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Jump-up. Caribbean Carnival in Canada!

Series: African Rhythms
In this animated film, Sophie learns about some of the culture and traditions of her new neighbour, Lisa, who recently arrived in Canada from the West Indies. This video contains an example of a story within a story as Lisa relates a legend from her culture while preparing to celebrate the Jump-u...

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The Cora Player

Series: African Rhythms
This program provides an example of visual storytelling where viewers construct meaning through images, rather than relying on dialogue. The story is of a young couple in love. Difficulties in their relationship arise due to differences in social class and acceptance within each other's family. M...

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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...

Harry Jerome: The Fastest Man on Earth

Canadian athlete Harry Jerome overcame racism to reach the height of track-and-field success. When an injury ended his career, Jerome continued training and went on to achieve one of the greatest comebacks in sports history. This short film is a condensed version of the feature documentary Mighty...

Gum in My Hair: How to Cope with Bullying

Gum in My Hair: How to Cope with Bullying (Version 2.0) updates the 2003 version of the program with new research emphasizing the roles of empathy and bystanders. This entertaining and upbeat video provides students with strategies for avoiding or diffusing bullying situations. An appropriate mi...

Hannah's Story

Hannah Taylor sees her first homeless person in Winnipeg at the age of five. Hannah constantly thinks and worries about the man - where is he staying and what he is eating. When Hannah turns eight, she establishes the Ladybug Foundation, Inc. Hannah speaks to politicians, business leaders, studen...

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Our Mother Earth

Mother Earth has been neglected and is in desperate need of care and attention. In this DVD program, young people from around the world bring Earth's plight to the forefront. The Earth is emitting a silent scream and humans are not listening to the language of nature. The young people in the prog...

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Dude, Listen to This!: Engaging Boy Writers

Ralph Fletcher examines boys and writing. He studies what inspires boys, what shuts them down and how teachers can nurture boys writing. In this video, a group of boys voluntarily give up their recess time to meet and discuss their writing. The video is divided into three sections. In the first s...

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Crow Call. An Interview with Lois Lowry

This short video is an interview with the writer, Lois Lowry, who talks about her book called "Crow Call."

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Crow Call

Before leaving for World War II, Daddy buys Liz a flannel shirt, something to remember him by when he is gone from home. Liz treasures that big and colourful shirt. It has been such a long time since Daddy was home; he does not even know that Liz's favourite thing to eat is cherry pie! On a cold ...

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March On! An Interview with Dr. Christine King Ferris

In celebration of the 45th anniversary of the March on Washington, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s sister presents a personal account of the day Dr. King delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech .

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All Access

Series: Wapos Bay 2
In this episode from the Wapos Bay Series, cousin Betty arrives in a wheelchair and the community does its best to adapt to her personal needs. T-Bear avoids Betty when he finds out she is sick. Betty is hurt because she thinks T-Bear no longer likes her. The community of Wapos Bay decides to mak...

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March On!: The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World

In celebration of the 45th anniversary of the March on Washington, Martin Luther King Jr.'s sister presents a personal account of the day Dr. King delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech and of the man who went on to inspire a nation. The story is written by King Farris with pictures by London Ladd...