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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4 New Study Guides for Spring

Education

Explore a variety of new study guides for classroom use, accompanying such recent NFB films as My Prairie Home, Last Chance, and Poppety in the Fall.

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NFB StopMo Studio: A new Challenge for Creativity

Education

The NFB’s new app for iPad, NFB StopMo Studio, is a great, inexpensive tool that makes it easy to produce frame-by-frame animated films with your students. Read about Paul Carrière’s experiences using the app in his classroom, with his grade 3 students in this guest post.

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Teaching about gender diversity with My Prairie Home

Education

Explore the NFB’s educator’s guide for teaching gender diversity through the film “My Prairie Home”. The teaching guide was created in partnership with Pride Education Network and Out in Schools.

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Canada’s Prime Ministers: History in the classroom

Education

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.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Black History Month: Watch 13 films that inspire, challenge, inform, and entertain

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Delve into the NFB’s rich collection of shorts, animations, and feature docs on the history of black communities and cultures across Canada and abroad.

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Learning Through Listening: L.A. Theatre Works and Other Audio Resources in the Classroom

Education

Learn more about the NFB’s collection of L.A. Theatre Works audio plays, with teaching guides and classroom resources for educators included.

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Four highly recommended NFB shorts for your classroom or library collection

Education

Watch these four shorts, highly recommended for classroom use in History, Social Studies, Arts, and more.

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Happy New Year from the NFB Education Team!

Education

HELLO 2014! Our education studios are back in full swing after the holidays, and we’re ready for an exciting year ahead. Our team is already busy creating new ways of making learning more dynamic through the incorporation of film, workshops, technology and media in classrooms across the country. 2013 brought our team a lot of more »

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Full of Sound and Fury: Learning and Teaching the MacBeth Audio Play

Education

Shakespeare lives on in old and new media for students and teachers alike.

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Bing Bang Boom: on a Journey to the Playful Discovery of Sound

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What’s the difference between a sound and a piece of music? A group of curious seventh graders are about to find out in this 1969 short doc.

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NFB Education Heads to India!

Education

The NFB Education team heads to India to teach 4 iPad animation workshops at the Chinh India Kids’ Film Festival.

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Blast Off! Connecting Students with Chris Hadfield in an Exciting Virtual Classroom

Education

In mid-October 2013, the NFB Education team, The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and The Canadian Museum of Nature (CMN) in Ottawa, teamed up to bring over 260 schools across Canada and Commander Chris Hadfield together for an engaging and inspirational Virtual Classroom. Commander Hadfield was joined by our lively host, NFB Education’s own Michèle Tredger. more »