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 - February 2014 Addiction and the Food Industry

There is science behind the manufacturing of the foods we eat — science that makes us crave more, eat more, want more. That science is being used every day by the food giants to keep us hooked. They use sugar, salt and liquid fat to make foods as addictive as narcotics. In this report, CBC health reporter Kelly Crowe investigates ...
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News in Review - February 2014 Winter's Bitter Grip

Canadians tend to be a hearty bunch, ready to adjust to all kinds of weather. In Southern Ontario however, things got a little out of hand at the end of 2013. A winter storm plunged much of the Toronto area into darkness as trees covered in ice fell onto power lines. Thousands spent the holiday season in the cold and ...
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News in Review - January 2014 Typhoon Haiyan: Destruction in the Philippines

With wind speeds gusting over 300 km/hour, it was the strongest typhoon to ever make landfall. Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines in November 2013 leaving a wake of death and devastation. More than 6,000 people were killed and as many as 10 million were left scrambling for food, water and a place to live.
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News in Review - January 2014 JFK: 72 Hours That Changed America

A half century ago, U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. Despite the official story that he was killed by lone gunman Lee Harvey Oswald, many are still convinced there were others involved. In this report from Peter Mansbridge, details of the shooting and the aftermath are explored in depth.
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News in Review - January 2014 Military Suicides in Canada

Post-traumatic stress syndrome, more commonly known as PTSD, can take over the life of someone suffering from the disorder. In recent years, more than 100 Canadian soldiers have taken their lives due to PTSD and people are calling on the military to do more to help people suffering from it.
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News in Review - January 2014 Lady Gaga: Icon of Our Era

She is one of the biggest pop performers of our day, with award-winning songs that dominate the charts. Lady Gaga is no shrinking violet when it comes to controversy either. It’s not only the meat dress and her other bizarre costume choices; she has also spoken out against perceived injustice and spearheaded a movement of self-empowerment. Gaga continues to both ...
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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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