The National Quebec considers ban on religious symbols for public servants

Quebec’s premier-designate François Legault says his new government wants to implement a ban on public servants wearing visible religious symbols.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/06/2018

News in Review - November 1998 Redefining Education: Showdown in Ontario

Since the election of the government of Mike Harris in Ontario, the public education system in that province has undergone unprecedented changes. The changes in Ontario have primarily been the result of Bill 160, a radical piece of legislation that dramatically transformed the balance of power between the provincial government, local and regional boards of education and teachers’ unions. As local ...
  • 1998
  • 00:11:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/1998

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CBC News Reds, Whites & the Blues

In this highly regarded CBC Newsworld documentary, also known as Reading, Writing and the Rez, four savvy teenagers take us to their white high schools and show us why most Native kids from reserves don’t graduate. Kiki, Chelsey, Jordan and Marcus live on the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, an urban Indian reserve in the shadow of Vancouver. The odds of finishing high school are against ...
  • 2006
  • 00:45:03
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Refugee Camp: Simulating the Refugee Experience

In this revealing documentary, a group of Calgary university students experience 24 hours simulating life in a refugee camp, using a mock camp and actors playing rebels, camp officials and soldiers. Each student is given a profile and, throughout their journey on foot in an isolated, unfamiliar location outside the city, are interrogated, harassed and have orders screamed at them. ...
  • 2002
  • 00:11:22
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Refugee Students: The Lucky Ones

From afar, and especially to those living in conflict zones, Canada can seem like a paradise — no war and the freedom to believe what you want. There is also reasonable access to education and employment. That is why the two young Somali refugees profiled in this documentary left their families behind in Kenya. Their new lives as students at Canadian ...
  • 2009
  • 00:24:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/30/2013

CBC News Rideau High Supports Aboriginal Smudging Tradition

As a Manitoba student fights to practice smudging, students at Rideau High School in Ottawa are making use of a new space designated for the spiritual cleansing ceremony. Grade 12 student Amanda Crete said being able to smudge during school hours helps her when she needs a break. "All the troubles and all the things that go on in daily ...
  • 2014
  • 00:01:50
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/14/2014

French Grammar Sac à surprise: Adjectives

Four British students challenge each other on their knowledge of French adjectives in a game called Sac à surprise. In this game, each student takes turns pulling a random object out of a bag. They then have 20 seconds to describe the object using as many French adjectives as possible. One point is awarded for each correct French adjective. The ...
  • 2018
  • 00:03:45
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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French Grammar Salut toi!: Articles

Taking turns, each student is posed a question by a member of the French public. They then have to state if the article in the sentence is definite, indefinite or partitive. Correct answers result in points, while incorrect answers result in a pie in the face! Teacher notes: You could split your class into teams and get each to come ...
  • 2018
  • 00:03:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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News in Review - April 2019 Sam's Story: Sex Assault Survivor Speaks Out

At 17, Sam Fazio was just a regular teenager at a school dance in Vancouver. Then she was violently sexually attacked in a bathroom stall. Sam reported the crime and went through the grueling process of physical and mental recovery while having to deal with police and a court case that left her and others shaking their heads. Since then, ...
  • 2019
  • 00:16:42
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 04/09/2019

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The Current Sanctuary: Nigerian Students Face Deportation

For more than 400 days, two Nigerian women, Victoria Ordu and Ihouma Amadi, both students at the University of Regina, avoided the full force of Canadian law by taking sanctuary in a Saskatchewan church. They faced deportation over violating their student visas by briefly working illegally off campus, but supporters, including university officials, don't think the punishment fits the crime.
  • 2013
  • 00:22:36
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/19/2014

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