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Grade 1 Social Studies

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Sticks and Stones

Children in families who follow nontraditional gender roles are often the target of put-downs by their peers. In this documentary, young Canadian children, ages 5 to 12, discuss the problems they face and make it very clear that educators, parents, and other children need to act positively to mak...

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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...

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Those Shoes. Sharing My Story. A Conversation with Maribeth Boelts

This short video is an interview with author, Maribeth Boelts, who talks about her book, "Those Shoes."

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Those Shoes

Jeremy yearns for a pair of the black high-top sneakers all the kids are wearing, but his grandmother can't afford them so he makes do with a pair from the box of cast-offs in the school guidance office. To his amazement and delight, Jeremy finds a too-small pair of the prized shoes on a visit to...

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Fletcher and the Falling Leaves. An Interview with Julia Rawlinson

This short video features an interview with Julia Rawlinson, the author of the children's book Fletcher and the Falling Leaves.

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Building a Community

Unlike pioneer families who cut down trees to build their homes and other buildings (sometimes with the help of nearby neighbours), today it takes many skilled workers to build a community. From heavy equipment operators to bricklayers and masons, skilled workers are needed to install electrical ...

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What is a Community?

People, buildings and land - all combine to form a community. The first communities, groups of people living in the same area, were started by early pioneer families. Although pioneer communities looked very different from communities today, modern communities also look different from each other....

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Fletcher and the Falling Leaves

Fletcher the fox has a favourite tree, which is loosing its leaves now that fall has arrived. He worries about his tree and thinks there is something wrong with it. Winter arrives and a new surprise awaits Fletcher as the tree undergoes another transformation. This is a video version of the story...

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Important People in My Community

This video begins with a pictorial review of some typical Canadian communities and then two young hosts take viewers on a field trip to visit various people they would find working in a community. Among those visited are a farmer, a dentist, a fireman, a police officer, a doctor, a Canada Post wo...

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