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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 - March 2017 U.S. Travel Ban: Erecting a Muslim Wall New

Within days of taking up his role as president of the United States, Donald Trump signed a series of executive orders. One such order suspended all refugees from entering the U.S. and banned travellers from seven predominantly Muslim countries. And it affected many foreign-born Americans, even those with visas and green cards. The ban drew immediate outrage and criticism both ...
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  • Added on: 03/23/2017

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News in Review - March 2017 Roberta Bondar: Stellar Inspiration New

​Twenty five years ago, Roberta Bondar blasted into history as the first Canadian woman in space. A research scientist in neurology, she used her education in the first International Microgravity Laboratory Mission on board Space Shuttle Discovery. Now, a quarter of a century later, she’s still flying high, reaching out to a younger generation to spark their curiosity in all things ...
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News in Review - March 2017 Women’s March on Washington: Stronger Together New

The election of President Donald Trump deeply divided the United States. Just a day after his swearing-in ceremony, more than one million people took to the streets around the world to protest. Washington was ground zero. The Women’s March on Washington saw an unprecedented number of marchers turn out. They were there to ensure the new administration did not erode ...
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  • Added on: 03/23/2017

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News in Review - March 2017 Mosque Attack: Mass Shooting in Quebec New

On a cold January night in Quebec City, a young man slipped into a mosque where men were at prayer and began to randomly shoot. When it was over six men were dead and many others were seriously injured. The suspect had fled and a manhunt ensued. The shooting left a community in shock and a country renowned for multicultural ...
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  • Added on: 03/23/2017

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News in Review - February 2017 Oil and Water: The Standoff at Standing Rock New

In early 2016, the Dakota Access Pipeline was near completion when members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota began their protest. The line was to go under the Missouri River at Lake Oahe, next to the Standing Rock Reservation. Members claimed it would threaten their water. They gathered, at first by the hundreds and within months by ...
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  • Added on: 02/20/2017

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News in Review - February 2017 One Year On: Canada’s Syrian Refugee Program New

A year after settling in Canada, thousands of Syrian refugees are ​facing a new challenge as their government sponsor​ship​ is about to end. It hasn’t been easy for every immigrant, and some are struggling. The CBC​'s​ Susan Ormiston met the Tonbari family​ over a year ago​ in Lebanon as they were fleeing Syria, their war torn homeland. She went back ...
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News in Review - February 2017 Civilians Under Siege: The Battle for Aleppo New

For nearly six years the residents of Syria have dealt with war. But it was the battle for the city of Aleppo that finally drew international outrage: thousands of civilians trapped in the city, bombarded, starving, and with little or no medical facilities. For weeks the opposing sides lay siege and citizens paid the price as the world, for the ...
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News in Review - February 2017 The Sioux Lookout Solution: ​Playing ​Hockey Not Hookey New

There are big problems in Canada’s remote northern communities keeping kids in school. Many drop out, turning instead to alcohol, drugs or worse. Recently, one school board in northwestern Ontario came up with a solution to get kids engaged. It made hockey a part of the physical education curriculum. Dubbed the “Hockey Academy,” the program is now in three schools ...
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News in Review - January 2017 Europe's Discontent: The Backlash of Populism New

The results of the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom and the U.S. presidential election in 2016 may have caught many by surprise, but those who study political philosophy say it’s all part of an anti-establishment backlash. It indicates a return to so-called “populism,” where the people want more say in the direction of their country. And that could spell ...
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  • Added on: 01/27/2017

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News in Review - January 2017 Revealing Selfies: The Consequences of Sexting New

Sharing a sexy selfie with your latest crush may seem harmless, but once online those images live forever. Recently six male teens found out the hard way that sharing intimate pictures of their female schoolmates was also against the law. CBC reporter Ioanna Roumeliotis went to a high school in Nova Scotia to talk to teens about the pressure to ...
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