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Young people and epilepsy: diagnosis

This clip shows young people discussing the way life suddenly changes with the onset of epilepsy and how the symptoms of epilepsy vary. Some mention their relief when they finally got an accurate diagnosis, while others talk about the time it took to accept the diagnosis. The clip is one of a series in which seven young ...

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Young people and epilepsy: symptoms and seizures

This clip shows young people describing what happens when they experience a seizure and how epilepsy affects them. Their different experiences indicate that seizures and their triggers and warnings can vary significantly. Some of the interviewees describe triggers and warnings they experience before the seizures, as well ...

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Young people and epilepsy: medication

This clip shows young people describing the day-to-day side effects of their epilepsy medication, and the challenge of finding effective medication. The interviewees also highlight the importance of support from family, friends and professionals, and mention the role of specialist doctors and participation in drug trials. ...

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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 epilepsy: challenges

This clip shows young people with epilepsy talking about some of the challenges they face. These include the fear of having a seizure when in public, the capacity to obtain a driver's licence, the need to be constantly aware of hazards such as stairs, barriers to succeeding at school, the effects on their social life and ...

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Young people and epilepsy: getting support

This clip shows young people discussing the importance of support networks in managing epilepsy. They describe the importance of friends, family and a broader support network including psychologists, priests, medical professionals, teachers and fellow students. This clip is one of a series in which seven young people discuss ...

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Young people and epilepsy: looking ahead

This clip shows young people discussing how epilepsy might affect their future. They talk about career goals and how their diagnosis has affected career dreams. Epilepsy has played a role in shaping their life choices and aspirations, but they articulate their determination to get on with their life, and not let epilepsy ...

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Young people and epilepsy: words of wisdom

This clip shows young people talking about the main things they have learned from living with epilepsy. Finding out more about their epilepsy, setting goals and managing stress levels are important to them. They also speak about resilience, having a strong support network and of the two-way benefit of being able to communicate ...

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Genetics, inheritance and epilepsy

Explore genetics, the patterns of inheritance and disease-causing mutations. Find out about Gregor Mendel's historic pea-plant breeding experiments showing that traits are inherited in particular patterns. See how Australian scientists discovered the gene mutation responsible for a type of epilepsy.

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'Castles in the air' cartoon by Paul Newman, 2007

This is a colour cartoon by Paul Newman commenting on the use of coal-fired power stations within Australia. It shows smoke billowing from industrial chimneys, with a castle resting on the smoke cloud. This cartoon first appeared in the Australian on 26 July 2007. Further information is available for this resource.

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Wrong Side of the Road, 1981: The police arrive

This clip shows the members of the band No Fixed Address leaving a house and driving to a performance. They perform to a dancing, largely Indigenous audience, singing lyrics about being black and the need to 'fight for your rights'. Police cars pull up outside the venue, a few people outside the hall disperse or re-enter ...

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Rabbit-Proof Fence, 2002: Mr Neville says no

This clip shows Mr Neville, the Chief Protector of Aborigines in Western Australia (Kenneth Branagh), inspecting the colour of Molly's skin. It opens with Mr Neville calling Molly (Everlyn Sampi) out of the group of children assembled in front of the church at the Moore River Settlement. Another Aboriginal girl and the ...

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Australian animals

This collection of 25 digital curriculum resources is organised into four categories - communities of Australian animals, animals in art and stories, vertebrates and invertebrates. Images, including photographs, scientific illustrations and Indigenous art, depict some well-known and some lesser known Australian animals. ...

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Mini-beasts

This collection of 24 digital curriculum resources is organised into categories of insects, arachnids, centipedes and crustaceans, with descriptions of their sometimes bizarre body features and behaviours in a category titled body structure and adaptations. Colour photographs, scientific illustrations and close-up microscope ...

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Native Australian insects

This collection of 25 digital curriculum resources about native Australian insects is organised into five categories - body structure; feeding; life cycle; nests and shelters; and social organisation. Images in this collection demonstrate some important and interesting features of insects. Two interactive learning objects ...

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Martin Luther King Jr delivering his 'I have a dream' speech, 1963

This is a black-and-white photograph of the American black civil rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr (1929-68), delivering his 'I have a dream' speech in Washington, DC, on 28 August 1963. Dressed in a suit and tie, King is pictured standing at a lectern with a bank of microphones, with one hand in the air. Other African ...

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Loved Up - Endangered, 2005: 'This is a black country'

This clip shows Josie and Greg reflecting on marriage between Aboriginal people and the role it plays in the future of Indigenous peoples and their cultures. Josie and Greg speak directly to the camera and Greg is also seen walking along a street through an exhibition of historical and contemporary artworks representing ...

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What does your garden grow? - unit of work

Students investigate their school garden. They look at the needs of the garden, what creatures live there and the importance of how these creatures interact with the garden.

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Bug business - unit of work

This unit of work focuses on minibeasts - the bugs, insects and other tiny creatures usually found under our feet. Students investigate: how to recognise common minibeasts; the characteristics of insects in particular; their life cycles and needs; their habits and habitats; their contribution to the environment; and how ...

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What is an insect? - unit of work

This unit focuses on learning about the insects usually found under our feet.