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Young people and type 1 diabetes: diagnosis

This clip shows young Indigenous and non-Indigenous people talking about their experience of type 1 diabetes. They were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes as children, between the ages of 4 and 16. They describe their symptoms at the onset of illness and talk about the effect of their diagnosis on themselves and their families. ...


AIDS memorial candlelight vigil and AIDS quilt display poster, 2001

This is a three-colour printed advertising poster to promote the 2001 AIDS Memorial Candlelight Vigil and Remembrance Ceremony on 7 October 2001 at the Melbourne Museum plaza and the AIDS Memorial Quilt Display on the same day at the Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton Gardens. The text is printed in yellow over a blurred ...


World AIDS Day lapel pin, c1990s

This is an enamelled metal pin featuring a black outer circle inscribed with the words 'WORLD AIDS DAY' and an inner section in the shape of a red folded ribbon with a safety pin at the top. On the reverse there is a small safety stud for fastening the pin to one's lapel. The diameter of the pin is 2.9 cm.


Young people and asthma: triggers

This clip shows six young people describing triggers that can set off an asthma attack. Triggers, which are objects or events, are varied and seasonal. Some of them, such as various foods, are avoidable. Others, such as temperature changes or contact with pet hair, can be more difficult to avoid and often affect a person's ...


Young people and asthma: education and awareness

This clip shows four young people discussing the importance of the Asthma Friendly Schools Program and the value of their Asthma Action Plan. They describe the support that friends and teachers provide when managing an asthma attack and the security of knowing that the people around them, particularly teachers, are knowledgeable ...


Young people and asthma: support

This clip shows six young people with asthma discussing the importance of those closest to them. They explain how friends and family help observe their asthma symptoms, remind them to take medication and help them when they are unwell. The students also discuss the value of the broader support network that includes teachers, ...


Young people and asthma: my future

This clip shows six young people with asthma discussing its potential effect on their future. Each one shares their goals and hopes, and some explain how asthma has influenced their decision to work in the health field. They discuss the significance of medication in managing asthma and in achieving their future goals and ...


Families and chronic illness: introductions

This clip shows young Indigenous people speaking about their experiences of caring for family members living with a chronic illness. They talk about the family member they care for and about the nature of the illness. They describe some of the effects of the illness on that person and the effect on their own lives. This ...


Young people and type 1 diabetes: healthy eating and exercise

This clip shows young people with diabetes talking about how important it is for them to exercise and eat healthily. They also describe the symptoms that may indicate that they have high or low blood sugar levels, and of how they monitor and manage changes in their blood sugar levels. This clip is one in a series showing ...


Young people and type 1 diabetes: self-management and insulin

This clip shows young people with type 1 diabetes describing the self-management strategies that allow them to be independent and lead active lives. They talk about how they recognise changes in their blood sugar level and what they do when changes occur. This clip is one in a series showing young Indigenous and non-Indigenous ...


Young people and type 1 diabetes: support

This clip shows young people with type 1 diabetes describing the type of support that can assist them to manage their diabetes. They describe the support they get from family, friends, health care professionals and school staff. They also talk about the importance of meeting other young people with diabetes. This clip is ...


Young people and type 1 diabetes: looking ahead

This clip shows young people with type 1 diabetes describing their future aspirations, including their career aspirations. They talk positively about managing their condition and speak optimistically about their future. Several reflect on the fact that having diabetes has positively influenced their career ambitions or ...


Young people and type 1 diabetes: words of wisdom

This clip shows Indigenous and non-Indigenous young people talking about the main things they have learned from living with type 1 diabetes. They talk about the initial period after diagnosis being difficult and frightening, but say that over time they became more confident about managing the condition. They say that looking ...


The 'Grim Reaper', safe sex and homophobia

This clip is about some of the safe sex campaigns of the late 1980s and their unintended effect on the gay community. The clip opens with two safe sex community advertisements, including the famous 1987 Grim Reaper advertisement. Yianni Zinonos explains the value of the safe sex message but highlights the resultant increase ...

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Diabetes not so sweet

Diabetes is on the increase, but do you know what it is, how it happens, and most importantly, how to avoid developing one type of it? View this clip to discover the answers to these questions, as well as the differences between the two types of diabetes.

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Allergies: a big overreaction

An allergic reaction occurs when the human immune system makes a mistake and responds to harmless things such as pollen. Watch this clip to learn about the role that antibodies, immune cells, receptors and chemicals such as histamine play in triggering an allergic reaction. See an animated diagram showing the immune system's ...

Interactive resource

Found art: park

Explore an adventure park and create a design using objects found in a play area, bush track, miners' track and picnic table. Plan a design to communicate a message. Choose objects and materials. Use tools to arrange elements of your design such as size, position and tone. Arrange the materials to create new meanings. Look ...

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Aches and pains: diabetes

Look at how the human body uses insulin to control blood sugar level. Find out how people are affected by high or low blood sugar levels. Learn how different types of diabetes can be prevented or treated. Test your knowledge by matching words with their meanings. This learning object is one in a series of 12 objects.

Assessment resource

Improve our town: arguments: assessment

Test your understanding of the arguments concerning a community issue. Help a local council decide on a development proposal. Determine whether the best use of a demolition site in the centre of town will be for a park or for a mall. Talk to people in the local community to find out their opinions. Restate the reasons given ...


Terrestrial data

This is a collection of 7 digital curriculum resources that allows students to consider and interrogate terrestrial ecosystem data related to the flow of matter and energy. The resources are datasets that provide students with an opportunity to pose their own investigative questions, for example relating to data on land ...