Tag Archives: Media studies

The Money Makers | Les Faiseurs d’argent

During our study of the Charter of Childrens’ Rights, Quebec in the early 1900s, and finally our reading of the novel Iqbal, we’ve been looking at child labour at home and around the world. We’ve looked at it through the eyes of historians, social activists and novelists.

Another way to look at the issue of child labour is through the eyes of an artist. One type of artist is the political cartoonist. What you see below is a an example of a political cartoon which comes from a Quebec magazine from over 100 years ago!

What does this image tell you about child labour in Quebec in 1912? Continue reading


The Sweater | Sheldon Cohen (1980)

Nightmare At School (Catherine Arcand, 2007) | Response to video

Catherine Arcands’s film Nightmare at School is about elementary students’ fears as they approach secondary school.
Surrealism is a style or movement in which various real objects are combined in a fantastical (or even magical) way.
Discuss some of the fears shown in the film and the surrealistic ways in which they are portrayed.

Schoolboys – do you want to make money during your holidays?

This page is from the Montreal newspaper The Daily World. It appeared in 1926.  Do you think this ad conveys the same feeling and ideas as the artwork in the  Money Makers post? Are they talking about the same thing? Continue reading