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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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Oil and Water: The Standoff at Standing Rock
  • 2017
  • 00:15:14
  • 13-14

News in Review - February 2017
Oil and Water: The Standoff at Standing Rock New

In early 2016, the Dakota Access Pipeline was near completion when members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota began their protest. The line was to go under the Missouri River at Lake Oahe, next to the Standing Rock Reservation. Members claimed it would threaten their water. They gathered, at first by the hundreds and within months by ...
One Year On: Canada’s Syrian Refugee Program
  • 2017
  • 00:22:01
  • 13-14

News in Review - February 2017
One Year On: Canada’s Syrian Refugee Program New

A year after settling in Canada, thousands of Syrian refugees are ​facing a new challenge as their government sponsor​ship​ is about to end. It hasn’t been easy for every immigrant, and some are struggling. The CBC​'s​ Susan Ormiston met the Tonbari family​ over a year ago​ in Lebanon as they were fleeing Syria, their war torn homeland. She went back ...
Civilians Under Siege: The Battle for Aleppo
  • 2017
  • 00:20:21
  • 13-14

News in Review - February 2017
Civilians Under Siege: The Battle for Aleppo New

For nearly six years the residents of Syria have dealt with war. But it was the battle for the city of Aleppo that finally drew international outrage: thousands of civilians trapped in the city, bombarded, starving, and with little or no medical facilities. For weeks the opposing sides lay siege and citizens paid the price as the world, for the ...
The Sioux Lookout Solution: ​Playing ​Hockey Not Hookey
  • 2017
  • 00:13:06
  • 9-12

News in Review - February 2017
The Sioux Lookout Solution: ​Playing ​Hockey Not Hookey New

There are big problems in Canada’s remote northern communities keeping kids in school. Many drop out, turning instead to alcohol, drugs or worse. Recently, one school board in northwestern Ontario came up with a solution to get kids engaged. It made hockey a part of the physical education curriculum. Dubbed the “Hockey Academy,” the program is now in three schools ...
Europe's Discontent: The Backlash of Populism
  • 2017
  • 00:12:43
  • 13-14

News in Review - January 2017
Europe's Discontent: The Backlash of Populism New

The results of the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom and the U.S. presidential election in 2016 may have caught many by surprise, but those who study political philosophy say it’s all part of an anti-establishment backlash. It indicates a return to so-called “populism,” where the people want more say in the direction of their country. And that could spell ...
Revealing Selfies: The Consequences of Sexting
  • 2017
  • 00:15:37
  • 13-14

News in Review - January 2017
Revealing Selfies: The Consequences of Sexting New

Sharing a sexy selfie with your latest crush may seem harmless, but once online those images live forever. Recently six male teens found out the hard way that sharing intimate pictures of their female schoolmates was also against the law. CBC reporter Ioanna Roumeliotis went to a high school in Nova Scotia to talk to teens about the pressure to ...
Fidel Castro: Brutal Dictator or Visionary Revolutionist?
  • 2017
  • 00:21:45
  • 13-14

News in Review - January 2017
Fidel Castro: Brutal Dictator or Visionary Revolutionist? New

The death of Fidel Castro in late November 2016 had Cubans mourning while expats were celebrating. He was a polarizing figure, larger than life and an enigma. He’s been a long-time friend of Canada thanks to a friendship with former prime minister Pierre Trudeau, and an arch enemy of America — at least until former U.S. president Barack Obama tried to ...
Disinformation and Lies: The Dangers of Fake News
  • 2017
  • 00:21:25
  • 13-14

News in Review - January 2017
Disinformation and Lies: The Dangers of Fake News New

When a man walked into a New York pizza parlour in December 2016 with an assault rifle and said he was checking out the story that there was a child sex-trafficking ring in the basement, run by former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, the world took notice. It was a fake news story called "Pizzagate", planted online, that went viral. Now ...
​Enemies of the State: Silencing Dissent in Russia
  • 2016
  • 00:12:58
  • 13-14

News in Review - December 2016
​Enemies of the State: Silencing Dissent in Russia New

Russia is in the throes of an old-fashioned crackdown on suspected enemies of the state. The secret police are spying on their own and accusing them of being traitors. Many ordinary Russians are being swept up in this manhunt and jailed on bogus charges of high treason. The CBC’s Susan Ormiston met with one family in the midst of a ...
​The Heroin Solution: Giving Drugs to Addicts
  • 2016
  • 00:12:41
  • 13-14

News in Review - December 2016
​The Heroin Solution: Giving Drugs to Addicts New

Giving free drugs to addicts seems like an oxymoron, but a controversial program in Vancouver is doing just that. The Crosstown Clinic allows addicts to get access to safe pharmaceutical-grade heroin and the tools to allow them to use without the risk of overdose, crime or infection. The program permits users to function in fairly normal lives, but it’s not ...

Guides

NIR-17-01 - Europe's Discontent: The Backlash of Populism

NIR-17-01 - Europe's Discontent: The Backlash of Populism

NIR-17-01 - Revealing Selfies: The Consequences of Sexting

NIR-17-01 - Revealing Selfies: The Consequences of Sexting

NIR-17-01 - Fidel Castro: Brutal Dictator or Visionary Revolutionist?

NIR-17-01 - Fidel Castro: Brutal Dictator or Visionary Revolutionist?

NIR-17-01 - Disinformation and Lies: The Dangers of Fake News

NIR-17-01 - Disinformation and Lies: The Dangers of Fake News

NIR-16-12 - Enemies of the State: Silencing Dissent in Russia

NIR-16-12 - Enemies of the State: Silencing Dissent in Russia

NIR-16-12 - The Heroin Solution: Giving Drugs to Addicts

NIR-16-12 - The Heroin Solution: Giving Drugs to Addicts