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The Maple Leaf

The Maple Leaf

| 1 min
Canada Vignettes
Canada Vignettes
1978 58 films

Discover this series of classic shorts exploring every facet of Canadian culture and history.


In this animated short, the maple leaf on the Canadian flag turns into two profiles that illustrate the many relationships between people.

  • director
    Paul Bochner
  • animation
    Paul Bochner
  • producer
    Wolf Koenig
  • executive producer
    Robert Verrall
  • music
    Michel Donato
    R. Emond


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Ages 6 to 11

Diversity - Diversity in Communities
Social Studies - Communities in Canada/World

Before viewing, have students come up with symbols of Canada. How do symbols convey our identity? After viewing, discuss Canadian culture as opposed to American. What is the importance of community and relationships to our culture? Analyze each pair of faces. Why are they opposite each other? What does each one represent? What is their relationship? Create a poem, skit or song encapsulating some of the montage.

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