CBC Podcasts in Class

New from CBC, Podcasts in Class is a way for teachers to bring podcasts into their classrooms, with custom-made lesson plans, slides, handouts, homework and even videos featuring our hosts. These curriculum packages, written and vetted by teachers who work in a variety of school boards across Canada, are easily adaptable to different courses and curriculums.

View the Tai Asks Why curriculum package
View the Secret Life of Canada curriculum package


  • 2019
  • 9-12
  • 7 Titles

Included in this collection

Tai Asks Why How will we fix climate change? New

Climate change is an important issue that will greatly affect our future, but there are steps that young people can take individually, in their community and through their government, that will help combat the effects of climate change.View the Tai Asks Why curriculum package
  • 2019
  • 00:21:17
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

Tai Asks Why Should we trust our gut? New

There is a connection between our gut and our brain that can affect the way we act and feel. Your gut and brain can communicate, and new research shows the gut may impact the way we think.View the Tai Asks Why curriculum package
  • 2019
  • 00:22:29
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

The Secret Life of Canada The Indian Act New

What is the Indian Act and why Canada still have it on the books? The Secret Life team looks at the roots of this complicated policy, which after 143 years is still embedded in Canadian identity, from the policy that led to the Act to how it still impacts Indigenous identities today.View the Secret Life of Canada curriculum package
  • 2019
  • 00:43:38
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/24/2019

The Secret Life of Canada The Secret Life of Chinatown New

Most major cities across Canada have a Chinatown – but how did they start, and why? What is the historical importance of Chinatowns? How did Chinatowns go from safe-havens to celebrated cultural spaces?  This episode, a look at the early history of Chinese people this side of the Pacific, and the historic Chinatown in B.C. that predates Confederation. (Hint: it's ...
  • 2019
  • 00:28:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

The Secret Life of Canada The Secret Life of the North New

Nunavut has the largest land mass out of all the provinces and territories in Canada – and yet, it is an area that many of us know the least about. In this episode, we look at the forced relocation of the Inuit, the Eskimo Identification System, and the dog slaughter perpetuated by the Canadian government. How has the North been ...
  • 2018
  • 00:35:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

The Secret Life of Canada The Secret Life of the Province of Jamaica New

How did different groups of black men and women successfully work together towards labour activism and human rights in Canada? This episode we take a look at early Caribbean migration to Canada and reveal which islands could have become Canadian provinces. We also dive into the history of Black railway porters and how they and their wives made Winnipeg a ...
  • 2019
  • 00:50:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

The Secret Life of Canada The Secret Life of Water New

Can the foundation of Canada be traced back to Indigenous waterways and trade routes? In this episode, Falen and Leah take a trip across the Great Lakes, they talk corn and vampires, and discuss some big concerns currently facing Canada's water. What is the past, present and future of this precious resource?View the Secret Life of Canada curriculum package
  • 2019
  • 00:50:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019