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Snowy Mountains Scheme, 1989

This clip looks at the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme, which remains one of the greatest engineering feats in the world today. The clip is an excerpt from the documentary 'The Snowy: a dream of growing up', a Film Australia National Interest Program produced in 1989 in association with the Australian Broadcasting ...

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Menzies' 'Forgotten people' speech, 2008

'Menzies' forgotten people speech' is an excerpt from the film 'Menzies and Churchill at war' (55 min) produced in 2008. Using Robert Menzies's Second World War diaries and remarkable 16-mm film, 'Menzies and Churchill at war' lifts the lid on a bitter behind-the-scenes battle between Winston Churchill and the Australian ...

Teacher resource

Development and health - teacher resource

This teaching sequence provides activities for students that link to a range of online resources, particularly the BBC website Development and health. It assists teachers to use particular websites and online tools that underpin learning and lines of inquiry. Students develop an understanding of the different dimensions ...

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Norman Dean: Great Depression [ESL]

Make a storyboard for a documentary film about the Great Depression in Australia. Examine a series of photos and descriptions of life during the Great Depression. Explore the Depression's impact on unemployment, housing, poverty levels, family life and health. Choose images linking personal stories, lifestyle changes and ...

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Great Depression in Australia

This collection of 23 digital curriculum resources is organised into three categories - economic policies during the Great Depression; the unemployed; and the effects of the Great Depression on Australian families. The effects of the Great Depression were felt in Australia from 1929 until the outbreak of the Second World ...

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Norman Dean: Great Depression

Make a storyboard for a documentary film about the Great Depression in Australia. Examine a series of photos and descriptions of life during the Great Depression. Explore the Depression's impact on unemployment, housing, poverty levels, family life and health. Choose images linking personal stories, lifestyle changes and ...

Teacher resource

Molly's world

This is a four-page PDF lesson plan created by the World Food Programme for International Women's Day. It explores the influences and challenges facing girls across the globe through a series of videos taken by a 13-year-old girl, Molly, about her life in the Mathare slum of Nairobi, Kenya. Students use her videos and other ...

Teacher resource

Teacher's guide: 200 years that changed the world

This is a teacher resource explaining how to use an animated scatter plot from Gapminder world in the context of a presentation to students about global development over the past 200 years. The resource consists of a step-by-step guide to making effective use of the scatter plot, which represents the development in wealth ...

Teacher resource

The Great Depression - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea describes how students explored a range of digital and other resources to develop their understanding of the Depression and its effects in Australia. It includes a unit of work developed and trialled by a teacher.

Teacher resource

Life in the Great Depression - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea uses film and firsthand accounts of the Great Depression to help students empathise with people who lived through this difficult period. It includes a unit of work developed and trialled by a teacher.

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'Cave dwellers near Kernell, New South Wales, 1930s'

This black-and-white photograph shows a family living in a cliff-face cave dwelling on the Kurnell Peninsula on the southern shores of Botany Bay in Sydney during the Great Depression. A man is seated in the foreground, and two women sit on the beds. The younger woman is nursing an infant in her arms.

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Speech by Prime Minister Scullin, 1931

This archival black-and-white newsreel footage shows Prime Minister James Scullin speaking at Canberra Railway Station on his return to Australia in 1931 after several months overseas. He thanks the crowd for their warm welcome and declares his love for Australia, his homeland. He then implores Australians to have confidence ...

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A sustenance project camp in the forest, 1930s

This is a black-and-white photograph, taken by C R Gotts most probably in the 1930s, showing a makeshift tent camp in a cleared forest near Melbourne. The camp was built to accommodate men employed by the Melbourne Metropolitan Board of Works in sustenance work during the Great Depression. The photograph measures 13.4 cm ...

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'The hungry miles', 1955 - part 4 of 12

This is a clip from a black-and-white Australian dramatised documentary titled 'The hungry miles' that outlines the history of unionism among waterside workers and their attempts to maintain and improve working conditions in the early 1950s. Set in the 1930s, a barefoot boy plays a banjo on the street next to a sign on ...

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Scenes from the Great Depression, c1930s - asset 8

This is a clip from black-and-white silent documentary footage of unknown origin. It shows the squalid living conditions that people were forced to endure during the Great Depression and includes scenes of a woman sweeping the floor of a bedroom in her house. These scenes are followed by a shot of beds so close together ...

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Caddie, 1976: The Great Depression

This clip begins with an intertitle that reads 'Winter, two years later - The great depression'. This is followed by a shot of people lining up to read the situations vacant list on a public noticeboard. Caddie (Helen Morse) finds an advertisement for a position as barmaid but arrives only to see a line of other applicants. ...

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Homeless man at Dutton Park, Brisbane, 1937

This is a black-and-white newspaper photograph from 1937 showing a homeless middle-aged or elderly balding man lying in a makeshift bed on the floor of what appears to be a disused water tank lying on its side. He is fully dressed, despite being in a makeshift bed, using a hessian sack as a blanket and having an improvised ...

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Message Stick - The Long-grassers, 2005: Long-grassers

This clip shows 'long-grassers', homeless people, in Darwin in the present day and, through a series of black-and-white photographs, in earlier times. Title pages introduce the subject of homelessness in Darwin among Indigenous people. The black-and-white photographs provide a background montage to voice-over commentaries. ...

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Homelessness: two points of view

Investigate the advantages and disadvantages of providing housing for homeless people. Review two points of view on the issue and the arguments that support them. Gather facts and opinions from a consultant and local people. Consider issues such as social equity, welfare, compassion and employment. Recommend the best course ...

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Homelessness: three points of view

Investigate the advantages and disadvantages of providing housing for homeless people. Review three points of view on the issue and the arguments that support them. Gather facts and opinions from a consultant and local people. Consider issues such as social equity, welfare, compassion and employment. Recommend the best ...