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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Cyber-Shaming: Retribution in a Virtual World
  • 2015
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News in Review - September 2015
Cyber-Shaming: Retribution in a Virtual World

In the age of social media, public shaming is making a comeback. Hundreds of years ago, townsfolk would put members of their society who violated the law or moral code into public stocks or pillories to humiliate them. Today, society attacks online, in virtual anonymity, with little fear of recrimination. And there is little the victims can do about it. ...
Greek Debt Crisis 2015
  • 2015
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News in Review - September 2015
Greek Debt Crisis 2015

It is the birthplace of democracy but in 2015 Greece faced an unparalleled disaster. It owed the International Monetary Fund and the European Union billions of dollars and could no longer make repayments. The EU demanded austerity measures. But with taxes and unemployment already high the Greek people had had enough. Greece became the first nation ever to default on ...
Omar Khadr: Villain or Victim?
  • 2015
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News in Review - September 2015
Omar Khadr: Villain or Victim?

Omar Khadr has been labelled a convicted war criminal, a child soldier and a terrorist. Arrested at age 15 for killing an American soldier in Afghanistan, he served 13 years in prison. During that time he was tortured, humiliated, held without trial for years and abandoned by the Canadian government. Now at 29, newly released on bail, he's trying to start ...
Residential School Shame: The TRC Report
  • 2015
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News in Review - September 2015
Residential School Shame: The TRC Report

In the 19th century the Canadian government set up the residential school system as a way to teach English and Christianity to Aboriginal children. Successive generations were taken from their families and put in boarding schools run by churches. Over the years, many of the children suffered physical, mental and even sexual abuse. Many died. In 2008 the Truth and ...
​Coding for Kids: Programming the Future
  • 2015
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News in Review - October 2015
​Coding for Kids: Programming the Future

Computers govern our lives, at school, at home, at work. Even smart phones are basically a small computer. Yet most of us know very little about how to program them. That's a problem some educators are addressing today. They’re putting computer coding into the school curriculum so children can learn how to interface with their future.
​Deadly Drug: Fentanyl
  • 2015
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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.
​EU Refugee Crisis
  • 2015
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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.
​Global Warming: Canada's Melting Glaciers
  • 2015
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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.
​Health Myths Debunked
  • 2015
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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 ...
​Niqab Debate: A Canadian Election Firestorm
  • 2015
  • 00:16:27
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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 ...

Guides

NIR-15-09 - Cyber-Shaming: Retribution in a Virtual World

NIR-15-09 - Cyber-Shaming: Retribution in a Virtual World

NIR-15-09 - Greek Debt Crisis 2015

NIR-15-09 - Greek Debt Crisis 2015

NIR-15-09 - Omar Khadr: Villain or Victim?

NIR-15-09 - Omar Khadr: Villain or Victim?

NIR-15-09 - Residential School Shame: The TRC Report

NIR-15-09 - Residential School Shame: The TRC Report

NIR-15-10 - Coding for Kids: Programming the Future

NIR-15-10 - Coding for Kids: Programming the Future

NIR-15-10 - Deadly Drug: Fentanyl

NIR-15-10 - Deadly Drug: Fentanyl

NIR-15-10 - EU Refugee Crisis

NIR-15-10 - EU Refugee Crisis

NIR-15-12 - Global Warming: Canada’s Melting Glaciers

NIR-15-12 - Global Warming: Canada’s Melting Glaciers

NIR-15-11 - ​Health Myths Debunked

NIR-15-11 - ​Health Myths Debunked

NIR-15-12 - Niqab Debate: A Canadian Election Firestorm

NIR-15-12 - Niqab Debate: A Canadian Election Firestorm