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Italian migrants and a home of their own

This clip describes how postwar Italian migrant Angelina De Rossi became less unhappy about being in Australia once she owned her own home. It shows images of Angelina, her husband Angelo and their children living in poor conditions near Griffith as she tells of hiding her unhappiness. Angelina then describes how after ...

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From cottages to McMansions

This clip describes how Australians' thinking about the value of the family home changed from the 1950s onwards. It shows rising expectations about house size and internal features, along with the increasing risk of not being able to pay for them. The clip then focuses on the modest Duncan home and how Kevin Duncan Snr ...

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Chemical products that change our lives

Travel back one hundred years in time to observe the technologies that people were using and to consider the technologies that had have yet to be invented. View the types of new substances that were invented by chemists during the last century.

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GM bananas

Meet a scientist who is genetically modifying bananas to make them more nutritious. Learn about some of the benefits and concerns about using gene technologies to modify foods.

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Secondary history: discussion

These seven learning activities focus on discussion using a variety of tools (software) and devices (hardware) and illustrate the ways in which content, pedagogy and technology can be successfully and effectively integrated in order to promote learning. In the activities, teachers facilitate discussion and model questions ...

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Island life: needs and wants

Get ready for life on a tropical island. Pack things to take to the island. Think about the importance of items such as food, water and shelter. Look at the consequences of your choices. Notice that a shortage of essential items may lead to sickness, rubbish build-up or crumbling buildings. Recognise that some of the choices ...

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Island life: smart choices

Get ready for life on a tropical island. Pack things to take to the island. Think about the importance of items such as tools, clothing and a first aid kit. Look at the consequences of your choices. Notice that a shortage of essential items may lead to sickness, rubbish build-up or crumbling buildings. Recognise that some ...

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Island life: life choices

Get ready for life on a tropical island. Pack things to take to the island. Think about the importance of items such as a fishing rod, seeds and a spade. Look at the consequences of your choices. Notice that a shortage of essential items may lead to sickness, rubbish build-up or crumbling buildings. Recognise that some ...

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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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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 ...

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Global workplace: graphic designer

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

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Global workplace: veterinarian

Find out whether you are suited to working in another country as a veterinarian. Identify your job and lifestyle preferences. Compare your preferences with working conditions and cultural environments in other countries. For example, access to medical equipment varies between countries. Explore which factors affect your ...

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Making a difference: the Day of Mourning protesters

Explore perspectives on Australia’s Indigenous heritage through photos and text about activists protesting on Australia Day, 1938. Trace the stories of people such as William Ferguson, William Cooper, Jack Patten, Margaret Tucker and Pearl Gibbs. Examine how they created a framework for later efforts promoting Indigenous ...