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CBC Kids News in the Classroom

CBC Kids News in the Classroom

CBC Kids News in the Classroom

Connecting with a CBC Kids News journalist via Zoom, classes will learn the step-by-step process of how a news story is produced, including picking a topic, the interview process, selecting the subject, and more.

This session is ideal for students in grades 5 - 7 (the content is not always suitable for JK - Gr. 4). 

What you can expect from your CBC Kids News in the Classroom hangout:

  • Duration: 45 minutes.
  • Meet a CBC Kids News journalist, and discuss news stories currently in the media and the steps required to produce a news story.
  • Students can test their skills and see how much they know about news.
  • Learn how to spot the difference between misinformation and disinformation.
  • Classrooms will collaborate and build a news story using the details from their CBC Kids News Toolkit. Teachers will receive a printable CBC Kids News Toolkit with your confirmation. (Please review it with your students in advance)

What teachers need to know

Please note CBC Kids News in the Classroom is a virtual experience hosted over Zoom with up to three classes in attendance at a time. Classrooms may be from different schools, school boards, cities or provinces. CBC will NOT record sessions and we also request that classes do not record the program. We encourage you to keep your camera on but it is a camera-optional experience with the opportunity to engage via moderated chat or microphone. If your students are participating virtually from home, their names may be visible to others.

All teachers will be added to the Zoom meet as a co-host at the beginning of the session. This will allow each teacher to admit late students as necessary, communicate directly with their classroom, view the chat messages of all their students, and mute or unmute individuals during the session.

CBC expects students to behave the same way they would during class and teachers may be asked to intervene if a student is acting inappropriately.

In particular, teachers should pay close attention to students who may be attending virtually from outside of the classroom, where the environment is less controlled, and cameras and microphones may pick up unwanted background sights and sounds.

It is your responsibility to obtain all the necessary permission forms your school requires in order for your classroom to attend.

Teaching kindergarten - Grade 1? Check out CBC Kids Book Club. 

Teaching Grades 2 - 4? Check out How Video Games Are Made.

Have questions about CBC Kids at School? Check out our frequently asked questions.

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