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High-rise housing: Atherton Gardens Estate

This is an information sheet providing a history of Melbourne's slum reclamation and housing estate development in the post-Second World War era, highlighting Museum Victoria's model of the Atherton Gardens Estate in Fitzroy. It is downloadable as a two-page pdf file.

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Wooden Frozen Charlotte doll, c1880

This hand-carved wooden doll was excavated at Casselden Place, Melbourne, in 2003. It measures 40 mm x 7 mm, and was in use in about 1880.

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My Place - Episode 8: 1938: Colum, The Shadow

The Shadow is a famous a comic character, popular at this time with children. The character and his adventures were made into a radio play that was broadcast as a serial each week. Colum and Thommo are calculating how much they need to win on the Melbourne Cup to guarantee that Thommo's family will not be evicted from their home.

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Family life in the 1960s

This clip shows the wide gap between idealised family life in Australia as depicted in a 1960s government film and its reality as experienced by Karen Lawrence, a child at the time.

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'Migrant mother', 1936

This is one of the most famous photographs of the Great Depression in the USA. It shows Florence Owens Thompson aged 32 huddled together with three of her seven children (the baby is obscured). The family as a whole are described in the Library of Congress catalogue as 'migrant' (ie itinerant) pea pickers in California ...

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'Old Negro (former slave) with horn with which slaves were called', 1939

This is a black-and-white photograph showing an old African American man sitting in a doorway and holding a horn once used to summon slaves to work at sunrise. The photograph was taken near Marshall in Texas, USA, by photographer Russell Lee.

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'Washington, DC Government charwoman', 1942

This is a famous black-and-white anti-discrimination photograph, also widely known as 'American Gothic, Washington, DC'. It shows Mrs Ella Watson, an African American cleaner at the Treasury in Washington, USA. She is standing stiffly in front of the US flag, with a broom on one side and a mop on the other. The photograph ...

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Mirror-wall of inequality

How do you define poverty? How does inequality manifest itself in society? Listen to Akram Azimi, the 2013 Young Australian of the Year, provide a vivid illustration of inequality in the city of Peshawar in Pakistan. This audio clip from Radio National's Conversations with Richard Fidler is the fourth in a series of eight.

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Slums: a picture tells a thousand words

Slums aren't often considered to be the most picturesque locations, but this clip proves that Jakarta's slums can be an important subject for photography. Children who live in the slums are being encouraged to tell their story through photos. Could the power of the lens open up new opportunities for these youngsters?

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Trades Hall relief for families in poverty, c1917 - asset 1

This is an excerpt from a segment in the silent black-and-white newsreel Australasian Gazette. The segment is entitled 'MELBOURNE / Distributing relief to women / and children and / unemployed at the / Trades Hall, Melbourne' and this excerpt contains four sequences. First, a group of people, mainly men, climb stairs to ...

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'The hungry miles', 1955 - part 6 of 12

This is a clip from a black-and-white Australian dramatised documentary titled 'The hungry miles' that outlines the history of unionism among waterside workers and their attempts to maintain and improve working conditions in the early 1950s. In the excerpt, actors portray wealthy shipowners and their wives during the Great ...

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Activities: History, Episode 1 - Childhood

This resource for History teachers is focused on a variety of childhood experiences in Australia, and also relates to childbearing and the women's movement. It supports a set of short excerpts from Episode 1 of 'The Making of Modern Australia', a 2010 ABC television documentary series. This series investigates the social ...

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Molly's world

This is a four-page PDF lesson plan created by the World Food Programme for International Women's Day. It explores the influences and challenges facing girls across the globe through a series of videos taken by a 13-year-old girl, Molly, about her life in the Mathare slum of Nairobi, Kenya. Students use her videos and other ...

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Hunger

This is a multilayered web page series produced by the World Food Programme (WFP) and focusing on the issue of hunger across the world. The front page provides a definition of world hunger that refers to the Millennium Development Goals. Further information pages include 'What is hunger?' 'Who are the hungry?' 'What causes ...

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Gapminder world

This is an interactive resource featuring an animated scatter plot displaying the development of over 200 countries between 1800 and 2011 based on data for two variables, the default being income per person and life expectancy, with population size represented by the size of the plotted points (bubbles). The graph has a ...

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Teacher's guide: 200 years that changed the world

This is a teacher resource explaining how to use an animated scatter plot from Gapminder world in the context of a presentation to students about global development over the past 200 years. The resource consists of a step-by-step guide to making effective use of the scatter plot, which represents the development in wealth ...

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Dollar street

This is an interactive resource about the different standards of living of people at different levels of wealth. It shows a street containing photo-panoramas from households at different income levels in Mozambique, South Africa and Uganda. The user can choose the level of income ranging from $1-2 per day to over $100 per ...

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Teacher's guide: global development quiz

This is a teacher resource with a downloadable guide describing a number of quizzes based on Gapminder world for use with a computer and projector in a whole-class situation. Each quiz is based on an animated scatter plot and requires students to compare the development of countries between 1800 and 2011 based on data for ...

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Gapminder card game

This teacher resource consists of a guide for using a card game based on Gapminder world to encourage students to consider the inequalities between countries and to challenge their preconceived ideas about the world. The downloadable PDF contains printable country cards and the Gapminder world map graph - a scatter plot ...

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Development and health

This is a web-based resource produced by BBC Scotland providing basic factual information and interactive exercises to explore the relationship between economic development and human health. The site is divided into two key topic headings, Development and Health. Subsections include human and physical factors, social and ...