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Grade 7 Social Studies

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Let's Talk Geography : 55 Geographical Terms

Using high definition video footage, animated maps and graphics, "Let's Talk Geography: 55 Geographical Terms (Every Kid Should Know)" provides students with a fun and visual way to learn about landforms, bodies of water and places all over the world. This program takes viewers around the world t...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Three Families in South Africa

Three families, from different regions and social backgrounds, provide insight into life in South Africa. Apartheid ended in 1994 with the first democratic election with people of all races able to vote. Post-apartheid creates a sense of optimism for the country. In reality, many people still exp...

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Three Families in Japan

Three families, from different regions and social backgrounds, provide insight into life in Japan. The first family lives in Fujinomiya and the father is employed in the automobile industry. The second family are farmers, residing in northern Japan, where some of the country's finest rice is grow...

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Three Families in India

Three families, from different regions and social backgrounds, provide insight into life in India. The first, small farmers are farmers near Pondichery. The second family are Muslims in Kanpur, the third family live in Mumbai. India is a country of varying contrasts - poverty, wealth, class syste...

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The Dark Side of Chocolate

This video investigates how human trafficking, child labour and slavery fuel the chocolate industry. Southern Mali and cocoa plantations in Cote d'Ivoire are featured. Hidden cameras capture traffickers selling children to plantations for labour. In 2001, major chocolate manufacturers signed a si...

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Belly Up: Salmon in Peril

This video examines the salmon industry. The Heiltsuk and Nuxalk First Nations communities consider themselves "The Salmon People." Salmon provides sustenance, income and ceremonial use. This way of life is threatened by salmon farming and logging practices. Large international corporations set u...

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Vy's Vietnam

Van An Vy lives in Hoi An, Vietnam. In this video, Vy takes the viewer on a tour of his neighbourhood and community. During the tour, viewers are introduced to the customs and traditions of the Vietnamese people.

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Yunjie's Story. China

This episode features Yunjie, a boy who is a native of China's Yunnan province. He explains the courting and marriage rituals of the Yi and Wa tribes and learn about communicating through objects as they do not have a written language.

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Sangeeta's Story. India

This episode features Sangeeta, a young girl living in India's largest slum area, Dharavi. She introduces you to the people in her neighbourhood who make huge water jars, embroider saris and produce leather handbags.

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Sanjay's Story. India

This episode features Sanjay, a young boy living along the Yamuna River in Northern India. He talks about how poverty has forced people to forage for coins on the river bed of one of the world's most polluted rivers.

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Ruth's Story. Philippines

This episode features Ruth, a girl from the Manila, Philippines. She introduces the locals' favourite soya bean curd snack and take a ride in one of the many jeepneys (Philippine taxi).

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Robin's Story. Indonesia

This episode features Robin, a young boy who begs for money on the streets of Jakarta, Indonesia. He and his friends live in makeshift houses along the sidewalks, work the streets and talk about their hopes and dreams for a better future.