Here's how to bring Canada Reads to life in your classroom
The Canada Reads collection on Curio.ca now includes new teacher guides for all five of the 2020 contenders, videos featuring this year's shortlisted authors and discussion questions and suggested activities for how to activate Canada Reads in any secondary school classroom.
It also includes material around how to stage a debate in your classroom, complete with advice from past panellists such as Stephen Lewis, Elaine "Lainey" Lui and Humble The Poet.
These materials are accessible to Curio.ca subscribers and non-subscribers alike.
Curio.ca launched in 2013 to meet the digital learning needs of school boards, government ministries, universities, colleges and cégeps and public libraries across the country. It features award-winning content from CBC, spanning from radio and television documentaries to news, drama and children's programming.
The debates were scheduled to take place March 16-19, 2020. Given the ongoing developments with COVID-19 and the related travel concerns, Canada Reads has made the difficult decision to postpone next week's event until we can convene our stellar panel of advocates in front of a live audience.
Canada Reads content will still be featured next week (March 16-20), in a series of one hour programs dedicated to this year's books and authors.
- Alayna Fender defending Small Game Hunting at the Local Coward Gun Club by Megan Gail Coles
- Akil Augustine defending Radicalized by Cory Doctorow
- Amanda Brugel defending We Have Always Been Here by Samra Habib
- Kaniehtiio Horn defending Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson
- George Canyon defending From the Ashes by Jesse Thistle