Grade 9 English Language Arts

Videos are listed chronologically by date added, beginning with the most recent

The Secret Path (animated film)

This is the animated film based on the graphic novel Secret Path by Gord Downie and illustrated by Jeff Lemire.


Ask Artists Episode 5: “Out Loud” Songwriting (Part 4: Performance - Big Fish) - Lancelot Knight

Series: Ask Artists
Lancelot discusses how to deal with nerves when getting ready to perform. In addition to the “10 Things” to remember when creating and performing, Lancelot performs some of his own original songs, including the song he developed with students in Part 3.

Ask Artists Episode 5: “Out Loud” Songwriting (Part 3: Writing a Song) - Lancelot Knight

Series: Ask Artists
Lancelot guides students through the process of writing their own song to a melody he composed. Students will explore metaphor and rhyme as they create two verses and one chorus to their own thematic song.

Ask Artists Episode 5: “Out Loud” Songwriting (Part 2: About Songwriting) - Lancelot Knight

Series: Ask Artists
Students are introduced to the fundamentals of songwriting by breaking down the parts that make up a song. Lancelot also discusses considerations involved in the writing process including the theme, melody, finding the right words, use of syllables, and rhyming.

Ask Artists Episode 5: “Out Loud” Songwriting (Part 1: Meet The Artist) - Lancelot Knight

Series: Ask Artists
Meet the Artist. Lancelot introduces students to his journey on how he came to be a musician and the various projects and work he engages in.

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, Henry Beaudry 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, Philip Favel 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.

John McCrae's War: In Flanders Fields

The First World War's terrible Second Battle of Ypres has just broken out in Belgium. Canadian troops, stationed along the Yser canal, are under heavy fire and the number of casualties is mounting. Among the dead is Alexis Helmer, killed early on the morning of May 2, 1915 - the victim of a direc...

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