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Give your students the opportunity to delve into today's most important events as they unfold. From September to April, the top four news stories every month are broken down and given context — whether it’s the dangers of fake news, the verdict in the Colten Boushie case, the Florida students leading the charge on gun control, or the #MeToo movement. 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 - November 2018 Venezuelan Migrants: Colombia's Crisis New

It’s one of the biggest migrations on earth. More than 1.5 million Venezuelans have fled their homeland since 2015. Most head to Colombia in the hopes they can find jobs and food for their families. But the influx of the mass migration is putting serious strain on Colombia’s resources. And while the United Nations struggle to find ways to assist, ...
  • 2018
  • 00:15:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/04/2018

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  • NIR-18-11 - PDF - Venezuelan Migrants: Colombia's Crisis

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News in Review - November 2018 Failing Grade?: Ontario’s Sex-Education Changes New

In the summer of 2018 the newly elected Progressive Conservative party in Ontario announced it would end an updated sex-education curriculum in elementary schools and revert to an older version dating back to the 1990s. The controversial move brought protests from educators and liberals alike. Many felt that reverting to the older version failed to address the changes in society ...
  • 2018
  • 00:15:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/30/2018

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  • NIR-18-11 - PPT - Failing Grade?: Ontario’s Sex-Education Changes

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News in Review - November 2018 Carl Lutz: The Swiss Schindler New

During the Second World War, Oskar Schindler, a German industrialist and Nazi officer, was credited with saving 1,200 Jews. His story was told by director Steven Spielberg in the award-winning movie Schindler's List. Yet to this day, few know the name of Carl Lutz. Tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews owe their lives to this modest Swiss diplomat, among them two ...
  • 2018
  • 00:10:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/29/2018

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  • NIR-18-11 - PPT - Karl Lutz: The Swiss Schindler

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News in Review - November 2018 Censoring Online Information: The Right to be Forgotten New

The internet is a tool for accessing information about others. But once online, those stories live on forever. False or incorrect reports about individuals online can tarnish reputations, damage families and upturn careers. Some countries have legislation to help with that. It’s called the right to be forgotten. But Canada doesn’t have this legislation. And it’s got some people calling ...
  • 2018
  • 00:12:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/29/2018

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News in Review - October 2018 Vision Zero: Making City Roads Safer New

City roads are designed for vehicles. But the modern cultural push for pedestrian-friendly cities and increased bike paths means there’s a war raging on the streets. Unfortunately, pedestrian and bicycle fatalities are on the rise. In an effort to combat this, many cities have adopted a road safety program called Vision Zero. Launched in Sweden, this program helps marry pedestrians, ...
  • 2018
  • 00:15:59
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  • Added on: 10/17/2018

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News in Review - October 2018 Safeguarding Social Media: Facebook's Challenge New

Facebook has been the shooting star of social media platforms. Nothing could stop its meteoric rise as two billion users signed up to communicate and share online. But recent scandals from fake news to extremist content have plagued the firm and users are losing trust. If the firm cannot secure personal information and stop hackers, how can users feel safe? ...
  • 2018
  • 00:14:59
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  • Added on: 10/16/2018

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News in Review - October 2018 Man-Made Extinction: Canada’s Disappearing Caribou Herds New

Its image adorns our Canadian 25-cent coin — the magnificent Canadian caribou. It once roamed this country abundantly. Now the woodland caribou is listed as an at-risk species, and southern mountain caribou herds in B.C.'s Southern Interior are especially vulnerable. Although the causes of the decline are varied, it cannot be ignored that much of the blame is due to ...
  • 2018
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  • Added on: 10/15/2018

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  • NIR-18-10 - PPT - Man-Made Extinction: Canada’s Disappearing Caribou Herds

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News in Review - October 2018 Extreme Weather 2018: Is this Climate Change? New

Climate on this planet is always changing. Over hundreds of thousands of years there have been heating and cooling events, with at least five ice ages. Most of these variations can be attributed to Earth’s orbit, the sun’s radiation and the planet heating. However, since the 19th century scientists believe that the rapid heating of the earth is a result ...
  • 2018
  • 00:18:22
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  • Added on: 10/10/2018

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News in Review - September 2018 Canadian Peacekeepers: Mission to Mali

Canadian troops have joined the UN peacekeeping mission to Mali. While only a one-year mission, it could be one of the toughest our troops have faced. Mali is considered the deadliest peacekeeping mission to date, with 170 peacekeepers killed there since 2013. The landlocked West African country has been torn apart by ethnic insurgency and terrorist groups since 2012. The ...
  • 2018
  • 00:14:54
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  • Added on: 09/10/2018

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News in Review - September 2018 Tragedy on the Prairies: The Humboldt Broncos Bus Crash

In April 2018, 16 people died and 13 others were injured in a bus crash at a rural intersection in Saskatchewan. The bus was carrying the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team when it collided with a semi-trailer. Most of the dead and injured were teenagers. The crash prompted an outpouring of sympathy from people across the country, including hockey leagues, ...
  • 2018
  • 00:16:09
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  • Added on: 09/10/2018

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  • NIR-18-09 - PDF - Tragedy on the Prairies: The Humboldt Broncos Bus Crash

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