This animated short, inspired by the Mi'kmaq legend "The Stone Canoe" explores Indigenous humour. We follow Little Thunder as he reluctantly leaves his family and sets out on a cross-country canoe trip to become a man.
Ages 10 to 13
English Language Arts - Children's Stories/Fables
History and Citizenship Education - Culture and Currents of Thought (1500-present)
Media Education - Film Animation
Students create a story that includes motifs found in a quest story (call to adventure, encountering and overcoming barriers/obstacles, meeting mentor or wise advisor, newly gained wisdom, etc.). The finished product could be a written narrative, story told to class, storyboard, or a game that can be played. Depending on students’ level of readiness, the teacher can decide whether the class can complete work in groups or work independently.