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SeeMe: The media, my world and me

The SeeMe website is designed for year 8 students and their teachers. It promotes a positive body image and tackles idealised media portrayals of beauty and gender, and the influence they have on young people. There are five modules and a digital interactive titled 'Photoshock', which explores the ways images are digitally ...

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Cooee: a call to war: Teacher idea

This Teacher idea uses footage and photographs of the First World War to help students understand the causes of the War, the experiences of those who fought, the reactions of those on the home front and the Anzac legacy that continues today. It includes a unit of work developed and trialled by a teacher.

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Good Girls Do Swallow, 2000: Weighing into the argument

This clip shows teenage girls and women discussing weight, dieting and body image. Presenter Rachael Oakes-Ash recalls her own experiences of being weighed at the beginning of each term in high school in voice-over to a re-creation of the scene. Oakes-Ash is shown talking to a group of teenage girls, most of whom admit ...

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Debney Meadows Primary School ethnographic study in the Australian Children's Folklore archive, 1984

This is a booklet called 'Play and Friendships in a Multi-cultural Playground' lying on top of handwritten observations. The observations have been dated, and are on lined white writing-pad pages. The booklet is the result of a project called Play and Friendships in a Multi-cultural Playground (an ethnographic study of ...

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Young people and epilepsy: who do you tell?

This clip shows young people with epilepsy talking about deciding who in their life to tell about their condition and when. They discuss how important it is for people to be sensitive when they inquire about epilepsy, and they affirm the value of friends and the support they provide. Some mention their determination to ...

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Young people and mental health: words of wisdom

This clip shows young people sharing what they have learned from their experiences of being ill and managing a mental health issue. They talk about the need for young people to listen when their family and friends show concern or notice behavioural changes. They also encourage seeking professional help early, at the first ...

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John Curtin's Australian Journalists Association badge, 2007

Prime Minister John Curtin's journalistic instincts came in handy during World War II when he kept the media onside with secret press briefings. He wore his AJA badge every day he was in office. 'John Curtin's Australian Journalists Association badge' is an episode from the series 'The prime ministers' national treasures', ...

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Judging WikiLeaks

What do you know about WikiLeaks? People are divided on whether this secretive whistle-blower organisation is irresponsible and illegal or whether it makes those it targets more accountable. This ABC news radio report was aired on 27 July 2010.

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Rise of a media mogul: Rupert Murdoch, 1967

What does it take to become a media mogul? The name of Rupert Murdoch, one of Australia's most successful businesspeople, has been a significant feature of the media industry since the early 1950s. In this clip, listen to Murdoch explain his plans to expand his media holdings across Australia and see how he was perceived ...

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Evolving English: the impact of television

Imagine if the English language never evolved. What would we be speaking? Possibly Old English, the language of the Anglo-Saxon tribes, a language written down using runes known as the 'futhorc'. English continues to evolve, but it takes the media to bring new words into common usage. So which form of media is responsible ...

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Harvesting stormwater

Imagine turning stormwater into drinking water by using the natural processes of the earth to remove contaminants. Follow how one local council captures and delivers recycled stormwater to homes and factories in a new estate. Learn how the government is encouraging other local councils to follow their lead to protect one ...

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Snapshots of top Australian scientists

Australia has produced many of the world's top scientists. Watch this clip to discover who some of them are. Explore the scientific discoveries that made them famous, and how they changed our understanding of the world.

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The home of Australian science

Australia has a long and proud history of excellence in science. How should we celebrate this? Watch this clip to find out about an Australian organisation that recognises and promotes outstanding scientific achievement. You'll also find why its Canberra headquarters is referred to as 'the flying saucer'!

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Advertising for love

In 1875, when Edward William Cole was in need of a wife, he did the practical thing: he advertised for one. Mr Cole owned what was, in its time, regarded as the largest bookstore in the world, Cole's Book Arcade in Melbourne. In this clip, Aden Rolfe tells a quirky Australian love story, using digital media and illustrations ...

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Cartown: communicating a message

Explore arguments for and against plans to reduce the number of vehicles travelling in the centre of a city. Decide whether to support a traffic congestion toll during peak travel times. Build a television report supporting your viewpoint. This learning object is one in a series of two objects.

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Cartown: communicating messages

Explore arguments for and against plans to reduce the number of vehicles travelling in the centre of a city. Decide whether to support a traffic congestion toll during peak travel times. Build a television report or newspaper article supporting your viewpoint. This learning object is one in a series of two objects.

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The Sven Callaway Show: drugs

Watch a talk show host interviewing people about drug issues: students, health experts and a studio audience. Look at drug usage, health effects and peer pressure. Explore a range of opinions including 'way out' ideas. Notice how people interpret facts differently. Research a topic, then describe your views on the key issues. ...

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The Sven Callaway Show: parenting

Watch a talk show host interviewing people about parenting issues: students, health experts and a studio audience. Look at fertility treatment, sex roles, custody, birthing choices and family relationships. Explore a range of opinions including 'way out' ideas. Notice how people interpret facts differently. Research a topic, ...

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The Sven Callaway Show: sex

Watch a talk show host interviewing people about personal relationships: students, health experts and a studio audience. Look at sexually transmitted diseases, sexuality, contraception and peer pressure. Explore a range of opinions including 'way out' ideas. Notice how people interpret facts differently. Research a topic, ...

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Discovering democracy: getting things done

Interact with a slideshow of images and text to explore how change can be bought about by people taking action and putting pressure on their elected representatives. The issue of the Franklin Dam in Tasmania is used as a case study. Complete a related task.