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The Other Final (Trailer)

The Other Final tells the story of a remarkable football game played on the 30th June 2002, the same day as the World Cup final in Japan. Between the worlds ...
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The Other Final- 2003 Movie


My notes on the movie describing the key points that stood out.

Bhutan and Monserrat are on other sides of the world, both at the bottom of the FIFA ladder.


-Captain of Monserrat is also a policeman, so is the coach

-Tradition in church, religion

-lack of facilities, volcanic ash stings eyes when training.

-University is the size of a house.

-“Hope in the eye of mourning”

-Volcano eruption caused Monserrat to loose all sources of income, relying on British aid.

-Family network


-The Bhutan King was a ball keeper in the 70's

-No football stadiums- like local football setup

-Passionate about football


“In a world were big is important, small is obscure”.


-Many people do not know where these two countries are in the world, either did I.

-Monserrat's national sport- Cricket

-Exclusion zone- volcanic ash

-Football stadium is in the middle of the hills/forest


-Gross, national Happiness.

-Every human being searches for happiness.

-2 dimensions to sport- opportunity it gives to countries and individuals

-The sports can make society, peace and harmony among peoples.

-Success and failure

-Rural Festivals- Bhutan I as an outsider consider this to be strange.

-Bhutan players never had formal training in football.

-1960's Bhutan opened country to development, sent many children to neighbouring countries like -India to study, this is where many children learnt to play football.


Bhutan's “soccer stadium” is compared to Japans.


Bhutan's sever loss exposed them to the world for the worse.


-Monserrat- Feeling Hot Hot Hot anthem. I would of never known that this country was responsible for this song.

-Pray before game.

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If the World Were a Village of 100 People: A Story About the World's People - Trailer

Award-winning If the World Were a Village animation is available at For more info visit for awards ...
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This is a great introduction to David Smith's book “If the World Were a Village”. It is a great way for children years 8-10 to see how prevalent culture is in our our “village”. It is also a great way to discuss the culture of students and ask if they speak any other languages. This clip is a nice visual for students to visualise how another village may look as their awareness of other countries may be limited. 

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Immigration Museum: Immigration Museum

Immigration Museum: Immigration Museum | Culture |
Moving stories of people from all over the world who have migrated to Australia.
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“The Immigration Museum explores the stories of real people from all over the world who have migrated to Victoria.

Located in the Old Customs House in the heart of the city, the museum re-creates the real-life stories of coming to Australia with a rich mix of moving images, personal and community voices, memories and memorabilia.

From the reasons for making the journey, to the moment of arrival in a new country, and the impact on indigenous communities, these stories are sometimes sad, sometimes funny, but always engaging.”

This website is great as it provides links to other websites in relation to various immigration topics under the “Discovery Centre” link. This would be most useful for research projects in upper primary. 

Taryn Coxall's curator insight, October 15, 2013 7:35 PM

The Imigration Museum website provides free and easily accesible information surrounding all the issues and stories assosiated with immigration into Australia. 

The website provides a number of educaitonal resources accesible from years prep to year 12, divided into these relevant sections. 

The website takes students on a "Journey of discovery"  exploring the themes of immigration, cultural diversity and Australian identity in an age appropiate and enaging way. 

the immigration museum also provides opportunity for a range of free resources for both students and teachers and a range of free excursions relating to immigration and Australian History. 

I would reccomment this resource to any year level with a foccus on immigration. 

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Racism. No Way.: Homepage

Racism. No Way.: Homepage | Culture |
This website aims to tackle racism in schools in Australia, through providing teachers, school students, parents and governors with games, research and lesson ideas that explore the causes and effects of racism for practical use in the classroom.
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This website aims to tackle racism in schools in Australia, through providing teachers and students with the knowledge needed to identify and prevent acts of racism. It has various timelines aiming to present and overview of key events in Australia's history highlighting the issues around racism. It is a site targeted at year level 4 and up.

This website provides teaching resources such as anti-racism activities, fact sheets and school planning documents that can be used in both school and the community.

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Gilliland, B (2012) “100 People who made history: Meet the people who shaped the modern world” London: Dorling Kindersley Limited.


This book is perfect for upper primary students. It explores individuals who have shaped our modern world. This book is visually stimulating as it has lots of imagery and colour. It simplifies important information by putting key facts under headings. It also discusses the people who helped this important individual in their findings or who they paved the way for for future historical events. It has a range of historians such as “Daring Discoverers”, “Inspirational Inventors”, “Thoughtful Thinkers”, “Leading Leaders” and “Clued-up Creatives”.

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Welcome to Explore & More's Cultures for Kids

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This is an interactive way for children to explore culture through activities online. This website provides fast facts and games related to language, clothing and music. It also has some great resources for teachers such as recipes and activities.
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The Little Refugee

The Little Refugee | Culture |
Anh Do's inspirational story about his family's incredible escape from war-torn Vietnam and his childhood in Australia, told especially for children.
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This picture story book is a story of survival. Ahn Do has shared his family story from childhood. Migrating from war-torn Vietnam to Australia as a young boy, this story discusses themes of migration, family, war, survival and racism. This story inspires individuals to find their true identity through the good times and the bad.

Taryn Coxall's curator insight, October 15, 2013 7:28 PM

"The Little Refugee" is an inspiring and engaging story, suitable forall orimary years. The book foccuses on an inspirational story about a young boys journey as a refugee from vietnam and his new life in suburban Australia.
I think this text would be very useful in the primary classroom as it provides a simplified look into  refugee life in Australia. This is important in the classroom especially in Melbourne as there is ahigh percenatage of refugee students within Melbourne schools. It is importnant for students to learn and understand new cultures but also be aware of issues that other countries around the world are faced with.

great resource! will defiently incorperate into the classroom. 

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Indigenous Australians Overview - Australian Museum

Indigenous Australians Overview - Australian Museum | Culture |
Indigenous Australians are not one group; Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders throughout Australia have different thoughts, ideas and beliefs. Today their cultures are a mix of contemporary and traditional ways and practices.
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This all about our Indigenous Australians. This website includes and introduction, timelines, social justice, flags, spirituality, cultural heritage, family and the land. It is great because it has many of links but they are all very easy to understand, giving a brief overview of each topic.


Topics such as the Stolen Generations are quite deep, so this website simplifies it to a level that primary school students can understand. Students can be given a different topic in groups and then analyse one of these articles in order to come up with an interpretation that they can share to the class. A lesson could be based on making a timeline from the information given on this website.

Taryn Coxall's curator insight, October 15, 2013 7:20 PM

This particular website is useful for students in upper primary for research and learning all aspects of indigenous history. This website could ideally be used in conjunction with a field trip to the Museum. 

I would defiently consider incorperating this website into a topic on indigenous history as it provides correct, useful yet simplified information on all aspects of Indigenous Australian History. 


The website foccuses on Indigenous Australians cultural history including; timelines from the pre contact of indigenous Ausralians to present day, a look into the spiritallity and culture of our indigenous Australians and how these have developed and changed over time, land rights the stolen generation. 

It also gives relevant updates on programmes and exhibitions available free for students and teachers.