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Commonwealth of Australia 1908 - SpatialGenie map layer

This is a historical map of Australia, published in 1908, showing the borders of the new Australian states in very close to their modern-day configurations. Students use the spatial visualisation tool, SpatialGenie, to explore this map as spatial data. They can investigate this map alone or add other map layers. Students ...

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Dengue fever: an unwanted souvenir

Australian tourists visit South-East Asia in large numbers every year. But some Australians have been bringing home an unexpected and potentially deadly souvenir - dengue fever. In this clip you will hear how the interconnection between people and places is behind the spread of this virus.

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Australians as global citizens

How is Australia connected globally? Watch as presenter Jeremy Fernandez uses a range of data sources to describe Australia's position in the world. From the economy to immigration, this clip shows some of the ways Australia currently connects with the world.

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Study English: cause, effect and countries

Discover how to use 'cause and effect' language to improve your writing and speaking. In this clip, presenter Margot Politis unpacks a video report on greenhouse gases. You'll expand your vocabulary and gain tips on spelling the names of some countries and nationalities.

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Map tool: South-East Asia and the Mekong River

Trace the path of the Mekong River through China, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. Explore how these countries use resources from the river. For example, look at which countries have built dams to generate hydro-electric power. Explore issues such as river pollution.

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Map tool: Asia-Pacific

Zoom in on a map of countries in the Asia-Pacific region. Explore key features of each country: location, population, climate, economics and tourism.

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Points of origin: budget mountain bike

Buy parts to assemble a mountain bike. Check wholesale prices in a range of countries. Identify the cheapest parts. Trace the national origins of raw materials. For example, a bike frame manufactured in China is made from steel (USA) and paint (Turkey). Work out the total cost of the parts. Notice that retail prices include ...

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Points of origin: budget outfit

Buy items of clothing to assemble an outfit. Check wholesale prices in a range of countries. Identify the cheapest items of clothing. Trace the national origins of raw materials. For example, a T-shirt manufactured in Indonesia is made from polyester and cotton (India) and rubber (China). Work out the total cost of the ...

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Points of origin: budget hamper

Buy food to assemble a hamper. Check wholesale prices in a range of countries. Identify the cheapest food items. Trace the origins of a range of foods. For example, tomatoes canned in Spain originally came from Peru. Work out the total cost of the food items. Notice that retail prices include a profit margin. This learning ...

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Points of origin: quality mountain bike

Buy parts to assemble a mountain bike. Check wholesale prices in a range of countries. Identify the best quality parts. Trace the national origins of raw materials. For example, a bike frame manufactured in China is made from steel (USA) and paint (Turkey). Work out the total cost of the parts. Notice that retail prices ...

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Points of origin: my mountain bike

Buy parts to assemble a mountain bike. Check features and wholesale prices in a range of countries. Identify parts that you like. Trace the national origins of raw materials. For example, a bike seat manufactured in Italy is made from foam (Poland), vinyl (Mexico) and steel (USA). Work out the total cost of the parts. Notice ...

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Points of origin: my outfit

Buy items of clothing to assemble an outfit. Check wholesale prices in a range of countries. Identify items of clothing that you like. Trace the national origins of raw materials. For example, a T-shirt manufactured in Indonesia is made from polyester and cotton (India) and rubber (China). Work out the total cost of the ...

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Points of origin: my hamper

Buy food to assemble a hamper. Check wholesale prices in a range of countries. Identify food items that you like. Trace the origins of a range of foods. For example, tomatoes canned in Spain originally came from Peru. Work out the total cost of the food items. Notice that retail prices include a profit margin. This learning ...

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Global workplace: nurse

Find out whether you are suited to working in another country as a nurse. Identify your job and lifestyle preferences. Compare your preferences with working conditions and cultural environments in other countries. For example, attitudes toward punctuality vary between countries. Explore which factors affect your suitability ...

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Global workplace: civil engineer

Find out whether you are suited to working in another country as a civil engineer. Identify your job and lifestyle preferences. Compare your preferences with working conditions and cultural environments in other countries. For example, working hours for civil engineers are longer in some countries than others. Explore which ...

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Global workplace: chef

Find out whether you are suited to working in another country as a chef. Identify your job and lifestyle preferences. Compare your preferences with working conditions and cultural environments in other countries. For example, the way in which chefs work with others may be different between countries. Explore which factors ...

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Global workplace: web designer

Find out whether you are suited to working in another country as a web designer. Identify your job and lifestyle preferences. Compare your preferences with working conditions and cultural environments in other countries. For example, the standard of computer resources and software may be different in some countries. Explore ...

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Global workplace: accountant

Find out whether you are suited to working in another country as an accountant. Identify your job and lifestyle preferences. Compare your preferences with working conditions and cultural environments in other countries. For example, the quality of accounting software varies between countries. Explore which factors affect ...

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Global workplace: journalist

Find out whether you are suited to working in another country as a journalist. Identify your job and lifestyle preferences. Compare your preferences with working conditions and cultural environments in other countries. For example, working hours for journalists are longer in some countries than others. Explore which factors ...

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Global workplace: teacher

Find out whether you are suited to working in another country as a teacher. Identify your job and lifestyle preferences. Compare your preferences with working conditions and cultural environments in other countries. For example, working hours for teachers are longer in some countries than others. Explore which factors affect ...