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My Financial Career

My Financial Career

| 6 min

An animated film based on Stephen Leacock's witty account of a young man's first brush with banking. When he tries to make his deposit, he is so intimidated by the institution that nothing he says comes out right.


Credits
  • director
    Gerald Potterton
  • producer
    Colin Low
    Tom Daly
  • sound
    Ron Alexander
  • sound editing
    Kathleen Shannon
  • animation
    Gerald Potterton
    Grant Munro
  • narrator
    Stanley Jackson

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Education

Ages 12 to 17

English Language Arts - CanLit
Social Studies - Economics

Examine the life and works of Canadian author, Stephen Leacock. In what ways did Leacock’s protagonist make a fool of himself? Discuss whether Leacock’s humorous stories have stood the test of time. Cite examples from your own experience when you have felt intimidated and discuss how you reacted. Create various scenarios that would be more relevant today, in terms of feeling inadequate and intimidated.

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