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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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Scientists see signs of active volcanoes on Venus

In the News   |   March 16, 2023

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It’s not exactly a smoking gun – or smoking cone – but scientists working with data captured by a NASA spacecraft say they have uncovered new evidence for active volcanoes on the surface of Venus. If correct,... read more

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With food costs soaring and no national program, Canadian schools struggle to feed students

In the News   |   March 15, 2023

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Lindsay Steeves, a Grade 1 teacher at Cathy Wever Elementary School in Hamilton, knows that if she wants to feed young minds, she also needs to make sure their little bellies are properly nourished. So,... read more

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If you’re renewing a mortgage or buying a house, the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank is the best news in ages

In the News   |   March 14, 2023

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To be mercenary about the demise of Silicon Valley Bank, it’s the break people buying a home or renewing a mortgage have been waiting for. The global financial system has been shaken by the failure of... read more

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Bank accounts 101: Opening an account, banks vs. credit unions, fees and more

Articles of Interest   |   March 13, 2023

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Almost every Canadian has a bank account and there are branches everywhere – banks are so ubiquitous most of us don’t give them much thought. But knowing how banking works can help you make, and... read more

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As ice cover dwindles on the Great Lakes, researchers scramble to understand the implications

Articles of Interest   |   March 13, 2023

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Researchers who study ice cover on the Great Lakes, and the mysterious happenings beneath, have a problem: There’s precious little of it. And that’s thwarting their ability to understand what declining ice cover means for... read more

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Chinese President Xi Jinping secures third term as tensions with the West heat up

Articles of Interest   |   March 10, 2023

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Chinese leader Xi Jinping has officially secured a third term as President, after a unanimous vote by the 2,977-strong National People’s Congress, China’s rubber-stamp parliament. There was no doubt about the result of Friday’s election... read more

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Conservation groups hail historic deal to protect ocean life

In the News   |   March 6, 2023

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Scientists and advocates for marine conservation are hailing the creation of a new treaty to protect nature on the high seas – the vast ocean expanse that lies outside any country’s territorial waters and comprises... read more

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Making money the safe way: Pros and cons on five ways savers and investors can exploit high interest rates

In the News   |   March 2, 2023

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The easiest win in personal finance can be found in the interest rates paid on risk-free savings right now. Interest rates climbed steadily last year, and they’re now expected to hold more or less steady... read more

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HELOC vs reverse mortgage for parents helping kids buy a home

In the News   |   March 1, 2023

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It seems most urgent for parents to help their adult children get into the housing market when real estate prices are soaring. But now is actually an opportune moment to consider offering money for a... read more

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TikTok banned on all mobile devices owned by Canadian government

In the News   |   February 28, 2023

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The federal government will remove the Chinese-owned social media app TikTok from all government-issued mobile devices on Feb. 28 in response to privacy and security concerns, Treasury Board President Mona Fortier announced Monday. The government... read more

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War’s anniversary rings hollow for Ukrainians who have felt under siege since 2014

In the News   |   February 27, 2023

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Nine years ago, Putin’s forces seized Crimea and aided in separatist uprisings in Donbas. Today, those who remember those days wonder how they could have ended differently, or even averted the current war. Ask a... read more

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Reducing social media use significantly improves body image in teens, young adults: study

Articles of Interest   |   February 27, 2023

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Reducing social-media use leads to improved body image among young people, according to the results of a new Canadian study. The study, published on Thursday in the journal Psychology of Popular Media, found teens and... read more

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Actor Gordon Pinsent, the friendly face and roguish heart of Canadian cinema, dead at 92

Articles of Interest   |   February 27, 2023

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Over a decades-long career, he brought ‘men of humour, men of dignity, men of strength and men of compassion’ to life. At a 2007 ceremony to unveil his star on Canada’s Walk of Fame, actor... read more

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The case for raising RESP limits to keep pace with soaring inflation

In the News   |   February 21, 2023

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While inflation has massively increased the cost of a postsecondary education by driving up prices for tuition, food and rent, at least one thing has not kept pace with soaring education expenses: registered education savings plans. The... read more

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Have restaurants priced themselves out of reach?

In the News   |   February 17, 2023

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My wife and I were at a Swiss Chalet not too long ago for dinner before a movie and they were too full to accommodate us. I am not kidding. With close to all the... read more

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