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Whether it’s Joyce Echaquan, systemic racism, defunding the police, or the Perseverance rover landing on Mars, give your students the opportunity to explore multiple perspectives on many of today's most important issues. Throughout the school year, News in Review dives into four news stories per month and gives students deeper context.

Each story comes with a teacher guide that provides before-viewing preparation, discussion prompts, a Digging Deeper section and followup activities.

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News in Review - March 2021 Farah Alibay: Breaking Ground on the Red Planet New

Farah Alibay is a Canadian aerospace engineer working at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Her current mission is to help drive the Perseverance rover on the red planet while it goes in search of past life. Alibay, who grew up in Quebec, is not only a top scientist in a male-dominated industry, she’s also a mentor and advocate for all women ...
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  • 00:12:59
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News in Review - March 2021 Women of Influence: Kamala Harris and Amanda Gorman New

In January 2021, Kamala Harris became the highest-ranking woman in U.S. history when she was sworn in as the first female vice-president — and the first Black woman and person of South Asian descent to hold the position. Born in California, Harris has ties to Canada having attended high school in Montreal. Another exciting voice heard at the U.S. presidential ...
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  • 00:14:56
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News in Review - March 2021 Pandemic Leaders: Dr. Theresa Tam and Dr. Bonnie Henry New

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, Canadians have relied on the advice and knowledge of health officers at the provincial and federal level. Of the 14 provincial and national health officers across the country, seven are women. Steering the federal response through this unprecedented time has been Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s chief public health officer. She provides advice to the federal minister ...
  • 2021
  • 00:20:21
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News in Review - March 2021 Gender Inequality: The Pandemic's Impact on Women New

During the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the groups that has been disproportionately affected is women. Women tend to be the majority of workers in front-facing service jobs. When COVID-19 hit, many of those jobs disappeared. Also, women still bear more of the responsibility for childcare and household management, resulting in many leaving the workforce as schools and daycares shuttered. Statistics ...
  • 2021
  • 00:16:40
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News in Review - February 2021 Climate and Science: From Ocean Data to Geothermal Power New

From the oceans to the Prairies, scientific research is underway to help Canada reach its climate goals. But even here COVID-19 has had an impact. The pandemic has left some oceanographers dry docked and that means important data that can only be researched on the waters is being missed. Meanwhile, over in the Prairies, one firm is going deep to ...
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News in Review - February 2021 COVID-19: Testing and Containment New

Many infectious disease experts believe Canada should be testing everyone for COVID-19 to find out who is contagious, and not just the people who have symptoms. They say rapid testing may be one of the tools that could help. They’re cheaper, faster and can be used at home. Many countries around the world use rapid tests. But Health Canada has ...
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News in Review - February 2021 Republic in Peril: The Storming of the U.S. Capitol New

On January 6, 2021, an angry mob of rioters, incited by the President of the United States, stormed the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. and smashed their way in. Hundreds of these insurgents looted the building, threatened politicians and took selfies. Five people died as a result, including one rioter and a police officer. President Donald Trump would stand accused ...
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News in Review - February 2021 Rewind: The Stories that Made 2020 New

COVID-19 is the story that everyone will remember from 2020. But there were many other important headline stories that happened in 2020, starting in January when Ukraine Flight 752 was shot down during takeoff from Tehran by an Iranian surface-to-air missile. The year also saw Canada’s largest mass shooting when 22 people were killed by a gunman in Nova Scotia. ...
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