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 - 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
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2012

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  • NIR-12-11 - Ontario Teachers and Democratic Rights

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
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2012

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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
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2012

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  • NIR-12-11 - E. Coli Health Hazard

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
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2012

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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?

News in Review - October 2012 The Search for the Franklin Expedition

Captain Sir John Franklin and his crew of 130 men set off from Britain 160 years ago on an expedition of the Arctic. The two ships, the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, were some of the biggest and strongest vessels ever to make the journey. Stocked with food, water and other necessities to last seven years, the expedition hoped to ...
  • 2012
  • 00:15:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2012

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  • NIR-12-10 - The Search for the Franklin Expedition

News in Review - October 2012 Crisis in Syria

What started as a few isolated protests suddenly became a nationwide phenomenon and, the more the movement grew, the more violent President Bashar al-Assad’s army became. Within months, the crisis evolved into an all-out civil war. It was the president’s hope that the military might of the Syrian army would stop the uprising in its tracks. Instead it spawned a ...
  • 2012
  • 00:18:19
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 10/15/2012

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  • NIR-12-10 - Crisis in Syria

News in Review - September 2012 Colorado Shooting Rampage

During the midnight premiere of Batman: The Dark Knight Rises at a theatre in Aurora, Colorado, a young man dressed in black body armour, a gas mask, with guns strapped around his lap appeared through the emergency exit. He threw a canister of tear gas into the audience and commenced firing his weapons. Twelve people were killed and another 58 were injured. ...
  • 2012
  • 00:18:17
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/15/2012

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  • NIR-12-09 - Colorado Shooting Rampage

News in Review - September 2012 Quebec Students Speak Out

In February of 2012 thousands of students in Quebec took to the streets to protest a proposed hike in tuition fees introduced by the Liberal government of Jean Charest. The protesting students effectively shut down colleges and universities by boycotting classes and preventing other students from attending. The protesting students also committed acts of vandalism and snarled traffic. A number ...
  • 2012
  • 00:16:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2012

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  • NIR-12-09 - Quebec Students Speak Out