News in Review 2016-2017

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 2016 Imprisoned in Iran: Homa Hoodfar’s Fight for Freedom

She is a highly regarded anthropologist and academic and an expert on the role of the veil in Muslim societies. Yet at 65 years of age Homa Hoodfar, a Canadian–Iranian scholar, was arrested while researching in Iran. She was thrown into the notorious Evin Prison and cut off from her friends, family and any kind of legal assistance for 112 ...
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  • NIR-16-11 - Imprisoned in Iran: Homa Hoodfar’s Fight for Freedom

News in Review - November 2016 Norse of the North: Vikings in Canada

A thousand years ago, Vikings were renowned as a great seafaring nation and known to have travelled far and wide in their long ships. Back in the 1960s, researchers found evidence of a Viking settlement in Newfoundland. Now, thanks to satellite imaging, a new discovery indicates that the Norse may have travelled further inland in Canada than originally thought.
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News in Review - November 2016 Flying High: Hoverboard Inventor Develops Dreams

In May 2015, Montreal inventor Catalin Alexandru Duru was recognized as having broken the world record for the longest hoverboard flight. He flew up to five metres above a lake for more than 275 metres aboard his homemade propeller-powered personal flying device. Now, Duru and his company Omni Hoverboards are working on the next generation — one we all may ...
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News in Review - November 2016 The Torture Files: Canada’s Involvement in Acts of Rendition

Canadians tortured abroad — sent by their own government and national police force: many would consider it unthinkable. Yet, after 9-11 both Canada’s spy agency (CSIS) and the RCMP were complicit in helping arrest and render Canadians for torture. In this special investigation for CBC, Terence McKenna, reveals the stories of three Canadian men and their accounts of torture and ...
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News in Review - October 2016 Black Lives Matter: Activism in the Face of Racism in the U.S.

The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement was formed in 2013 to bring attention to the plight of black people in America and to campaign against violence and systemic racism. African-Americans are five times more likely to be killed by police than white men in the U.S. The summer of 2016 saw still more black men shot by police. Activists responded ...
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News in Review - October 2016 Syrian Refugees: Resettling the Farwans​

In late 2015 to 2016, Canada opened its doors to more than 31,000 Syrian refugees fleeing their war-torn homeland. Many newcomers left everything behind to get their family to safety. The Farwans are one such family who resettled in Lethbridge, Alberta. Mother, father and eight children are starting life over in a foreign land. The CBC’s Adrienne Arsenault spent time ...
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News in Review - October 2016 The Cross Lake Experiment: Reaching Indigenous Kids​

Suicide rates among Indigenous youth in Canada, who are five to six times more likely to take their own lives than non-Indigenous teens, are reaching epidemic proportions. The CBC’s Nick Purdon follows cultural awareness teacher Kerry Muswagon on a goose hunt with students from Mikisew school in Cross Lake, Manitoba. He believes if he teaches the students about their culture, ...
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News in Review - October 2016 U.S. Election 2016: Trump and the Evolution of the GOP​

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is a strong contender for the White House. To his supporters he is a self-made man who tells it like it is. To his detractors he uses paranoia and personal attacks to make impact statements lacking credibility. His style and tactics have polarized the “Grand Ole Party” with many Republicans coming out against him. ...
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News in Review - September 2016 Taming “The Beast”: The Fort McMurray Wildfire

In the spring of 2016 a wildfire in northeastern Alberta grew so quickly it overtook the community of Fort McMurray. Almost 90,000 people were told to leave the town immediately. The fire consumed 590,000 hectares and destroyed 2,400 homes before being tamed. Firefighters nicknamed it ​"​The Beast.​" ​ It became the largest and costliest wildfire in the province’s history.​
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News in Review - September 2016 Orlando Shooting: Motivation of a Mass Murderer

In June 2016, a lone gunman opened fire in a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Three hours later 50 people were dead — including the gunman. The attack is now considered the largest mass shooting in U.S. history. But two questions remain: What was the shooter’s motive and how do we stop such future attacks?
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