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The Six Building Blocks

Before we teach students how to read better, we need to help them understand why they should be readers. Kelly outlines his six blocks for motivating students to read more - both recreationally and academically. He models specific classroom lessons that help students to internalize the value of r...


The Apple-Pip Princess

Since the Queen died, the kingdom is filled with sadness. The King tells his three daughters that if one of them does something to make him proud, she will become the next ruler of the kingdom. Each princess has seven days to complete the task. Princess Suzanna decides to build a tower. Princess ...


The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs. An Interview with Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith

This short video features an interview with the writer Jon Scieszka and the illustrator Lane Smith of the children's book The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs.


The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs

Based on the book by Jon Scieszka, this fractured folktale tells the story of The Three Little Pigs from the perspective of the wolf. The program demonstrates that there are at least two sides to every conflict.


Max's Words

Max's two brothers are collectors. Benjamin collects stamps and Karl collects coins and they will not share with their little brother. Max decides he is going to collect words. Max starts with small words and his collection soon starts to spread. As Benjamin and Karl brag about how many stamps an...


Marketing Game

Evasive advertising is present in our everyday lives. This video looks at how marketers embed their product messages everywhere - from cell phone text messages to song lyrics by popular groups. Researchers study the youth market to glean "youth intelligence." This information is used to develop s...


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 .


Hana's Suitcase

Series: The National
The National produced a documentary based on CBC journalist Karen Levine's book Hana's Suitcase: A True Story. The book depicts a Japanese school teacher, Fumiko Ishioka, who decides to use the Holocaust as an educational tool. Using the suitcase of Hana Brady, a young girl who was sent to Auschw...



Series: Wapos Bay 2
T-Bear, Talon, Jacob and Mushom think they have videotaped a Bigfoot around Wapos Bay. Jacob and T-Bear try to sell the footage for six million dollars to Steve from Austin, Texas (Lee Majors), who works for the Observation of Sasquatch Institute (O.S.I.). Raven learns about sharing with her moth...


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...


A Midsummer Night's Dream

This version of William Shakespeare's play, A Midsummer Night's Dream, is adapted and relocated to the present day. Theo and Polly have come to Dream Park to celebrate their daughter Hermia's engagement. The course of true love never does run smoothly and the night ahead holds revelations, fairie...


Much Ado About Nothing

This version of William Shakespeare's play, Much Ado About Nothing, is adapted and relocated to the present day. When the bickering between broadcasters Beatrice and Benedick gets too much to take, their colleagues at South West TV come up with a plan to shut the pair up. Meanwhile, weathergirl H...



This version of William Shakespeare's play, Macbeth, is adapted and relocated to the present day. Top chef Joe Macbeth has worked hard to make Duncan Docherty's restaurant a success. When he is told it will all be his one day, what is to stop him from taking it now?


The Sweater

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...



Sedition is a 15-minute documentary that explores issues around media, bias and sensitive issues in the classroom. The video profiles two young spoken-word artists who offer their thoughts on the power of poetry to effect social change. Boonaa Mohammed and Rafeef Ziadah perform their poetry, tell...

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