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Learning and discussion plans and selected educational news from The Globe & Mail, designed to work in your home and classroom. Developed by the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education.

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How democracies and authoritarian states differ

Lesson Plans   |   November 26, 2020

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Mark MacKinnon analyzes the unusual post-U.S. election phenomenon of western democracies endorsing Mr. Biden’s victory, while more authoritarian states so far have not.... read more

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Questions: Current Events Quiz – November 2020

Quizzes   |   November 25, 2020

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The following questions provide a review of some key topics and issues that have been in the news What meteor showers took place in October, 2020? Orionids Southern Taurids Northern Taurids All of the above... read more

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School shutdowns have put children up to eight months behind in reading, research indicates

In the News   |   November 26, 2020

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The abrupt spring shutdown of in-class learning left young students up to eight months behind in reading, according to early research findings that suggest children could lose more ground without focused lessons this school year.... read more

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Fred Sasakamoose, one of the NHL’s first Indigenous players and a residential school survivor, dies at 86

In the News   |   November 25, 2020

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Fred Sasakamoose was barely out his teens when he took face-offs against Maurice Richard and played against Gordie Howe as a centre for the Chicago Blackhawks in 1954. His path to becoming one of the... read more

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Answers: Current Events Quiz – November 2020

Quizzes   |   November 25, 2020

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Here are the answers to our November quiz on key news topics, plus some additional background information 1. What meteor showers took place in October 2020? Answer: d Additional notes: The Orionids are a medium... read more

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Enrolment up at Canadian universities, mostly because of part-timers

In the News   |   November 24, 2020

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Despite fears that students would balk at courses held primarily online, enrolment at Canadian universities rose slightly in the fall term driven mainly by an increase in part-time students. But the national data gloss over... read more

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Online G20 summit hosted by Saudi Arabia was as uninspiring as the format

In the News   |   November 23, 2020

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The online G20 held by Saudi Arabia over the weekend will go down as the strangest summit in the organization’s history, and perhaps also its most disappointing one. In a testament to the working-from-home planet... read more

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How the U.S. election result affects Canada

Lesson Plans   |   November 23, 2020

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John Ibbitson suggests there will be mostly pluses but a few minuses for Canada as a result of the U.S. election. He notes a majority of Canadians—72%–welcomed Joe Biden’s victory, but cautions that Democrat administrations... read more

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By international standards, the Liberals’ climate-change bill is underwhelming

In the News   |   November 20, 2020

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By Canada’s lacklustre standards to date, long-awaited federal legislation unveiled Thursday to legally mandate emissions-reduction goals represents a significant step forward in the fight against climate change. But by international standards, set more than a... read more

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Why the Canadian voting system is a winner, and Donald Trump is a loser

In the News   |   November 19, 2020

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It’s safe to assume that an approving retweet from Donald Trump – with an all-caps “THIS SAYS IT ALL!” – was not what the social-media manager at Elections Canada was after. But even though the... read more

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How to analyse a value proposition

Lesson Plans   |   November 19, 2020

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This is an excellent article with which to explore the real estate sales market and compare and contrast value propositions.... read more

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How renters, buyers and others can push back against people judging their personal financial situation

In the News   |   November 17, 2020

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To talk about your personal finances is to risk being judged. And so, we have a lot of people who hate talking about money. As part of Financial Literacy Month, Toronto-Dominion Bank recently issued a... read more

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Doctors push aggressive strategy to get COVID-19 cases down to zero

In the News   |   November 16, 2020

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Canada needs a new and aggressive strategy to reduce COVID-19 cases to zero, a group of doctors and infectious disease experts is urging, as the rates of infection reached record highs in various parts of... read more

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How to plot the life cycle of a product

Lesson Plans   |   November 16, 2020

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This article discusses a buyout undertaken in order to acquire a brand and also illustrates how the pandemic can impact an industry.... read more

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Education after COVID: some reasons for hope

Research & Findings   |   November 13, 2020

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For educators, COVID is all-encompassing. It lingers like an uninvited, obnoxious guest—the elephant in the room. Thus we are dedicating another column to what remains the predominant issue in education this year. Herewith a grab-bag... read more

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Stepping Up: How a young B.C. man pushed the province to recognize its long and vibrant Black history

In the News   |   November 12, 2020

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This is part of Stepping Up, a series introducing Canadians to their country’s new sources of inspiration and leadership. One day last fall, Markiel Simpson’s little sister told him about an incident he recognized as... read more

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Cartoons   |   November 12, 2020

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Reconstructing American democracy after Donald Trump will not be easy.

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