Lest We Forget – Educational Video

Lest We Forget – Educational Video

This outstanding film presents a uniquely Canadian view of the importance of Remembrance Day. It looks at the efforts of Canada's armed forces in World War One, World War Two, Korea and Afghanistan. Students learn how Remembrance Day relates to them in their day to day activities, personal lives and friendships. Students are shown that on November 11th they...

10 Days To D-Day

10 Days To D-Day

This film unfolds day-by-day, revealing through the letters and diaries of 10 people the momentous ten days that led to the Allied invasion of Europe on June 6, 1944. This excellent film also presents through the reconstruction of pivotal scenes, the stories of the three key titans of D-Day, Churchill, Eisenhower and Rommel. Woven throughout the programs are the...

The War Of 1812

The War Of 1812

Shot throughout Canada and the United States, the War of 1812 is vividly recalled. Through a combination of historic recreations, archival images, paintings, drawings and maps, the audience is presented with a good overview of the various events of this period. The program looks at such historic figures as Tecumseh, General Proctor and Sir Isaac Brock. It was a...

Letters From The Front

Letters From The Front

This film follows the daily life of a Canadian Private in World War Two through the letters he wrote home and the photographs he took. Aware of the immensity of the war which had engulfed the world, his letters described in detail the daily life of a soldier and the lives of those caught up in the war. His photographs taken with a Kodak Brownie camera, were not...

People Of The Pacific

People Of The Pacific

These Native Nations had perhaps the richest of Aboriginal cultures in Canada. They lived in a world unlike any other. The Pacific Ocean provided food in abundance and rainforests yielded enormous logs for huge homes, amazing canoes and intricate totems. These same forests were alive with wild animals for food and clothing. While other First Nations of Canada...

The Opening Of The Canadian West

The Opening Of The Canadian West

The history and growth of the Canadian West is reviewed from the days of the fur traders through to the start of the 21st century. Topics covered include Selkirk Settlements, Red River, Fur War, N.W.M.P., C.P.R., Riel Rebellions, Immigrations, World War One, Winnipeg General Strike, C.C.F., the 1920’s, 1930’s, On To Ottawa Trek, Farmer Movements, Women’s...

Canada In The 1950’s – Building The Future

Canada In The 1950’s – Building The Future

Three words describe the 1950’s in Canada: BOOM, GROWTH and PROGRESS. For ten years the phenomenal growth rate surged and its effects were felt into the 21st century. The average Canadian living wage skyrocketed and the labour market tightened. It was an age building with mega-projects like the St. Lawrence Seaway and Trans-Continental Pipeline. It was also a...

People Of The Tundra – The Inuit

People Of The Tundra – The Inuit

The Arctic is a brutal and severe environment. It is here that the Inuit have survived for thousands of years. Through intelligence, ingenuity, adaptation and great skill, they have thrived within the harshest conditions known to man. This program examines in beautiful detail the story of the Inuit. It examines methods of transportation, shelter, clothing,...

Louis Riel

Louis Riel

Louis Riel (1844-1885) remains a prominent figure in Canadian History and Politics. Leader of the Métis and widely regarded as the founder of the province of Manitoba, Riel’s story remains a troubled and debated topic more than a hundred years after his death in 1885 by hanging for treason. The story of the two Rebellions of the Canadian West are brought to...

The Great Depression

The Great Depression

“Once I built a railroad, made it run, made it race against time... Once I built a railroad, now it’s done... Brother can you spare a dime...” That song exemplified one of the most tragic decades of the 20th century. The Great Depression stretched its strangle hold from one end of Canada to the other. This film recalls Canada in the 1930's through a blend...

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