News in Review 2014-2015

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 2015 The United States and Cuba: Friends Again?

A few days before Christmas in 2015, U.S. President Barack Obama made a sudden and surprising announcement. After a 50-year freeze, the United States and Cuba were resuming diplomatic relations. This News In Review story looks at the reasons behind a half-century stalemate and the factors that allowed it to endure for so long.
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News in Review - February 2015 Anger and Authority in the United States

The recent deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner unleashed waves of anger and resentment across the U.S. Both victims were black and died at the hands of white police officers. And in both cases, authorities declined to press charges. These events brought to the surface long standing tensions in the U.S. between police and the very people they're expected ...
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News in Review - January 2015 First Nations Land Disputes

Since Europeans first arrived in Canada, non-Natives have laid claim to lands that were once under the control of the Native population. Increasingly, First Nations people are asking for their land rights to be honoured. Here are two very different cases where a land dispute could leave someone in financial ruin.
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News in Review - January 2015 Our Canada: Are We Racist?

Many Canadians see their country as safe, clean and equal. But is that third notion really true? Do we actually treat each other the same regardless of skin colour? Duncan McCue sets out to answer the big question: are we racist?
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News in Review - January 2015 Oil Price Plunge

Falling oil prices this past fall may have made consumers happy as they paid far less at the gas pumps. But what does it really mean for Canadian industry and, ultimately, the economy?
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News in Review - January 2015 Canada and China Relations

China is Canada's second largest trading partner but not always a political ally. This edition of News In Review looks at the complications that arise between countries when money conflicts with values.
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News in Review - December 2014 Ebola: A Deadly Virus Outbreak

Just the name Ebola strikes fear in people. This deadly virus took hold in West Africa in 2014, killing thousands of people. But in modern times, a disease doesn't stay in one place for long. This story looks at how Ebola has become a worldwide problem.
  • 2014
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News in Review - December 2014 Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

The recent scandal of a CBC Radio host has exposed a problem of sexual harassment in the workplace and set social media afire. It’s a problem that even Parliament Hill has had to deal with after two MPs were suspended. This story looks at how to deal with the issue and why it just won't go away.
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News in Review - December 2014 Parliament Hill Shootings

It was a day of chaos in an unlikely place — Ottawa's Parliament Hill. A lone gunman shot and killed one soldier before trying to expand his attack. A short time later, the gunman was killed in a hail of bullets. This story looks at how events unfolded, what motivated the gunman and how effective authorities were in containing the ...
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News in Review - December 2014 Justin Bourque's Violent Rage

In an all too common scenario, a lone gunman goes on a shooting rampage. In this situation, 24-year-old Justin Bourque killed three RCMP officers in Moncton, New Brunswick. A judge called it "one of the most horrific crimes in the history of Canada."
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