News in Review - October 2002 Back to School in Afghanistan

Following the defeat of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan, schools were re-opened throughout the country, but with a difference. For the first time in five years women were allowed to teach in schools and girls of all ages were allowed to be pupils. A documentary piece by Carol Off on the revitalization of the Afghan educational system.
  • 2002
  • 00:13:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2002

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The National Back to School in Afghanistan

Recently 1.5 million students went back to school in Afghanistan, in a country welcoming peace for the first time in years, but where images of war are still present in the classroom. The conditions are appalling, but the students are anxious for some kind of normal routine. Education is the government's number one post-war priority. But the big question is: ...
  • 2002
  • 00:22:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CBC Docs POV Bee Nation

Bee Nation is a heart-warming and inspiring film set within the framework of the first-ever First Nations Provincial Spelling Bee in Canada. Visit Saskatchewan reserves to meet students, parents and teachers in the weeks leading up to the spelling bee. Go ice fishing on a school outing, revel in a dance at a powwow, see best friends study together and hover ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:48
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/26/2017

My Brilliant Brain Born Genius

At two years old, Marc Yu taught himself how to play Mary Had a Little Lamb on the piano. One year later, he was tackling Beethoven. Without ever studying, Marc also has perfect pitch – the ability to identify musical notes as easily as identifying colors – a skill that only one in 10,000 people has. How did Marc develop his amazing ...
  • 2007
  • 00:47:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/15/2016

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The National Boys Will Be Boys: Sexual Harassment in Schools

Just what kinds of behaviour are acceptable in our schools, or for that matter, in society in general. The sexual harassment of girls in school begins as early as the primary grades. While many explain the poor behaviour as "just a joke...boys will be boys", the self esteem and scholastic achievement of the victims erode. In this program we see ...
  • 1995
  • 00:25:46
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Brain Gains: Better Grades Through Fitness

The National visits an inner city high school in Saskatoon, SK, where one teacher went out on a limb to test the theory that vigorous daily exercise improves academic performance. The Grade 8 and Grade 9 students in teacher Allison Cameron's classes contend with a wide range of behavioural problems: almost half are diagnosed with ADHD and many work at ...
  • 2009
  • 00:15:43
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Campus Culture: Universities and the Issue of Sexual Misconduct

Senior CBC News correspondent Susan Ormiston looks at how colleges and universities are navigating the difficult ground of sexual assault on campus and addressing charges that their institutions tolerate a "rape culture." Ormiston examines the steps taken by the University of Ottawa and Lakehead University in the wake of very public sexual misconduct scandals and speaks with young women who ...
  • 2014
  • 00:19:01
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 12/02/2014

News in Review - February 1991 Canada's Anti-Hate Law: The Keegstra Case

In this segment we review the Keegstra case and the Supreme Court's ruling upholding Canada's anti-hate law.
  • 1991
  • 00:09:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/1991

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The National Canada's Shame: Illiteracy

Canada is considered one of the world’s leading countries, but our hidden shame is the 42% of our population who are illiterate. Illiteracy means many are living on the edge of poverty, unable to get ahead. With numerous roadblocks in our present federal and provincial system, what is the future for Canadians who cannot read and write? The program profiles ...
  • 2006
  • 00:22:38
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Canada's Social Safety Net: In Hard Times (Part 2 of 4)

The program examines some new ways of helping people in economically hard times. Canada's social safety net has stretched beyond the expectations of those who originally conceived it. The current economy has created a great need for the aid of unemployment insurance and welfare, but that need outweighs available resources. Peter Mansbridge leads an analysis of the options government may ...
  • 1993
  • 00:27:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013