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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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Europe's Discontent: The Backlash of Populism
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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 ...
Revealing Selfies: The Consequences of Sexting
  • 2017
  • 00:15:37
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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
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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 ...
Disinformation and Lies: The Dangers of Fake News
  • 2017
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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 ...
​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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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

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