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Young people making a difference

Have you ever considered what it must be like to be homeless? Often it is not until we are confronted with a personal experience that we realise the significance of such social issues. Luke Owens from Bendigo Victoria, was a finalist of the 2012 Heywire storytelling competition for young people. Listen to how he found out ...

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Job match: save the day

Meet a range of people at community scenes. Select people best suited to put out a house fire, provide medical care and redesign a damaged house. Choose people according to their abilities, not by their appearances. Gather information to make good decisions. In these situations, only one person is suited to each task. This ...

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Job match: choose the characters

Meet a range of people gathered at community scenes. Select people best suited to cook for a party, put out a house fire, provide medical care and resdesign a damaged house. Choose people according to their abilities, not their appearances. Gather information to make good decisions. In most of these situations, only one ...

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Job match: choose the cast

Meet a range of people gathered at community scenes. Select people best suited to put out a house fire, provide medical care, rebuild a damaged house and cook for a party. Choose people according to their abilities, not their appearances. Gather information to make good decisions. In these situations, more than one person ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Getting that job: quiz

Answer questions about job seeking strategies. For example, identify why it is important to set goals. Score points for correct answers and collect bonus stars as you move around a board. Play the game by yourself or compete against another player. The questions are based on career information on the myfuture website.

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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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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.

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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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Christmas Hustle and Bustle: Crowds Leave for Well-deserved Holiday on 22 December, 1928: 'Christmas season in Melbourne'

This black-and-white clip from a silent newsreel shows scenes of travellers with suitcases on the footpath outside Flinders Street Station in Melbourne on 22 December 1928 preparing to take their Christmas holiday break. Subsequent scenes show shoppers crossing the street in pouring rain and a couple of swagmen in a Melbourne ...

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Building a shanty at Happy Valley, 1930s

This black-and-white photograph shows a man constructing a makeshift dwelling from corrugated iron at the squatters' camp of Happy Valley in the coastal Sydney suburb of La Perouse during the Great Depression. The man, who has his back to the camera, is holding a sheet of corrugated metal in his arms and is wearing long ...

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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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Rites of Passage, 1994: Teen smoking

This clip shows two teenagers together, then cuts to an interview with the young man in which he discusses his reasons for smoking and how it affects his parents. Teenagers are then shown smoking outdoors and blowing smoke into the camera while addressing comments through the camera to their parents. A young woman sitting ...

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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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Australian Story - Absolute Beginner, 2006: A project about kids

This clip shows Margaret Ward in the Chinese city of Baoji in the province of Shaanxi where she worked as a volunteer for Medecins Sans Frontieres. Marg describes her reactions to Chinese society and discusses her position as the coordinator of a 'street kids' centre while images of the Great Wall and other historic landmarks ...

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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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Message Stick - Long-grassers, 2005: Someone else's land

This clip shows Joanne Garngulkpuy and Yolgnu Studies lecturer John Greatorex, who explain why some 'long-grassers', the term given to Indigenous people camping or living rough in Darwin, come to the city. The clip opens with Garngulkpuy giving some of the personal reasons why they come. Then Greatorex provides a further ...