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Feeding the 24-hour television news cycle

Come behind the scenes of ABC News 24. Find out how the team gathers, prepares and presents the latest news and information to viewers throughout Australia.

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Nhu Minh: multiculturalism in Australia

Meet Nhu Minh, a Vietnamese-Australian studying in Melbourne in 1987. Explore Nhu's cultural background, showing how multiculturalism has enriched life in Australia. Examine photos, personal notes and historic materials. Use these materials to build a storyboard, including captions and voiceovers.

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UCreate a short film

This resource focuses on creating a short film. Learn about planning, shooting and editing short films for classroom presentations, competitions and online. It has practical hints, advice and tips about film making.

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Experience the weather [includes spoken instructions]

Explore weather variations in four different environments: desert, mountains, rainforest and polar regions. Dress a character in clothing suited to the weather conditions: sunny, windy, rainy or snowing.

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Experience the weather [no spoken instructions]

Explore weather variations in four different environments: desert, mountains, rainforest and polar. Dress a character in clothing suited to the weather conditions: sunny, windy, rainy or snowing.

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Who lives here?

Search a rainforest habitat in north-east Australian for clues about animals that live there. Track down hidden animals. Find clues such as animal sounds, tracks and shadows. Check species descriptions to identify which animals might live in the area. Write a survey report including observations and conclusions.

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Alien life form

Help an alien to understand how plants are adapted to life on Earth. Choose different combinations of leaves, seeds and roots. Design a plant that is best adapted to surviving in a particular environment. Adapt the plant for survival in specific environments: mangroves, cool rainforest, mountain slopes and arid land. Find ...

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Rainforest life: identifying living things

Help a scientist carry out field work in a rainforest. Explore the diversity of living things. Collect data about a rare plant. Examine the structure and function of leaves. Look at the process of photosynthesis. Dissect a flower and label its parts. Examine organisms found on the plant. Identify creatures that feed on ...

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Rainforest: read a brochure

Read a six-page brochure about the climate of a temperate rainforest in Victoria. Look at maps of Australia showing patterns of temperature and rainfall. Find out what clothing to bring and how to get to the rainforest from the airport. As you go, look up the meaning of tricky words.

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Rainforest: explore the rainforest

Watch a simulated rainforest appear and grow. Explore the three layers of a rainforest: canopy; understorey; and forest floor. Find the hidden animals. Match labels to the rainforest layers. As you go, look up the meaning of tricky words. This learning object is the fourth in a series of nine objects. Eight objects in the ...

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Rainforest: make signs

Make signs to give information about places of interest in a rainforest. Make signs about four topics: temperate rainforest; forest floor; tree ferns; and tree goannas. Use sample text to build your own signs: heading; opening paragraph; two facts; and a conclusion. Find the locations you have described on a map. Take photos ...

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Beth Murray: the people behind the Snowy Mountains Scheme

Help a young historian to make an exhibit celebrating 50 years since work started on the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme. Explore a timeline describing how people conceived, planned and built the ambitious project. Sort photos into three categories: visionaries, planners and workers. Write headings and scene descriptions ...

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A Big Country - On the Hook, 1976: ‘They look after you down here’

This clip shows the effect of mechanisation on the working conditions of wharf labourers in the 1970s with footage of overhead cranes, containers being lifted on and off ships and interviews with men who are seen attaching crane hooks to offload cargo. Some close-ups show a man's hand operating controls on a large machine ...

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Trade unions in Australia

This collection of 25 digital curriculum resources traces union activity since the second half of the 19th century. It is organised into eight categories - the eight-hour day campaign; significant union leaders; women and unions; the shearers' strikes of the 1890s; the great General Strike of 1917; unions on the waterfront; ...

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Building a Motor Body, c1925

This black-and-white silent clip shows processes involved in the construction of the body of a motor vehicle at Holden's Motor Body Builders at Woodville, South Australia, in about 1925. Footage includes shots of workers pressing steel panels, welding panels together and fitting them to the car frame. Fade-outs define each ...

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Pensions For Veterans, 1953: Veterans of the waterfront

This is a black-and-white narrated clip from a 1953 documentary produced by the Waterside Workers' Federation (WWF) Film Unit. It portrays the physically demanding work of waterside workers and asks what fate awaits veterans who cease work. A montage of close-up scenes and orchestral music depicts younger wharfies working ...

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November Victory, 1955: 'A fair go for the working people'

This clip from a black-and-white narrated and dramatised 1955 documentary by the Waterside Workers' Federation (WWF) Film Unit, shows the WWF 1954 campaign to unite workers and the public behind their fight against the 1954 amendments to the 1949 Stevedoring Act. Waterside workers' wives support the cause by packing food ...

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November Victory, 1955

This black-and-white narrated and dramatised clip from a 1955 documentary made by the Waterside Workers' Federation (WWF) Film Unit recounts the story of the waterside workers' victory in rendering the 1954 amendment to the Stevedoring Act of 1949 unworkable. Scenes show the Bill's signing, the WWF leader Jim Healy speaking, ...

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Pensions For Veterans, 1953: 'The price of profit'

This black-and-white narrated clip from a 1953 documentary produced by the Waterside Workers' Federation (WWF) Film Unit highlights excerpts from a 1945 medical report on the health of waterside workers. It also shows scenes that reveal past and present dangers of working on the waterfront. Footage depicts men straining ...

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People of the Snowy Mountains Scheme

This collection of digital curriculum resources focuses on the approximately 20,000 people who, between 1949 and 1974, worked on the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme. The collection is organised into eight categories: visionaries and planners; joining the Snowy workforce; cultural diversity on the Snowy; 'Little Norway'; ...