Posts Tagged ‘History’

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Holocaust education teaching tools

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Learn more about the NFB’s Holocaust educational materials, including downloadable Virtual Classrooms and a variety of films, teaching guides, and apps that can help educators stimulate learning and discussion about the Holocaust.

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Turn of the Century: Fun, Film, and Fashion in Early Modernity

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Take a trip back in time to Canada’s early modernity, and the leisure, fashion, and politics of its people.

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How to Use the New McLaren’s Workshop App in Your Classroom

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Interactive apps are an amazing addition to the classroom, as they offer students a unique way to learn new media skills and develop their creative abilities. Teaching animation is a great way to combine many curriculum links in one activity, and this is especially the case with our new, highly creative app: McLaren’s Workshop. The more »

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Teach the War of 1812 with Our Free Tablet App

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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 more »

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War & Peace

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Text written by Sam Allison, a retired history teacher who has taught in secondary schools and at McGill University. He is currently Vice Chairman of the Jeannie Johnston Educational Foundation. The NFB’s War and Peace Playlist can be shaped by teachers to suit their specific needs. These films can help students think about the topics more »

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War & Peace

Education

Text written by Sam Allison, a retired history teacher who has taught in secondary schools and at McGill University. He is currently Vice Chairman of the Jeannie Johnston Educational Foundation. The NFB’s War and Peace Playlist can be shaped by teachers to suit their specific needs. These films can help students think about the topics more »

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Royal Journey: The National Film Board’s first major hit

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The story behind the making of Royal Journey, the NFB’s first major box office hit.

A Time There Was: Using documentary film to come to terms with your past

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This guest post was written by filmmaker Donald McWilliams. A Time There Was: Stories from the Last Days of Kenya Colony by Donald McWilliams, National Film Board of Canada On June 1st, Kenyans throughout the world celebrate Madaraka Day, a commemoration of that day in 1963 when Kenya won internal self-rule from Great Britain. 6 more »

Black History Month

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The following is a guest post by Aisling Chin-Yee. In celebration of Black History Month, take a look at Sobaz Benjamin‘s short film, Making It.  The film looks at the career paths of a few Black youths. The subjects – who were first interviewed in 1984 – are now in their 40s, and they look more »

Propaganda Cinema at the NFB – The World in Action

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The story behind the World in Action theatrical series of propaganda films

The Founding of the NFB

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Collections Expert Marc St-Pierre talks about how, and why, the NFB came into being.

Propaganda cinema at the NFB

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Headline Hunters by ONFB , National Film Board of Canada Canada Carries On! Just six months after its creation, the National Film Board was faced with a major challenge. With the start of the Second World War, production would have to be altered. Not only would the NFB’s mandate be to show Canada to Canadians more »