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Custom lesson plans and selected educational news from The Globe & Mail, designed to work in your classroom. We're here to make your job just a little easier. Developed by the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education.

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What you need to know about COVID-19

Lesson Plans   |   February 18, 2020

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Carly Weeks reports on the strategy of self-isolation, one of the latest measures Canadian officials are taking in response to the coronavirus outbreak.... read more

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Canada should spend more on early childhood education, new report says

In the News   |   February 20, 2020

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Canada risks its competitiveness if it fails to invest in the learning and development of the country’s youngest children, according to a new report that is calling on the federal government to spend more on... read more

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World class

Cartoons   |   February 20, 2020

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Canada has been compared to a banana republic as chaos reigns over blockades of rail lines.

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Just when the housing market needs a firm hand, Ottawa makes it easier to get a mortgage

In the News   |   February 19, 2020

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So much for the adult supervision of our housing market. The federal government was onto a good thing when it introduced a stress test for home buyers a few years ago that demanded they be... read more

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Game on

Cartoons   |   February 18, 2020

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Lines: Canada has been in political, legal, ethnic and cultural turmoil over whether Indigenous peoples have the right to stop pipelines from crossing their lands.

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Trudeau tight-lipped on plan to end rail blockades ‘quickly and peacefully’

In the News   |   February 18, 2020

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The blockade of a critical rail link between Montreal and Toronto has caused the largest disruption in Canadian National Railway Co.’s modern history, the company warned Monday, as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau emerged from an... read more

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Canadian Tire expanding in-store pickup program to support growing e-commerce efforts

In the News   |   February 14, 2020

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Canadian Tire Corp. Ltd. will roll out lockers for online order pick-ups at hundreds of its stores in the coming year, as the company works to convince online shoppers to visit its stores. The retailer... read more

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What’s on teachers’ minds?

Research & Findings   |   February 14, 2020

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As Ontario prepares for teacher walkouts and a possible strike, we take a look at member associations of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation to see what’s at or near the top of their agendas this month—quite... read more

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Industry groups warn rail protests are hurting supply chain

In the News   |   February 13, 2020

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Canada’s retailers and manufacturers are braced for shutdowns and dwindling supplies as demonstrators blocked ports and rail lines, bringing much of the country’s rail-freight network to a halt. Industry groups said on Wednesday that the... read more

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How tech can widen the scope of a business

Lesson Plans   |   February 13, 2020

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This article explores how technology can help a local enterprise engage a wider community.... read more

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E-learning in Ontario: Way of the future or an ineffective teaching model?

In the News   |   February 12, 2020

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For the past decade, the Michigan education system has been an e-learning laboratory, with students required to do some of their coursework online in order to graduate from high school. The experience of Michigan, along... read more

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China turns up state hero-making machine in bid to shift narrative around coronavirus outbreak

In the News   |   February 11, 2020

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Stung by public criticism as the Wuhan virus outbreak continues to claim lives, Chinese authorities have reinvigorated the state hero-making machine, with official media promoting stories of sacrifice, dedication and love in arduous times. A... read more

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New review of evidence suggests association between excessive screen time and mental distress in teens

In the News   |   February 10, 2020

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A new paper by Toronto researchers says smartphones and social media are likely contributing to a rise in self-harm and mental distress among children and teens, the latest finding in the debate over whether excessive... read more

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The positive side of disruption

Lesson Plans   |   February 10, 2020

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The theme of the decade is disruption. This article is another example of disruption and one way it is positively affecting Canadian content in the entertainment industry.... read more

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Good to be home?

Cartoons   |   February 7, 2020

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After spending 328 days on the International Space Station, the longest ever spaceflight by a woman, astronaut Christina Koch returned to an Earth preoccupied by the coronavirus outbreak.

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Privacy watchdog takes Facebook to court over possible misuse of personal information

In the News   |   February 7, 2020

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The federal Privacy Commissioner is taking Facebook Inc. to court over the possible misuse of the personal information of Canadians in a case that highlights the complex process behind the enforcement of the country’s privacy... read more

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