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.
Author : NFB Education
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.
Alanis Obomsawin’s 1993 feature documentary Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance tackles the issue of Indigenous land claims.
The five-part Freedom Road (2019) documentary series reveals the key role of community engagement and activism within the First Nations.
Sara Roque’s 2009 documentary, Six Miles Deep, reveals the important role women play in First Nations communities.
Alanis Obomsawin’s 2002 documentary, Is the Crown at War with Us?, highlights the responsibilities of today’s communities towards future generations.
Since the COVID-19 crisis began in March, teachers have had to be extremely creative to find ways of engaging students. The crisis has been the perfect time to explore all the features of the CAMPUS platform. Come check it out!
Enjoy a mini-lesson on Space School! In this post, teachers will find several activities, questions, and topics designed to help them lead in-class discussions with students aged 10-15!
Educators can use these two NFB films to discuss gender identity in classes such as history, media studies, civics, and English.
We’ve organized our titles into thematic playlists, presented by school subject and grade level. Here's a selection of playlists for primary.
We’ve organized our titles into thematic playlists, presented by school subject and grade level. Here's a selection of playlists for secondary.