Level 30 Social Studies

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Stalked by Fate. Episode 1

Series: Looking Back
A British couple misses their passage on the Titanic only to be killed three months later in the 1912 Regina Cyclone.

Blind Spot: What Happened to Canada's Aboriginal Fathers?

This video program explores the issue of First Nations children who grow up without their fathers - the "blind spot." Two central themes in the program can lead to classroom discussion. First, the decimation of the buffalo stripped males of their role as providers and protectors. Moving First Nat...

The Oil Sands and the PR War

The American government is considering whether to allow construction of a giant pipeline that would pump more Canadian oil into the United States. The oil comes from Alberta's oil sands, and many environmentalists say the pipeline should not be built. This video looks at both viewpoints.

Afghanistan. A Front Line Report

Canada's military mission in Afghanistan is scheduled to end in July 2011. Some Canadians want that mission to continue, while others wonder about its success. This video takes viewers on a six-day patrol with the soldiers of Delta Company and shows what kind of challenges and dangers they confront.

Residential Schools. Truth and Healing

For more than a hundred years many First Nations children were taken away from their families, and forced to attend residential schools. In 2008, the Canadian government apologizes for the suffering and the abuse many experienced. This video explores the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commi...

Stolen Children

Series: The National
After decades of waiting, Aboriginal Canadians receive a formal apology from the federal government on June 11, 2008. This event in Canadian history recognizes the loss of culture caused by the church-run residential schools that thousands of Aboriginal children were forced to attend. It also ack...

K'naan. A Canadian Sings for the World

He was born in the war ravaged African country of Somalia and grew up on the streets of Toronto. Now K'naan is a global singing sensation and his song, Wavin' Flag, is the official song of the 2010 world soccer championship in South Africa. This interview with K'naan explores how his turbulent li...

How Tolerant Are Canadians?

Canada is a multicultural country where people of many races and backgrounds live in harmony together. Most of us are proud of our diversity, and like to think we live in a country where prejudice is not a problem. This video examines how one racist incident shocks a community. It asks pollsters ...

Parliament and the Detainee Issue

In March, opposition members of Parliament table an explosive motion in the House of Commons. They ask the Speaker of the House to rule that the Conservative government is violating parliamentary privilege, for withholding documents on the treatment of Afghan detainees. Could this trigger a const...

Landing: Stories from the Cultural Divide. Season 2, Episode 12. Zeba

Zeba Hashmi was one of the founding members of Muslims for Peace and Justice, a Regina-based NGO. This program explores the personal crisis that Zeba faced after 9/11 and how she has responded with strength and courage in order to achieve her personal mission to improve the public image of Muslims.

Landing: Stories from the Cultural Divide. Season 2, Episode 6. Tammy

Tammy Cook-Searson grew up on the trap line in a remote area of Northern Saskatchewan. Tammy grew up fishing, hunting and trapping and spoke only Cree until she was a teenager. When Tammy left the trapline and entered high school in the city of Prince Albert, she got into trouble, then got out of...

Landing: Stories from the Cultural Divide. Season 2, Episode 8. Shela

Shela's is a tough and gripping story. She has endured a lot for an 18 year old. She was brought to Canada by her uncle after war in the Congo led to the murder of her parents and her separation from most of her siblings. Now she is working hard to complete high school so she can get a better job...

Landing: Stories from the Cultural Divide. Season 2, Episode 2. The Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company

Each fall a group of inner-city youth join the Circle of Voices theatre group at The Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company. This year's lead actor, Jared, is a hip-hop MC and first-time actor. As part of the program he has given up alcohol and drugs and this has made a big difference in his life. A...

Landing: Stories from the Cultural Divide. Season 2, Episode 9. Razawa

Razawa is a Kurdish-Canadian who works as a doctor at the Regina Community Health Clinic. After taking her training for the second time, she was licensed and now works with many new Canadians. Razawa is happy to be practicing medicine knowing that her son Barzanny will be given opportunities that...

Landing: Stories from the Cultural Divide. Season 2, Episode 3. Jon and Peyton

Jon and Peyton tells the story of the 'new pioneers' who are settling in rural Canada and, in the process, bringing new ideas and recipes to our cultural mosaic. Living on a farm near Naicam, Jon and Peyton raise organic vegetables, sheep and goats. They also have Saskatchewan's only wood-burning...

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