Videos are listed chronologically by date added, beginning with the most recent
Show Don't Tell. Big Ideas
This video highlights key ideas in the unit, including: theatre is collaborative and drama is a method to convey a message.
The Beat Goes On. Assessment
This video emphasizes the contributions students can make to developing the assessments used in a unit.
The Beat Goes On. Big Ideas
This video points out how the big ideas of the unit focus on music as a way to convey culture and place.
Problem Solving Portraits. Assessment
This video highlights the types of assessment that are part of this unit, such as: journaling, checklists and various types of rubrics.
Problem Solving Portraits. The Process
Concepts such as how this unit allows students to bond over self-reflection and celebrate their differences are highlighted in this video.
Problem Solving Portraits. Big Ideas
This video describes the themes of the unit, including: artists take risks and using portraits to reveal elements of personality.
My Monster Wears Prada. Big Ideas
This video discusses how the unit incorporates all four strands of Arts Education - dance, drama, music and visual art.
My Monster Wears Prada. The Process
This video explores how a unit can evolve and change as it is being taught.
My Monster Wears Prada. Assessment
This video discusses the value of a portfolio as an assessment tool and as a record of student progress.
The Real Story of the King's Speech
Series: News in Review: May 2011
The British movie, The King's Speech, is the big winner at the Academy Awards ceremony. It tells the story of King George VI's struggle to overcome a speech impediment. This video examines how much of the film is history, and how much is Hollywood.
This video program introduces basic animation to students through four short chapters. Using simple tools, students will learn how to transform everyday objects to create animated pieces. The two narrators, Lindsay and Will, demonstrate animation skills using everyday materials, such as twigs and...
Athabasca Sand Dunes with Sandra Meigs
Series: Landscape as Muse
Self-described "Gothic painter," Sandra Meigs travels from her Victoria home to remote northwestern Saskatchewan's enigmatic Athabasca Sand Dunes. Spanning almost 2,000 square kilometres, the isolated Dunes are Canada's largest active sand surface -- and the most northerly active dunes on Earth. ...
A young man describes how his experiences led him on the path to a healthier lifestyle. When Shawn Bernard started a rap group, he never dreamed it would turn into an Aboriginal gang. He became a drug dealer and lived a high-risk lifestyle that ultimately led to tragedy. Shawn raps about the stru...
This program is about a gay man who followed his passion for women's jingle dancing and sewing costumes. This young man faced rejection from an Elder at a Kamloops pow wow, but managed to recover his self-esteem. It also tells of the history of two-spirited people in the First Nations culture. Tw...
His Guidance Okiskinotahewewin
This short film examines a drummer's personal relationship to the drum, from his first encounter with a powwow drum and how that experience changed his life, to its role as a spiritual mentor and guide. For this proud drumkeeper, the drum is a way of life and a means of maintaining a strong conne...