In Remembrance: Service, Sacrifice and a Soldier Bear Named Winnie

Remembrance Day provides a singular and unifying time for everyone to remember with gratitude the service and sacrifice of our fellow Canadians who served and sacrificed their lives that we may live in a bountiful country of freedom and peace.

The 60-minute film, In Remembrance: Service, Sacrifice and a Soldier Bear Named Winnie, follows Canada’s most famous black bear, “Winnipeg Bear” nicknamed Winnie by her regiment, throughout Canada’s involvement in World War I in story and song. Suitable for viewing from Grade 3 and up, the film includes actors, singers, boys and men’s choirs in the narration of this beautiful story and ends with a discussion of how Winnie became known globally as Winnie-the-Pooh. Her transition to the infamous life in the Hundred Acre Wood came about due to the author’s experiences in WWI and teach life lessons from preschool to senescence.

The film can easily be divided into 2 sittings of about 30 minutes each. We recommend that the 2nd part be viewed on Remembrance Day as it does include The Act of Remembrance with spectacular video and drone footage of the cenotaphs all across Canada.

The creators have also developed a set of curriculum resources, following the most recent Ontario guidelines, that will provide teachers with ideas for cross-curricular learning that engage students in critical thinking across all subject disciplines.

View the trailer below:

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Thanks for considering.

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Crossing the Divide: Gr 8-9 Math Transition

Our Critical Transitions CoP has launched a new website focused on the transition from Grade 8-9 Mathematics which features introductory videos (English/French), downloadable infographics, and links to other key resources.

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NEW Indigenous Knowledge CoP Video Series!

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