News in Review 2013-2014

This is Canada's premier current-event series for the classroom. It's the only resource that gives your students the opportunity to delve into today's most important events as they unfold. Complex international, national and regional stories are broken down and given context. Diverse communities and divergent interests are given a voice.Top 4 CBC News stories every month, from September through April... Each month our team of experienced CBC News producers and high school teachers hones in on the top 4 news stories and crafts a 15-minute documentary for each -- drawing on news reports from recent months. Host Michael Serapio offers commentary that provides important background info and links.And don't forget the classroom-ready guides... Each story comes with a teacher resource guide. Developed by high school teachers, the guides tease out key concepts and questions to help your students develop a well-trained eye and ear for what matters...a vital skill for tomorrow's voters.

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News in Review - December 2013 A Look Back at Science and Health 2013

The world of science and health in 2013 gave us a Canadian astronaut who became an international star, while rockets were launched to clean up debris in space. Meanwhile scientists debunked intelligence testing, declared climate change real, and grew meat in a test tube.
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News in Review - December 2013 A Look Back at Business 2013

From low tech to high tech to labour, 2013 brought of mixture of success and failure in the business world. BlackBerry faltered while Canada's federal and provincial governments made cooperating with others a way to success. Meanwhile, the uneasy relationship between ethics and business came to the fore in the aftermath of a tragedy overseas.
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News in Review - December 2013 A Look Back at International News 2013

Touching on just a few of the memorable stories that made the international news in 2013, we start with a shocking bomb attack at the Boston marathon that ended in a gripping four-day manhunt. Then there is the epic story of a man who has so far eluded capture, Edward Snowden, a former National Security Agency contractor who has accused ...
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News in Review - December 2013 A Look Back at Law and Social Justice 2013

From a crack-smoking mayor to a mainstream federal leader willing to legalize marijuana, the year 2013 put Canada on the map when it comes to the issue of illegal drugs in modern society. In Quebec, a province often in the news for cultural reasons, a fresh controversy ignited over the issue of religion versus identity. In Toronto, videos from a ...
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News in Review - November 2013 Frosh Week Controversy

A frosh week chant turned into a major scandal for St. Mary’s University and the University of British Columbia this past September. The chants glorified underage sexual assault. The impropriety of the incident is made worse in light of the Rehtaeh Parsons case. She alleged she had been sexually assaulted when she was just 15 and then bullied online. She ...
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News in Review - November 2013 What is Dying with Dignity?

It’s sometimes called euthanasia, others call it “dying with dignity” – and it means the right to end one’s life peacefully. Dr. Donald Low, an infectious disease expert from Ontario, died this fall of a rare brain tumour. In a video shot shortly before he passed away, Low made an impassioned plea for Canada to change its laws on assisted ...
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News in Review - November 2013 The Raising of the Costa Concordia

In January 2012, a passenger cruise liner did something unheard of in modern day: it hit rock bed and sank just off the western coast of Italy. Thirty-two people died. One year and eight months after she sank, salvagers attempted a massive operation to raise the Costa Concordia from her watery grave.
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News in Review - November 2013 Kenya Mall Attack

A group of unidentified masked gunmen attacked an upscale shopping mall in Nairobi, targeting non-Muslims and killing at least 67 people. Over 200 others were wounded in the four-day siege. The attackers are believed to be linked to the Somalia-based Islamist group called al-Shabaab, a banned terrorist group under Canadian law.
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News in Review - 2013-2014 2013 Death of the Honeybee

The humble pollinator of our flowers and food is dying at an alarming rate. Beekeepers are finding whole hives decimated. They blame a new insecticide called neonicotinonids.  Europe has already banned the insecticide. But in North America it is still widely in use. In this documentary farmers explain how the insecticide is boosting their harvest while beekeepers tell why the ...
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News in Review - October 2013 The Killing of Sammy Yatim

Another police shooting in Toronto this past summer left 18-year-old Sammy Yatim dead on a city streetcar. His death became the rallying cry for people who say the police are too heavy handed.  The incident raises questions about how police forces deal with violent aggressors and whether or not more training is required to teach them how to deal with ...
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