Empower your students to explore their identity and sense of belonging to Quebec society through the arts.

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Empower your students by connecting them to their community and their capacity to create.

Gain access to classroom resources developed by LEARN and Hands On Media Education.

Engage learners whether you are teaching in the classroom, at a distance or both!

Option 1

Spoken Word

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Students explore the relationship between identity and belonging through spoken word with guidance from two-time Montreal Slam Champion Liana/Luca Cusmano, poet, performer and educator Deanna Smith, or renowned Montreal born poet Jason Selman. This 4-6 week project will culminate in an opportunity for students to participate in a virtual Spoken Word Slam.

Option 2

Comic zine
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Students interview young adults, parents and/or seniors from their community to learn more about their contributions and connections to Quebec society. Their stories act as the foundation for the student-led creation of a comic zine, with guidance from comic-artists Laurence Dionne and Jay D’Ici or graphic novelist Scott MacLeod. This 5-8 week project culminates with the presentation of a comic-zine to participants and the broader community.

Option 3

Podcasting

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Over 8-12 weeks, French Second Language (FSL) & English Second Language (ESL) teachers and students come together to create a series of podcast episodes exploring the themes of bilingualism and belonging in Quebec society. This project is guided by professional sound artist Guillaume Jabbour.

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Facts and figures

From the 2020-2021 school year

  • 46 English language schools, 100 classrooms, 12 Quebec-based artists from ELAN and 1780 students participated
  • 65% of participating schools are members of the CLC network
  • 900+ digital stories
  • 200+ spoken word pieces
  • 26 make art projects involving 553 students
  • 9 comic zines created by 184 students
  • 8 take action projects led by 233 students

Highlights from last year