CANAdooDAday The Canadian Humblebrag New

Everyone knows how great Canada is and in this musical humble brag, we humbly boast about all the amazing things you didn’t know Canada is responsible for.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:13
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/20/2017

CBC Books The First Page: Vikki VanSickle New

Vikki VanSickle, author of the young adult novel The Winnowing, reads the first page in her novel and talks about the importance of hooking readers as early as you can in a story. Download the First Page teacher guide for discussion questions on Vikki's novel, key concepts to writing a compelling first page and more.
  • 2017
  • 00:02:38
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/18/2017

CBC Books The First Page: M.G. Vassanji New

Author M.G. Vassanji reads from the prologue of his novel Nostalgia. Download the First Page teacher guide for discussion questions on his novel, key concepts to writing a compelling first page and more.
  • 2017
  • 00:02:06
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/18/2017

CBC Books The First Page: Katherena Vermette New

Katherena Vermette, author of The Break, reads the first page in her novel and talks about the need to situate the reader in a story. Download the First Page teacher guide for discussion questions on Katherena's novel, key concepts to writing a compelling first page and more.
  • 2017
  • 00:01:57
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/18/2017

CBC Books The First Page: Cherie Dimaline New

Cherie Dimaline, author of The Marrow Thieves, reads the first page in her novel and talks about how she sets the stage in her dystopian novel. Download the First Page teacher guide for discussion questions on Cherie's novel, key concepts to writing a compelling first page and more.
  • 2017
  • 00:05:00
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/18/2017

CBC Books The First Page: Erin Bow New

Erin Bow, author of the young adult novel The Scorpion Rules, reads the first page on which the main character in her novel appears and talks about what she believes is important for a first page. Erin is also the judge for CBC Books' First Page Student Writing Challenge. Download the First Page teacher guide for discussion questions on Erin Bow's ...
  • 2017
  • 00:03:54
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/18/2017

News in Review - October 2017 Violence in Virginia: The Rise of the Alt-Right New

In August 2017 a quaint college town in Virginia became the epicentre of America’s cultural and racial divide. White Nationalists clashed violently with counter protesters. One woman died after a car was deliberately driven into the crowds. Dozens were injured. But what led to the re-emergence of racism and white supremacy?  And is this strictly an American problem?  It seems ...
  • 2017
  • 00:19:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/18/2017

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News in Review - October 2017 Social Influencers: Leveraging Popularity for Paydirt New

In a world where those with the most followers means popularity and leverage, there’s a new celebrity in town. They’re called social influencers. They tweet, blog and video their brand picks all the way to the bank. And companies are willing to spend big bucks to get their endorsement if they can link their brand to new customers. But what ...
  • 2017
  • 00:14:18
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/18/2017

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News in Review - October 2017 Opioid Epidemic: An Overdose Crisis New

The rise of unintentional drug overdoses in Canada is growing faster than anyone could have imagined. Numbers are rising so quickly, it’s being called an epidemic. Fentanyl-laced heroin is one of the worst culprits. Statistics show that many of those falling prey to the potentially fatal mixture are between 15 and 24 years of age. Big cities like Vancouver and ...
  • 2017
  • 00:15:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/18/2017

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News in Review - October 2017 Extreme Storms: 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season New

The Atlantic hurricane season of 2017 will ultimately be one for the record books. Not for having the most hurricanes in a season, but as possibly the strongest hurricane month ever recorded. Five major hurricanes formed, with three making their way to shore – two as top-rated Category 5 storms. They came in quick succession and brought devastating winds and ...
  • 2017
  • 00:16:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/18/2017

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