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Families and chronic illness: the benefits of sport

This clip shows young Indigenous people discussing the positive effects of their involvement in a team sport over the time they have acted as the carer of a family member with a chronic illness. They describe how playing sport is an outlet from responsibilities, and how team members and coaches can provide additional emotional ...

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Australian teen culture: birth of skateboarding

Since its creation in California in the 1950s, skateboarding, or 'skating', has been more than a sport. Beginning as an activity for surfers when they weren't in the water, it quickly came to represent a culture, and an attitude, all its own. In this clip from 1976, watch Australian teenagers skate the streets and an empty ...

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Dancing the Torres Strait winds to life: Kuki

Inspired by the natural environment, Torres Strait Islander choreographer Elma Kris created the dance 'About' as an expression of the effects that the winds (Gub) have on the land, sea and community. This clip shows the segment 'Kuki' (pronounced Cook-ee), which is inspired by the strong north-west winds that blow between ...

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Dancing The Torres Strait winds to Life: Zey

Torres Strait Islander choreographer Elma Kris created the dance 'About' as an expression of the effects of the winds (Gub) on the land, sea and community. The four seasons in the Torres Strait Islands relate directly to the type and direction of the winds. Kris has explored the effects of the Zey (pronounced Zay) - cool ...

Interactive resource

Zou ba! Sports: favourite sports

Find out how to ask someone which sport they most like to play. This includes sports such as rollerblading, surfing and bike riding. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

Teacher resource

Consolidating learning goals

Here the teacher builds in time for self-evaluation to consolidate students’ learning and to establish what is required for future progress. He asks students to reflect on what they have done well and to provide examples to illustrate this success. He elaborates upon the students’ responses, constantly reinforcing the skills ...

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Giving specific feedback

Here, the teacher uses targeted feedback about how successfully the students are applying the new skills. He acknowledges how they respond to the challenge of applying the 'soccer pass' for defence and to set up a score for goal. He rewards the particular efforts of individuals, and reinforces the importance of teamwork ...

Teacher resource

Explicit learning goals

At the beginning of the lesson the teacher outlines his plan to consolidate a previously learned technical skill in soccer, and also to introduce two new skills. The teacher aims to scaffold skill development in order to support all students: beginning with simple drills and then adding new physical challenges over time. ...

Interactive resource

Zou ba! Calendars: activities

Explore how to ask someone what day they will be playing a sport or doing an activity. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

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Jack Metcalfe competing in the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games

This is a black-and-white photograph that shows Australian athlete Jack Metcalfe competing in the high jump at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. The photograph was taken as Metcalfe was about to clear the horizontal bar during the qualifying round for the final of the high jump. A section of the crowd and the sports stadium ...

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Allen's motorcycling collector cards, 1927-30

These are 52 Allen's collector cards featuring Australian and international motorcycle riders. On the front of each card is a blue-tinted photograph of a rider together with their name. The reverse side of the card features information about the rider and about Allen's confectionery.

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Pins from Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, 1997

This is a boxed pin set to commemorate the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. It was manufactured from metal and plastic by AMINCO Australia Pty Ltd, and contains samples of human DNA for authentication purposes. The pins are mounted on velvet and cardboard in a silver metallic-coloured presentation box with plastic coating. The ...

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T-shirt worn at the US Open by Tommy Haas, 2002

This is a sleeveless cotton blend T-shirt made by Nike in the USA, and worn in 2002 by Tommy Haas at the US Open tennis tournament held at Flushing Meadow, New York. The white T-shirt features a high round neckline, and has the Nike 'tick' symbol embroidered on the left chest. The T-shirt is machine sewn and unlined, and ...

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My Place - Episode 2: 1998: Mohammed, The ball of the century

Mohammed and his father discuss playing soccer, but Mohammed is not convinced he wants to take up the sport. His grandmother replays Shane Warne bowling a leg break to English batsman Mike Gatting during the 1993 Ashes series. They discuss the 'Magnus effect', which causes the ball to spin.

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Harbour swimming, Manly, 1960

This is a colour photograph depicting young children diving off a special apparatus at Manly Beach. The photograph was taken by Bill Brindle, who worked for the Australian News and Information Bureau. It is part of an online showcase called 'Summers Past'. Information about this particular item can be located in its educational ...

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Cold War games,1999

'Cold War games' is an excerpt from the documentary 'Lies, Spies and Olympics', produced in 1999. 'Lies, Spies and Olympics' studies the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games, which have become etched in Australian mythology as a watershed in the nation's sporting, cultural and civic history. But behind the myth is a far more revealing ...

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Sporting Volunteers

Sport is a way of life for many Australians. Often all we see are the players on the field, but have you ever thought about what is involved behind the scenes? Jarvis Holt from Kurraca, Victoria, was a finalist of the 2012 Heywire storytelling competition for young people. Listen as he explores the whole army of people ...

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'Carn a Saints': Aussie Rules and popular culture

How important is sport to Australians and how big a part of Australian popular culture is sport? This Four Corners program looks at the 1965 Victorian Football League (VFL) Grand Final between the St Kilda Saints and the Essendon Bombers. Discover the passion and excitement of the event and how much it meant to Australia ...

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Sports motion

This four and a half minute video segment from Catalyst provides an example of how a datalogger can be used to monitor aspects of an athlete's motion and technique. It gives examples of how science and technology interact to benefit training for a range of sports.

Teacher resource

A collegial discussion

Here the teacher engages in a professional discussion with a colleague to reflect on the outcomes of his lesson. He refers to his planning template for teaching motor skills (from simple skill application through to difficult elements for game play). He emphasises the importance of partner and small group learning, connecting ...