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Episodes

CBC News Honouring Lincoln Alexander

The CBC's Asha Tomlinson visits Lord Dufferin Public School, which as part of Black History Month is remembering and honouring Lincoln Alexander — Canada's first black Member of Parliament, the country’s first black federal cabinet minister and Ontario's first black Lieutenant Governor. This story also features Dr. George Elliott Clarke, a professor and writer from Toronto, who discusses the many ...
  • 2013
  • 00:03:04
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/30/2014

CBC News Aphasia: Struggling for Understanding

What if your ability to speak or understand speech was taken away with no warning and you struggled to find words that just won't come? This is what happens to people with aphasia, which occurs when the language centres of the brain are damaged by stroke or brain injury. While it affects more than 100,000 Canadians, many people have never ...
  • 2008
  • 00:14:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/06/2013

CBC News Blind Spot: What Happened to Canada's Aboriginal Fathers?

It is a fact of life for many Aboriginal children in this country: their dads are absent. And if the statistics don't change, a growing number of First Nations boys will typically, and tragically, become absent dads themselves. In contrast to the efforts being made across the country when it comes to single Aboriginal mothers, this fatherlessness is a cycle ...
  • 2012
  • 00:45:21
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CBC News Shedding the Past: The Battle to Lose Weight

Statistics show that as a nation, we’re getting fat. Some take risky steps to shed the weight. Marie-France Magnin was one of those people. She decided to opt for radical gastric bypass surgery, leading her to discover herself in a new light. This program follows Marie-France’s very personal decision and the unexpected consequences of a dicey choice. A rare disease ...
  • 2007
  • 00:23:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CBC News Severe Allergies

Six percent of North American children have severe food allergies, and experts say the number is rising. As a result, more and more families will be made to feel like prisoners in their own home; that's what it's like when the most everyday foods can be potentially fatal for your child. Meet a Canadian family who's coping with two children who ...
  • 2008
  • 00:13:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CBC News Town At the Top of the World

A government experiment dropped a community into one of Canada’s most unforgiving landscapes. From the struggle to overcome those odds, the community of Grise Fjord has succeeded. What does it take to live in a place where it is dark half of the year and isolated all the time? Travel to Canada's most northerly non-military community. This program examines that ...
  • 2007
  • 00:43:57
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Teacher Guide(s)

  • How to Use Video Effectively in the Classroom [.pdf]

CBC News Village Cellphone: Empowering Bangladesh

In the early 1990s, Iqbal Quadir, a Bangladesh-born MIT professor and entrepreneur, had the idea that cellphones could be used to help the very poorest people. For Bangladesh, a densely populated country strangled by frequent natural disasters and a serious lack of infrastructure, Iqbal saw communication technology as an essential resource. His vision: to help village entrepreneurs, backed by micro-loans, ...
  • 2008
  • 00:11:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CBC News Reds, Whites & the Blues

In this highly regarded CBC Newsworld documentary, also known as Reading, Writing and the Rez, four savvy teenagers take us to their white high schools and show us why most Native kids from reserves don’t graduate. Kiki, Chelsey, Jordan and Marcus live on the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, an urban Indian reserve in the shadow of Vancouver. The odds of finishing high school are against ...
  • 2006
  • 00:45:03
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Teacher Guide(s)

  • Reds, Whites and the Blues Teacher Resource Guide

CBC News Why Do We Marry?

In an age when it's neither socially or legally necessary, why do Canadians choose to marry? This provocative documentary looks at a convention that is not only persistent but thriving. It begins with a young couple whose piercings and tattoos would lead you to believe they are not the marrying kind, but it's the moral thing to do, they say. ...
  • 2007
  • 00:45:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CBC News Bloody Saturday: The Winnipeg General Strike

In May 1919, 30,000 Winnipeg workers walked off the job and into the history books, launching the largest strike in Canadian history. It lasted six weeks and ended in the violence of Bloody Saturday, a day organized labour has never forgotten or forgiven. Was the strike a legitimate protest against low wages, poor working conditions and a lack of bargaining ...
  • 2007
  • 00:45:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013