This short film presented in a TV news-magazine format, is hosted by 2 young Canadians and a zany reporter on location in Ottawa. Their mission: to explore the capital "behind the scenes." The result is an intriguing look at Canada's capital and how it serves people across the country.
Ages 8 to 18
Study Guide - Guide 1
Civics/Citizenship - Citizen Responsibilities
Civics/Citizenship - Federal/Provincial Government
Media Education - Journalism/News
Brief “lesson launcher type” activity or a series of inquiry questions with a bit of context:
A fictional news program in which two students discuss some of the political sights and sounds of Ottawa with a reporter on the scene.
Why choose this news-style format? What was the value of having an absent-minded reporter figure who stumbled through the city?
Which destinations did the reporter manage to visit? Are these all available to the public?
Was this a thorough trip to Ottawa? What was missing? Whose voices were missing?