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Current affairs

'Four Corners' is an excerpt from the TV current affairs program 'Four Corners 40th Anniversary' episode produced in 2004. 'Four Corners' is produced by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and this excerpt is used with the permission of ABC Content Sales. This video clip is included in the website From Wireless to Web ...

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Riddle of the black panther: evidence against

Build a TV report for a current affairs program. Tell the story that there is a false rumour of a black panther roaming around a town terrorising the people. Make the viewers feel that people in the town are safe. Examine photos, sounds, witness reports and video clips. Choose footage to fit your storyline. Edit and arrange ...

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Riddle of the black panther: the search

Track down a black panther reported to be prowling around a town. Interview witnesses and gather information from sources such as a website, advertisement and newspaper article. Notice that some of the statements may be wrong and the opinions may be biased. Choose the evidence most likely to be accurate. Rate reliability ...

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Search for the gorilla: assessment

Test how well you can gather and assess information as you track down a gorilla recently sighted near the town of Jetsam. Interview witnesses and read information from sources such as a website, advertisement and newspaper article. Notice that some of the statements may be wrong and the opinions may be biased. Choose the ...

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Backchat Episode 215, 1988: This is treason

This clip shows a section of the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Commission) television series 'Backchat'. Host Tim Bowden talks about a previously broadcast humorous song that promoted the idea of an Australian republic, 'Sack The Jack', and a clip from the song is then played. Viewers' comments are read out, and these are ...

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Four Corners - The First Program, 1961: A future governor-general

This black-and-white clip shows 'vox pop' interviews being conducted on the streets of Sydney in 1961. The clip opens with 'Four Corners' reporter Bob Sanders posing the question 'Do you think we should have an Australian or an English governor-general?' This is followed by responses from 11 interviewees - five men, three ...

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Search for the gorilla: assessment: teacher guide

Use this resource with 'Search for the gorilla: assessment' (L8470). First, see a profile of that assessment object, which gives you some helpful background information. Then follow clear guidelines on the marking and interpretation of student input. For each of the tasks, read notes on the three main anticipated levels ...

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Chris Masters on 'The dead heart'

This is a video which shows Chris Masters, a former Four Corners reporter, discussing his program 'The dead heart' - the story of two British teenagers who went missing in central Australia. Chris explains how he constructed the program in narrative form in order to engage viewers. The resource contains a written summary ...

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The Conversation - sustainability collection

This is a series of short journalistic articles written by academic experts and researchers that provide facts, commentary, and independent analysis about sustainability. The articles support student investigations and in-depth studies of issues related to sustainability in geography and English. The collection is regularly ...

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The Conversation - Indigenous collection

This is a series of short journalistic articles written by academic experts and researchers that provide facts, commentary, and independent analysis about issues, policies and culture relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The articles support student investigations and in-depth studies of issues relevant ...