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TED Ed Lessons connected with Australia and New Zealand


TED Ed Lessons connected with Australia and New Zealand
Do We Own the Land?
In this short film, we meet Bob Randall, a Yankunytjatjara elder who is one of the Stolen Generations of the Aboriginal people and is a traditional owner of Uluru (Ayer�s Rock), a large rock formation in the Northern Territory in central Australia. Bob has worked as a teacher and leader for Aboriginal land rights, education, and cultural awareness - themes explored in this lesson.

Why Starbucks failed in Australia
Starbucks can be found all over the world, from Shanghai to Guantanamo Bay. But there is one continent that was uninterested in the coffee giant. Australians largely rejected Starbucks� attempted takeover, which led to an embarrassing retreat for the brand. CNBC explains what went wrong. 
Freaks of nature: water holding frogs 
What�s one thing that every living creature on earth needs? Water. We know that frogs require a wet environment in order to survive. However, there�s a species of frog that inhabits areas with only a few months of rainfall each year? Meet the Litoria platycephala -- a frog species withsome pretty cool ways in which they overcome the limitations of the harsh Australian environment.
The emu, kiwi and takahē all get a mention. 
What happens in your throat when you beat-box?
This isn�t from TED-Ed; it was a talk at TEDxSydney in 2018.Viral beatboxer Tom Thum has an orchestra in his mouth, but how does he make all those sounds? Get an up-close-and-personal look as laryngeal surgeon Matthew Broadhurst sticks a camera down Thum�s throat while he creates a mind-boggling array of noises. This hilarious, somewhat stomach-churning talk and performance is not for the squeamish! (Contains graphic medical imagery)
That was all I could find, although here�s a couple of blog posts that are at least about some people in New Zealand:
Stacy Sims, is a professor at the University of Waikato.
Lauren Parsons is a wellness specialist and personal trainer in New Zealand.

23 Jun 2020      


Thank you very much for your list! I do regret that there are so few films about Australia and New Zealand :( I also noticed that there are no films about Canada.

24 Jun 2020     


Thank you girls ! Your posts are really useful ;-))

24 Jun 2020     


@morenika1 Thanks. As you probably gathered, I was inspired to look for films about Australia and New Zealand after seeing the lists you made on the US and UK!
There were only four TED-Ed talks I found about Australia. Hopefully therell be more in the future.

24 Jun 2020