Social Studies

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Louis Says. Season 2, Episode 1. Mixed Salad/Mrs. Charles is a Superhero

Series: Louis Says
Episode 1A: Mixed Salad - Cree Elder Louis asks Randy to take oskâtâskwak (carrots) for their friend Mr. Thompson. He needs them for his salad. However, Randy is not sure what the Cree word means. He devises a plan to figure out what oskâtâskwak means, but not before he confuses carrots with kihc...

Louis Says. Season 1, Episode 8. A Paint Job/Let It Snow

Series: Louis Says
Episode 8A: A Paint Job - Louis tells Randy that Mrs. Charles is working on a sopekahikewin (a painting) and she needs paint and brushes. Katie thinks sopekahikewin means painting the walls. Katie thinks Mr. Thompson might have some leftover paint and brushes he can give to Mrs. Charles. Mrs. Cha...

Louis Says. Season 1, Episode 7. Skipping the Rope/Car Trouble

Series: Louis Says
Episode 7A: Skipping the Rope - Louis asks Randy to bring peminuhkwan (rope) to Mr. Thompson. Katie tells Randy that she heard her sister saying the word peminuhkwan when she was skipping the rope. Randy thinks that Mr. Thompson needs a skipping rope, but what Mr. Thompson needs is a rope to hang...

Louis Says. Season 1, Episode 6. Digging for Dinosaurs/Some Kind of Syrup

Series: Louis Says
Episode 6A: Digging for Dinosaurs - Randy tells Randy that Emily's son wants a dinosaur musinahikan (book). Randy thinks that, since dinosaurs are extinct, Louis wants him to find dinosaur bones. He invites Katie and Anne to help him with the task. The kids start digging for bones, but all they f...

Louis Says. Season 1, Episode 5. The Birdhouse/Lost and Found

Series: Louis Says
Episode 5A: The Birdhouse - When Randy arrives at Louis' house, he's given the task of the day, which is to get pitheses (bird) food for Mr. Charles. Katie thinks pitheses means fish. When they get to Mr. Charles' house, the kids find him outside, building a birdhouse. Mr. Charles tells them that...

Louis Says. Season 1, Episode 4. Goodbye Clutter/Count On Anne

Series: Louis Says
Episode 4A: Goodbye Clutter - Louis gives Randy a sack and instructs him to collect uyanisa and metuwakuna (clothes and toys) for donations. Anne tells Randy that the words mean clothes and toys and suggests that he donates some of the clothes and toys that he doesn't use anymore. Episode 4B: Co...

Louis Says. Season 1, Episode 3. The Big Pie Sale/Colours of the Quilt

Series: Louis Says
Episode 3A: The Big Pie Sale - Louis tells Randy that he has to deliver kuhkithuw (all) the blueberries to Mrs. Charles. Randy picks up only one pail. When Randy arrives to Mrs. Charles' house with one pail of blueberries, she tells him that she's having a pie sale and the one pail of blueberries...

Louis Says. Season 1, Episode 2. No Time for Stories/Stick to the Plan

Series: Louis Says
Episode 2A: No Time for Stories - Louis asks Randy to help Mr. Thompson collect the medicinal plant known as rat root. He also tells him bring muskimot (a bag) with him. Randy thinks that muskimot means hiking shoes. He borrows Anne's hiking shoes. The hiking shoes Randy is wearing are too small ...

Louis Says. Season 1, Episode 1. Dare to Get the Bear/Beading Stars

Series: Louis Says
Episode 1A: Dare to Get the Bear - Louis uses both English and Cree words to tell Randy that Emily's son is sick and that he needs to get him a maskohkân (teddy bear) to make him feel better. Randy thinks maskohkân means a bear's fang. Mr. Thompson tells Randy that maskohkân means teddy bear and ...

3 Cool Facts About Teepees with Cottonball

In this short video, Cottonball visits FortWhyte Alive in Winnipeg and learns 3 interesting facts about teepees from her new friend, Sara.

Mad Cow, Sacred Cow

This video examines the connection between the mad cow crisis, the farm crisis and the global food crisis. Anand talks about how he reveres beef and not in the traditional Hindu way; he likes it on his plate. When his son, Owen, is born, Anand wants to learn more about the food on his table. He t...

Jump-up. Caribbean Carnival in Canada!

Series: African Rhythms
In this animated film, Sophie learns about some of the culture and traditions of her new neighbour, Lisa, who recently arrived in Canada from the West Indies. This video contains an example of a story within a story as Lisa relates a legend from her culture while preparing to celebrate the Jump-u...

The Cora Player

Series: African Rhythms
This program provides an example of visual storytelling where viewers construct meaning through images, rather than relying on dialogue. The story is of a young couple in love. Difficulties in their relationship arise due to differences in social class and acceptance within each other's family. M...

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...

100th Anniversary of the Saskatchewan Legislative Building

This video outlines Saskatchewan's political history and how the legislature came to be built in Regina. Historical photographs, documents and interviews with politicians and historians enrich this documentary and shed light on what the legislative building represents in Saskatchewan's history an...

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