English Language Arts

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Landing: Stories from the Cultural Divide. Season 3, Episode 2. Ed

Eduard Minevich was born in Omsk, Russia and lived in Leningrad during the siege. One day during the war he saved a man's life who in return offered to teach Ed to play violin. Now in Canada, Ed has been concertmaster in London, Kitchener and Regina.

Landing: Stories from the Cultural Divide. Season 3, Episode 4. Dr. Li

Dr. Zhi Heng Li is a Chinese doctor that specializes in the treatment of chronic pain. Using a combination of herbs and acupuncture, he demonstrates the value of Chinese medicine that is not successfully treated through traditional Western practice.

Landing: Stories from the Cultural Divide. Season 3, Episode 3. Mouneeb

Mouneeb Shahid operates a media production company in Saskatoon. His competitive advantage is his ability to innovate faster than his competition. As many young entrepreneurs experience, running a business comes with consequences for his home life.

Landing: Stories from the Cultural Divide. Season 3, Episode 5. Haidah

Haidah Amirzadeh entered Canada as a political refugee. She arrived without speaking English. Now she is an immigration lawyer, the President of the Board of Directors at the Open Door Society, and is married to a prominent Canadian artist.

Landing: Stories from the Cultural Divide. Season 3, Episode 6. Leemai

Leemai Lafontaine comes from a musical family. His parents raised a family that toured Canada as the musical group "The Fifth Generation". Today Leemai is studying to be a dentist while still pursuing his dream of becoming a hip hop music artist.

Landing: Stories from the Cultural Divide. Season 3, Episode 1. Danny

Danny Bradbury came to Canada from London to marry a girl from Saskatchewan. His home life is that of a regular Canadian, but work life puts him on the cutting edge of the postmodern economy. Danny is an exploration of the virtualization of culture.

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.

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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.

Ask Artists Episode 4: “Speak Up” Spoken Word (Part 4: Perspective with Peace) - Peace Akintade

Series: Ask Artists
Peace takes students on an inspirational journey of her own growth and different opportunities that helped her realize who she is and what she likes. She provides insight to fears she had when she was starting out and reminds students that they continue to grow with new opportunities as they are ...

Ask Artists Episode 4: “Speak Up” Spoken Word (Part 3: Performing with Peace) - Peace Akintade

Series: Ask Artists
Peace presents two of her poems and shares techniques that will help students get grounded as they prepare to present their poems to an audience.

Ask Artists Episode 4: “Speak Up” Spoken Word (Part 2: Writing with Peace) - Peace Akintade

Series: Ask Artists
Students will use their senses, draw upon imagery, and explore ways to create their own, personalized poems. Peace will introduce students to four different techniques/exercises to experiment with as they explore creating images with words.

Ask Artists Episode 4: “Speak Up” Spoken Word (Part 1: Meet The Artist) - Peace Akintade

Series: Ask Artists
Meet interdisciplinary artist Peace Akintade, Saskatchewan’s Youth Poet Laureate for 2020-21. Peace talks about her practice and discusses where she draws inspiration from. This includes music, observing interactions amongst people, and personal experiences as a young black immigrant and refugee ...

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