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      Ezra and the Lion Cub

      Ezra and the Lion Cub tells the story of a poor shoeshine boy in Gondar, Ethiopia. In his dreams, Ezra sees himself as the king of the forest, is not poor, and doesn’t have to worry about going to school or think about shining shoes. He encounters a precocious lion cub and they become friends, but the cub’s mother is not so pleased…

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      The Ruptured Sky

      The Ruptured Sky is a graphic novel that tells that story of First nations involvement in the War of 1812. Without their First Nations allies, the British troops and Canadian militia would have had a difficult time winning the war. Key battles would not have been won and the U.S.-Canada border might not exist today.

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      Le chemin et ses ombres

      « Le chemin et ses ombres » raconte l’histoire de Selome Fekadu, une jeune fille de 14 ans qui vit dans un village du nord de l’Éthiopie. Elle rêve de devenir enseignante, mais elle est forcée de quitter l’école pour devenir la femme obéissante d’un vacher de la région. Déterminée à faire valoir son droit d’être instruite, Selome s’enfuit de son village en pleine nuit.

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      Ezra et le lionceau

      Ezra et le lionceau raconte l’histoire d’un pauvre cireur de chaussures de Gondar en Éthiopie. Ezra rêve d’être le roi de la forêt. Dans ses rêves, il n’est plus pauvre, ne s’en fait plus de ne pas aller à l’école et n’a plus à cirer de chaussures. Il rencontre un lionceau plutôt malin avec qui il se lie d’amitié.

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      Bridging the Digital Divide

      Adobe Youth Voices is the Adobe Foundation’s global signature philanthropy program, empowering youth in underserved communities around the globe

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      The Shadowed Road

      The Shadowed Road is an interactive graphic novel experience that includes lesson plans with pedagogical themes on Human Rights, Democracy, Basic Education, and Global Citizenship. For students in grades 6-9 or 6-12 for ESL and ELL students.

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      Canada’s Capital Treasures

      A series of 7 English and French lesson plans celebrate and commemorate key people, places and events as represented by important monuments, buildings, memorials and structures in the nation’s capital.

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      The Canadian Northern Project

      The question of Canada’s sovereignty in the Arctic Archipelago is both important and very current. A number of countries including Russia, the United States and Denmark are claiming part of the Arctic Archipelago as their own territory. The Canadian Northern Project explores this topic in a variety of ways.

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      Bridging the Relevancy Gap

      The Relevancy Gap: Employers believe that high schools don’t teach relevant information and skills needed to succeed in the workplace and students don’t understand how their course work is relevant to the real world.

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      Why Education Must Change

      Education provides context to history, art, depth of understanding, and perspective that some people would not otherwise experience. This is part of the traditional role education fulfills in teaching about culture and the transmission of our society’s values.

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      Body Worlds: Anatomy and Art

      As humans we are intricate beings, powerful, yet fragile, but until recently, only medical students have had the privilege of looking at the human body

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      The “E” in Portfolio

      The traditional student portfolio—typically a diverse collection of papers—has gone digital

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