The National As Nunavut struggles with food insecurity, students step up to help feed their peers

Food prices in Canada's north are so high that seven out of 10 young people there go hungry. A Nunavut high school is now trying to fight this food insecurity with a free hot lunch program run by the school's food studies class.
  • 2019
  • 00:04:32
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/13/2019

As It Happens Attawapiskat's New School

At last the people of Attawapiskat are getting a new school. It's been 14 years since the former elementary school there was condemned for toxic contamination. As It Happens speaks with Chelsea-Jane Edwards, one of the people who campaigned hard for the school. Chelsea co-founded Shannen’s Dream, a campaign for safe, comfortable schools and equitable education on reserves across Canada. The campaign ...
  • 2014
  • 00:08:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/08/2014

The National B.C. measles outbreak has some kids taking their health into their own hands

Some 33 students and staff at the centre of a measles outbreak in Vancouver have been ordered to stay home because they haven't provided proof of vaccination. This has some B.C. kids taking their health into their own hands.
  • 2019
  • 00:03:14
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/25/2019

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

Access to this content is reserved to News in Review | Archives subscribers.

More details

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

French Grammar Bon appétit: Nouns

Bon Appétit sees four British students go trolley-to-trolley in a Parisian supermarket, all with the aim of improving their knowledge of French nouns. Split into two teams, this film sees the students racing against the clock, with each team having only a few minutes to buy as much food as possible. Simple enough, but with one small challenge. One team may ...
  • 2018
  • 00:03:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

Access to this content is reserved to BBC Channel subscribers.

More details

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

Access to this content is reserved to National Geographic Channel subscribers.

More details

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