News in Review 2013-2014

This is Canada's premier current-event series for the classroom. It's the only resource that gives your students the opportunity to delve into today's most important events as they unfold. Complex international, national and regional stories are broken down and given context. Diverse communities and divergent interests are given a voice.Top 4 CBC News stories every month, from September through April... Each month our team of experienced CBC News producers and high school teachers hones in on the top 4 news stories and crafts a 15-minute documentary for each -- drawing on news reports from recent months. Host Michael Serapio offers commentary that provides important background info and links.And don't forget the classroom-ready guides... Each story comes with a teacher resource guide. Developed by high school teachers, the guides tease out key concepts and questions to help your students develop a well-trained eye and ear for what matters...a vital skill for tomorrow's voters.

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News in Review - April 2014 Synthetic Identity Fraud: Costing Consumers Billions

It looks like a victimless crime — because the people involved don’t exist! — but in the end it costs Canadian consumers billions of dollars in false insurance claims, police investigations and money that just disappears without a trace! It’s called synthetic identity fraud and you’ll never believe how complicated it is to track.
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  • NIR Apr 2014 - Synthetic Identity Fraud: Costing Consumers Billions [.pdf]

News in Review - April 2014 Kids & Technology: The Dark Side of the Wired World

This story takes a look at technology and its impact on young people. Many people believe that constant access to wired devices has changed the experience of growing up — not to mention the role technology plays in academic cheating.
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  • NIR Apr 2014 - Kids & Technology: The Dark Side of the Wired World [.pdf]

News in Review - April 2014 North Korea: The Unknown Nation

North Korea is an isolated communist nation seeking to become a nuclear power. It is also a potential threat to world peace. The country has been run by a series of hereditary successors for decades. Its latest leader, Kim Jong-un, is a relative unknown to the outside world. Now the United Nations wants him to pay for his country's history ...
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News in Review - April 2014 The Economic Benefits of Hiring Disabled Employees

Entering the workforce has often been a struggle for people with disabilities. In recent times, however, more employers have been realizing the tremendous potential of this sometimes marginalized group. 
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  • NIR-14-04 - The Economic Benefits of Hiring Disabled Employees

News in Review - March 2014 Stephen Harper in Israel

In his first official visit to Israel, Prime Minister Stephen Harper promised ongoing support from Canada. And though he was welcomed graciously, it did not stop detractors in both Canada and Israel from speaking out. Harper’s speech in the Israeli parliament gained particular attention.
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News in Review - March 2014 Airport Wi-Fi: Canada Spying on Its Own

Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) is a government agency tasked with gathering intelligence in other countries. Documents released by American whistleblower Edward Snowden, however, tell a very different story. For a two-week span, thousands of people who travelled through Canadian airports had their movements tracked even after they left the airport. CSEC says their actions were legal, but some disagree. 
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News in Review - March 2014 The Crisis in Ukraine

It was a people’s revolution that eventually overthrew the Ukraine president and his government early in 2014. Then Vladimir Putin moved Russia’s military into Crimea. Now this area in southern Ukraine has become a pawn in a political game of tug of war between Russia and the West. 
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News in Review - March 2014 Russia: In the Shadow of the Games

It was Russia’s time to shine as it hosted the 2014 Winter Games, and it was also Russian President Vladimir Putin’s moment of glory as he played host to the world. But who is this man who rules Russia with a smile and an iron fist? And what does the youth of Russia think about him? 
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News in Review - February 2014 Nelson Mandela: An International Symbol

The world lost a great leader in December 2013. Nelson Mandela had been an activist against a bigoted regime in South Africa. His protests landed him in prison for nearly three decades. While there Mandela became the face of the movement that eventually toppled the apartheid regime, and Mandela himself went on to become the first black president of South ...
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News in Review - February 2014 Pope Francis Making Headlines

In March 2013, Jorge Maria Bergoglio, a humble cardinal from Argentina, became the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church. He took the name Pope Francis and promised change at the Vatican. Within months he was making headlines for his openness to new ideas and willingness to change. 
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