News in Review 2012-2013

Looking for news stories from a particular month and year? This channel features an archive of News in Review broadcasts dating from 2012 to 2013, covering the key stories from the period that matter most to Canadian educators.All stories feature a comprehensive, classroom-ready resource guide developed by experienced teachers. The broad range of lesson plans and activities will appeal to all type of learners.

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News in Review - December 2012 Learning from the Death of Amanda Todd

Amanda Todd’s suicide on October 10, 2012 set off a national debate. Not only because it was another tragic case of a life cut short as a result of cruel and vicious bullying, but also because before her suicide Todd had posted a nine-minute YouTube video in which she used a series of flash cards to tell her experience of ...
  • 2012
  • 00:14:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2012

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  • Learning from the Death of Amanda Todd

News in Review - December 2012 Canada’s Spy Story

Royal Canadian Navy Sub-Lieutenant Jeffery Paul Delisle has confessed to being a spy for Russia. We show what he did, how he managed to get away with it for so long, and what motivated him to betray his country.
  • 2012
  • 00:14:53
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  • NIR-12-12 - Canada's Spy Story

News in Review - December 2012 Truth, Lies and Confessions

A popular police interrogation method is seen as a success for all the confessions it helps elicit from suspects. Detractors acknowledge its success but also claim it can pressure people into confessing to crimes they did not commit.
  • 2012
  • 00:18:44
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News in Review - December 2012 U.S. Election: Obama Re-elected

Barack Obama is the President of the United States for another four years after defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney. We review the campaign and look at both men’s successes and failures.
  • 2012
  • 00:16:36
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News in Review - November 2012 Justin Trudeau: Federal Liberal's Future?

"Rock star appeal." "Edgy and fresh." "Hip and appealing." These are just some of the words that were used in newspapers across the country to describe Justin Trudeau after he declared that he was officially running for the leadership of the federal Liberals. These aren’t the words that are usually associated with politicians in Canada. In fact, politics is seen ...
  • 2012
  • 00:17:07
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 11/15/2012

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  • How to Use Video Effectively in the Classroom [.pdf]

  • NIR-12-11 - Justin Trudeau: Federal Liberal's Future?

News in Review - November 2012 Ontario Teachers and Democratic Rights

With a provincial deficit approaching $15 billion and a debt load of over $200 billion, Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty made it clear to the public sector that wages would be frozen until the province’s finances could be brought back to a reasonable level. Caught in the cross hairs of this threat were Ontario’s teachers whose contracts were set to expire ...
  • 2012
  • 00:14:44
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News in Review - November 2012 Canada's Soccer Fixing Scandal

When the Canadian women’s soccer team played the United States in the semi-final match at the London Olympics, the referee made a series of bizarre calls that many felt cost Canada the match. With the Canadians leading 3-2 in the 80th minute, Canada’s goalkeeper was called for holding the ball for too long, a call that is almost never made ...
  • 2012
  • 00:14:26
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  • NIR-12-11 - Canada's Soccer Fixing Scandal

News in Review - November 2012 E. Coli Health Hazard

In September 2012, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) issued a notice informing Canadians not to eat beef products produced at XL Foods near Edmonton, Alberta. The CFIA had been made aware that there was a problem when a beef shipment being trucked across the border into the United States was identified as contaminated by the U.S. Food Safety Inspection ...
  • 2012
  • 00:15:48
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News in Review - October 2012 Quebec Votes 2012

On September 4, 2012 the first female premier of Quebec was elected. Pauline Marois, the leader of the separatist Parti québécois (PQ), defeated the incumbent Liberal Party, led by Jean Charest, by the narrow margin of less than one percentage point (or four seats) to form a minority government. The newly created party Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) came in third ...
  • 2012
  • 00:15:07
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  • NIR-12-10 - Quebec Votes 2012

News in Review - October 2012 Lance Armstrong: Hero or Villain ?

The defiant cyclist stepped to the podium at the World Cancer Congress in Montreal and told the 2,000 dignitaries gathered before him, “My name is Lance Armstrong. I am a cancer survivor. I’m a father of five. And yes, I won the Tour de France seven times.” (Associated Press, August 29, 2012) This marked the first public appearance by Armstrong ...
  • 2012
  • 00:16:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2012

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  • NIR-12-10 - Lance Armstrong: Hero or Villain?