Creative activities

NWT Literacy Week Colouring Booklet (2008)

This booklet is made up of seven pages that contain pictures for children to colour, and questions for them to answer about the pictures.

For example, one page features a drawing of a mother and child looking at a book together. The page includes a sentence asking whether the reader also enjoys sharing books with an adult.

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2014-02-24

Activity Book: 15 minutes of fun for Family Literacy Day (2014)

Family Literacy Day is observed in Canada every year on January 27 as a way to raise awareness of the importance of reading and taking part in other literacy-related activities as a family.

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2014-01-21

Little Chefs Family Literacy Cooking Program (2012)

Little Chefs is a cooking program for family literacy groups. The program is designed to be offered over 15 sessions, each focusing on a particular book, with recipes, activities, and crafts related to that book.

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2013-08-08

Ignite My Flame [Video – 4:54] (2010)

This is one of two videos created by young people at the Burnaby Youth Custody Centre in British Columbia as part of a four-day literacy program.

The young people teamed up with filmmakers from Reel Youth, a non-profit program that helps people and organizations create and distribute films about issues they care about. They produced the music beats, wrote the lyrics, and filmed the videos.

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2013-07-24

Video Projects Across the Curriculum (2012)

This document is part of a series on video in the classroom.

Here, the authors discuss ways that video projects can be used in language arts, math, science, social studies, and health. For instance, in language arts, students could create a short video newscast of school or community events, or write a critique of a video production.

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2013-07-23

Ideas for Video Projects (2012)

In this document, part of a series on video in the classroom, the authors offer suggestions for different kinds of video projects.

They set out the steps for making a video, from planning it, through the filming of material, and onto the post-production editing.

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2013-07-18

Creating Videos in the Classroom (2012)

This presentation is part of a series on making videos in the classroom. The authors point out that video production is engaging for learners, and easy to do.

They begin by explaining that video projects can fit into one of four categories: instructional; entertainment; documentary; and storytelling.

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2013-07-08

A brief history of Huntingdon (2006)

Huntingdon is a small town located about 75 kilometres southwest of Montreal, in Quebec. It is the home of the Huntingdon Learning Centre, a nonprofit organization that offers workshops, in both French and English, in basic reading, writing and mathematics.

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2013-04-08

Top 50 Best Writing Activities for Kids (2010)

This document was part of a workshop on words, games and writing, presented by Frontier College in conjunction with Cold Lake First Nations Headstart Program.

For each of the 50 activities, the authors have included instructions and what, if any, materials are required. For example, an activity called “All About Me Collage” requires construction paper and magazines from which material can be cut out.

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2013-03-20

Pualuk – Making crafts with sealskin [Video – 21:22] (2011)

Opened in 1998 by BHP Billiton Canada, the Ekati Diamond Mine in the Northwest Territories is Canada’s first surface and underground diamond mine.

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2013-03-19

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