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 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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News in Review - December 2019 School Violence: How Safe Are Our Children? (Story A)

How safe are Canadian schools? How do schools track and report student violence? And just how prevalent is it? A months-long CBC News investigation found that peer-on-peer violence in schools is all too common, and starts as early as elementary school. An absence of reliable statistics and under-reporting prompted CBC News to ask young people directly about their experiences. The ...
  • 2019
  • 00:18:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/13/2020

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News in Review - December 2019 School Violence: How Safe Are Our Children? (Story B)

When your child goes to school, you expect them to be safe. As an exclusive CBC News investigation into school violence reveals, that isn’t always the case. That certainly didn’t happen in Devan Selvey’s case. The 14-year-old boy was stabbed to death outside his school in Hamilton, Ontario in October 2019. He later died in hospital. His mother witnessed the ...
  • 2019
  • 00:14:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/13/2020

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The National Self-esteem the key to empowering the women of tomorrow

Self-esteem is the key to empowering the women of tomorrow, according to a special program at a school in Nova Scotia. Through a variety of activities aimed at increasing the self-esteem of young girls, the program's co-ordinators hope to empower the students and encourage them to believe in themselves at an age where self-confidence can be lacking.
  • 2018
  • 00:04:28
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/27/2018

CBC News Severe Allergies

Six percent of North American children have severe food allergies, and experts say the number is rising. As a result, more and more families will be made to feel like prisoners in their own home; that's what it's like when the most everyday foods can be potentially fatal for your child. Meet a Canadian family who's coping with two children who ...
  • 2008
  • 00:13:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013