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Five for Four

Five for Four

| 2 min

This animated short by Norman McLaren serves as a wartime savings campaign. Symbolic figures, drawn directly on 35mm film stock, move and dance against a simple painted background. The score is "Pinetop's Boogie Woogie," by Albert Ammons.

  • director
    Norman McLaren
  • producer
    Norman McLaren
  • animation
    Norman McLaren


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Ages 14 to 17

Civics/Citizenship - Citizen Responsibilities
History - World War I
History - World War II
History and Citizenship Education - Economy and Development (1500-present)

Brainstorm student knowledge of Canada Savings Bonds as a way of saving money. Why were Canadians encouraged to buy "war saving certificates" during both World Wars? How did the practice encourage saving once the wars were over?

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