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Videos for students


We have developed a number of videos to enhance student ability to think critically and nurture their willingness to act in thoughtful, responsible ways.

Thinking about History 


These visually engaging videos, with accompanying lesson plans targeted to varying grade ranges, explore the meaning, rationale and key dimensions of six historical thinking concepts:

(6:55 minutes)
Lesson plan Grades 6-8
Lesson plan Grades 9-12
(7:14 minutes)
Lesson plan Grades 6-8
Lesson plan Grades 9-12
 
(5:53 minutes)
Lesson plan Grades 6-8
Lesson plan Grades 9-12
(6:19 minutes)
Lesson plan Grades 6-8
Lesson plan Grades 9-12
 
(6:53 minutes)
Lesson plan Grades 6-8
Lesson plan Grades 9-12
(6:20 minutes)
Lesson plan Grades 6-8
Lesson plan Grades 9-12
 

 

Tools for Thought


These fast-paced videos are part of the Tools for Thought collection and provide engaging introductions to key critical thinking tools:

Explain the image
(1:56 minutes)

Recognizing bias
(2:38 minutes)

Using criteria
(2:27 minutes)

 

Our Hidden Heroes


Fifty short videos in the Our Hidden Heroes program showcase stories of individual courage and kindness. Ideas for using these videos are contained in teacher guides, available through our online shop.

  • grade 1/2 (five videos)
  • grade 3/4 (six videos)
  • grade 5/6 (thirteen videos)
  • grade 7/8 (twenty-nine videos)

Browse and view the videos (Hidden Heroes - Teaching resources tab) 

ImagineAction—Making a difference


These three inspirational videos offer examples of social action undertaken by youth in the targeted grades. Both the videos and booklets are available in English and French*.

ImagineAction K-4
(3:23 minutes)
Social Action Projects: Making a Difference K-4

ImagineAction 5-8
(3:16 minutes)
Social Action Projects: Making a Difference 5-8

ImagineAction 9-12
(4:32 minutes)
Social Action Projects: Making a Difference 9-12

*To access the French versions, please click the Français button at the top of this page.

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