More
Egypt: Pharaohs and Physicians

Egypt: Pharaohs and Physicians

Women of the Ancient World

Although women in Egypt enjoyed many freedoms under the law compared to women in many other ancient societies, most did not lead independent lives. This video explores life for ancient Egyptian women, both common and royal, spotlighting...Show More
Prehistory: The Dawn of the Human Species

Prehistory: The Dawn of the Human Species

This short clip looks at the Paelolithic and Neolithic periods, and the different developments that occurred throughout the different period of prehistory.
The Seeds of Division

The Seeds of Division

The Divided States of America

Christopher Columbus’ expeditions to North America in 1492 marked the beginning of huge changes to the populations of the continent and the spread of division. This video explains how the establishment of European colonies in North America led...Show More
An Uncivil Century

An Uncivil Century

The Divided States of America

19th-century America was characterised by societal divisions: North and South, men and women, Republic and Democrat, Black and White. This video covers key events in American 19th-century history, including the Louisiana Slave Revolt, the...Show More
The Scopes 'Monkey' Trial

The Scopes 'Monkey' Trial

The Divided States of America

Divisions between science and religion, and conservatism and progressivism, have been present in American society since the 19th century. This video explores the conflict between religious beliefs and scientific theory through the case of the...Show More
Ossian Sweet and the Ku Klux Klan

Ossian Sweet and the Ku Klux Klan

The Divided States of America

The deepest and most historically consistent division between people in America has been along racial lines. This story of how medical doctor Ossian Sweet came to be on trial after shootings at his Detroit home in September 1925, helps to...Show More
The Sacco and Vanzetti Case

The Sacco and Vanzetti Case

The Divided States of America

The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw huge numbers of immigrants travelling to the United States. This video explores American attitudes towards immigrants through the case of the 1920 Sacco and Vanzetti murder trial, highlighting the...Show More
Suffragettes and Flappers

Suffragettes and Flappers

The Divided States of America

The passing of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution, recognising women’s voting rights, in 1920 was the culmination of a decades-long struggle. This video explores the role of women in the US and the movement for women’s rights in the...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
The American Revolution: The War of Independence

The American Revolution: The War of Independence

Warning: This video contains an image of a mass grave. Teacher discretion is advised. In the mid-18th century, Great Britain had formed thirteen colonies on the North American east coast. This would soon be where a revolution took place, where...Show More
Man on the Bus

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
The Anzac Legend

The Anzac Legend

World War I

The word ‘Anzac’ holds an important place in contemporary Australian political and cultural consciousness. This video looks into the origins of the Anzac spirit and the role it has to play in shaping modern Australian society. Students will...Show More
Nelson Mandela: Respect for Difference

Nelson Mandela: Respect for Difference

Global Icons

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
Gallipoli

Gallipoli

World War I

The Gallipoli campaign was one of the most significant events of World War I for Australian troops. This video introduces the events of the Gallipoli invasion and how the actions of the soldiers there have contributed to the lasting legacy of the...Show More
Australian Experience of World War I

Australian Experience of World War I

World War I

Supporting Great Britain in the Great War meant that Australian troops fought on many battlefields around the globe between 1914 and 1918. This video looks at the theatres of war in which Australian soldiers fought and the conditions they endured...Show More
Australia Goes to War

Australia Goes to War

World War I

As a dominion of the British Empire, it was inevitable for Australia to be drawn into the First World War. This video explores Australian attitudes towards enlistment during WWI and how these changed over the course of the war and highlights the...Show More