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Andrew Marr's History of the World The Atomic bomb

Andrew Marr explores the development and deployment of the first atomic bomb. He describes the moral dilemma faced by the scientists of the Manhattan Project, and the fallout from the detonation of the bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Warning: Contains some upsetting and disturbing scenes. Teacher notes: Students could write a series of haiku poems (5-7-5 syllables) justifying ...
  • 2012
  • 00:08:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Hitler's rise to power

Andrew Marr tells the story of Hitler’s rise to power in Weimar Germany from 1919 to 1933. He explores Hitler’s years in the wilderness after the First World War, the Munich Putsch and the reason for his electoral success in 1933. Teacher notes: Pupils could use the video to write a news report or fact file about Hitler’s background. They ...
  • 2012
  • 00:08:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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Andrew Marr's History of the World American Civil War

Andrew Marr describes how the American Civil War and Abraham Lincoln changed American history forever. The focus is on Abraham Lincoln’s role in the conflict and his assassination. Scenes shown include violence towards slaves, Lincoln’s assassination and battle scenes. The long-term consequences of national division, segregation and lynching are also outlined. Warning: There are violent scenes in this video. Teacher ...
  • 2012
  • 00:09:40
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Development of the contraceptive pill

Andrew Marr explores the significance of the birth control movement in the United States in the early 20th century. He looks at the background and controversy, the campaigning efforts of Margaret Sanger and the social impact of the contraceptive pill. Warning: Contains upsetting scenes. Teacher notes: This video can be used to consider the social impact of birth control on ...
  • 2012
  • 00:05:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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Andrew Marr's History of the World The French Revolution

Andrew Marr tells the story of the French Revolution. He explores the causes and events, Louis XVI’s failed escape and execution and Napoleon’s ascent to power. Warning: There are some violent scenes of execution and riot. Teacher notes: Before viewing this video, the teacher could prepare a checklist of key points for students. This might be given to students before ...
  • 2012
  • 00:10:15
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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Andrew Marr's History of the World The Industrial Revolution

Andrew Marr tells the story of Britain’s Industrial Revolution. He explores the context and triggers, the inventions and innovations that powered the revolution. He also looks at the important economic, political and social consequences. Teacher notes: Students could create a range of 'cause and consequence' revision cards about the Industrial Revolution. Causes could include the impact of coal and the ...
  • 2012
  • 00:06:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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Andrew Marr's History of the World China's Cultural Revolution

Andrew Marr explores the Chinese Cultural Revolution and the fall and rise of Deng Xiaoping. He looks at the changing fortunes of Deng within China’s ruling Communist Party, his relationship with Chairman Mao Zedong, and the role his economic reforms played in the emergence of China as a superpower. Teacher notes: Create a timeline which charts the rise, fall and ...
  • 2012
  • 00:07:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Russian Serfs

Andrew Marr describes how serfdom was finally abolished in Russia in the 19th century. He uses Tolstoy’s efforts to free his serfs as a case study, and explores Tsar Alexander II’s failed attempt to fully emancipate the serfs. Teacher notes: Students could draft questions and possible responses to serfs and nobility to determine their points of view. Students could then ...
  • 2012
  • 00:07:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Alexander the Great

Andrew Marr explores the life of Alexander the Great. He takes a look at stories of Alexander’s childhood and upbringing, his imperial conquests and the legacy of his empire. Warning: There are some violent scenes. Teacher notes: Discuss Alexander's upbringing and how it could have influenced and shaped his later life. Students could compare Alexander to today's leaders – what ...
  • 2012
  • 00:07:45
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/21/2019

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Gandhi

Andrew Marr describes how Mahatma Gandhi led India to independence during British led rule through a campaign of civil disobedience. He explores the background to the campaign, the key events and negations, and Gandhi’s legacy through the 20th century. Warning: There are some scenes of violence. Teacher notes: Gandhi's concept of non-violent resistance and the role of civil disobedience were ...
  • 2012
  • 00:07:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/21/2019

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Voice of the Pioneer Black refugees in Ontario

Prof. Daniel Hill continues in the second of a 1979 four-part series of interviews on black history in Ontario with CBC Radio's Bill McNeil. Hill talks about the community volunteer groups that worked so hard to help black refugees arriving in Ontario on the Underground Railway in the mid-19th century, why Ontario was their main destination, the basis of the ...
  • 1979
  • 00:09:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/03/2019

The National Trudeau delivers official apology for Canada's role in the MS St. Louis

The Nazi regime of Adolf Hitler tested the limits of Canada's humanity in the lead up to the Second World War and Canada's government failed that test "miserably," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said. Trudeau made an apology in the House of Commons for the 1939 decision by the Canadian government to turn away a boatload of German Jews seeking refuge ...
  • 2018
  • 00:06:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/03/2019

The National Private George Price: Paying homage to a fallen Canadian

This year's Remembrance Day marks 100 years since the end of the First World War. In this week's Dispatch, the CBC's Nahlah Ayed travels to Belgium to bring us the story of Canadian Private George Price, the last British Empire soldier killed in the First World War.
  • 2018
  • 00:09:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/03/2019

The National Woman learns names of three Canadian soldiers who saved her life during WWII

A photo captures the moment in time that transformed the lives of three Canadian soldiers and a baby girl during the Second World War. The baby was abandoned by her mother, the soldiers found her before being separated by an ocean. Now they're sharing a reunion — of sorts.
  • 2019
  • 00:04:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/12/2019

The National Canadian archeologists part of major discovery that could rewrite history

It's a region on the border of war, but that hasn't stopped a team of Canadian archeologists from trying to solve a mystery in southern Turkey. And now, after decades of digging, they've made a major discovery — one that reveals the powerful role of women, and it could rewrite history.
  • 2019
  • 00:03:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/01/2019

News in Review - November 2018 Venezuelan Migrants: Colombia's Crisis

It’s one of the biggest migrations on earth. More than 1.5 million Venezuelans have fled their homeland since 2015. Most head to Colombia in the hopes they can find jobs and food for their families. But the influx of the mass migration is putting serious strain on Colombia’s resources. And while the United Nations struggle to find ways to assist, ...
  • 2018
  • 00:15:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/04/2018

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News in Review - November 2018 Carl Lutz: The Swiss Schindler

During the Second World War, Oskar Schindler, a German industrialist and Nazi officer, was credited with saving 1,200 Jews. His story was told by director Steven Spielberg in the award-winning movie Schindler's List. Yet to this day, few know the name of Carl Lutz. Tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews owe their lives to this modest Swiss diplomat, among them two ...
  • 2018
  • 00:10:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/29/2018

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The National From resistance to resignation in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s resistance movement is quieter than it was four years ago, but CBC’s Saša Petricic spoke to some of the people taking the risk to fight for democracy.
  • 2018
  • 00:05:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2018

News in Review - September 2018 Canadian Peacekeepers: Mission to Mali

Canadian troops have joined the UN peacekeeping mission to Mali. While only a one-year mission, it could be one of the toughest our troops have faced. Mali is considered the deadliest peacekeeping mission to date, with 170 peacekeepers killed there since 2013. The landlocked West African country has been torn apart by ethnic insurgency and terrorist groups since 2012. The ...
  • 2018
  • 00:14:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/10/2018

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The National Trump's America First foreign policy comes with global stakes

Donald Trump's America First approach to foreign policy comes with global stakes, as the president angers U.S. allies with tariffs and other questionable decisions.
  • 2018
  • 00:08:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/27/2018

The National Rare access inside war-torn Syria

Accompanied by Syrian government forces, reporter Margaret Evans takes us inside the refugee camp of Yarmouk, just south of central Damascus, where the Syrian army has nearly regained control.
  • 2018
  • 00:05:38
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/03/2018

CBC Docs POV The Way Out

More than 100 Canadians have left home to join the war in Syria, to become members of Daesh (also known as ISIS, ISIL). One of them was a 19-year-old Montreal woman — referred to in the documentary as Amina — who left in November 2014, shocking her mother with the news only after she’d left the country. On arrival, she ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/28/2018

News in Review - March 2018 Power Plays: The Tangled Politics of Lebanon

Lebanon may be a small country, but it’s a major player in Middle East politics. But what’s happening there lately is actually less about Lebanon and more about the big powers of Iran and Saudi Arabia. Lebanon is also Hezbollah heartland. Founded in 1982, Hezbollah, which stands for Party of God, was formed to resist Israeli occupation. But with its ...
  • 2018
  • 00:13:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/27/2018

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CBC News The educational value of Assassin's Creed

There's educational value within the video game Assassin's Creed, underneath the violence and gore. Assassin's Creed is a video game series developed by Ubisoft Montreal, praised not only by both gamers for its gameplay, but also by teachers for its rich and accurate historical detailing. In fact, the story has so much educational value that the game's developers are adapting ...
  • 2018
  • 00:02:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/27/2018

The National British suffrage movement celebrates 100 years

The British suffrage movement is celebrating 100 years of voting for women and looks at what struggles still lie ahead.
  • 2018
  • 00:06:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/27/2018