Level 30 History
Videos are listed chronologically by date added, beginning with the most recent
Diving for Clues to Canadian History
Series: News in Review: March 2010
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.
The Plane Bomber and Airport Security
Series: News in Review: February 2010
On Christmas Day 2009, a Nigerian man allegedly tries to blow up an airliner as it prepares to land in Detroit. The man was subdued by other passengers before he could set off explosive material sewn into his underwear. The incident triggered a security scare at airports all over the world.
Is the Recession Really Over?
Series: News in Review: November 2009
It's been just over a year since Canada was hit by the effects of a global recession. More than 350,000 people lost their jobs. Now there are some faint signs of recovery, but is the recession really over?
Parliament and the Election Question
Series: News in Review: November 2009
In late September, Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff announced that his party would no longer support Stephen Harper's Conservative government. That meant that the minority government could be defeated, unless the NDP or the Bloc Quebecois supported it.
Remembering Canada's War Dead
Series: News in Review: October 2009
On November 11th, many Canadians take a moment to remember the soldiers who died fighting for Canada. The main ceremony takes place at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, but many other ceremonies are held across the country.
The Ghosts of Futures Past: Tom Berger in the North
Series: The Nature of Things
The Canadian Arctic is one of the world's last great wilderness regions and is facing pressures concerning natural gas exploration. The Mackenzie Valley Pipeline, the largest construction project in Canada in more than a century, will bring natural gas from the Far North to Alberta's Tar Sands fo...
Landing: Stories from the Cultural Divide. Season 1, Episode 2. Linda Younan
Linda Younan at 18 has survived three wars and sees her recent arrival in Saskatchewan as an opportunity for a life she had not thought possible. As an Iraqi refugee she missed several years of school. She is now learning English, re-entering the school system and has a dream of attending univers...
Landing: Stories from the Cultural Divide. Season 1, Episode 1. Jay Dzeko
This series provides viewers with 'a week in the life' of the new face of Canada. Jay Dzeko fled war torn Bosnia and came to Moose Jaw where he set up a taxi business, the Golden Years Transportation Company. While his new life in Moose Jaw has not been without a few challenges, Jay is very pleas...
Landing: Stories from the Cultural Divide. Season 1, Episode 3. Jody Peters
Jody Peters, a rising star of comedy, was adopted by a Mennonite farm family in Saskatchewan. Jody relates what it was like to grow up as the only black person in an all-white small community. He talks about how humour can help one cope with problems of life. Jody tells his son that people are pe...
Landing: Stories from the Cultural Divide. Season 1, Episode 4. Bessie Pino
On September 11, 1973, when Bessie Pino was 15, she and her family in Chile listened to the radio as bombs from the Chilean army fell around their President, Salvadore Allende in the Presidental Palace as he gave his last address. The military coup that many Chileans feared was a reality. After 3...
Landing: Stories from the Cultural Divide. Season 1, Episode 13. Safwan Javed
Thirty-year-old Safwan, Saf to his friends, came to Canada with his family from Peshawar, Pakistan. Saf achieved eventual stardom as one of the members of the well-known Canadian band, Wide Mouth Mason. Saf's well-educated, politically conscious parents have done their best to support his musical...
John McCrae's War: In Flanders Fields
The First World War's terrible Second Battle of Ypres has just broken out in Belgium. Canadian troops, stationed along the Yser canal, are under heavy fire and the number of casualties is mounting. Among the dead is Alexis Helmer, killed early on the morning of May 2, 1915 - the victim of a direc...