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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Autistic Dating: Social Skills to Navigate Romance
  • 2016
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News in Review - February 2016
Autistic Dating: Social Skills to Navigate Romance

Dating can be awkward at any age, but it's especially difficult for people with Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Now a new program is helping adults with ASD to decode facial cues and other social signals to navigate the dating world. And it's proving quite successful.
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?
Emotional Marketing: Advertisers Target the Heart
  • 2016
  • 00:11:56
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News in Review - February 2016
Emotional Marketing: Advertisers Target the Heart

It's not new for advertisers to use emotions to sell products, but are they sincere or is it blatant emotional manipulation? The CBC's Ioanna Roumeliotis catches a ride with WestJet's Blue Santa for the day to explore how storytelling and social media are reshaping advertising.
Mona Parsons: Canada's Nazi Resistance Fighter
  • 2016
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News in Review - January 2016
Mona Parsons: Canada's Nazi Resistance Fighter

Mona Parsons was a Canadian actress, nurse and unlikely hero. She became a member of an informal resistance in the Netherlands against the Nazis during the Second World War and was Canada’s only civilian female prisoner of war. Yet few have heard of her. Reporter Reg Sherren travelled to Nova Scotia to learn her story.
Paris Attacks: A Night of Terror
  • 2016
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News in Review - January 2016
Paris Attacks: A Night of Terror

In November 2015 what started as a normal Friday night ended in tragedy and bloodshed. Terrorists orchestrated a series of attacks throughout the city, killing 130 people and wounding hundreds more. It has left the city resolute but forever changed. And it has the rest of the world on edge about the intensifying campaign by ISIS.
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.
The Trump Card: Is Donald a Presidential Contender?
  • 2016
  • 00:14:34
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News in Review - January 2016
The Trump Card: Is Donald a Presidential Contender?

Multi-billionaire Donald Trump is brash, outspoken and controversial. He’s also favoured to win the Republican nomination for the 2016 U.S. presidential election. At first he was considered to be a mere blip in the polls, but Trump has survived the campaign so far. He has seized upon a fatigue in American politics and a frustration with the Republican establishment. It's ...
​Al-Qaeda Hostage: The ​Canadian Connection
  • 2016
  • 00:16:51
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News in Review - January 2016
​Al-Qaeda Hostage: The ​Canadian Connection

Matt Schrier was working as a freelance war photographer in Syria when he was captured by al-Qaeda-linked rebels in 2012. He was held prisoner for seven months, tortured and starved and had his identity stolen. On his return to the U.S. Matt revealed that his kidnappers may have had a Canadian connection.
​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
  • 00:15:34
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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 ...

Guides

NIR-16-02 - Autistic Dating: Social Skills to Navigate Romance

NIR-16-02 - Autistic Dating: Social Skills to Navigate Romance

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 - Emotional Marketing: Advertisers Target the Heart

NIR-16-02 - Emotional Marketing: Advertisers Target the Heart

NIR-16-01 - Mona Parsons: Canada's Nazi Resistance Fighter

NIR-16-01 - Mona Parsons: Canada's Nazi Resistance Fighter

NIR-16-01 - Paris Attacks: A Night of Terror

NIR-16-01 - Paris Attacks: A Night of Terror

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

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

NIR-16-01 - The Trump Card: Is Donald a Presidential Contender?

NIR-16-01 - The Trump Card: Is Donald a Presidential Contender?

NIR-16-01 - Al-Qaeda Hostage: The Canadian Connection

NIR-16-01 - Al-Qaeda Hostage: The Canadian Connection

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