BBC Channel

Supporting learning is at the heart of the BBC's mission. This channel provides accessible, engaging, inspiring and challenging content covering a wide range of unique documentaries and series. From space science, medicine, animal behaviour to international history and social justice, let the experts take you through a real journey of discovery.

  • 9-12

Channels give access to specialized content beyond the basic Curio.ca subscription. Should you wish to add channels to your subscription, please complete the Subscription Quote Request form.

Included in this channel

My World Media Literacy Where do you find your news?

News can be gathered and consumed from so many different places – online, newspapers, radio, TV.  Whatever your preference, you need to take into account whether you can trust the source. This video will provide tips that you can use to find news from trustworthy news sources.
  • 2020
  • 00:02:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/06/2020

Access to this content is reserved to BBC Channel subscribers.

More details

Teacher Guide(s)

  • My World Lesson 7: Where Do You Find Your News?

My World Media Literacy What about social media?

Social media is such a powerful source for today’s news. This video talks about social media, explores how to determine when it's ok to share news, and what makes a story go viral. Host Radzi will also take viewers through a technical exercise of how to spot deep fake news.
  • 2020
  • 00:06:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/06/2020

Access to this content is reserved to BBC Channel subscribers.

More details

Teacher Guide(s)

  • My World Lesson 8: Should I Share It?

My World Media Literacy Why does the news keep changing?

Developing news stories happen when news stories grow and change over time. It is important to report on new facts or themes when they emerge. The 2019 wildfires in Australia provide the backdrop for this video, as we follow the news reports of the devastation and uncover the different sources reported on how the fires started.
  • 2020
  • 00:02:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/06/2020

Access to this content is reserved to BBC Channel subscribers.

More details

Teacher Guide(s)

  • My World Lesson 9: Why Do Some News Stories Evolve?

My World Media Literacy How do journalists earn our trust?

Every day, journalists work hard to maintain the trust of their readers and viewers. The most important way to do this is through accurate reporting and complete transparency. But when reported information is found to be wrong, it is the responsibility of the journalists to update and correct it quickly and be open and transparent. In today’s world, misinformation can ...
  • 2020
  • 00:03:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/06/2020

Access to this content is reserved to BBC Channel subscribers.

More details

Teacher Guide(s)

  • My World Lesson 10: How Do Journalists Earn Trust?

BBC Documentaries India: A Dangerous Place to Be a Woman

In December 2012 a young medical student was brutally gang-raped on board a bus in Delhi. Horrified by the attack, 28-year-old British Asian Radha Bedi travels to India to uncover the reality of life for young women there. Warning: Disturbing scenes.
  • 2013
  • 00:52:07
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 03/17/2020

Access to this content is reserved to BBC Channel subscribers.

More details

BBC Documentaries How Gay Is Pakistan?

Mawaan Rizwan asks what life is really like for gay people in Pakistan, where homosexuality is illegal and considered by some as a disease. In this revealing journey to the country of his birth, Mawaan meets people living gay and transgender lives despite constant fear of persecution. He discovers a fascinating and shocking private world where sex between men is ...
  • 2015
  • 00:50:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/12/2020

Access to this content is reserved to BBC Channel subscribers.

More details

Heroes of the Enlightenment Changes in Society (Part 2 of 2)

By the end of the 18th century, many Enlightenment ideals about society had been put into practice by three remarkable men: Nicolas de Condorcet, who advocated for civil rights, the abolishment of slavery and gender equality; Thomas Jefferson, principal author of the Declaration of Independence; and Frederick the Great, whose “enlightened absolutism” meant religious tolerance in Prussia. This program profiles ...
  • 2011
  • 00:52:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/12/2020

Access to this content is reserved to BBC Channel subscribers.

More details

Heroes of the Enlightenment The Power of Knowledge (Part 1 of 2)

The 18th century movement known as the Age of Enlightenment saw the rise of intellectuals who endorsed freedom of thought apart from the dictates of state and religion, thus laying the foundation for advances in science, social philosophy and culture. This program discusses the contributions of Immanuel Kant, Isaac Newton, Denis Diderot, the Marquês de Pombal and Erasmus Darwin. Part 1 ...
  • 2011
  • 00:52:15
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 03/12/2020

Access to this content is reserved to BBC Channel subscribers.

More details

BBC Documentaries Faith and Gay Fear

Across the world, there is a growing move to halt the advance of gay rights by direct persecution and support for anti-homosexual laws. From the anti-gay agenda spreading across Europe from Russia to the extreme homophobia in Africa sponsored by western evangelists and right-wing Christians in Slovakia and Uganda, this film reveals that far from the hatred originating from rogue ...
  • 2015
  • 00:46:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/12/2020

Access to this content is reserved to BBC Channel subscribers.

More details

BBC Documentaries Einstein and Hawking: Masters of Our Universe (Part 2 of 2)

If there was a pantheon for the great minds, Steven Hawking and Albert Einstein would undoubtedly qualify for membership. Their extraordinary theories were transformative in the world of physics. They are undoubtedly the most recognized scientists in the world and between them they have transformed our understanding of everything. Part 2 of 2.
  • 2014
  • 00:51:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/12/2020

Access to this content is reserved to BBC Channel subscribers.

More details

The new version of Curio is available!

Access this page through the new version and discover a whole new experience.

Try the new version