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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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The truth behind the Capitol riot

Lesson Plans   |   November 26, 2021

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In an opinion piece, John Doyle compares two media rivals’ accounts of the January 6th, 2021, attack on the US Capitol by Donald Trump supporters, considered by most to be an attempt to overthrow the... read more

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Questions: Current Events Quiz – November 2021

Quizzes   |   November 29, 2021

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The following questions provide a review of some key topics and issues that have been in the news What country experienced a military coup? Sudan Egypt Lebanon Morocco What vehicles is Hertz rent-a-car planning to... read more

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Animal life: The first act

In the News   |   December 3, 2021

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Rare Canadian specimens of ancient, bizarre creatures have a new home at the Royal Ontario Museum. The Globe took a look. When Jean-Bernard Caron talks about the “before times,” he doesn’t mean 2019. As curator... read more

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Royal farewell

Cartoons   |   December 3, 2021

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Barbados stopped pledging allegiance to the Queen as it shed its colonial past and became a republic, electing its first-ever president.

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How worried should recent home buyers be about their mortgage renewal in five years?

In the News   |   November 30, 2021

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Low mortgage rates are housing’s great enabler. A recent home buyer named Tyler Johnston wonders how long this can last. He and his wife bought a home in Halifax recently and spent more than they... read more

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Pecking order

Cartoons   |   November 30, 2021

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The newly-discovered variant of COVID named Omicron has taken the focus off the Delta variant.

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Ontario detects Canada’s first Omicron cases; fresh travel bans strand junior women’s field hockey team

In the News   |   November 29, 2021

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The Omicron variant has arrived in Canada, with two cases identified in Ontario just days after Ottawa and other governments imposed travel bans prohibiting entry by foreign nationals from several countries in southern Africa, where... read more

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Answers: Current Events Quiz – November 2021

Quizzes   |   November 29, 2021

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Here are the answers to our November quiz on key news topics, plus some additional background information 1. What country experienced a military coup? Answer: a Additional notes: On October 25, 2021, Sudanese military took... read more

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The millennial and Gen Z dream of home ownership is being exploited in ways that just make houses more expensive

In the News   |   November 25, 2021

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There is something comforting about the idea of upstart financial technology companies addressing the unaffordability of homes for young adults. Somebody’s got to do something, right? Politicians have been ineffectual on the issue of housing... read more

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Trudeau government’s Speech from the Throne contains warning that ‘Earth is in danger’

In the News   |   November 24, 2021

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The Speech from the Throne delivered a stark warning about the planet’s future as Governor-General Mary Simon opened the 44th Parliament, describing a world “in danger” from climate change and urging legislators to turn “talk... read more

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Here today...

Cartoons   |   November 24, 2021

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The government proposes to return to a hybrid in-person/virtual format in the House of Commons for Parliament's very short fall session.

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Residential schools: the damage done

Lesson Plans   |   November 24, 2021

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Patrick White and Eric Reguly report on an historic, newly-promised visit to Canada by Pope Francis. He will represent the Catholic Church as part of the Indigenous reconciliation process. His visit responds to a 2015... read more

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You need to pace yourself at work

Lesson Plans   |   November 23, 2021

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This article outlines the need to take pauses during our work day and offers some suggestions as to how that can happen.... read more

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Some tips for handling teacher burnout

Research & Findings   |   November 22, 2021

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Among the pandemic of crises—COVID, misinformation, supply chain disruptions—one looms large in every corner of the globe: teacher burnout and the rising threat to teachers’ mental health. This month, we explore these issues—how serious, how... read more

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With friends like this...

Cartoons   |   November 22, 2021

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Canada and Mexico failed to convince U.S. President Joe Biden to scrap proposed electric-vehicle tax credits that would favor American-based manufacturers.

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Why success requires collaboration

Lesson Plans   |   November 22, 2021

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This article explores the post-pandemic work environment.... read more

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How should we interact with wildlife in our midst?

Lesson Plans   |   November 19, 2021

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This article follows the story of the conservation officer who refused to kill the cubs and explains his story and his reasoning. It outlines the on-going battle with the bureaucracy.... read more

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