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Online experience of contextual information on a broad range of Canadian topics, people, places and events.
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Streaming and downloadable video, 100% Canadian and aligned to the Ontario Curriculum.
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Educational programming, collections, teacher resources, Ontario curriculum alignment etc. from CBC Learning and Radio-Canada Contenus éducatifs . Includes News in Review. Available in English & French
4Canoes Indigenous Voices eBooks This link opens in a new window
Teachers Resources & Children's Books including: English and French editions of Natural Curiosity 2nd Edition: The Importance of Indigenous Perspectives; Four volumes of 4Canoes including The Ojibwe from Great Spirit Island, The Haida of Haida Gwaii, The Mi'kmaq of Ktaqamkuk, and The Yavapai, The People of the Sun. Three children's books by Canoe Kids including the Eagle Feather Story (A Story from the Dakelh Peoples), The Drum Story by The Ojibwe Peoples of Manitoulin Island, and Wah buuny - vah (Yavapai Brush House)
The Residential Schools Book (Words and Images of Survivors) by Larry Loyie.
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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 study guides.
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Active Reading Strategies:
- Ask yourself pre-reading questions.
- Identify and define unfamiliar words.
- On a separate piece of paper write down the main idea or thesis of the reading.
- On your piece of paper write notes including your own questions as well as the key ideas.
- Make outlines, flow charts, or diagrams that will help you understand the information visually.
- Read each paragraph carefully and answer the question: What does this paragraph say?
- In your own words, write a summary of the chapter.
- Write your own exam question based on what you read.
- Explain what you have learned to someone else.
Source: The McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning, Princeton University.
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