Education

Our educational offerings are in the spotlight here. These posts highlight the educational potential of our film collection, as well as specific ways in which our movies can be used in the classroom and beyond, including links to CAMPUS for subscribers.

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Teaching User Experience and the Politics of Public Space through Skateboarding

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Skateboarding has a fascinating and controversial history: it was once (and still is) frowned upon as a misuse and abuse of public space, and it was loosely associated with petty criminality, the insouciance of youth, and a disrespect for social propriety. In the NFB’s interactive media project The Devil’s Toy Redux, you’ll find an engaging and inventive

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Inuit Culture, Living History

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Ensure your students have a good grasp of intercultural studies by using the world’s largest inuit films collection and its study guide.

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NFB English Production: Five to Watch in 2016

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2016 kicked off on a high note here at the NFB with news that Canada’s public producer has nabbed 19 Canadian Screen Award nominations – getting the nod in no fewer than 14 different categories. The same range and innovation is evident in the English Program’s current production slate. Here are five projects to keep

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Digital Literacy: A Crash Course in Privacy Protection

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Do Not Track takes users inside their own personal online history, revealing how companies can tell who you are, where you are, and what your online habits are like based solely on your browser history and the cookies stored on your computer. Digital literacy is a vital defence against this invasion of privacy.

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Telling the Story of the Fight for Linguistic Rights

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Canadian francophone minorities have had to overcome a number of obstacles to claim their linguistic rights. The Fight for Francophone Rights takes you to a variety of regions across the country where speaking French is a daily battle.

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The 2016 Canada Day Challenge has begun!

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Invite your students to participate in the 2016 Canada Day Challenge by submitting their creations in three categories: Draw it!, Snap it! and Write it!

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How to Grow Cacao Trees, A Family Succession

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In this film, 13-year-old Elisha invites us to share in the daily life of her family. Her parents, modest cacao farmers in Belize, teach the children the secrets of cacao trees and try to give them the tools they need to succeed in life.

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Teaching Canadian identity, nationhood, and media literacy with Shameless Propaganda

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Discover the NFB’s WWII-era propaganda effort, and get ideas for teaching about Canadian identity and nationhood to secondary students.

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Learning Tolerance Can Inspire Positive Changes

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Invite students to explore the emotions that come into play when we feel embarrassed by the behaviour of others, as well as the resources available to us to make the best of such situations.

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Symbols of War: Talking about Civil War with Students

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Symbolic thinking is an important skill. Through this beautiful and moving story, students discover how simple objects such as birds or shoes can be used symbolically to represent civil war and learn about the lasting effects of this type of conflict.

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The Faith Project: Exploring Critical Issues

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The Faith Project is a timely resource for teachers who wish to cultivate understanding of faith communities through the development of media literacy skills. The film-based documentary project enables students to explore prayer and ritual in the modern world through the lenses of seven traditions.

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Rights from the Heart | Addressing Children’s Rights With Your Students

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Take a journey with your students through the Rights from the Heart film series. These animated shorts invite us to learn about the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child through moving stories of children worldwide.

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