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The following resources are helpful to parents and teachers:
- Book: Supporting Successful Transition from Primary to Secondary School by Tina Rae (2014)
- Book: Book: Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv (2008)
- Book: Digital Tools for Teaching: 30 E-tools for Collaborating, Creating, and Publishing across the Curriculum by Steve Johnson (2013)
- DVD video: Canadian Popular Music in the '60's, '70's & '80's by EMI Music Canada (2012)
- DVD video: Canada: A People's History produced by Mark Starowicz (2001).
- Book: Fire in the Bones: Bill Mason and the Canadian Canoeing Tradition by James Raffan (1999)
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Political cartoons usually appear on the editorial page of your daily newspaper. They generally deal with events or issues currently in the news and are, in essence, visual editorials. Like the writer of an editorial, the cartoonist is trying to make a point.
© Graeme MacKay is the editorial cartoonist for the Hamilton Spectator Newspaper
Examples of Editorial Cartoons
- Aislin's editorial cartoons as published in The Gazette (Montreal)
- Graeme MacKay as published in the Hamilton Spectator
- Susan Dewar'sEditorial Cartoon as published in the Ottawa Sun
- Vance Rodewalt's editorial cartoon as published in the Calgary Herald
Decoding Political Cartoons
by Charles Hou
When you look at a political cartoon produced many years ago you are seeing it out of its original context. In order to "get it" you will likely need some background information from classroom discussion, a textbook or your own research. Once you have a general idea of the topic at hand you can start to decode the message the cartoonist is trying to convey. More info...
- Library and Archives Canada's Learning Centre <http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/education/008-3050-e.html>
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