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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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​Enemies of the State: Silencing Dissent in Russia
  • 2016
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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
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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 ...
​U.S. Election 2016: Trump Nation
  • 2016
  • 00:18:24
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News in Review - December 2016
​U.S. Election 2016: Trump Nation New

Donald J. Trump was considered an outsider and long shot from the start. An American businessman and reality-show host, he announced his candidacy for president of the United States in June 2015. With no real political experience, it looked certain that his opponent, former Secretary of State and Washington insider Hillary Clinton, had the leading edge. Still, it became one ...
​Sexual Assault: Isabelle Raycroft's Fight for Justice
  • 2016
  • 00:16:17
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News in Review - December 2016
​Sexual Assault: Isabelle Raycroft's Fight for Justice New

When Isabelle Raycroft decided to remarry at 69, she did not expect it to end in the courtroom. Isabelle accused her husband of sexual assault. She won her case. But the guilty verdict was stunningly overturned by another judge and she faces a second trial. Now she’s telling her story of how the justice system is failing women.
Imprisoned in Iran: Homa Hoodfar’s Fight for Freedom
  • 2016
  • 00:18:56
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News in Review - November 2016
Imprisoned in Iran: Homa Hoodfar’s Fight for Freedom New

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

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.
Flying High: Hoverboard Inventor Develops Dreams
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News in Review - November 2016
Flying High: Hoverboard Inventor Develops Dreams New

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 ...
The Torture Files: Canada’s Involvement in Acts of Rendition
  • 2016
  • 00:15:56
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News in Review - November 2016
The Torture Files: Canada’s Involvement in Acts of Rendition New

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 ...
Black Lives Matter: Activism in the Face of Racism in the U.S.
  • 2016
  • 00:21:18
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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 ...
Syrian Refugees: Resettling the Farwans​
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  • 00:19:24
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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 ...

Guides

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

NIR-16-12 - U.S. Election 2016: Trump Nation

NIR-16-12 - U.S. Election 2016: Trump Nation

NIR-16-12 - Sexual Assault: Isabelle Raycroft's Fight for Justice

NIR-16-12 - Sexual Assault: Isabelle Raycroft's Fight for Justice

NIR-16-11 - Imprisoned in Iran: Homa Hoodfar’s Fight for Freedom

NIR-16-11 - Imprisoned in Iran: Homa Hoodfar’s Fight for Freedom

NIR-16-11 - Norse of the North: Vikings in Canada

NIR-16-11 - Norse of the North: Vikings in Canada

NIR-16-11 - Flying High: Hoverboard Inventor Develops Dreams

NIR-16-11 - Flying High: Hoverboard Inventor Develops Dreams

NIR-16-11 - The Torture Files: Canada’s Involvement in Acts of Rendition

NIR-16-11 - The Torture Files: Canada’s Involvement in Acts of Rendition

 NIR-16-10 - Black Lives Matter: Activism in the Face of Racism in the U.S.

NIR-16-10 - Black Lives Matter: Activism in the Face of Racism in the U.S.

NIR-16-10 - Syrian Refugees: Resettling the Farwans

NIR-16-10 - Syrian Refugees: Resettling the Farwans