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MY BRAND NEW LIFE (13 Programs)
This series is specially created for the younger citizen of the world. In each of these rich programs, youngsters are offered an opportunity to experience an up-close and personal look at peers from a cross-section of countries, cultures and lifestyles. Along the way, many of the preconceived ideas and common stereotypes about people, places, and things will also have a chance to be reflected upon. An absolutely excellent resource for the personal exploration of the arts, culture, diversity, tolerance, language arts, geography and world history.
BALLET DANCER/HOCKEY PLAYER
Pasquale the tough hockey player switches with Nikita, an accomplished ballet and ballroom dancer. There goes the stereotypes.
A BORDER STORY - CANADA/U.S.A.
Antoine lives in Ottawa. Olivia is from Washington, DC. When they visit each other, they discover how little Canadians know about Americans and vice-versa.
CIRCUS SCHOOL/MILITARY SCHOOL
Andrew, a military school student, switches with Sarah, an emerging gymnast at the National Circus School.
MEETS THE HORSEY SET
Olivia is an expert with horses and rides English-style. She switches with Kendra, who comes from a rodeo family. It's a wild ride in either case.
A FEAST FOR ONE'S EYES - MUSLIM/NATIVE CULTURE
As Peter, a Native boy, learns to make pakora and kebabs, Abdul, a young Muslim, catches and smokes his first salmon.
HE SAID/SHE SAID
Meghan is a synchronized swimmer and Michael plays football, so switching roles is quite a revelation. You're going to love this one.
INUIT GAMES/SPORTS JOCK
Eric excels at soccer and hockey, but will those skills help him when he sets out to take part in the challenging Inuit Games?
MING'S FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL - HOME SCHOOL/PUBLIC SCHOOL
Ming, a home schooled 11-year-old, finds out what it’s like to be in a regular classroom with girls and boys her own age.
MUSIC FOR WHOSE EARS - ACADIAN/INDIAN CULTURE
Ray, who plays South-Asian bhangra music, and Melanie, an Acadian fiddler, discover some cool rhythms and melodies.
ONLY CHILD/BIG FAMILY
Anna, who comes from a large family of brothers and sisters, switches with Allannah, an only child.
SCARY TALES - HALLOWEEN/DAY OF THE DEAD
A young boy goes to Mexico and celebrates the Day of the Dead, while a Mexican boy dresses up to go trick-or-treating.
SCHOOL'S OUT - JANITOR/TEACHER/PRINCIPAL
Three youngsters with preconceived ideas, tackle the jobs of principal, janitor and teacher at their school. They can hardly wait for final bell to ring.
Rahaim, an able-bodied kid, discovers how tricky it can be to get around in a wheelchair and the physical challenges faced while playing sled hockey. Can he do it?