News in Review 2015-2016

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 2016 Emotional Marketing: Advertisers Target the Heart

It's not new for advertisers to use emotions to sell products, but are they sincere or is it blatant emotional manipulation? The CBC's Ioanna Roumeliotis catches a ride with WestJet's Blue Santa for the day to explore how storytelling and social media are reshaping advertising.
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  • NIR-16-02 - Emotional Marketing: Advertisers Target the Heart

News in Review - February 2016 Autistic Dating: Social Skills to Navigate Romance

Dating can be awkward at any age, but it's especially difficult for people with Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Now a new program is helping adults with ASD to decode facial cues and other social signals to navigate the dating world. And it's proving quite successful.
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  • NIR-16-02 - Autistic Dating: Social Skills to Navigate Romance

News in Review - January 2016 ​Al-Qaeda Hostage: The ​Canadian Connection

Matt Schrier was working as a freelance war photographer in Syria when he was captured by al-Qaeda-linked rebels in 2012. He was held prisoner for seven months, tortured and starved and had his identity stolen. On his return to the U.S. Matt revealed that his kidnappers may have had a Canadian connection.
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  • Added on: 01/22/2016

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  • NIR-16-01 - Al-Qaeda Hostage: The Canadian Connection

News in Review - January 2016 Paris Attacks: A Night of Terror

In November 2015 what started as a normal Friday night ended in tragedy and bloodshed. Terrorists orchestrated a series of attacks throughout the city, killing 130 people and wounding hundreds more. It has left the city resolute but forever changed. And it has the rest of the world on edge about the intensifying campaign by ISIS.
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  • Added on: 01/22/2016

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News in Review - January 2016 The Trump Card: Is Donald a Presidential Contender?

Multi-billionaire Donald Trump is brash, outspoken and controversial. He’s also favoured to win the Republican nomination for the 2016 U.S. presidential election. At first he was considered to be a mere blip in the polls, but Trump has survived the campaign so far. He has seized upon a fatigue in American politics and a frustration with the Republican establishment. It's ...
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News in Review - January 2016 Mona Parsons: Canada's Nazi Resistance Fighter

Mona Parsons was a Canadian actress, nurse and unlikely hero. She became a member of an informal resistance in the Netherlands against the Nazis during the Second World War and was Canada’s only civilian female prisoner of war. Yet few have heard of her. Reporter Reg Sherren travelled to Nova Scotia to learn her story.
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News in Review - December 2015 ​Voter Malaise: Is Politics Broken?

Despite a higher than expected turnout for the recent federal election, many Canadians are not engaging in the political process. This is particularly true of the younger generation. CBC's chief political correspondent Keith Boag tries to find out if politics is broken – and if it is, who's at fault? The politicians or the voters?
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News in Review - December 2015 ​Niqab Debate: A Canadian Election Firestorm

In 2011 Stephen Harper's Conservative government banned the wearing of the niqab during citizenship ceremonies because, they said, it was a symbol of oppression. One women, Zunera Ishaq, challenged the ban. This battle became a hotbed issue during the 2015 federal election. In the end the courts affirmed Ishaq's right to wear the niqab. Did it cost the Conservatives their ...
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News in Review - December 2015 ​Global Warming: Canada's Melting Glaciers

The cause of climate change has long been debated by scientists, but the melting of the planet’s glaciers is an example that the heat is causing serious change. News In Review joins Chris Brown on a breathtaking journey into British Columbia where he witnesses first-hand the disappearing giants. Then meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe explains some of the effects of long term global warming.
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News in Review - December 2015 ​Syrian Refugees: Crisis in Germany

The massive tsunami of refugees into Europe this past year has overwhelmed many countries. Some countries responded by closing their borders, but Germany said it would take whoever wanted to come. Now the country is reeling under the sheer numbers. Nahlah Ayed takes us to Hamburg where she discovers what it's like for the asylum seekers and meets those who ...
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  • NIR-15-12 - Syrian Refugees: Crisis in Germany