News in Review - December 2006 Teaching Children How to Care

If we want to make the world a better and more peaceful place we need to care about each other. We need to understand the feelings of other people, and why such things as cruelty and bullying are bad. In this News in Review story we’ll look at a program called Roots of Empathy. It teaches children in some Canadian ...
  • 2006
  • 00:11:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2006

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The National Teaching Coding Through Robotics

A team of Harvard engineers has come up with a fun way to get kids hooked on coding. Starting with simple pictograms, students set responses to certain stimuli that determine the movements of a robot named Root. When they become comfortable working with pictures, the program introduces text-based coding. With this tool, even children who don't yet know how to ...
  • 2016
  • 00:05:11
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/27/2016

News in Review - December 2003 The Gender Gap in Our Schools

In schools across Canada girls are outperforming boys. This has led to shifting enrollment patterns at universities: women now make up more than 50 per cent of students in overall enrollment and in professional programs such as law and medicine. Women are also making huge gains in engineering and the sciences, once almost exclusively male domains. Experts say the reason ...
  • 2003
  • 00:15:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2003

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CBC News Special The Problem with Boys

There's a growing gender gap and it's hitting a critical stage. Young men are the focus of concern because of their underachievement. This program blends cross-country reports and discussions among parents, educators, boy and specialists. Every facet of the issue is explored. Will boys need special education classes? How have their favourite recreational activities affected their outlook? What will they ...
  • 2004
  • 00:40:36
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CBC Short Docs The Secret Path: Freedom to Speak New

A group of inmates at Toronto South Detention Centre are studying Secret Path, Gord Downie and Jeff Lemire’s graphic novel about Chanie Wenjack. Chanie was a young Anishinaabe boy who died while running away from residential school in 1966 — simply because he wanted to go home. Many themes in Chanie’s story resonate with these inmates: isolation, identity, fear, anger, the ...
  • 2017
  • 00:08:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/12/2017

CBC Short Docs The Secret Path: In The Classroom

Gord Downie's Secret Path tells the story of Chanie Wenjack, a young boy who died trying to get home from residential school in 1966. It's been taught in classrooms across Canada this year. Daisy and Pearl Wenjack, Chanie's sisters, visit a school in Toronto where the children have a special surprise for the family.
  • 2017
  • 00:09:37
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/05/2017

News in Review - February 2017 The Sioux Lookout Solution: ​Playing ​Hockey Not Hookey

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 ...
  • 2017
  • 00:13:06
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 02/20/2017

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The National This Igloo Greenhouse Could Revolutionize Food Production in the North

A Ryerson University student has built a greenhouse on the Arctic Circle that allows people in the far North to grow fresh produce.
  • 2016
  • 00:05:12
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/19/2016

Marketplace Trouble in the Classroom

In a months-long investigation, CBC's Marketplace team combs through data from provincial governments to find out how teacher discipline is handled across Canada.
  • 2016
  • 00:21:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/22/2016

The Early Edition UBC Launches Consent Campaign

As six unsolved cases of sexual assault continue to cast a shadow over the University of British Columbia, the school has created a program to educate students about consent. Two-thirds of Canadians don't understand the concept of consent, said Janet Mee, the director of access and diversity at UBC. "Consent is more than no means no. It's maybe means no. ...
  • 2015
  • 00:06:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/06/2015