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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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Disinformation and Lies: The Dangers of Fake News
  • 2017
  • 00:21:25
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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 ...
Europe's Discontent: The Backlash of Populism
  • 2017
  • 00:12:43
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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 ...
Fidel Castro: Brutal Dictator or Visionary Revolutionist?
  • 2017
  • 00:21:45
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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 ...
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 ...

Guides

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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