(Study Guide) Sporting Nation
In this three-part series, John Clarke, arguably Australia's greatest natural athlete, looks at how Australia came to take its sport so seriously and what it means to be a sporting nation. The series celebrates our sporting achievements (and asks what the word 'our' means, since most of us didn't do it). It also examines the sporting passion of spectators and looks at how sport has shaped us as a nation.
The history of sport is a fascinating area to look at as an aspect of Australian history and identity. This three-part series would be enjoyed by secondary and tertiary students of History, SOSE/HSIE, Cultural Studies, Health and Physical Education, English and Media Studies. Written and presented by John Clarke, well-known for his somewhat irreverent take on all things sporting and political, the programs take us on a tour through time, exploring the Who, When, Where, What and How of all things sporting in Australia.