Grade 7 English Language Arts
Videos are listed chronologically by date added, beginning with the most recent
In 1992, the Westray coal mine in Nova Scotia had a devastating accident in which 26 workers were killed instantly. Over the years, the ensuing inquiry has met with little success in bringing those responsible to justice. In this docudrama, information is provided about the perils of coal mining ...
Supporting the Troops. Episode 6
The video investigates the importance of supporting the fighting forces through the merchant marine that transported many resources required to fight the enemy in the Second World War.
Commemoration. Episode 8
The video focuses on commemoration and how Remembrance Day is an important part of our Canadian identity in recognizing the important role our service women and men had in shaping world events during the Second World War.
Soldiers Return Home. Episode 7
In the video, Reg Harrison, a boy from the prairies, shares his personal story of challenges, risks and dangers faced while serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force as a pilot with the Bomber Command during the Second World War.
Prisoners of War. Episode 4
In the video, Philip Favel recounts his experience as a veteran First Nations soldier, and describes the role played by Canada's First Nations men during the Second World War by joining the military without the support of their home communities.
Aboriginal War Experiences. Episode 5
In the video, Henry Beaudry describes his experience as an imprisoned soldier and illustrates the bravery and contributions of First Nations soldiers in the Second World War.
HMCS Regina. Episode 3
In the video, Donald MacIntosh, veteran and survivor of the HMCS Regina sinking, explores the role the Canadian Navy played in the Second World War and that of the corvettes in protecting convoys while experiencing great personal risks.
Training and Preparing for War. Episode 1
The video explores the challenges, sense of duty and loyalty that veterans experienced as they trained and prepared for the Second World War.
Price of Freedom. Episode 2
The video focuses on the cost of war to maintain Canada's freedoms as well as the price paid by soldiers in combat and as prisoners of war in the Second World War.
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...
This video is an animated version of Roch Carrier's book, "The Hockey Sweater." It is set in the 1940s, when listening to the hockey game on the radio was a Saturday night tradition, as well as rooting for the Montréal Canadiens. All the boys worshipped Maurice "Rocket" Richard and proudly wore n...
Clancy with the Puck
Clancy is given the chance to win the hearts of hometown fans and take home the Stanley Cup. He blows it in the final period. Instead of scoring the game-winning goal, he misses, and ends up driving the Zamboni. Clancy with the Puck is narrated by Canadian hockey announcer, Bob Cole.
Sharon and Shirley Firth. Skating
Raised in the Northwest Territories, twin sisters Sharon and Shirley Firth were introduced to cross-country skiing at the age of 14. Their tenacity resulted in 80 medals at Canada's national championships, including 48 gold, 25 silver and seven bronze. They were the first women to represent Canad...
Richard Peter. Wheelchair Basketball
Richard Peter is a dynamic wheelchair basketball champion. Competing on an international level, he and his team won gold at both the 2000 and 2004 Paralympic Games. A leader on and off the court, Richard Peter is a key spokesperson for BC Wheelchair Sports. He advocates a healthy and active lifes...
Gino Odjick. Hockey
Gino Odjick made his NHL debut with the Vancouver Canucks and went on to become the league's top enforcer and a fan favourite, receiving extensive media exposure. Realizing he had become an important role model Gino turned his attention to First Nations youth. Speaking at workshops and conference...