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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News in Review - December 2015 ​Voter Malaise: Is Politics Broken?

Despite a higher than expected turnout for the recent federal election, many Canadians are not engaging in the political process. This is particularly true of the younger generation. CBC's chief political correspondent Keith Boag tries to find out if politics is broken – and if it is, who's at fault? The politicians or the voters?
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News in Review - December 2015 ​Niqab Debate: A Canadian Election Firestorm

In 2011 Stephen Harper's Conservative government banned the wearing of the niqab during citizenship ceremonies because, they said, it was a symbol of oppression. One women, Zunera Ishaq, challenged the ban. This battle became a hotbed issue during the 2015 federal election. In the end the courts affirmed Ishaq's right to wear the niqab. Did it cost the Conservatives their ...
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News in Review - December 2015 ​Global Warming: Canada's Melting Glaciers

The cause of climate change has long been debated by scientists, but the melting of the planet’s glaciers is an example that the heat is causing serious change. News In Review joins Chris Brown on a breathtaking journey into British Columbia where he witnesses first-hand the disappearing giants. Then meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe explains some of the effects of long term global warming.
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News in Review - December 2015 ​Syrian Refugees: Crisis in Germany

The massive tsunami of refugees into Europe this past year has overwhelmed many countries. Some countries responded by closing their borders, but Germany said it would take whoever wanted to come. Now the country is reeling under the sheer numbers. Nahlah Ayed takes us to Hamburg where she discovers what it's like for the asylum seekers and meets those who ...
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News in Review - November 2015 ​Norway's Oil: Investing in a Nation's Future

The worldwide drop in oil prices has left Alberta facing a billion-dollar deficit and its economy balancing on the edge of recession, possibly dragging the rest of Canada with it. What happened with the surplus the province made over the years of high oil prices? There may be a lesson to learn from across the Atlantic in Norway. What did ...
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News in Review - November 2015 ​Pope of the People: Francis visits America

In September 2015 Pope Francis travelled to Cuba and the United States. The Pope has never been one to shy away from politics and this trip was no exception. Yet the faithful came out in the hundreds of thousands to see the leader of the Catholic Church and hear his message of love and acceptance.
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News in Review - November 2015 ​Health Myths Debunked

Whether we're talking about teen sleep habits, sugar consumption, saturated fats, cosmetics, aging or otherwise, there’s a lot of disparate information out there on health and wellness. How much is true and how much is spin? In this special News in Review story we take a look at a number of health topics to clarify the facts and help you live a ...
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News in Review - November 2015 ​Trudeau's Surprising Majority

Canadians went to the polls in October 2015, but this was no ordinary election. For starters, it was the longest federal campaign in recent history, and the Conservatives had held onto power in three prior elections. At the outset, the official opposition, the New Democratic Party led by Thomas Mulcair, was strong. And there was a new player leading the ...
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News in Review - October 2015 ​EU Refugee Crisis

In 2015, an unprecedented number of people tried to illegally enter the Euro zone. In a desperate search for a better life, they arrived by land and sea in the thousands. Many of them did not survive the journey and the ones that did make it were not always welcome.
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News in Review - October 2015 ​Deadly Drug: Fentanyl

Fentanyl is a prescribed pain medication, but it’s fast becoming one of the most deadly street drugs in Canada. One hundred times more potent than morphine, this seemingly innocuous drug is relatively easy to get. Overdoses are growing at an alarming rate, and not just among hardened users. Now health officials are sounding the alarm.
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