Posts Tagged ‘Canadian history’


Another Way of Studying World War I


Discover Apocalypse 10 Lives, an interactive digital story about World War I. Inquiry-based learning and strong supplemental supports allow students to research their own interests. Includes a thorough resource guide, including full documentation and bibliography.


Repurposing the Archive: 4 NFB Films by contemporary artists at the 2015 Aboriginal Pavilion


This summer, 4 globally-acclaimed contemporary artists use the NFB archives to create new short films that will be exhibited at the Aboriginal Pavilion in Toronto from July 10th to 26th, 2015. If you’re a lover of all things experimental, a contemporary art enthusiast, or a fan of remix culture, you’ll definitely want to catch these.

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Canadian History in 10 NFB Films


At 148 years, Canada has an incredibly rich and fascinating history, and unsurprisingly, you can learn about the highlights of Canadian history in the NFB archives. In honour of Canada Day, take a little journey back in time and learn about the history of Canada, as seen through 10 NFB films.

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Canada’s Prime Ministers: History in the classroom


Explore a series of documentaries for the Canadian high school curriculum on political rivals Pierre Elliott Trudeau and René Lévesque. This collaborative effort of the National Film Board and Library and Archives Canada (LAC) brings a host of valuable resources to the classroom, including the documentary series, a full collection of digital images and documents from LAC, and fact sheets about each of Canada’s prime ministers.

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Teach the War of 1812 with Our Free Tablet App


This is a guest post written by Anne Koizumi, Education Specialist and Workshop Facilitators at the National Film Board of Canada in Montreal, QC. Only a month ago I was in Niagara-on-the-Lake with my colleague, Claudia Sicondolfo, for the Ontario History and Social Sciences Teachers’ Association Conference “History and Identity: Marking 200 Years of the


Canada Vignettes: Essential Canadiana, eh!


The Canada Vignettes have become a treasure of Canadian nostalgia. Here is how the project came to be.

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Rare NFB war films to screen at the Canadian Center for Architecture


As many of you know, the National Film Board played a central role during World War II. Created in 1939, a few months before the hostilities began, the NFB fell headlong into the production and distribution of wartime films. Though its original mandate was to “educate Canadians and foster national unity”, propaganda and news production