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Looking for News in Review stories from a particular month and year? This channel features an archive of News in Review broadcasts dating from the 1990-91 through to 2019-20 seasons, covering the key stories that mattered most to Canadian educators.

Each story comes with a teacher guide that teases out key concepts and questions to help your students develop a well-trained eye and ear for what matters.

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News in Review - October 2015 ​Rhino Wars: Saving Africa's Gentle Giants

Despite surviving millions of years on this planet, the African Rhino could become extinct within the next 10 years. Sought after for the mythical properties of their horn, rhino poaching is as lucrative as drug dealing. The rhino kill rate has now surpassed the birth rate and conservationists are struggling to win this battle.
  • 2015
  • 00:15:36
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/14/2015

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News in Review - October 2015 ​Coding for Kids: Programming the Future

Computers govern our lives, at school, at home, at work. Even smart phones are basically a small computer. Yet most of us know very little about how to program them. That's a problem some educators are addressing today. They’re putting computer coding into the school curriculum so children can learn how to interface with their future.
  • 2015
  • 00:12:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/14/2015

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News in Review - September 2015 Cyber-Shaming: Retribution in a Virtual World

In the age of social media, public shaming is making a comeback. Hundreds of years ago, townsfolk would put members of their society who violated the law or moral code into public stocks or pillories to humiliate them. Today, society attacks online, in virtual anonymity, with little fear of recrimination. And there is little the victims can do about it. ...
  • 2015
  • 00:16:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/18/2015

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News in Review - September 2015 Residential School Shame: The TRC Report

In the 19th century the Canadian government set up the residential school system as a way to teach English and Christianity to Aboriginal children. Successive generations were taken from their families and put in boarding schools run by churches. Over the years, many of the children suffered physical, mental and even sexual abuse. Many died. In 2008 the Truth and ...
  • 2015
  • 00:18:20
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  • Added on: 09/18/2015

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News in Review - September 2015 Omar Khadr: Villain or Victim?

Omar Khadr has been labelled a convicted war criminal, a child soldier and a terrorist. Arrested at age 15 for killing an American soldier in Afghanistan, he served 13 years in prison. During that time he was tortured, humiliated, held without trial for years and abandoned by the Canadian government. Now at 29, newly released on bail, he's trying to start ...
  • 2015
  • 00:16:53
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  • Added on: 09/18/2015

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News in Review - September 2015 Greek Debt Crisis 2015

It is the birthplace of democracy but in 2015 Greece faced an unparalleled disaster. It owed the International Monetary Fund and the European Union billions of dollars and could no longer make repayments. The EU demanded austerity measures. But with taxes and unemployment already high the Greek people had had enough. Greece became the first nation ever to default on ...
  • 2015
  • 00:15:01
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  • Added on: 09/18/2015

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News in Review - April 2015 ​​Winston Churchill Remembered

Sir Winston Churchill is remembered as the quick-witted, cigar-smoking British prime minister who led Great Britain to victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. Fifty years after his passing, Peter Mansbridge takes this commemorative look back at the man and his remarkable life.
  • 2015
  • 00:17:20
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  • Added on: 04/15/2015

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News in Review - April 2015 ​B.C. Wolf Cull: Saving Endangered Caribou?

In early 2015, British Columbia launched a controversial five-year cull of the province's wolf population in order to preserve endangered herds of mountain caribou. Animal experts call it cruel, environmentalists say culls don't work, and many agree humans are the real culprit in the caribou decline. Just how far should we go to preserve one species?
  • 2015
  • 00:10:48
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  • Added on: 04/15/2015

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News in Review - April 2015 ​​Terrorism in Canada: Are We Safe?

Amid growing concerns about terrorist attacks at home, the federal government introduced Bill C-51, new legislation to give security agencies more powers to protect Canadians. CBC's Adrienne Arsenault went inside a top-secret security operation centre to find out how much of a threat terrorism really is to Canadians and how concerned we are about it.
  • 2015
  • 00:19:54
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  • Added on: 04/15/2015

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News in Review - April 2015 ​Do Our Cities Still Work?

Our cities are making us fatter and sicker. That's what city planners are saying about our North American commuter lifestyles. They say our cities were designed in an era when the car was king. Now they're calling for big changes to the way we design our cities and get around. But can it be done? 
  • 2015
  • 00:19:49
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  • Added on: 04/15/2015

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