Resources for teachers
For many years, the NFB has offered a wide variety of teaching tools linked to curriculums from primary school through college level, so that both teachers and their students can enjoy an enriching, entertaining multimedia experience. We offer you today 4 main kinds of teaching resources.
Straight to the point
If your time is scarce and you need to go straight to the point, use NFB resources for teachers such as tutorials and study guides to make your life simpler.
For example, the chaptering tool lets you select a specific sequence within an NFB film, add it to a playlist, and then screen the playlist for your students at the appropriate time.
You can also create a playlist of several films and/or excerpts from films and add a specific description or key words that will help during your presentation. Then just click Watch the playlist to screen the playlist that you have created!
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Learn while playing
Plunge with us into the interactive universe and discover 2 multimedia educations applications that let you combine traditional teaching with today’s advanced media technology.
The application The Loxleys and the War of 1812 takes students through this significant chapter in Canada’s history through its magnificent illustrations and captivating sound track, along with an interactive map where they can pinpoint the locations where the action takes place. The online guide lets you complement your classroom teaching with a wealth of information about the conflict, while offering you suggested teaching activities and much more.
The Loxleys and the War of 1812, , provided by the National Film Board of Canada
Or, if you’d like to take on an even more interactive project with your class, you and your students can use the NFB StopMo Studio app to create an animated film, frame by frame. StopMo Studio, the user friendly guides and tutorial will explain such things as how to add a soundtrack to your group’s masterpiece.
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NFB playlists compiled for you
To make your work easier, we have compiled playlists containing films on major themes and topics of current interest. These playlists can be associated with teaching guides and/or propose questions to discuss in class with your students.
For example, Learning Through Empathy – Elementary and Learning Through Empathy – Secondary and Postsecondary are selections of films designed to get primary and secondary school students thinking critically about the lives of the people around them. The selection of film clips differs according to the students’ age, but the discussion questions will get students of all ages to start thinking about their own ability to put themselves in someone else’s shoes.
Please let us know how useful our media education guides and tools have been in your classroom.
Interaction and resources for teachers
The NFB offers interactive productions that let young people make contact with their peers elsewhere and thus expand their view of the world.
David Suzuki’s Test Tube helps make students more aware of their individual and collective impact on the environment. David Suzuki says that if we look at human history as if it were 60 minutes long, humanity has now reached its final minute on Earth. This real-time experience invites your students to think about what they would do during this final minute. The educators’ guide helps make this experience more real for your students so that they can get the most out of it.
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Have a great summer!