The National

The National is Canada's destination for original journalism and stories with added depth and context from CBC News bureaus across the country and around the world. The nightly news program is led by CBC News Chief Correspondent Peter Mansbridge and a team of award-winning journalists, bringing Canadians the real story where and when they want it. This is where Canadians come for intelligent conversation, commentary and analysis on today's events.

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Episodes

The National ViewPoint | Why it’s time for Black History Month to go New

Writer Bee Quammie delves into Black History Month in Canada: "There is no benefit to treating black history like something that goes stale by March 1st, because Black Canadian history is Canadian history."
  • 2017
  • 00:02:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/17/2017

The National Kennewick Man New

When a 9,200 year-old skeleton is accidentally discovered in Washington State, no one could have imagined that the incident would erupt into a stormy debate about the very origins of the earliest inhabitants of North America. Local Native American tribes lay claim to the remains, but scientists feel that further study is imperative to better understand the evolutionary patterns of ...
  • 2000
  • 00:11:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/26/2017

The National Forgotten Chinese-Canadian Fought in WWI's Battle of Hill 70 New

Frederick Lee was one of a few hundred young men of Chinese descent who volunteered to fight for Canada in WWI, in an era when even those Chinese-Canadians born in Canada were considered aliens and denied the right to vote. He fought in the little known but strategically crucial Battle of Hill 70. Until recently, few knew about his contributions.
  • 2017
  • 00:05:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/18/2017

The National Women Priests New

There is a growing movement toward welcoming women to serve as priests in the Catholic Church; at the same time there is increasing resistance to the idea.
  • 2017
  • 00:14:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/18/2017

The National Teen photographer portrays homeless New

Meet Leah Denbok, a 17-year-old photographer from Collingwood, Ontario. She spent three years walking the streets in Toronto, Barrie and Kitchener, as well as in New York City, capturing the lives of the homeless with her photos. Many of the portraits will be featured in her book, Nowhere to Call Home — Photographs and Stories of the Homeless, with all proceeds ...
  • 2017
  • 00:10:21
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/15/2017

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The National What to know about the solar eclipse | Ask Bob New

For the first time in 30 years, eclipse madness swept across the continent in summer 2017. Bob McDonald, host of CBC's Quirks & Quarks, talks about the history and science of this celestial spectacle. He also talks about why we don't have a better name for "the moon" or what might happen if a huge asteroid passed by the sun.
  • 2017
  • 00:19:48
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/15/2017

Teacher Guide(s)

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The National Computer Coding Concepts Explained New

Algorithms, loops, "if" statements – what do they actually mean? Paul Gries, senior lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Toronto, explains these coding basics.
  • 2015
  • 00:01:45
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/15/2017

Teacher Guide(s)

  • How to Use Video Effectively in the Classroom [.pdf]

The National The MMIWG Inquiry | Up to Speed New

The national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls began last year, but advocacy groups and some families have been critical of the process. Some say the inquiry has struggled to connect with the families of the victims.
  • 2017
  • 00:05:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/13/2017

The National Wab Kinew on La Loche and Discrimination Against First Nations Children New

Wab Kinew discusses the recent school shooting in La Loche, Saskatchewan and a ruling that Canada discriminates against First Nation children.
  • 2016
  • 00:07:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/13/2017

The National John A. Macdonald's Complicated Legacy New

John A. Macdonald's complicated legacy is sparking heated debated over whether to remove his name from schools. Many Canadians are asking, how do we honour Canada's first prime minister while acknowledging his role in creating residential schools?
  • 2017
  • 00:09:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/11/2017