Welcome to National Indigenous History Month

June is National Indigenous History Month - a time for all Canadians - Indigenous, non-Indigenous - to reflect upon and learn the history, sacrifices, cultures, contributions, and strength of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people.

How do media images tell a story?

Graphic images of George Floyd handcuffed on his stomach as a Minneapolis police officer presses his knee into Mr. Floyd’s neck are present on mainstream media outlets and social media all over the world in the last few days.

Enhancing a media message: Part Two

As the death toll approaches almost 100 000 people from COVID19 in the United States, the New York Times ran the names of people who have died from the virus on their front page and continued on three pages inside the newspaper's main news section.

Enhancing a media message

Identify and explain how the media techniques used in a video enhance the video’s meaning

Pictures With a Point: Take Two

Who would you like to thank anonymously and what form would your appreciation take (a friendly letter, picture, video message)? Create a message in the form of your choice to thank someone you feel deserves to hear an expression of gratitude. Consider delivering your message!

Reading Graphic Text

Graphic texts move beyond the words on the page to express ideas and information through a variety of visual elements.

Joy and Connection in the time of COVID19

Applause for American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreters

Shining a Spotlight

Read an image and determine important information. Synthesize background knowledge with new learning.

Analysing media images

Around the world, many companies and organizations have altered existing logos to communicate an important message for these unique times.

Goal Setting

Goals: view a media sample and determine important information, create a personal schedule

Political Cartoons: Pictures With A Point

Goals: critically examine media images to extrapolate the main idea, determine persuasive techniques