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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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Understanding Canadian Government

This program provides examines the federal and provincial governments. The hosts discuss the differences in government structures, the powers that each have, and the roles that each play in Canadian democracy.

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Things in Motion. Slides

This short video is a collection of slides that support the video, "Things in Motion."

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BrainDance 3. Standing

In these videos, Anne Green Gilbert and her students (toddlers through seniors) demonstrate variations of the BrainDance. These exercises move through fundamental movement patterns that wire the central nervous system in the first year of life. The BrainDance offers benefits such as improved mood...

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Blockhead. The Life of Fibonacci

In this video, the life of Leonardo Fibonacci is examined. Living in medieval Italy, Leonardo constantly thought about numbers. People called him blockhead because he daydreamed about numbers. As Fibonacci grew older and travelled the world, he studied how other countries use numbers and how they...

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Remembrance Day

This video examines the history of Remembrance Day. The first Remembrance Day was held in 1919 to commemorate the end of the First World War. This video includes footage of scenes in the air, at sea and in the trenches. There are voice excerpts from Churchill and Hitler, a reading from the poem I...

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The Internet and You: Staying Safe

Designed to make surfing the Internet a positive, safe experience, this lively video focuses on instant messaging, blogs, email, chatrooms, and social networks. In an entertaining fashion, The Internet and You conveys a serious message regarding online dangers such as predators, phishing, identit...

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The Middle

When Danny tries to write his story in the doctor's waiting room, he seems to have writer's block after just one sentence. At this point, he has a beginning to his story, but nothing else. Danny receives some advice from an author who happens to be sitting next to him, Jacqueline Wilson.

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The Beginning

In this first episode of the series, children will learn about the process of starting to develop their story writing skills. Danny finds story writing a real challenge. One day, a famous author, Michael Morpurgo, visits Danny's school to talk about how he gets ideas for his books and helps Danny...

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Traits and Heredity

This video explores the mystery of why the traits of some offspring resemble their parents and others do not. The concept of heredity is discussed, as is the process by which genetic material is passed on from one generation to the next. Some of the key breakthroughs in the field of genetics are ...

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March On!: The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World

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 and of the man who went on to inspire nation. The story is written by King Farris with pictures by London Ladd. ...

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Everybody's Different

The episodes in this video focus on accepting differences, whether physical, cultural, appearance or abilities. Everybody's Different: We Look Different - In this program, students learn sometimes people can feel uncomfortable around others who have physical disabilities. Viewers learn everyone i...

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Proud to Be Me!: Building Self-Esteem

In this video, the leader of an after-school group notices that the children are feeling negative about themselves. The leader knows that each child has talents, skills, and special qualities; therefore, in order to boost the children's self-esteem she organizes a special program where the childr...

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Dude, Listen to This!: Engaging Boy Writers

Ralph Fletcher examines boys and writing. He studies what inspires boys, what shuts them down and how teachers can nurture boys writing. In this video, a group of boys voluntarily give up their recess time to meet and discuss their writing. The video is divided into three sections. In the first s...

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Math Curse

When the math teacher, Mrs. Fibonnica explains to her class that students can think of almost anything as a math problem, one young girl takes the statement much too seriously. Suddenly, she is cursed with thinking of even the most insignificant activities as math problems that she must solve. Fi...