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What is a core resource? Core Resources
A core resource is a foundational or key resource that complements a curriculum in an especially effective way. It may be a comprehensive resource that broadly addresses several of the student learning outcomes (e.g., a major integrated resource, series, textbook), an in-depth student resource that addresses at least one student learning outcome or a professional resource for educators.
R001692
Askî and Friends: Help Me Tell My Story
These digital storybooks were developed as part of the Help Me Tell My Story early childhood oral language assessment. The assessment is unique in many ways and it is grounded in First Nations and Métis holistic perspectives on learning. All of the stories incorporate traditional beliefs and perspectives and are available in five languages: Cree, Dene, Michif, English and French. The four storybooks focus on Askî, his three friends Nipi, Kon and Tate and their lives around the pond. The stori...
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•  Askî and Turtle Island
•  Askî's Family Scrapbook
•  Kon and the Circle of Life
•  Nipi and Mother Earth
•  Tate and the Flyers
Media and Formats : Book Document
Price : Free
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Record posted/updated: December 20, 2023
R100872
Be Safe! The New C.A.R.E. Kit (Challenge Abuse Through Respect Education): A Personal Safety Program for Children Aged 5-9
Be Safe! (formerly called the c.a.r.e. kit) is a personal safety program for children, focusing on preventing child sexual abuse. This resource introduces young students to the concepts of children's rights, safe and supportive friendships, adults' responsibility to protect children from harm and safe/unsafe touching. The kit includes lesson cards, a mascot puppet, a CD of songs, a resource guide for educators and information for parents.
Media and Formats : Kit
Topic : Sexual Abuse and Exploitation
Price : $234.95
Record posted/updated: February 8, 2019
R046570
Lily and the Paper Man
At first, a young girl named Lily is afraid of a gruff homeless man who sells papers on the street. Later, as Lily snuggles down in her warm bed on a cold wintry night, she worries about the homeless man whose toes stick through his shoes. Lily discusses her concern with her doll and comes up with an action plan. This is a heart-warming story that carries valuable messages about caring for others and how a young child can make a positive difference in someone's life. The realistic-style paint...
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Media and Formats : Book
Price : $15.95
Record posted/updated: January 3, 2020
R001830
Nipi and Mother Earth
Nipi explains how important it is to look after Mother Earth and each other.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
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Record posted/updated: November 17, 2022
R041565
No Room for Bullies: From the Classroom to Cyberspace
Designed for educators, administrators and parents, this book helps readers to recognize bullying problems and offers strategies to help rectify the problems. No Room for Bullies offers ways to measure the social climate of a school; a 12-point checklist on preventing problems in hallways, classrooms and common areas; advice for establishing and reinforcing classroom rules; a safe Internet-surfing contract for students and more. Included are a table of contents, lists of resources and an ...
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Media and Formats : Book
Topic : Bullying
Price : $14.95 US
Record posted/updated: April 27, 2019
R044434
Prevention in Motion: Preventing Abuse, Bullying and Harassment of Children and Youth
Tailored for adults, this resource clearly defines various types of abuse, neglect and harassment. It outlines indications of problems and their effects on children and youth. Readers will learn of the barriers and benefits to preventing violence and methods for proactively building safer relationships within schools and communities. Included are a table of contents and a bibliography of related resources.
Media and Formats : Book
Topic : Bullying Sexual Abuse and Exploitation
Price : $20.00
Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
R003260
Tate and the Flyers
Tate talks about the importance of the pond and how he and other flyers meet there to hear and to share stories.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: November 17, 2022
What are additional resources? Additional Resources
Additional resources also complement the curriculum in an effective way and are of the same variety as core resources. However, where funds are limited, educators are advised to start by purchasing core resources.
R044491
A Letter to Amy
The wind spoils Peter's attempt to mail a special birthday invitation to Amy. This video is an adaptation of the picture book by renowned American author and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats.
Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Price : $75.00
Record posted/updated: October 8, 2020
R046709
A Trip with Grandma
In this picture book, young Sprout is very nervous about leaving his parents to go on a trip with his older sister and grandmother. After numerous phone calls home and several new experiences, Sprout finally is self-confident enough to relax and enjoy the experience. Cartoon-style illustrations enliven the easy-to-read text.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $6.95
Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
R070176
Apt. 3
The sound of a harmonica leads to an understanding between a blind man and two boys who live in the same building in the city. This video is an adaptation of the picture book by renowned American author and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats.
Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Price : $75.00
Record posted/updated: November 26, 2019
R046792
Bear Feels Sick
When Bear is suffering from the flu, his helpful friends come to the rescue. They make him soup and herbal tea, sing him lullabies and watch over him until he begins to recover. This story in rhyme is illustrated with delightfully detailed colour illustrations.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $9.99
Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
R034458
Bob
While looking for someone to teach him to crow, a rooster named Bob learns to sound like a cat, a dog, a frog, a cow, and finally - a rooster. Bob finds that his varied animal sounds are useful when a hungry fox attacks the chicken coop. The colourful, two-page spread illustrations are delightful in this cumulative tale.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $19.91
Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
R051758
Brain Gains: Better Grades Through Fitness
The National visits an inner city high school in Saskatoon, SK, where teacher Allison Cameron tests the theory that vigorous daily exercise improves academic performance. City Park Collegiate is considered a high school of last resort for kids who haven't been able to make it anywhere else. The Grade 8 and 9 students contend with a wide range of behavioural problems: almost half are diagnosed with ADHD and many work at a Grade 4 level. When Allison came across groundbreaking research by Harva...
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Media and Formats : Video
Price : Free
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Record posted/updated: December 23, 2018
R070965
Bullying. A Handbook for Educators and Parents
Based on research conducted in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Scandinavia, this professional resource from the Handbooks for Parents and Educators Series explores bullying within public schools. It provides insight into the short- and long-term effects that bullying can have on students, their families and teachers. Focusing on sexual bullying, homophobic bullying and bullying of students with disabilities, it offers insights on the social dynamics of the classroom, the hal...
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Media and Formats : Book
Topic : Bullying
Price : $43.00
Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
R070966
Caring for Me Series
The titles in this series that deal with issues such as healthy eating, safety, dealing with feelings and notions of respect. Colourful, childlike illustrations enhance the easy-to-read text in both books.
•  Eat, Run, and Live Healthy
•  Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Mouth
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $10.95 ea.
Record posted/updated: November 13, 2019
R071112
Eaglecrest Early Readers Series
This set of information texts offers stories that reflect firsthand experiences of British Columbia First Nations children in cultural activities and in their routine activities at home and school. Although designed for Grade 1 beginning readers, the stories would be of interest to younger children. Colourful photographs complement the simple text.
•  A Bunny to Love. Level 16
•  A Gift for Kohkum. Level 20
•  Alysha's Flat Tire. Level 6
•  Animals at the Fair. Level 6
•  Anthony's New Glasses. Level 11
•  At the Beach. Level 1
•  At the Park. Level 14
•  Best Friends. Level 13
•  Big and Little. Level 2
•  Bonkers is Hungry. Level 8
•  Chicken's Ride. Level 11
•  Choosing a Kitten. Level 17
•  Climbing the Apple Tree. Level 19
•  Collecting Eggs. Level 16
•  Come and Play, Peaches. Level 10
•  Crabs for Dinner. Level 11
•  Daffodils for You. Level 5
•  Dean's Fish. Level 15
•  Dennis Rides His Bike. Level 12
•  Dorian's Cast. Level 21
•  Dorothy's Mittens. Level 7
•  Everett Rides His Horse. Level 9
•  Fluffy's Accident. Level 8
•  Fun on the Sled. Level 10
•  Going Camping. Level 14
•  Going Outside. Level 1
•  Going to the Store. Level 8
•  Gonzo is Missing. Level 20
•  Helping Grandma. Level 8
•  Helping with Baby. Level 7
•  Here Comes the Bus. Level 3
•  Holly's Surprise. Level 3
•  Hope's Necklace. Level 18
•  Hot Moose Stew. Level 12
•  Hungry Red Fox. Level 8
•  I Like to Read. Level 2
•  In The Forest. Level 2
•  Lost and Found. Level 13
•  Louie's Hat. Level 3
•  My Big Brother. Level 2
•  My Buddy. Level 2
•  My Family. Level 2
•  My Grandma. Level 1
•  My Grandpa. Level 2
•  New Slippers. Level 6
•  Picking Blackberries. Level 9
•  Picking Flowers. Level 1
•  School is Fun. Level 1
•  Shona Plays the Fiddle. Level 18
•  Skipping Rocks. Level 8
•  Snack Time. Level 1
•  Spear Fishing with Dad. Level 15
•  Stuck in the Tree. Level 7
•  Summer Adventure. Level 19
•  The Basketball Game. Level 20
•  The Best Bread. Level 10
•  The Big Puddle. Level 4
•  The Dog Sled Ride. Level 16
•  The Dream Catcher. Level 12
•  The Eagle. Level 4
•  The Enormous Rock. Level 17
•  The Frog. Level 4
•  The Hawk Drum. Level 4
•  The Hungry Pony. Level 3
•  The Lemonade Stand. Level 15
•  The Lost Necklace. Level 7
•  The New Boats. Level 13
•  The Picnic. Level 6
•  The Powwow. Level 16
•  The Raven Necklace. Level 5
•  The Raven. Level 2
•  The Sleepover Party. Level 15
•  The Tree Fort. Level 9
•  The Water Slides. Level 5
•  Time to Play Soccer. Level 14
•  Tree Fort Adventure. Level 11
•  Water Toys. Level 3
•  Where is Fluffy? Level 5
•  Wilson's Canoe Ride. Level 10
Media and Formats : Book
Price : \$6.75 each bk. / \$39.00 set of 6 / \$330.00 set of 50
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Record posted/updated: December 6, 2018
R043686
Emma at the Fair
The renowned hen Emma is worried when she learns that she is expected to win a ribbon at the Fall Fair. Emma feels that she cannot do anything that is ribbon worthy - she cannot crow like a rooster, strut and gobble like a turkey or drop a plop on a number like a pigeon. Emma, however, is reminded that she has a very special skill - she can lay eggs! The detailed illustrations enliven the text of this entertaining story.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $9.95
Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
R048957
Fancy Nancy
Nancy speaks fancy, dresses fancy and loves everything fancy. Her family, however, is not fancy so she offers to teach them. After the lesson, the family fancies-up and heads out for dinner. It takes a mishap to discover that there is no fancy way to say "I love you!" Themes around family, self-esteem, imagination and individuality can be explored with this story. The text is complemented with colourful and humorously drawn illustrations.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $9.99
Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
R101978
Father Sky
This storybook provides teachings about gratitude for the wonderful things found in the sky. It is part of a series on the Seven Directions teachings.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $8.99
Record posted/updated: February 10, 2023
R054006
Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms
Fletcher loves everything about springtime. As Fletcher celebrates spring in the orchard, he sees "snow" on the ground. He tells the birds to fly back south and the rest of the animals that spring has not yet arrived. In the orchard, the bunnies see the "snow" and let all the animals in on the secret of the snow. This video is an adaptation of the picture book written by Julia Rawlinson and illustrated by Tiphanie Beeke.
Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Price : $95.00
Record posted/updated: August 16, 2020
R042002
Four Friends in Autumn
Miss Piggy's autumn dinner party is ruined when she starts tasting the soup, the fritters, the soufflé, and everything else to make sure they are perfect and she cannot stop! Even though Miss Piggy has eaten all the food, her friends find a solution that allows them to enjoy dinner after all. Tomie dePaola's classic drawings add appeal to this touching story about the value of friendship.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $19.99
Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
R046710
Fred Stays with Me!
Relayed in the first person, a young daughter of divorced parents explains how she sometimes lives with her dad and sometimes with her mom. This lifestyle brings many inconsistencies for the protagonist, but one constant is her faithful pet dog, Fred, who always goes with her. Fred is very mischievous, but the family agrees to teach Fred to behave so that the young girl can keep him. The cartoon-style illustrations add appeal to this poignant story that many children will be able to relate t...
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Media and Formats : Book
Price : $10.49
Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
R045002
Getting to School Safely
This video provides information about getting to school safely and on time. It reminds children that they are responsible for their own safety and looks carefully at school bus safety, bike riding safety, skateboarding safety, walking safely to school and driving safely to school.
Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Price : $119.95
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Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
R104223
Grandmother / Grandfather Icon Book Set 1
A set of 10 colourful board books that introduce key icons of Indigenous cultures, such as traditions and sacred objects.
•  Grandfather, What is a Medicine Wheel?
•  Grandmother, What is a Sharing Circle?
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $124.95 (complete set)
Record posted/updated: June 30, 2021
R039811
Hats!
In this sparsely worded picture book, a young boy is very proud to wear his new hat. He begins to doubt his choice, however, when a bully in the park calls his hat "dumb." Fortunately, other children come along and tell the protagonist that his hat is cool. In the end, the children work together to befriend the bully. Bright, simple illustrations complement the text.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $19.95
Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
R040234
I Am Too Absolutely Small for School
Lola is feeling very insecure about starting school until her brother is able to convince her that school is worthwhile and that her invisible friend will be able to attend too. Lola is fine after her first day of school, but she claims that her invisible friend was very nervous. The mixed media illustrations and nonlinear text add appeal to this humourous, but touching story from the Charlie and Lola series.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $8.00
Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
R048307
I Can Play It Safe
Written in the first-person voices of young children, this picture book sensitively addresses personal safety. It addresses checking in with trusted adults frequently, listening to instincts, keeping secrets, understanding confusing or harmful touch and making decisions in potentially dangerous situations. Softly coloured illustrations complement the text. I Can Play It Safe also includes an information section for parents and caregivers.
Media and Formats : Book
Topic : Sexual Abuse and Exploitation
Price : $21.99
Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
R050585
Is it Okay? Staying Safe
Safety Sam the Fireman and his dog Rescue, teach kids the "Ten Super Safety Rules" that cover street safety, personal safety and safety from strangers. Songs and true-to-life situations help kids relate to these special safety scenarios and reinforce key safety tips. From taking a friend's medicine or chasing a ball into the street, to opening the door to a stranger or approaching an unknown animal, this program helps kids recognize what they can do to stay safe. Educators will need to carefu...
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Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Topic : Sexual Abuse and Exploitation
Price : $99.95
Record posted/updated: February 23, 2022
R012788
Jack Teaches His Friends to be KidSafe!
This story book teaches children nine personal safety rules. At the back of the book there is a Language of Safety glossary and a section containing information for adults.
Media and Formats : Book
Topic : Sexual Abuse and Exploitation
Price : See publisher.
Record posted/updated: June 15, 2022
R046808
Jack's Talent
On the first day of school when the teacher asks the students to talk about their special talents, Jack worries that he may not have any special abilities. As Jack voices his concern, however, he recites all the children's names and talents and the teacher reassures him that he is very good at something - remembering! The colourful illustrations bring the story to life with energy and charm.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $19.99
Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
R015647
Kids in the Know K-9 Program Kit (3rd ed.)
This resource provides materials to teach and reinforce safety skills for students from Kindergarten through Grade 9. Lesson materials deal equally with personal safety and sexual exploitation. The program contains an individual teacher's guide with lessons and activities for each grade plus 5 storybooks, 3 puppets and 2 plush dolls. Materials may also be purchased by individual grade.
Media and Formats : Kit
Topic : Sexual Abuse and Exploitation
Price : $260.00
Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
R051294
Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity
Based on the picture book of the same title by Mo Willems, this video tells of a case of mistaken stuffed bunny identity. Trixie is excited to bring her Knuffle Bunny to school for show and tell, but is disappointed that Sonja also brings hers. The girls squabble, and this causes the teacher to take the bunnies away from them. When the teacher returns the bunnies to the girls, she inadvertently switches them. When the mistake is discovered in the wee hours of the morning, Trixie's father orga...
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Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Price : $95.00
Record posted/updated: July 2, 2020
R071129
Living Safe, Playing Safe
In this book from the Caring for Me Series, four young First Nations children learn, with help from their parents, some valuable safety lessons to practise at school, at home and on the playground. The book offers easy-to-read text and colourful, child-like illustrations.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $10.95
Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
R007928
Louis Says Series
Louis Says is a Canadian animated video series that teaches the importance of helping in the community, respecting Elders and being responsible. In each episode, Louis gives Randy, a six-year-old boy, a task to complete, such as bringing a gift to a sick boy. Because Louis speaks mostly Cree and Randy speaks mostly English, Randy learns some new Cree words but often tries to complete his task before he fully understands what he's been told. In the end, Randy learns to help others and also lea...
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•  Louis Says. Season 4, Episode 1. Garlic Bulbs Go Off/ More Feathers
•  Louis Says. Season 4, Episode 2. I Got You Covered/ Pets Rock
•  Louis Says. Season 4, Episode 3. Fun with Flags/ How to Train Your Osky
•  Louis Says. Season 4, Episode 4. Magnifying Trouble/ Squirrel Food
•  Louis Says. Season 4, Episode 5. Pizza Mania/ Mrs. Charles' Treasure
•  Louis Says. Season 4, Episode 6. Competing Ideas/ Don't Rain on Mrs. Charles Parade
•  Louis Says. Season 4, Episode 7. Gourmet Cat/ Some Kind of Lake Monster
•  Louis Says. Season 4, Episode 8. Giant Painting/ Going Around the Bushes
Media and Formats : Video
Price : Free
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Record posted/updated: October 20, 2021
R101977
Mother Earth
This storybook provides teachings about gratitude for the wonderful things that come from Mother Earth. It is part of a series on the Seven Directions teachings.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $8.99
Record posted/updated: February 10, 2023
R070730
My Body! What I Say Goes!
This picture book educates children about the importance of personal body safety. It focuses on developing student understanding of five body safety rules. Discussion questions and additional links to resources are included at the back of the book.
Media and Formats : Book
Topic : Sexual Abuse and Exploitation
Price : See publisher.
Record posted/updated: June 15, 2022
R052868
Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed
In this animated video, there are three things you need to know about mole rats: they are part rat, part mole and all naked, except Wilbur. Wilbur likes to wear clothes and he feels different depending on what clothes he is wearing. All the other mole rats in the colony are horrified by Wilbur. They approach Grand-pah, the oldest, wisest and most naked mole rat. Grand-pah reflects about Wilbur and makes a pronouncement that shakes the colony. Wilbur is a mole rat that is not afraid to express...
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Media and Formats : CD/DVD Video
Price : $59.95 USD
Record posted/updated: December 3, 2021
R037470
Nipêhon = I Wait
This picture book is written in Cree using standard roman orthography and syllabics as well as English. It tells the story of grandmother, mother and daughter who walk to the field, pray and gather yarrow. At the end of the book is a recipe for yarrow tea. This book offers a way to discuss cultural traditions.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $39.95
Record posted/updated: January 7, 2022
R006694
No Means No!: Teaching Children About Personal Boundaries, Respect and Consent; Empowering Kids By Respecting Their Choices and Their Right to Say, 'No!'
This picture book explores the topic of personal boundaries, respect and consent using attainable language. It provides examples of how children can voice their feelings by using a simple phrase that is easy to understand. It includes a section of notes to the reader and discussion questions for parents, caregivers and educators.
Media and Formats : Book
Topic : Sexual Abuse and Exploitation
Price : $12.95 USD
Record posted/updated: July 2, 2021
R003084
No Trespassing--This is My Body!
This picture book explores the topic of how children should understand the privacy of their bodies and the differences between appropriate and inappropriate touch. It also conveys to children that feelings that result from inappropriate touch should be shared with a trusted adult. A parent guide at the back of the book goes through steps of what can be done to help and prevention tips and may be useful to educator, as well. This book contains engaging pictures and uses coloured font for impor...
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Media and Formats : Book
Topic : Sexual Abuse and Exploitation
Price : $16.96
Record posted/updated: July 2, 2021
R018631
Officer Buckle and Gloria
Officer Buckle knows more about safety than anyone in the town of Napville. But whenever he tries to share his safety tips, nobody listens - until the day the Napville Police Department buys a police dog named Gloria, who has her own way of demonstrating safety tips. Based on the Caldecott Medal book by Peggy Rathmann, this program will delight audiences of all ages.
Media and Formats : CD/DVD Video
Price : $59.95 (Included in a collection)
Record posted/updated: December 3, 2021
R044494
Peter's Chair
Peter wants to run away when his now baby sister arrives, but he learns something about growing up instead. This video is an adaptation of the picture book by renowned American author and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats.
Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Price : $75.00
Record posted/updated: October 8, 2020
R048966
Rosie and Buttercup
Life is perfect for young Rosie, until one day she decides that she does not really want Buttercup, her baby sister. Rosie's solution to this dilemma is to give Buttercup to her neighbour free of charge! For a while, Rosie is happy - no more crying, no more shushing and no more sharing everything! Predictably, however, Rosie regrets her decision and asks for her sister back in trade for something she loves - a bag of sun-dried dandelion puffs. Colourful, cartoon-style illustrations enliven th...
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Media and Formats : Book
Price : $18.95
Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
R043412
Russell the Sheep
No matter how hard he tries, Russell the sheep cannot drift into sleep. He tries making his environment darker, changing his attire, moving to different places and counting. Finally, by morning Russell falls asleep. The light-hearted illustrations rendered in soft, nighttime shades are intriguing.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $7.25
Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
R054009
Scaredy Squirrel
Scaredy Squirrel has determined he lives in a hazardous environment he develops strategies for reducing potential risks. Unfortunately, he finds this is a limited, boring, and not fulfilling life. A chance event proves that his assessment needs to be re-considered - he tests the assumptions and is rewarded with new experiences and discovering wonderful aspects of himself. This video is an adaptation of the picture book by Canadian writer and illustrator Mélanie Watt.
Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Price : $95.00
Record posted/updated: October 8, 2020
R047989
Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend
In this light-hearted story, timid Scaredy Squirrel is afraid to have a friend because it is too risky - the friend might bite him. Eventually, the infamous squirrel decides that a goldfish would make a perfect friend (no teeth); however, a muddy, rowdy dog interferes when Scaredy attempts to meet the goldfish. Scaredy is terrified at first, but eventually he and the dog become soulmates. Softly coloured, cartoon-style artwork, which includes diagrams, illustrated lists and a map, enliven the...
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Price : $8.95
Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
R052869
Splat the Cat
In this animated video, Splat is worried about his first day at cat school. He invents excuses as to why he should not go to school and that school can wait for another day. To help him overcome his anxiety, Splat puts his pet mouse, Seymour, in his lunch box. Splat meets his teacher, Mrs. Wimpydimple, and the rest of his classmates. He learns amazing things about cats. When Seymour escapes from his lunch box, Splat discovers that cats are supposed to chase and catch mice. By the end of the s...
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Media and Formats : CD/DVD Video
Price : $59.95 USD
Record posted/updated: December 3, 2021
R052870
Spoon
In this video, Spoon is a happy utensil. At bedtime, he likes to hear the story about his great-grandmother who ran off with the dish. Spoon thinks that the other utensils are much better off. Knife gets to cut and spread. Fork never gets stir crazy like a spoon. The Chopsticks are cool and exotic. Spoon needs to hear what the other utensils think of him. Only then does Spoon accept himself and celebrate his "uniqueness." This video is an adaptation of the picture book written by Amy Krouse R...
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Media and Formats : CD/DVD Video
Price : $59.95 USD
Record posted/updated: December 3, 2021
R037946
Stanley's Party
Stanley is a relatively good dog, but one night when his people go out, temptation overcomes him. Stanley breaks a rule by sitting on the couch and it feels great. Having deceived his people successfully, the next time they are out, he breaks yet another rule and plays with their stereo. On the following night, he steals food from the fridge. Finally, after a couple of weeks of breaking rules, Stanley realizes that some companionship would help him to enjoy his new naughty lifestyle even more...
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Media and Formats : Book
Price : $8.95
Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
R028469
Susan Laughs
Susan is a typical little girl. She sings, she swims, she swings and she sulks. Children will enjoy seeing their common feelings and experiences as portrayed in the coloured pencil crayon drawings. They will be surprised by the wheelchair at the end and will realize that a child with a physical disability is really "just like me, just like you."
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $10.95
Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
R012012
Teatree Tells: A Child Abuse Prevention Kit
This kit provides posters, a picture book and puppet, reproducible sheets, lessons and activities for teachers to help engage young students who are learning about personal safety as it relates to sexual abuse. All of the activities give background information to teachers in order to interact with students as they learn about disclosure and secrecy to prevent sexual abuse.
Media and Formats : Kit
Topic : Sexual Abuse and Exploitation
Price : $45.00
Record posted/updated: July 2, 2021
R050495
The Bears We Know
Told confidently by the neighbours of the bear family, this story explains that while nobody has met the bears personally, everybody knows without doubt how lazy, messy, destructive and mean they are. With delightful, detailed illustrations and easy-to-read text, this resource introduces stereotypes in a comical, nondidactic manner.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $19.95
Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
R050592
The Delicious Bug
This book depicts two hungry chameleons that fight furiously over a juicy bug and nearly get eaten themselves in the process. The chameleons, however, come to recognize the error of their ways and, with the help of a frog, conclude that cooperating and sharing produce better results. The pair also apologizes and makes amends to the forest friends who were forced to endure the disturbance caused by their argument.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $8.95
Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
R046596
The Golden Rule
A grandfather explains the Golden Rule to his grandson from various religious and cultural perspectives. The two also discuss how the world would improve if everyone practised this age-old advice. The beautiful imagery reflects the traditional art associated with the various religions.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $17.95 US
Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
R046874
The Great Fuzz Frenzy
Based on the award-winning picture book of the same title by Janet Stevens, the video begins when a fuzzy green tennis ball tumbles into a prairie dog hole. The arrival of the ball causes a great frenzy as the prairie dogs begin to decorate themselves with green fuzz and argue over who should have more fuzz. After a prairie dog named Big Bart steals all the fuzz, he is captured by an eagle. This crisis causes the prairie dogs to reunite and come to Big Bart's rescue, thus demonstrating the tr...
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Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Price : $75.00
Record posted/updated: December 6, 2018
R044950
The Hello, Goodbye Window
Told in the first person voice of a little girl, this is a love story about the special relationship between a grandchild and her grandparents. For this little girl, the kitchen window of her grandparents' house is a magic gateway where special experiences occur. The surrealistic-style, fantastically coloured paintings by Chris Raschka are very engaging.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $14.28 US
Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
R044779
The New Girl...and Me
With spirited, cartoon-style illustrations and light-hearted text, this book tells how a young girl named Mia helps a new girl named Shakeeta to feel at home in her new school. The two girls bond when Mia shows an interest in Shakeeta's pet iguana named Igabelle.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $19.99
Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
R044510
The Snowy Day
Peter slides down snowy mountains as he delights in the silent wonder of a city snow. This video is an adaptation of the picture book by renowned American author and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats.
Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Price : $75.00
Record posted/updated: October 8, 2020
R019941
Thunder Boy Jr.
This illustrated book explores the concept of identity as Thunder Boy Jr. wishes for a unique name of his own, different from his father’s and based on his experiences, skills, traits, passions, and dreams. Just when Thunder Boy Jr. thinks all hope is lost of receiving a suitable name, his dad chooses the perfect name. Although the book connects to the importance of naming ceremonies or rituals, that aspect is not explained.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : See publisher.
Record posted/updated: June 15, 2022
R054002
Too Many Toys
Spencer has too many toys. His father trips over them, his mother falls over them, and the house is overflowing with junk. Now it's time to give some of the mountain of goodies away, but Spencer finds it hard. In the end, he fills a box, but decides the one toy he can't part with is the box! This video is an adaptation of the picture book written and illustrated by David Shannon.
Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Price : $95.00
Record posted/updated: October 7, 2020
R044728
What Are You Doing, Sam?
In this addition to the well-known Sam and Stella books, Sam is having a wonderful time playing with his pet dog, Fred. Stella keeps a watchful eye over her brother as he swims with Fred, plays hide and seek with him, attempts to teach him to roll over and to read, makes pancakes for him and paints with him. The cartoon-style art, rendered in soft watercolours, helps to bring this heart-warming story to life.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $14.95
Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
R055629
When I Feel Good About Myself
A little guinea pig discusses the many reasons why she feels good about herself. Some of the reasons for her self-confidence are that she has unique interests and abilities; she is not afraid to make mistakes while learning new things; she does not need to be the best, only to try her hardest; she is somebody's friend and somebody loves her just as she is.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $8.55
Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
R044493
Whistle for Willie
Peter longs to learn how to whistle so he can call his dog, Willie. This video is an adaptation of the picture book by renowned American author and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats.
Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Price : $75.00
Record posted/updated: October 8, 2020
What are other useful materials? Other Useful Materials
Other useful materials are documents, lesson plans or classroom activities that teachers may find useful in supporting the curriculum, but that have not typically undergone the same formal evaluation process that is required for core and additional resources.
R003028
ArcGIS Online
ArcGIS Online enables you to connect people, locations, and data using interactive maps. It enables you to work with smart, data-driven styles and intuitive analysis tools that deliver location intelligence. It also enables the user to share insights with the world or specific groups. The website contains a tutorial, links to suggested subjects and projects, lesson plans and activities.
Media and Formats : Video Website
Price : Free
free
canadiancontent
Record posted/updated: February 1, 2022
R104355
CAMPUS
CAMPUS is the National Film Board’s exclusive education streaming service available at no cost to all teachers and students in Saskatchewan and is available on ROVER. Previewing resources is recommended.
Media and Formats : Video Website
Price : Free
free
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saskatchewancontent
fnmicontent
Record posted/updated: February 1, 2022
R103880
COVID-19 (Coronavirus): Learning Supports for Families and Teachers
This document was created to provide support for parents/guardians when sharing information about the coronavirus with young and school-aged children. The document is also useful for early learning staff and Prekindergarten to Grade 12 teachers.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
canadiancontent
saskatchewancontent
Record posted/updated: April 8, 2020
R018664
Concentus Citizenship Education Resources. Kindergarten: The Intentional & Explicit Teaching of Essential Citizenship Competencies
This unit supports students in understanding what it means to be engaged and lifelong learning citizens. Students will consider the relationship between rights and responsibilities that bring order to society. Students will work to understand the varying impacts that rules have on people. As students strive to understand that, they will also work to understand the underlying purpose behind the rule.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
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saskatchewancontent
fnmicontent
Record posted/updated: June 3, 2020
R104354
Curio
Curio is the CBC’s educational streaming service made available at no cost to Saskatchewan teachers and students by the Ministry of Education and is available on ROVER. Previewing resources is recommended.
Media and Formats : Video Website
Price : Free
free
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saskatchewancontent
fnmicontent
Record posted/updated: February 1, 2022
R053615
Deepening the Discussion: Gender and Sexual Diversity
This document will assist individuals and communities to engage in meaningful discussions and actions to respond to the experiences, perspectives and needs of students and families who are gender and/or sexually diverse (GSD). It will: assist school divisions, central office personnel, administrators, educators, First Nations and Métis organizations and community partners to develop a deeper understanding of gender and sexual diversity; assist in understanding the unique educational, health a...
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Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
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saskatchewancontent
fnmicontent
Record posted/updated: February 13, 2019
R103623
Digital Citizenship Education in Saskatchewan Schools: A Policy Planning Guide for School Divisions and Schools to Implement Digital Citizenship Education from Kindergarten to Grade 12
This document provides guidelines for school divisions and school-based administrators who are developing digital citizenship policies. It is not a prescriptive policy; instead, it offers a roadmap for building appropriate school division policies and school-specific digital citizenship guidelines and procedures. Tools to help teachers, administrators and parents as they get started on the implementation of digital citizenship education for K-12 students are also included.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
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saskatchewancontent
Record posted/updated: September 8, 2022
R102364
Got Lungs? Grades K-3 KNOw Tobacco Resource Guide
This website includes numerous lessons that support tobacco prevention provincial health education curricula.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
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saskatchewancontent
fnmicontent
Record posted/updated: January 21, 2019
R103070
Historical Learning Resources Updates
Learning Resources Updates provided an annual supplement to every subject-specific bibliography that supported K-12 curricula.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
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saskatchewancontent
fnmicontent
Record posted/updated: January 2, 2019
R103762
Opportunities to Address Child Abuse Prevention Education and Response
This document outlines curricular opportunities to address substance misuse in various subject areas and grades. Suggested curriculum outcomes are identified and, if applicable, supporting indicators are noted.
Media and Formats : Document
Topic : Sexual Abuse and Exploitation
Price : Free
free
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saskatchewancontent
Record posted/updated: April 18, 2019
R102870
Summarized Outcomes Across Areas of Study for Kindergarten to Grade 5
This document is intended to assist teachers to integrate subjects across the curriculum.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
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saskatchewancontent
Record posted/updated: August 18, 2020
R007923
Supporting Reconciliation in Saskatchewan Schools
This site has been created by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education to support school staffs to work together to expand their understanding of truth and reconciliation as well as the history and legacy of residential schools. It contains tools and resources to support important conversations and professional development opportunities.
Media and Formats : Website
Topic : Truth and Reconciliation
Price : Free
free
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saskatchewancontent
fnmicontent
Record posted/updated: February 22, 2019
R104586
Teaching Sensitive Content in the Classroom

The purpose of the presentation is to describe strategies teachers can use to approach content that may be perceived as sensitive in their community in order to:

  • ensure the learning environment is safe for respectful dialogue;
  • teach students how to think critically about any topic with an open mind; and,
  • meet curricular outcomes.
Media and Formats : Video
Price : Free
free
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saskatchewancontent
rovervideo
Record posted/updated: January 3, 2022
R012571
The Adaptive Dimension for Saskatchewan K-12 Students
The Adaptive Dimension refers to the concept of making adjustments to any or all of the following variables: learning environment, instruction, assessment and resources. Adjustments to these variables are intended to make learning meaningful and appropriate and to support student achievement. In the Saskatchewan context, differentiation is addressed through the Adaptive Dimension which enables all teachers to respond to student diversity, including their strengths and needs, interests, backg...
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Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
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saskatchewancontent
Record posted/updated: February 15, 2020
R007925
Treaty Education Learning Resource
The Kindergarten to Grade 9 Treaty Education Learning Resource is designed for teachers to assist them in integrating the Treaty content and perspective with Saskatchewan's curricula and is based on the inquiry method of teaching. It provides information about Treaties, First Nations people and the history of what is now known as Saskatchewan, as well as sample learning experiences, assessment ideas and suggested resource materials to support teachers in the development of their lessons.
Media and Formats : Website
Topic : Truth and Reconciliation
Price : Free
free
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saskatchewancontent
fnmicontent
Record posted/updated: March 11, 2020
R102702
Treaty Education Outcomes and Indicators
The Treaty Education outcomes and indicators at each grade level are designed to engage learners on a journey of inquiry and discovery. When meaningfully and thoughtfully incorporated into subject areas, Treaty Education moves beyond an idea to become actualized as a belief that benefits all learners.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
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fnmicontent
Record posted/updated: February 13, 2019
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