Videos are listed chronologically by date added, beginning with the most recent
Spontaneous Story with Jayden Pfeifer. Grades 5 & 6
Join theatre artist Jayden Pfeifer as we explore the skills of improvisation! Jayden will work with the students to exercise their improv muscles. Practice availability, listening, accepting, supporting, and creative expression in a supportive group environment. This active and spontaneous storyt...
Eekwol’s Rhythm and Rap Show ft. Lindsay Knight. Grades 6, 7 & 8
Lindsay “Eekwol” Knight has been creating and performing hip hop music for many years. As an Indigenous artist, she draws on life experiences and collective histories within her work. As a mother she embraces the teachings of living in a good way for future generations. Eekwol engages schools in ...
Drawing One Page Comics with Allan Dotson - Grades 5-8
Allan Dotson is a comics artist and fantasy illustrator. In this program students will be led through drawing a one-page comic. Students will learn how to pencil and ink a close-up, long shot, and action shot on paper. Follow along with Allan’s teachings and get ready to draw a one page comic of ...
What’s the Difference Between Me & You? with Kris Alvarez - Grade 6
Join theatre artist Kris Alvarez on this playful creative journey. On our quest, we will explore collaboratively and independently to find true connections, true voices, while collectively creating. Get ready to move around and have a lot of fun in this class.
Dream Big Special Features
This series of special features may be used to provide enrichment to Dream Big and include behind-the-scenes videos and educational webisodes on engineering topics.
This film highlights the many ways in which engineers tackle problems big and small and explores how the principles of engineering can create a better future for all. Three female engineers are specifically profiled: one who specializes in creating structures that can better sustain earthquakes, ...
Prisoners of War. Episode 4
In the video, Henry Beaudry 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.
Aboriginal War Experiences. Episode 5
In the video, Philip Favel describes his experience as an imprisoned soldier and illustrates the bravery and contributions of First Nations soldiers in the Second World War.
Drawn to the Beat with Allan Dotson. Grades 3, 4, 5 & 6
Students find out how to Get On Beat for Culture Days by learning to draw a detailed scene of a dancing humanoid character. Through guided demonstrations and audio samples, fantasy illustrator and comics artist, Allan Dotson, shares tips and techniques.
Métis Jigging Part 2. Grades 5, 6, 7 & 8
Krystle Pederson is a traditional jigger and Métis dance instructor. In Métis Jigging Part 2, Krystle talks about different styles of fiddle music and how jigging steps are incorporated into other styles of dance. Through demonstrations and practise, students build on the skills and knowledge gai...
Soundtracks for Adventurous Kids with Felipe Gomez. Grades 5, 6, 7 & 8
Felipe Gomez is an educator, award-winning musician and adventurer. His interactive music program explores the importance of music in daily life. He shares his multimedia performance, "The Adventures of the Cycling Fox," a fusion of live music, spoken word and projections of video animations. Dur...
Adventures of the Cycling Fox with Felipe Gomez. Grades 5, 6, 7 & 8
Felipe Gomez shares his multimedia performance, "The Adventures of the Cycling Fox," a fusion of live music, spoken word and projections of video animations. During the video's activities, students learn to observe sound waves, patterns in music, rhythm and pitch. Felipe also demonstrates body pe...
Storyweaving with Michelle Olson and Yvette Nolan. Grades 6, 7 & 8
Students are led through a process called storyweaving - a theatrical technique used by Spiderwoman Theater to share our own stories, using gesture, voice, song, movement and repetition. Yvette Nolan and Michelle Olson, both First Nations theatre artists, use this technique to create work to shar...
The Skills of Improvisation with Johanna Bundon & Jayden Pfeifer. Grades 5 & 6
Johanna Bundon and Jayden Pfeifer explore the skills of improvisation. Exercise your improv muscles by practicing availability, listening, accepting, supporting and creative expression in a supportive, group environment. This is a physical workshop that takes an embodied approach to learning, pri...