News in Review 2014-2015

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 2015 ​​Winston Churchill Remembered

Sir Winston Churchill is remembered as the quick-witted, cigar-smoking British prime minister who led Great Britain to victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. Fifty years after his passing, Peter Mansbridge takes this commemorative look back at the man and his remarkable life.
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News in Review - April 2015 ​B.C. Wolf Cull: Saving Endangered Caribou?

In early 2015, British Columbia launched a controversial five-year cull of the province's wolf population in order to preserve endangered herds of mountain caribou. Animal experts call it cruel, environmentalists say culls don't work, and many agree humans are the real culprit in the caribou decline. Just how far should we go to preserve one species?
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News in Review - April 2015 ​​Terrorism in Canada: Are We Safe?

Amid growing concerns about terrorist attacks at home, the federal government introduced Bill C-51, new legislation to give security agencies more powers to protect Canadians. CBC's Adrienne Arsenault went inside a top-secret security operation centre to find out how much of a threat terrorism really is to Canadians and how concerned we are about it.
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News in Review - April 2015 ​Do Our Cities Still Work?

Our cities are making us fatter and sicker. That's what city planners are saying about our North American commuter lifestyles. They say our cities were designed in an era when the car was king. Now they're calling for big changes to the way we design our cities and get around. But can it be done? 
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News in Review - March 2015 ​Vaccines: Pass or Fail?

Vaccines have long been hailed for preventing the spread of illness and reducing child mortality. But they have their detractors, too. In the case of the recent measles outbreak in North America, health officials blame the spread on a recent wave of so-called anti-vaxers. Is this a natural backlash to the flaws in vaccines or a trend that could have ...
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News in Review - March 2015 ​Drones: Military or Mainstream?

So, are drones a toy or a weapon? It turns out they're both. A few years back they entered our consciousness as a weapon of war but their use has rapidly expanded. Multiple industries employ them to search hard to reach places, while hobbyists are eager to get a bird's eye view of just about anything. But as with many ...
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News in Review - March 2015 ​Syrian Refugees: A Humanitarian Crisis

Millions of Syrians are being forced to flee their own country in the midst of a three-year civil war and the growing violence of ISIS — or the Islamic State terrorists. Nearly half of Syria's population has fled to neighbouring countries that are struggling to cope with the influx. Many have criticized the international community for its lacklustre response to ...
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News in Review - March 2015 ​Auschwitz Liberation: 70 Years Later

In the face of growing anti-Semitism worldwide, "let not the past be our children's future" was the unified call as Jews and non-Jews, survivors and their families gathered in Poland in January to pay respect to those who lost their lives in the notorious Auschwitz concentration camp.
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News in Review - February 2015 Sony Hack

When cyber-terrorists hacked the computer system of one of Hollywood's largest film companies, they exposed damaging emails to the public. They also demanded a stop to the release of a comedy movie depicting the assassination of North Korea's leader. Was North Korea responsible? And what does this kind of breach mean for the security of any country?
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News in Review - February 2015 Evolving Terrorism

Deadly attacks in Paris, Australia, Canada and Pakistan show a change in the way terrorists are planning and orchestrating their offensives. How are they different and what can governments do to protect their citizens against these insidious acts?
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