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 - November 2014 Malaysia Airlines MH370 : Mystery Unsolved

In March 2014, an airplane with 239 people on board simply vanished. Though presumed to have crashed somewhere in the Indian Ocean, efforts to find the plane have failed. With sophisticated tracking devices in use, how can something like this happen?
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  • NIR-14-11 - Malaysia Airlines MH370: Mystery Unsolved

News in Review - November 2014 Keystone XL: Coming Soon?

The Keystone XL pipeline has been promoted as a safe, efficient way to get unrefined oil from Alberta to the southern U.S. Opponents of the pipeline have a very different perspective. They see it as an environmental disaster waiting to happen and another instance of big business trying to push people around.
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News in Review - November 2014 Hong Kong : The Umbrella Revolution

Tens of thousands of citizens took to the streets of Hong Kong in protest against the Communist government in September 2014. They were angry after Beijing announced it would not allow a democratic selection of candidates for the position of Hong Kong’s chief executive in 2017. With protesters using their umbrellas for protection against police tear gas canisters, their demonstrations became known ...
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  • NIR-14-11 - Hong Kong: The Umbrella Revolution

News in Review - November 2014 Malala: Youngest Nobel Peace Prize Winner

When a 14-year-old Pakistani girl was shot in the head on a school bus by members of the Taliban, the world was horrified. The young girl had been an outspoken supporter for girls' education in her country. In the wake of the shooting, she went through months of rehabilitation, but emerged an even stronger advocate for her cause. In October ...
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News in Review - October 2014 Distracted Drivers: License to Kill

Distracted driving kills. It's a clear and simple statement that nearly everyone accepts as true, yet it continues to happen. Whether it's texting or talking on your phone while behind the wheel, the moment your attention wanders you're putting yourself and others in danger. What will it take to make our roads safer?
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News in Review - October 2014 ISIS: The Making of a Terrorist Organisation

A year ago no one had heard of the radical jihadist terrorist organisation ISIS. Today America and its international coalition is engaged in a war effort to destroy it in both Syria and Iraq. Here is the story of how ISIS came to be the most despised terror group in the world.
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News in Review - October 2014 Michael Brown's Shooting: Racial Divide in America

The shooting death of an unarmed black teen in Ferguson, Missouri this past summer sparked widespread protests and violence. Michael Brown's death brought calls for authorities to address racial tension in the mostly black community that is policed by a mostly white force. It's not an uncommon problem in the U.S.
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News in Review - October 2014 Canada's Disgrace: Our Missing Aboriginal Women

Over the past three decades, more than 1,100 Aboriginal women and girls have been murdered or gone missing in Canada. Despite countless studies, investigations and special committees, there are no clear solutions to this ongoing problem.
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News in Review - September 2014 Homegrown Terrorism

As the threat of terrorism continues throughout the world, many Canadians are also taking up extremist views. They choose to risk their lives in order to further their new beliefs. This story looks at what motivates these individuals and how many go from a middle class lifestyle to planning death and destruction.
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News in Review - September 2014 Korean Ferry Disaster

More than 300 people were killed when a ferry sank off the coast of South Korea in April 2014. Most of the dead were young students taking part in a school trip. Many blame poor emergency procedures for the tragedy, but others say the blame rests solely on crew members who put their safety ahead of their passengers'.
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