Text2Reader Resources May 2012

External Links

Exercise 2C: Your Turn—Responding To What You've Read
These links will help you think about what child labor really means.

Videos: Learning About Child Labor

Poet's Power

Additional Child Labor Resources

Exercise 2D: Extending the Learning—Exploring Children's RIghts
In 1989, the United Nations adopted the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. A convention is an agreement between different countries that they’ll obey the same laws. The Convention on the Rights of the Child includes 54 items, or articles, that explain the rights children all around the world should be entitled to. But we’ve still got a long way to go.

Section 3: Graphic Novel
In Media Meltdown, Pema, Bounce and Jagroop find themselves muzzled by the media when they try to expose a land developer’s plan to force the sale of a local farm. In this segment, Pema’s older sister, Nadia, introduces Bounce and Pema to how advertisers “hook” our attention. Learn more about Media Meltdown, play games, learn to draw the characters and discover how you can be more media aware at www.mediameltdown.ca.

Exercise 4B: Words in Text—Word Search
Download Word Search Key

Exercise 4C: Making Meaning—A Look at Apple's Advertising
Think about the Apple ads you’ve seen on TV, on billboards and in magazines. Whether for the iPod, the iPad or a MacBook, Apple’s ads are consistently well-designed and catchy. Watch the following videos to answer the questions in this exercise.

Curriculum Outcomes

BC Grade 6

BC Grade 7

BC Grade 8

Ontario Grade 6

Ontario Grade 7

Ontario Grade 8

Anchor Standards