In this mini-lesson, students are invited to critically reflect on the many faces of crisis and how it is a part of the human experience, in addition to thinking about how we can cope. Students are first asked to make connections with the key concept and the family they encounter in the film. Subsequently, their assumptions about refugees are challenged before finally engaging affectively with the core themes of this lesson. Through individual reflection, pair work and whole-class discussion, these activities will support students so that they can engage deeply with the guiding question: How do we cope with change and crisis?
Author : NFB Education
When used as a tool for teaching science, stop-motion animation can increase participation, engage different types of intelligence, and reveal students’ alternative conceptions.
Enjoy a mini-lesson on Nightmare at School! In this post, teachers will find several activities, questions, and topics designed to help them lead in-class discussions with students aged 6-7!
Ocean School kicked off the new school year with a Pin Art Challenge! We wanted kids to submit pieces of ocean-themed art for our new buttons!
This mini-lesson is based on an exploration of the First Peoples’ Principles of Learning, Stewardship of Place, and Sustainable Agricultural Practices and Possibilities. It is an attempt to create a space for students to try to discover a balance between these principles and practices.
Enjoy a mini-lesson on Tales of Ordinary Fatphobia! In this post, teachers will find several activities, questions, and topics designed to help them lead in-class discussions with students aged 15-18!
Enjoy a mini-lesson on The Mountain of SGaana! In this post, teachers will find several activities, questions, and topics designed to help them lead discussions with students aged 7-10!
Orange Shirt Day was launched in 2013 to call attention to 165 years of residential school experiences (1831-1996).
Explore five NFB animated films through a media-literacy lens, including recently released films from the Hothouse apprenticeship program.
Using the NFB short documentary Balakrishna as their guide, students aged 12–16 examine a historical event through a critical lens. This lesson plan offers an art activity, a STEM project and social media activism to help students develop empathy and learn how to speak up for animals.
Each of the films discussed in this blog post is targeted to a specific age group, under 25 minutes in length, and accompanied by a few after-viewing questions. The intention of the questions is simply to provide conversation starters as you take a break, watch some films, and chat together. Enjoy!
The films discussed in these blogs can help viewers rethink Canada’s relationship to First Nations peoples, who struggle to defend the rights they’ve won through the courts and/or treaties.