CBC Books The First Page: Fonda Lee New

Fonda Lee reads from the first page of Exo, her young adult sci-fi novel. She remarks that, when she starts a novel – particularly because she writes science fiction and fantasy – she thinks about presenting something familiar and presenting something strange; the idea being to make the reader feel comfortable while also giving them something to be curious about. She ...
  • 2019
  • 00:06:28
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 11/12/2019

CBC Books The First Page: Linwood Barclay New

Linwood Barclay reads from the opening of his novel Escape, a sequel to his book Chase. He believes that what makes a good first page is something that grabs you right away: “You’ve got that first page, maybe two, to really grab the reader’s attention.” Download the First Page teacher guide for discussion questions on Barclay's novel, key concepts to writing a ...
  • 2019
  • 00:05:06
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 11/12/2019

The Secret Life of Canada The Indian Act New

What is the Indian Act and why Canada still have it on the books? The Secret Life team looks at the roots of this complicated policy, which after 143 years is still embedded in Canadian identity, from the policy that led to the Act to how it still impacts Indigenous identities today.View the Secret Life of Canada curriculum package
  • 2019
  • 00:43:38
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/24/2019

Studio K Why does Gary tell a fib? New

The Green Room is in a mess! When Janaye and Victor ask Gary if he was responsible, he blames it on the Mess Monster. But is he telling the truth?
  • 2018
  • 00:02:53
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/23/2019

Studio K Why is Gary feeling upset? New

Tony and Gary are playing a game of Go Fish and Gary is on a winning streak. That is, until he won't hand Tony the card that he asked for. Tony explains to Gary the importance of winning and losing.
  • 2017
  • 00:02:26
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/23/2019

Studio K What does Mr. Orlando do when he gets too excited? New

When Mr. Orlando gets a little too excited he needs to "push the bubbles" to calm down.
  • 2017
  • 00:01:30
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/23/2019

Studio K Why is Mr. Orlando so nervous? New

Victor is breaking the rules and this makes Mr. Orlando VERY nervous!
  • 2017
  • 00:01:47
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/23/2019

Découverte A Giant on the River New

It’s a race against the clock. In Montreal, some of the world’s most skilled civil engineers are working to complete one of North America’s largest, most complicated bridge construction projects in record time. With projected yearly traffic of 50 million vehicles, the new Champlain Bridge will span the majestic St. Lawrence River. Normally, a structure of this type would take ...
  • 2019
  • 00:51:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/23/2019

Studio K How does Mr. Orlando deal with a panic moment? New

Mr. Orlando finds a way to deal with a big biggie panic moment.
  • 2017
  • 00:01:48
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/23/2019

News in Review - October 2019 Battling Beijing: Hong Kong's Summer of Protest New

In the spring of 2019 Beijing announced an extradition bill that would have allowed Hong Kong residents to be extradited and tried in Communist mainland China. That led to growing protests demanding the withdrawal of the bill. Frustrations mounted and so did the use of force on both sides. As crowds grew into the millions, Chinese officials used tear gas, ...
  • 2019
  • 00:14:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/17/2019

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