News in Review 2015-2016

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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​Syria’s Civil War: The Human Toll
  • 2016
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News in Review - April 2016
​Syria’s Civil War: The Human Toll

We’ve heard endless reports on the refugee crisis and the exodus of millions of people escaping war in Syria. But every day those who remain face the threat of violence, torture, rape and death — and now they are starving. Here is a look at the ongoing humanitarian crisis inside a country devastated by civil war, terrorist encroachment and international ...
​​Zika Virus: A World Health Emergency
  • 2016
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News in Review - April 2016
​​Zika Virus: A World Health Emergency

Spread by warm-climate mosquitos, the Zika virus may cause more than a rash and fever. It may also cause birth defects in the children of infected mothers and could be linked to the mysterious Guillain-Barré disease. The World Health Organisation predicts this is a growing crisis with long-term implications for our health systems.
​Arrow Air: Canada’s Deadliest Plane Crash
  • 2016
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News in Review - April 2016
​Arrow Air: Canada’s Deadliest Plane Crash

More than 30 years ago, Arrow Air Flight 1285 crashed in Gander, Newfoundland shortly after take-off. The plane was carrying U.S. troops home from duty in the Middle East to their base in Kentucky. The plane came down shortly after take-off, killing all 248 people on board. It remains Canada’s worst aviation disaster, yet no one agrees on how it ...
​Clean Energy: Seeking Renewable Sources
  • 2016
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News in Review - April 2016
​Clean Energy: Seeking Renewable Sources

In March 2016 Canada’s federal government met with provincial premiers to put together a national climate plan, one that will address carbon emissions. Canada is far behind other industrial nations in outlining measures to reduce the burning of fossil fuels. Many experts argue that taxing the population may not be the best solution to a cleaner planet. So how do ...
​Driverless Cars: Giving up ​C​ontrol in the ​F​ast​ ​Lane
  • 2016
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News in Review - March 2016
​Driverless Cars: Giving up ​C​ontrol in the ​F​ast​ ​Lane

The automobile: the first one was built about 130 years ago and today it's estimated there are 1.2 billion of them worldwide. They've changed how and where we live, work, shop and play. We've rebuilt our cities to accommodate them and created vast industries to build, fuel and service them. So it's no surprise that for young people around the ...
​​Burkina Faso Attack: Westerners Targeted
  • 2016
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News in Review - March 2016
​​Burkina Faso Attack: Westerners Targeted

An al-Qaeda-linked attack in West Africa in January 2016 is raising concerns about global security. Burkina Faso in West African is a largely Muslim country. Jihadist attackers raided a luxury hotel and a nearby cafe in the country's capital, Ouagadougou. They were shooting and taking hostages — targeting foreigners. An ensuing siege with security forces lasted 12 hours, ending with ...
​The Canadian Economy: Facing a Global ​Downturn
  • 2016
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News in Review - March 2016
​The Canadian Economy: Facing a Global ​Downturn

When the International Monetary Fund downgraded its global economic forecast in January 2016, it predicted Canada's economy would only grow 1.7 percent for the year. Canadian banks aren't as optimistic, settling for a mere 1.3 per cent. It’s not good news for a country that is admittedly feeling the pinch of a downturn. What's to blame? China? Slower than expected ...
​Forcillo Verdict: Police Accountability and the Use of Lethal Force
  • 2016
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News in Review - March 2016
​Forcillo Verdict: Police Accountability and the Use of Lethal Force

The case would change the way Toronto police respond to incidents where suspects show disturbing behaviour. On a July night in 2013, 18-year-old Sammy Yatim boarded a streetcar and began acting irrationally, exposing himself and threatening passengers with a knife. Constable James Forcillo arrived at the scene and within minutes fired his weapon nine times – killing Yatim. Following an ...
Climate Challenge: World Leaders Turn up the Heat in Paris
  • 2016
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News in Review - February 2016
Climate Challenge: World Leaders Turn up the Heat in Paris

It was an historic meeting in Paris in December 2015. Nearly 200 nations gathered to hammer out a global climate change agreement. The future of the world's environment was at stake and the list of challenges long. Could there finally be a legally binding agreement to cut carbon emissions?
Syrian Arrivals: Canada Welcomes the First Refugees
  • 2016
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News in Review - February 2016
Syrian Arrivals: Canada Welcomes the First Refugees

Canada is bringing 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada by the deadline of February 29. This News in Review story looks at the process to bring the refugees here from neighbouring Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. We also meet the students of an Ontario public school preparing for the arrival of a family they are sponsoring.

Guides

NIR-16-04 - ​Syria’s Civil War: The Human Toll

NIR-16-04 - ​Syria’s Civil War: The Human Toll

NIR-16-04 - ​​Zika Virus: A World Health Emergency

NIR-16-04 - ​​Zika Virus: A World Health Emergency

NIR-16-04 - ​Arrow Air: Canada’s Deadliest Plane Crash

NIR-16-04 - ​Arrow Air: Canada’s Deadliest Plane Crash

NIR-16-04 - ​Clean Energy: Seeking Renewable Sources

NIR-16-04 - ​Clean Energy: Seeking Renewable Sources

NIR-16-03 - Driverless Cars: Giving up Control in the Fast Lane

NIR-16-03 - Driverless Cars: Giving up Control in the Fast Lane

NIR-16-03 - Burkina Faso Attack: Westerners Targeted

NIR-16-03 - Burkina Faso Attack: Westerners Targeted

NIR-16-03 - The Canadian Economy: Facing a Global ​Downturn

NIR-16-03 - The Canadian Economy: Facing a Global ​Downturn

NIR-16-03 - Forcillo Verdict: Police Accountability and the Use of Lethal Force

NIR-16-03 - Forcillo Verdict: Police Accountability and the Use of Lethal Force

NIR-16-02 - Climate Challenge: World Leaders Turn up the Heat in Paris

NIR-16-02 - Climate Challenge: World Leaders Turn up the Heat in Paris

NIR-16-02 - Syrian Arrivals: Canada Welcomes the First​ ​Refugees

NIR-16-02 - Syrian Arrivals: Canada Welcomes the First​ ​Refugees