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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 - October 2019 Battling Beijing: Hong Kong's Summer of Protest New

In the spring of 2019 Beijing announced an extradition bill that would have allowed Hong Kong residents to be extradited and tried in Communist mainland China. That led to growing protests demanding the withdrawal of the bill. Frustrations mounted and so did the use of force on both sides. As crowds grew into the millions, Chinese officials used tear gas, ...
  • 2019
  • 00:14:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/17/2019

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News in Review - October 2019 Tina Fontaine: A Murdered Girl's Legacy New

Tina Fontaine was just 15 when her body, wrapped in a duvet cover and weighed down by rocks, was pulled from Winnipeg’s Red River. A report from the Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth says in the years since her murder, not enough has changed to ensure other children in circumstances similar to Tina’s are not at risk. But Tina ...
  • 2019
  • 00:12:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/17/2019

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News in Review - October 2019 Smart Cities: Utopia or Blight? New

Smart cities are the way of the future. Well-planned, massive projects that promise smarter, efficient, greener living with the promise of economic prosperity. At an estimated cost of one hundred billion dollars Forest City in Malaysia is one of the largest master-planned cities in the world. But the project has met with severe criticism including those who say the Indigenous ...
  • 2019
  • 00:17:04
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News in Review - October 2019 Alberta's Energy Future: Pipelines vs. Renewables New

For decades Alberta’s economy has been tied to oil and gas production. But when industry recession hit, Alberta’s economy took the hit. Some parts of the energy sector blame the government for not building pipelines to get their product to market. Some are turning their sights in another direction. They say the future of energy lies in renewables like sun, ...
  • 2019
  • 00:10:51
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/17/2019

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News in Review - September 2019 Climate Change: Canada’s Melting Permafrost New

In Canada's Arctic, climate change is already impacting communities and changing ways of life. According to scientists, Canada's northern climate is warming almost three times faster than the global average. As things warm up, the permafrost in the North -- that frozen underlying layer of ground -- is also melting. And that's threatening the way of life for many who ...
  • 2019
  • 00:12:52
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/05/2019

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News in Review - September 2019 America Divided: Migrants, the Squad and the Chant New

There’s no question that U.S. President Donald Trump has committed to securing the border with Mexico to keep out illegal aliens. His tough stance on immigration appeals to his supporters, as does his racial rhetoric about those he considers outsiders. His tweets attacking four minority Democratic congresswomen are keeping both Democrats and Republicans in damage control mode. But what does ...
  • 2019
  • 00:13:25
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News in Review - September 2019 Guns: The Urban-Rural Divide New

The increase in shootings in many Canadian cities has more and more people calling for a ban on handguns and tougher firearm restrictions. But for many rural Canadians, legal gun use is a part of daily life, far removed from city shootings that make the news. This has sparked a heated debate between rural and urban residents over how to ...
  • 2019
  • 00:14:11
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News in Review - September 2019 Online Distortion: Is Canada Facing Election Interference? New

As we move towards a federal election this fall, many voters will be influenced by what they read online. And much of that is misinformation, distortion and sadly, fake news. Canada is not immune to election interference. In fact, experts say we're already being targeted. CBC's Adrienne Arsenault seeks out those who have been tracking the threat to find out ...
  • 2019
  • 00:15:23
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