Video resources

Resources in our video collection provide students and teachers with a scaffolded approach to exploring a topic using video. Many provide opportunities for teachers to embed Project based learning (PBL) into their future-focused classrooms. All resources address NSW syllabus outcomes.

Aboriginal studies

  • Samuel Wagan Watson (Stage 4 and 5) – a sequence of videos that assist students to develop knowledge and understanding about Indigenous cultures of Australia. (Also addresses Stage 4 and 5 English)

Creative and performing arts

  • The Whitlams and the SSO (Stage 4, 5 and 6: Music) – Tim Freedman from The Whitlams and Ben Northey, conductor of the Sydney Sinfonia discuss their collaboration while arranging songs for the orchestra.
  • Vivid Sydney – 77 Million paintings (Stage 4, 5 and 6: music, photographic and digital media or visual arts) – video interviews with Nick Robertson about Brian Eno's '77 Million Paintings' installation, part of an exhibition in Vivid Sydney 2009.


  • Ross Gittins (Stage 6) – Ross Gittins examines how work and economic choices affect quality of life.


  • Alice Pung (Stage 4, 5 and 6) ­– writer Alice Pung talks about what inspires her, including her Chinese-Cambodian background and her experiences.
  • Alison Lester – writing your own books (Stage 3 English and creative arts) – author and illustrator Alison Lester guides students to create a collaborative whole class book and an individual book using digital technologies.
  • Bear and Chook by the Sea (Stage 1) – a sequence of lessons including interviews with the author (Lisa Shanahan) and illustrator (Emma Quay) that results in students producing a short play for performance.
  • Nicki Greenberg (Stage 4, 5 and 6) – Nicki Greenberg talks about her career and writing graphic novels.
  • Tara June Winch (Stage 4, 5 and 6) –  Tara June Winch talks about her writing process and her book Swallow the Air.
  • Tristan Bancks (Stage 3 and 4) – Tristan Bancks talking about his writing.
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