The National D-Day 70: Juno Beach Inspires Teacher

Neil Orford is one of those high school teachers you don't forget. But it is Juno Beach he wants students to remember. He is deeply committed to that place and that moment when Canadian troops landed on what will always be remembered as D-Day. "I think Juno Beach is a sacred piece of Canadian territory in another land," says the ...
  • 2014
  • 00:03:11
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/18/2014

News in Review - April 2017 Degrees of Disappointment: Is Higher Education Failing?

Young Canadians are feeling betrayed. They were told that if they went to university and got a good education they would get a secure job and a stable future. But that promise isn’t always coming true these days. Many graduates are ending up in precarious jobs with no future. Nick Purdon looks at the promise of higher education and asks ...
  • 2017
  • 00:15:41
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/20/2017

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News in Review - December 2003 Digging History

High school history class for many people was a place where textbooks were sure to be found. History was a subject that we all knew we should learn, but some students had a tough time making it stick. These days, history lessons are certainly sticking with high school students in Tillsonburg, Ontario, thanks to Robin Barker James. He’s a history ...
  • 2003
  • 00:13:40
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2003

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The Nature of Things Down to Earth

The program examines a number of outdoor education programs, such as Hood Ecologic, an inner-city environmental group that was started by four young students and Children of the Earth, the first native school in Canada to try to integrate traditional native teachings with academic course work. Children have much to teach us about maintaining a sense of wonder and respect ...
  • 1994
  • 00:45:53
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - March 2004 Dying for Peace: Our Soldiers in Kabul

In February 2004, another contingent of Canadian soldiers began arriving in Afghanistan, and a Canadian general took command of the NATO-led peace and security mission. The fresh troops began settling into their base near Kabul, only weeks after a suicide bomber attacked a Canadian patrol, killing Corporal Jamie Murphy and wounding three other soldiers. We look at the aftermath of ...
  • 2004
  • 00:15:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2004

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Doc Zone Faking the Grade Classroom Favourites

According to a study of 15,000 post-secondary students in Canada, 58% of first-year students admitted to serious test cheating when they were in high school; 73% admitted to serious cheating on written work while in high school; 53% of undergraduate students admitted to at least one instance of serious cheating on written work sometime in the last year; 18% said ...
  • 2012
  • 00:42:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National FAS Schools

One public school in Winnipeg is making a difference in the lives of fetal alcohol syndrom (FAS) children. Eight years ago, three women decided to challenge the stereotype and started two special classrooms for FAS students. The first thing to go was an over-stimulating classroom. They brought in soothing music, weighted blankets and vests to give them a better sense of ...
  • 2002
  • 00:12:57
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - June 2006 Fighting Illiteracy: The Swedish Way

Illiteracy is a big problem in Canada. Many Canadians can't read well enough to understand even the simplest labels or signs. Some experts say our education system is to blame. In this News in Review story we'll look at how one former illiterate individual had to struggle against that system to turn her life around. We'll also travel to Sweden ...
  • 2006
  • 00:16:19
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/15/2006

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CBC News First Nations Teen Told Not to Smudge Before School

"I smudge just to make myself feel good and to hope me and my family have a good day... I use it to send prayers out and to stay positive." An Aboriginal teen challenges his school's policy over a sacred aboriginal tradition. The 17-year-old Manitoba teen lost a younger brother to suicide last year and he says smudging — the ...
  • 2014
  • 00:01:40
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/18/2014

The National Free Speech Under Attack

Is free speech under fire on Canadian university campuses? Some say it's being stifled in the name of political correctness and reject the idea that speech should be limited to protect people. Others say lines need to be drawn with hate speech.
  • 2017
  • 00:15:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/06/2017