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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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Get to know Russia and its history

Lesson Plans   |   February 24, 2021

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Mark MacKinnon reports on the jailing of Vladimir Putin critic Alexei Navalny, who was arrested for his public criticism of the Russian president. Thousands of people have protested throughout Russia; they were met with a... read more

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Questions: Current Events Quiz – February 2021

Quizzes   |   February 26, 2021

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The following questions provide a review of some key topics and issues that have been in the news. Who won the ACTRA Award of Excellence? Jani Lauzon Eugene Levy Rachel McAdams Alison Niven What does... read more

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In the race to clean dirty industries, these new technologies give hope for a low-carbon future

In the News   |   March 1, 2021

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Of all the commodities that build and power civilization, only two – oil and coal – are set for output declines in the next decades as global warming threatens to turn Earth into planetary toast.... read more

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Harmony at last

Cartoons   |   February 26, 2021

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After years of discord with the Trump administration, Canada and the U.S. are striking friendly notes again.

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Answers: Current Events Quiz – February 2021

Quizzes   |   February 26, 2021

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Here are the answers to our January quiz on key news topics, plus some additional background information. 1. Who won the ACTRA Award of Excellence? Answer: a Additional notes: Jani Lauzon is a Metis multi-disciplinary... read more

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Trudeau, Biden pledge to create continental alliance to tackle climate change

In the News   |   February 24, 2021

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Justin Trudeau and Joe Biden will unveil more aggressive targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions within the next two months as they forge a North American alliance to battle climate change. And Mr. Biden is... read more

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Parliament declares China is conducting genocide against its Muslim minorities

In the News   |   February 23, 2021

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The House of Commons overwhelmingly endorsed a motion to recognize that China is committing genocide against its Muslim minority, with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet abstaining from the vote amid a nearly frozen... read more

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University students lash out at tuition hikes, poor quality of remote learning

In the News   |   February 22, 2021

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A winter of discontent is brewing among postsecondary students as patience with online classes wanes and the prospect of rising tuition fees raises questions about value for money. The anger spilled over at a meeting... read more

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Trump’s impeachment: the issues behind the headlines

Lesson Plans   |   February 22, 2021

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Adrian Morrow reports on the conclusion of Donald Trump’s most recent impeachment, noting the highlights of the trial, the arguments for and against conviction, and the reasons why the outcome was never really in doubt.... read more

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Successful landing of Perseverance rover marks start of epic quest for life on Mars

In the News   |   February 19, 2021

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NASA’s Perseverance rover has opened its robotic eyes on a tantalizing landscape on Mars – one that scientists hope will answer the question of whether a planet that once had all the ingredients to sustain... read more

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Learn the value of diversity in our lives

Lesson Plans   |   February 18, 2021

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This article discusses the composition of boards of directors for public and registered corporations in Canada.... read more

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The COVID-19 grading curve: Schools rethink expectations for students who have lost time

In the News   |   February 17, 2021

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Being kept apart from teachers and friends has had a measurable impact on student performance, some initial findings show. But the damage varies along regional, economic and racial lines – and there’s no large-scale plan... read more

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Mission accomplished?

Cartoons   |   February 17, 2021

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After a seven-month journey from pandemic-stricken Earth, NASA’s Perseverance rover is about to begin the most ambitious quest to date for signs of past life on Mars.

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Imagine the careers of the future

Lesson Plans   |   February 16, 2021

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This article is about possibilities and is an excellent example of how technology will change the way we live.... read more

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Ottawa partners with Huawei to fund university research despite security concerns

In the News   |   February 16, 2021

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The federal government is partnering with Huawei to sponsor leading-edge computer and electrical engineering research at Canadian universities, a move critics say threatens this country’s national security and economic interests. The Natural Sciences and Engineering... read more

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Into the swamp

Cartoons   |   February 16, 2021

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Nobody knows what the future of the Republican party (symbolized by the elephant) will be after most of it defended Donald Trump in his impeachment.

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‘We’ve had five years and they’ve had four weeks’: Canada’s Environment Minister seeks common ground with U.S.

In the News   |   February 12, 2021

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Canada and the United States are taking the first, tentative steps toward a more continental approach to fighting climate change. In an interview after his first call with President Joe Biden’s top climate adviser, Gina... read more

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