National Film Board of Canada

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Animating Media Literacy
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We know that the everyday lives of our students are inundated with media. This often-overwhelming menu of media-rich entrées gets served up at a rate that seems to value overconsumption more than proper and meaningful digestion. As educators, we may be left wondering, how do we beef up (or tofu up , if you prefer) our students’ appetites for media-literacy so that they can skillfully navigate our ever-changing, media-saturated landscape?

Subject:
Arts Education
Visual Arts
Education
English Language Arts
Communication Studies
Creative Writing
Media Studies
Social Studies
Psychology
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
National Film Board Of Canada
Date Added:
11/22/2020
Canada at War Series
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The seminal Canada at War documentary film series was first broadcast on the CBC on April 3, 1962. Its 13 half-hour episodes were culled from more than 14,000,000 feet of film, mostly shot by Canadian Army cameramen during the Second World War but also including footage shot by German and British film crews. It took a team of editors three years to put the series together under the supervision of documentary filmmaker extraordinaire Donald Britain (who also wrote the commentary). It remains, to this day, one of the most important works on the Second World War.

Subject:
Elementary Education
Higher Education
Journalism Studies
Communication Media
Geography
History
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
National Film Board Of Canada
Date Added:
11/22/2020
Diversity and Inclusion Playlist
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Educational playlists are selections of films on themes that tie in with Canadian curricula and address the important issues of the day. Many of the playlists are also linked to our study guides

Subject:
Arts Education
Career & Work Exploration
Education
Elementary Education
Higher Education
English Language Arts
Communication Studies
Creative Writing
Journalism Studies
Media Studies
Health Education
Language Education
Communication Media
Environmental Science
Social Studies
Geography
History
Law
Native Studies
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
National Film Board Of Canada
Date Added:
11/22/2020
Films About Saskatchewan Playlist
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Discover Saskatchewan—from its big cities and rural areas to its small towns and remote communities—through a selection of films that shines a spotlight on the province’s hidden treasures and fascinating characters. Suitable for both primary and secondary level students, this playlist includes animated and documentary films. These seminal works from our collection address the topics that matter most, ranging from historical subjects to the most pressing issues of the day.

Subject:
Visual Arts
Career & Work Exploration
Elementary Education
Language Education (ESL)
English Language Arts
Media Studies
Health Education
Social Studies
Geography
History
Native Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Primary Source
Author:
National Film Board Of Canada
Date Added:
11/22/2020
Indigenous Cinema in the Classroom - Professional Learning for Educators
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These are films for educators and parents wanting to learn more about the lives and histories of Indigenous people. Powerful, political, and profound, these films will initiate and inspire conversations on identity, family, community, and nationhood.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Health Education
Social Studies
History
Native Studies
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
National Film Board Of Canada
Date Added:
11/22/2020
Indigenous Voices and Reconciliation Learning Channel
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The Indigenous Voices and Reconciliation learning channel aims to engage learners in discussions about Canada’s colonial history and its impact on Indigenous communities. Explore our collection of films by distinguished Indigenous filmmakers, creators, and allies.

Subject:
Arts Education
Career & Work Exploration
Elementary Education
Higher Education
English Language Arts
Communication Studies
Journalism Studies
Media Studies
Social Studies
Geography
History
Law
Native Studies
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
National Film Board Of Canada
Date Added:
11/22/2020
Indigenous Voices and Reconciliation Playlists
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NFB educational playlists are selections of films on themes that tie in with Canadian curricula and address the important issues of the day. Many of the playlists are also linked to our study guides.

Subject:
Arts Education
Education
Elementary Education
Higher Education
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Geography
History
Law
Native Studies
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
National Film Board Of Canada
Date Added:
11/22/2020
L'École de l'Océan
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> QU’EST-CE QUE L’ÉCOLE DE L’OCÉAN?
L’Université Dalhousie et l’Ocean Frontier Institute se sont associés avec l’Office national du film pour créer École de l’Océan, une expérience d’apprentissage par enquête gratuite et innovante.

À l’École de l’Océan, les apprenants explorent les habitats des fonds marins du golfe du Saint-Laurent au moyen de la réalité virtuelle. Ils se prennent en photo avec une baleine grandeur nature en réalité augmentée et dissèquent une morue virtuelle. Ils apprennent l’histoire de la morue racontée par un artiste autochtone dans une animation originale. Des vidéos à 360° les transportent dans des endroits qu’ils ne pourraient jamais visiter autrement, comme des forêts de kelp ou une île tropicale située à 550 kilomètres au large de la côte pacifique du Costa Rica.

L’expérience de l’École de l’Océan commence par une grande question posée aux élèves — un défi qui oriente leur enquête. Chaque élément média est accompagné d’une activité personnalisable que les enseignants peuvent attribuer par Google Classroom ou télécharger aux fins d’utilisation en classe. À la fin de chaque module, les apprenants élaborent un plan d’action visant à résoudre les problèmes sociaux et environnementaux auxquels ils ont été sensibilisés.

L'École de l’Océan donne à la prochaine génération de citoyens de l’Océan, de chercheurs et d’innovateurs les connaissances et les outils pour explorer et concevoir des solutions innovantes aux problèmes urgents auxquels font face les océans de la planète.

> POUR ACCÉDEZ
Si vous en êtes à votre première visite à l'École de l'Océan, vous devrez créer et confirmer votre compte ONF.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Science
Environmental Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Homework/Assignment
Simulation
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Author:
Dalhousie University
NFB
NFB Education
Ocean School
Date Added:
11/13/2020
L'École de l'Océan: l'unité En haute mer
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L’École de l'Océan est une expérience d'apprentissage par enquête, en ligne et gratuite, pour les étudiants âgés de 11 à 15 ans. Nous créons des matériels bilingue pour la science et la technologie, les sciences sociales, et les mathématiques. Notre site web comprend des vidéos 360°, des expériences de réalité virtuelle et augmentée, et des activités pour les étudiants, et plus encore. Nous avons mis quelques exemples de nos ressources, ici dans la Banque de ressources.

> L'UNITÉ EN HAUTE MER
Le jeune explorateur Sergio et le scientifique Dr. Boris Worm se lancent dans notre première aventure en haute mer! Ils nous emmènent jusqu'à Cocos, une île du Pacifique tropical oriental qui bouillonne d’activité marine, idéale pour étudier les comportements migratoires des requins. En compagnie de scientifiques de MigraMar et de Conservation International, nous tentons de déterminer comment assurer la survie des espèces migratrices.

> RESSOURCES DE SOUTIEN
Les guides de modules sont disponibles sur notre centre d'aide: https://aide.ecoledelocean.onf.ca/ressources-%C3%A9ducatives/guides-de-modules.

> QU'EST-CE QUE L'ÉCOLE DE L'OCÉAN?
L’Université Dalhousie et l’Ocean Frontier Institute se sont associés avec l’Office national du film pour créer École de l’Océan, une expérience d’apprentissage par enquête gratuite et innovante. L’expérience de l’École de l’Océan commence par une grande question posée aux élèves — un défi qui oriente leur enquête. Chaque élément média est accompagné d’une activité personnalisable que les enseignants peuvent attribuer par Google Classroom ou télécharger aux fins d’utilisation en classe. À la fin de chaque module, les apprenants élaborent un plan d’action visant à résoudre les problèmes sociaux et environnementaux auxquels ils ont été sensibilisés.

> POUR ACCÉDEZ
Si vous en êtes à votre première visite à l'École de l'Océan, vous devrez créer et confirmer votre compte ONF.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Science
Environmental Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Homework/Assignment
Simulation
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Author:
Dalhousie University
NFB
Ocean School
Date Added:
10/23/2020
L'École de l'Océan: l'unité de l'Atlantique Nord
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L’École de l'Océan est une expérience d'apprentissage par enquête, en ligne et gratuite, pour les étudiants âgés de 11 à 15 ans. Nous créons des matériels bilingue pour la science et la technologie, les sciences sociales, et les mathématiques. Notre site web comprend des vidéos 360°, des expériences de réalité virtuelle et augmentée, et des activités pour les étudiants, et plus encore. Nous avons mis quelques exemples de nos ressources, ici dans la Banque de ressources.

> L'UNITÉ DE L'ATLANTIQUE NORD
Suivez Holly, Anisha, Isabelle et le scientifique Dr. Boris Worm dans leur recherche de solutions pour maintenir l'Océan — et nos vies — en santé. Main dans la main avec des scientifiques de Pêches et Océans Canada ainsi que des aînés et des membres de communautés autochtones, ils s'interrogent sur les sujets suivants:
Comment contribuer à maintenir les habitats marins en bonne santé;
Quelles actions entreprendre pour protéger les écosystèmes marins;
Comment garantir une utilisation durable de nos ressources marines.

> RESSOURCES DE SOUTIEN
Les guides de modules sont disponibles sur notre centre d'aide: https://aide.ecoledelocean.onf.ca/ressources-%C3%A9ducatives/guides-de-modules.

> QU'EST-CE QUE L'ÉCOLE DE L'OCÉAN?
L’Université Dalhousie et l’Ocean Frontier Institute se sont associés avec l’Office national du film pour créer École de l’Océan, une expérience d’apprentissage par enquête gratuite et innovante. L’expérience de l’École de l’Océan commence par une grande question posée aux élèves — un défi qui oriente leur enquête. Chaque élément média est accompagné d’une activité personnalisable que les enseignants peuvent attribuer par Google Classroom ou télécharger aux fins d’utilisation en classe. À la fin de chaque module, les apprenants élaborent un plan d’action visant à résoudre les problèmes sociaux et environnementaux auxquels ils ont été sensibilisés.

> POUR ACCÉDEZ
Si vous en êtes à votre première visite à l'École de l'Océan, vous devrez créer et confirmer votre compte ONF.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Science
Environmental Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Homework/Assignment
Simulation
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Author:
Dalhousie University
NFB
Ocean School
Date Added:
10/23/2020
NFB Mini Lessons
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Short, digital lessons based on NFB films. Mini-lessons include 3 - 4 student activities, based on short film clips, with the option for students to 'go deeper'. Discover the selection of lessons that cover a diversity of topics, with new lessons being added monthly.

Subject:
Arts Education
Career & Work Exploration
Education
English Language Arts
Communication Studies
Creative Writing
Journalism Studies
Media Studies
Social Studies
Geography
History
Native Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Lesson
Author:
National Film Board Of Canada
Date Added:
11/22/2020
The NFB and National Indigenous Peoples Day
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For National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21), the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is marking the second anniversary of the launch of its Indigenous Action Plan with a slate of 40 Indigenous-led works in development, production or recent release—while delivering on a commitment to devote a minimum of 15% of its production spending on Indigenous works, one year ahead of schedule.

Subject:
Education
Social Studies
Native Studies
Material Type:
Primary Source
Provider:
NFB Education
Author:
NFB
Otaku No Culture
Date Added:
06/24/2019
National Film Board of Canada
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The National Film Board of Canada's award-winning online Screening Room has over 3,000 productions.

Films on this site can be streamed free of charge, or downloaded for your personal use for a small fee. We also offer educational works on a subscription basis to schools and institutions.

Our Collection includes documentaries, animations, experimental films, fiction and interactive works. We showcase films that take a stand on issues of global importance that matter to Canadians—stories about the environment, human rights, international conflict, the arts and more.

Subject:
Arts Education
Career & Work Exploration
Language Education (ESL)
English Language Arts
Math
Agriculture Studies
Science
Environmental Science
Social Studies
History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Primary Source
Provider:
NFB Education
Author:
National Film Board Of Canada
NFB
Date Added:
05/03/2019
Ocean School  - A Real Underwater Classroom!
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Ocean School's mission is to provide learners, the next generation of ocean citizens, with the knowledge and tools to understand our influence on the ocean and the ocean’s influence on us.

ABOUT OCEAN SCHOOL
Dalhousie University and the Ocean Frontier Institute have teamed up with the National Film Board of Canada to create Ocean School. Ocean School is a free, innovative inquiry-based learning experience.

At Ocean School, learners explore habitats at the bottom of the Gulf of St. Lawrence with virtual reality. They strike a pose with a life-sized augmented reality whale, and dissect virtual cod! Through stunning original animation, they learn about the history of the cod through the eyes of an Indigenous artist. 360° videos transport them to places they could never go—diving in a kelp forest, or hiking on a tropical island 300 miles off the coast of Costa Rica.

The Ocean School experience begins by presenting learners with a big question — a challenge that guides their inquiry. Each piece of media comes with a customizable activity that educators can assign via Google Classroom or download to use in class. At the end of a module, learners develop a “Take Action” plan to address the critical social and environmental problems they’ve been learning about.

Ocean School empowers the next generation of ocean citizens, researchers, and innovators, with the knowledge and tools to investigate and design innovative solutions for the accelerating challenges that face the world’s ocean.

ACCESS Ocean School is a free resource for everyone that requires a free account, SK teachers have access to Ocean School through their NFB account. If you do not have an NFB account, you will have to make one upon your first visit to Ocean School.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Science
Environmental Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Simulation
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
Ocean School
Author:
Dalhousie University
NFB
NFB Education
Ocean School
Date Added:
05/10/2019
Ocean School North Atlantic Unit
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Ocean School is a free, innovative inquiry-based learning experience. Each Ocean School unit contains 15+ pieces of media (like short fact-based science videos, 360° videos, virtual and augmented reality experiences) and accompanying customizable student activities. All Ocean School resources are available in French and English.

> THE NORTH ATLANTIC UNIT
Join our youth hosts Holly, Anisha, Isabelle and lead scientist, Dr. Boris Worm as they take a journey of discovery, racing to find out what we can do to keep our ocean — as well as our own lives — healthy and safe. Together, they join Fisheries and Oceans Canada scientists, and Indigenous Elders and community members to find out:
How we can contribute to healthy habitats?
What actions can we take to protect ecosystems?
How sustainable is our use of our marine resources?

> SUPPORT RESOURCES
Ocean School Educator Guides are available on our Help Centre: https://help.oceanschool.nfb.ca/educational-resources/module-guides.

> ABOUT OCEAN SCHOOL
Dalhousie University and the Ocean Frontier Institute have teamed up with the National Film Board of Canada to create Ocean School. The Ocean School experience begins by presenting learners with a big question — a challenge that guides their inquiry. Each piece of media comes with a customizable activity that educators can assign via Google Classroom or download to use in class. At the end of a module, learners develop a “Take Action” plan to address the critical social and environmental problems they’ve been learning about.

> ACCESS
Ocean School is a free resource for everyone that requires a free account, SK teachers have access to Ocean School through their NFB account. If you do not have an NFB account, you will have to make one upon your first visit to Ocean School.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Science
Environmental Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Homework/Assignment
Simulation
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
Ocean School
Author:
Dalhousie University
NFB
Ocean School
Date Added:
09/15/2020
Ocean School Open Ocean Unit
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Ocean School is a free, innovative inquiry-based learning experience. Each Ocean School unit contains 15+ pieces of media (like short fact-based science videos, 360° videos, virtual and augmented reality experiences) and accompanying customizable student activities. All Ocean School resources are available in French and English. We’ve posted a few examples to the Ocean School Collection, here in the Resource Bank.

> OPEN OCEAN UNIT
Join youth host Sergio and lead scientist Dr. Boris Worm as they head out on our first open ocean adventure to Cocos Island, in the Eastern Tropical Pacific. Scalloped hammerhead sharks have been decimated in this region because their large schools are easy targets for fishers. Although the islands in the region are all protected, the waters between these islands are not. With MigraMar scientists and Conservation International, we’re investigating critical habitats and pathways to find out: How can we ensure the survival of migratory species?

>SUPPORT RESOURCES
Ocean School Educator Guides are available on our Help Centre: https://help.oceanschool.nfb.ca/educational-resources/module-guides.

> ABOUT OCEAN SCHOOL
Dalhousie University and the Ocean Frontier Institute have teamed up with the National Film Board of Canada to create Ocean School. The Ocean School experience begins by presenting learners with a big question — a challenge that guides their inquiry. Each piece of media comes with a customizable activity that educators can assign via Google Classroom or download to use in class. At the end of a module, learners develop a “Take Action” plan to address the critical social and environmental problems they’ve been learning about.

> ACCESS
Ocean School is a free resource for everyone that requires a free account, SK teachers have access to Ocean School through their NFB account. If you do not have an NFB account, you will have to make one upon your first visit to Ocean School.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Science
Environmental Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Homework/Assignment
Simulation
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Author:
Dalhousie University
NFB
Ocean School
Date Added:
09/30/2020
Office national du film du Canada
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Bienvenue sur ONF.ca/éducation; l'espace de visionnage en ligne primé de l'Office national du film du Canada proposant plus de 5000 productions

Subject:
Arts Education
Visual Arts
Career & Work Exploration
Education
Elementary Education
Higher Education
Language Education (ESL)
Special Education
English Language Arts
Communication Studies
Creative Writing
Journalism Studies
Media Studies
Health Education
French
Social Studies
Geography
History
Law
Native Studies
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
National Film Board Of Canada
Office National Du Film Du Canada
Date Added:
11/24/2020