Music

Hope Behind Bars [Video – 7:18] (2010)

In this video, young men from the Burnaby Youth Custody Centre in British Columbia use hip hop music to help them tell their stories, and share their hopes for the future.

The video is one of two created during a four-day literacy program. In collaboration with filmmakers from the non-profit Reel Youth organization, the young men produced the music beats, wrote the lyrics, and filmed the videos.

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2013-07-30

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

Peter Gzowski Golf Tournament for Literacy 2010 [Video - 5:02] (2010)

This video features British Columbia blues singer Jim Byrnes performing a song he wrote in honour of the late Peter Gzowski. In 1986, the Canadian journalist and broadcaster founded the Peter Gzowski Invitational (PGI) Golf Tournament, which has since raised more than $12 million for literacy initiatives.

The song, entitled “A Man and His Dream,” is heard as photographs from PGI events across Canada appear on the screen.

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2012-10-02

How To Kit - Music and Literacy (2009)

This how-to kit, prepared by the NWT Literacy Council, focuses on how music can be used to promote literacy. It includes ideas for making musical instruments and props; suggestions for children’s CDs; an annotated list of books based on songs; and suggestions for books adults can turn to for learning activities.

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2010-05-18

Sing for Literacy Toolkit (2009)

Sing for Literacy is the theme of the 2010 Family Literacy Day in Canada. This toolkit provides information on how to host a sing-a-long in your community to raise money and awareness for literacy. It offers a checklist on how to register and organize an event, provides links to internet sites, as well as sample letters to the media and supporters. Suggested events include Karaoke nights, caroling, campfire songs and guest singers.

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2010-01-20

Voice Like An Angel (2005)

This book is intended for adults who already have acquired the reading skills and knowledge of a beginning and mid-stage one learner.

This book has five chapter, they include:

Chapter 1 - The Smith Family
Chapter 2 - Time for School
Chapter 3 - First Words
Chapter 4 - Open House
Chapter 5 - "Bluebirds"

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2005-11-30
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