Best of News in Review: Canadian History

News in Review is one of Canada’s most popular series for Grades 6-12 through post-secondary education. It’s designed to inform and teach Canadians about important current events and themes in Canada and around the world.

This collection is packed with content, including eight of the most popular Canadian History stories in recent years. Each story is supported by comprehensive, downloadable teacher resource guides jammed with backgrounders, activities and black line masters.

Stories include:
  • Diving for Clues to Canadian History
  • Remembering Canada’s War Dead
  • The Flight of the Silver Dart
  • Changing Canada’s Immigration Rules
  • The Act That Made Us Canadian
  • The Seven Wonders of Canada
  • Remembering Vimy Ridge
  • Restoring the Parliamentary Library

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News in Review - May 2008 Changing Canada’s Immigration Rules

In late March 2008, Stephen Harper’s Conservative government announced that it wanted to make some major changes to Canada’s immigration laws. The changes would give the government the power to fast-track some applications, while refusing to even consider others. In this News in Review story, we’ll look at the proposed legislation and why it is so controversial.
  • 2008
  • 00:12:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2008

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News in Review - March 2010 Diving for Clues to Canadian History

The fur trade played a large role in the early history of Canada. It opened up the country, created new communities and led to the further exploration of North America. Archaeologists have retrieved many artifacts from places like old trading posts. In this News in Review story we’ll join a team looking for them at the bottom of rapids.
  • 2010
  • 00:15:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2010

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News in Review - October 2009 Remembering Canada’s War Dead

On November 11, many Canadians will take a moment to remember the soldiers who died fighting for Canada. The main ceremony will take place at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, but many other ceremonies will be held across the country. In this News in Review story we’ll look at Remembrance Day and the story of Canada’s war dead from ...
  • 2009
  • 00:17:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2009

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News in Review - May 2007 Remembering Vimy Ridge

On Easter Monday 2007, Canadians marked the 90th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. The battle cost the lives of more than 3,000 Canadians, but contributed greatly to Canada’s sense of nationhood. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the commemoration ceremonies that were held in France and in Canada. We’ll also look at the renovated monument ...
  • 2007
  • 00:14:20
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2007

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News in Review - December 2006 Restoring the Parliamentary Library

The magnificent Library of Parliament is one of the most important heritage buildings in Canada. But a few years ago it was in terrible shape. A massive project was launched to restore the building to its former glory. In this News in Review story we’ll show you the results of that restoration project. We’ll also look at the history of ...
  • 2006
  • 00:14:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2006

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News in Review - October 2007 The Act That Made Us Canadian

In Summer 2007 ceremonies were held to mark the 60th anniversary of the Canadian Citizenship Act. Before that Act in 1947, both native-born and naturalized citizens in this country were considered British, not Canadian. In this News in Review story we’ll look back at that historic day and meet the first person to be born a Canadian. We’ll also meet ...
  • 2007
  • 00:14:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2007

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News in Review - April 2009 The Flight of the Silver Dart

Canada has a long and proud aviation history that began 100 years ago with the flight of the Silver Dart. On February 23, 1909, J.A.D. McCurdy piloted Canada’s first powered airplane across a frozen lake in Nova Scotia. In this News in Review story we’ll look at how a group of aviation enthusiasts brought history alive by recreating that famous ...
  • 2009
  • 00:18:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2009

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News in Review - September 2007 The Seven Wonders of Canada

This summer the CBC organized a contest to come up with the Seven Wonders of Canada. Canadians were invited to submit their nominations, and they responded in overwhelming numbers. More than 18,000 nominations were received and hundreds of thousands of Canadians voted for their choices. For this News in Review story we’ll look at the contest and how a panel ...
  • 2007
  • 00:14:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2007

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