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Journeys in Film

Films have long been overlooked as an educational tool. Films can open our minds, inspire us to learn more, provide a bridge to better understanding major issues of 21st century concern, and compel us to make a difference. When properly used, film can be a powerful educational tool in developing critical thinking skills and exposure to different perspectives. Journeys in Films provides free curriculum guides, lesson plans, and discussion guides to support the use of films as educational tools in your classrooms.
Note: Be sure to follow your school board’s policy about using video (film) in your classroom. Canada’s Fair Dealing Decision Tool will help you evaluate whether you are allowed to use a video resource in your classroom.

Journeys in Film

 

OTF Planboard – Organize, Collaborate and Share: Lesson Planning Simplified

With free access to all OTF members, OTF Planboard enables teachers to get organized with their lesson plans online. Teachers can create, edit and share in one seamless experience.
Over 250 sample lessons– created by Ontario teachers for Ontario teachers – are already available and can easily be added into your daily lesson plans. These plans can be personalized for particular classes or courses using the integrated planner. Best of all, Ontario curriculum expectations are all built into OTF Planboard. You can embed curriculum expectations, images or videos, and attach documents to your lessons.

OTF Planboard – Organize, Collaborate and Share: Lesson Planning Simplified

eWorskhop Ontario Teaching Resource

Welcome to the online resource developed for elementary teachers by the Ontario Ministry of Education and TFO. It includes modules on Literacy and Numeracy with videos of teachers in action, activity sheets, lesson plans and more. You’ll also find modules on Daily Physical Activity (DPA) from the government’s Healthy Schools program, and on Anaphylaxis, for the protection of students with life-threatening allergies.

eWorskhop Ontario Teaching Resource

What Do We Do All Day?

A website that has many categorized reading lists based on themes and age level to promote literacy.

What Do We Do All Day?

Ministry of Indigenous Affairs

A website with many resources for educators to plan lessons around reconciliation, treaty rights and other Indigenous perspectives.

Ministry of Indigenous Affairs

TVO Kids

This part of TVO’s website has lots of different resources which teachers can use in the classroom. There are videos and games students can enjoy.

TVO Kids

The Canadian Encyclopedia

This website is a portal with information for teachers to use in their classrooms. There are historic and relevant timelines and connections to the curriculum.

The Canadian Encyclopedia

The Speech-language Resources Website

The Speech-language Resources Website has a variety of high quality programs, books, booklets and worksheets, many of them free, that can be used in your classroom. The learning activities are designed to support your students’ comprehension and use of spoken and written language. The resources can be used for students across the K-12 years.

The Speech-language Resources Website

Canada’s History

This website has resources and magazines dedicated to teaching Canada’s history.

Canada’s History

National Council of Teachers of English

This website has stories and resources for teachers teaching language arts with a social justice lens.

National Council of Teachers of English