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Hi! Fly Guy. Tedd Arnold Talks About Fly Guy

Tedd Arnold talks about his career as an artist and his inspiration for the character of Fly Guy.

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site. An Interview with Sherri Duskey Rinker

Author Sherri Duskey Rinker talks about her life and her book Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site.

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A Mother's Earth

Series: Wapos Bay
This award-winning series, produced in Cree, English and French, uses stop-motion animation to portray life in a fictional northern Saskatchewan community. It focuses on issues and events in the lives of children and their supportive families in this traditional Cree community. The adults guide t...

Raven Power

Raven identifies, through several scenarios, that the men and boys in the community take the women and girls for granted and show lack of respect for them. The women go on a week-long retreat, and only Jacob seems able to make coffee, cook meals and keep things running. Raven and Chief Big Sky ne...

Hi! Fly Guy

When Buzz enters Fly Guy in The Amazing Pet Show, the judges aren't impressed. Flies are pests and can't be pets, but Fly Guy is determined to amaze everyone with his tricks. After all, how many pets can say their master's name and know their own jar? Fly Guy wins the Smartest Pet Award, and a be...

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site

This video highlights the work that takes place on a construction site. The jobs completed by a bulldozer, dump truck, crane truck, excavator and cement mixer are featured. As the work day draws to a close, the hard-working trucks settle down for a good night's sleep to rejuvenate for what tomorr...

The Red Hen

This modern version of a classic tale accompanied with bluegrass music and colourful illustrations and animations will support student understanding of the value of hard work.

A Sick Day for Amos McGee

Amos McGee, an elderly zookeeper, adheres to a daily routine that involves eating porridge for breakfast, catching the 6 a.m. bus for work and always making time to visit his animal friends. When Amos fails to arrive at the zoo one morning, the animals are concerned and travel to his home. They d...

Little Beauty and Silly Billy

This video contains two stories written and illustrated by Anthony Browne. In Little Beauty, a kitten and gorilla form an usual friendship reminiscent of the classic tale, Beauty and the Beast. This title would support student discussion of feelings including loneliness, anger and frustration. In...

Pig Pig Returns and Little Pig Joins the Band

Two matched stories depicting the fears and frustrations of childhood are included in this resource. In Pig Pig Returns, Pig Pig is reluctant to go on a road trip with his aunt and uncle, fearing that his mother and pet cat will forget him in his absence. In Little Pig Joins the Band, Little Pig'...

The Great Race

This picture book on video of The Great Race by Kevin O'Malley is an updated version of the Tortoise and the Hare. Tired of listening to Lever Lapin boasting about being the fastest runner in the world, Nate Tortoise mumbles that he "could probably beat" the conceited hare in a race. No sooner ar...

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Peter's Moccasins (Saulteaux Version)

Grandmother has made Peter a pair of beautiful moccasins. The moccasins are finely detailed with tufted moose hair and porcupine quills. Peter's classmates all wear sneakers, not moccasins. Peter hides his moccasins until a classmate brings her pair of beaded moccasins for show and tell. This sto...

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Peter's Moccasins (Dene Version)

Grandmother has made Peter a pair of beautiful moccasins. The moccasins are finely detailed with tufted moose hair and porcupine quills. Peter's classmates all wear sneakers, not moccasins. Peter hides his moccasins until a classmate brings her pair of beaded moccasins for show and tell. This sto...

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Peter's Moccasins (Dakota Version)

Grandmother has made Peter a pair of beautiful moccasins. The moccasins are finely detailed with tufted moose hair and porcupine quills. Peter's classmates all wear sneakers, not moccasins. Peter hides his moccasins until a classmate brings her pair of beaded moccasins for show and tell. This sto...

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Peter's Moccasins (Cree Version)

Grandmother has made Peter a pair of beautiful moccasins. The moccasins are finely detailed with tufted moose hair and porcupine quills. Peter's classmates all wear sneakers, not moccasins. Peter hides his moccasins until a classmate brings her pair of beaded moccasins for show and tell. This sto...