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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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Fighting racism is a win for everybody

Lesson Plans   |   September 21, 2020

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The Black Lives Matter movement began in 2013 but gained global momentum in 2020 after George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. Front and centre of the movement is the aim of... read more

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How we benefit when an entrepreneur succeeds

Lesson Plans   |   September 17, 2020

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The article outlines some of the initiatives governments have taken to support small business during these challenging times. The global pandemic has hit small business particularly hard as many were unprepared to transform from bricks... read more

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Hey, wasn’t saving more money during COVID-19 supposed to make us feel better about our finances?

In the News   |   September 22, 2020

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Having a whack of money in a savings account is smart personal finance, and not just in a pandemic. But let’s not oversell the benefits. A cash cushion will help your finances, but not necessarily... read more

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Republicans, Democrats in bitter fight over Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat

In the News   |   September 21, 2020

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U.S. President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats are in a fierce battle over the Supreme Court seat left empty by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a fight that could upend the presidential race little... read more

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The ‘decade of the home’ is coming – will young adults be locked out?

In the News   |   September 18, 2020

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Our homes are going to be even more central to our lives in the next decade. You’ll find a lot of millennials and members of Gen Z watching this trend from their vantage point in... read more

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Ignorance is bliss

Cartoons   |   September 18, 2020

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President Trump has poured scorn on scientists, contradicting their advice on the pandemic and saying 'they don't really know' whether humans cause climate change.

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Time for Liberal government to act on national pharmacare is now: Hoskins

In the News   |   September 17, 2020

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The doctor and former Ontario health minister tapped by the federal Liberals for advice on the rollout of national pharmacare says he is confident the program will be highlighted in the Throne Speech next week... read more

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Helpful hints for teaching in these times

Research & Findings   |   September 15, 2020

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Rarely has there been so much doubt, fear and uncertainty around the launch of a new school year. We can only guess at the immense challenges and difficult choices that confront all educators, parents and... read more

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Chinese firm amasses trove of open-source data on influential Canadians

In the News   |   September 15, 2020

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On the 14th floor of a tower filled with cramped workspaces in China’s high-tech city, a small military contractor is building tools to track politicians, aerospace entrepreneurs, scholars and other influential people around the world,... read more

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Don't let 'urgent' trump 'important'

Lesson Plans   |   September 14, 2020

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This article examines our predisposition to tackle perceived urgent problems over more important issues and suggests ways in which we can correct this habit.... read more

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Climate change: the signs of danger

Lesson Plans   |   September 14, 2020

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This article explains that the ice shelves in Canada are rapidly disintegrating as the result of climate change and how this is a harbinger of more drastic climate developments.... read more

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It’s amazing what not spending on travel and eating out can do

In the News   |   September 14, 2020

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Canadians added an incredible $127-billion to their savings in the first half of the year. How did they do it? Some fresh numbers on consumer spending from RBC Economics offer some perspective. While overall consumer spending was up 2... read more

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Savers stashed $127-billion in 2020 – it may just rescue the economy

In the News   |   September 11, 2020

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Lots of attention has been paid to the financial risk-takers in the pandemic – the people bidding to buy houses, buying expensive stocks and dipping into speculative things like gold and bitcoin. But the ones who may... read more

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WE Charity closing Canadian operations, Kielburgers leaving organization

In the News   |   September 10, 2020

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WE Charity is shuttering its Canadian operations and the group’s founders, Craig and Marc Kielburger, will leave the organization entirely, in a dramatic reversal of fortune for the two brothers. The surprise announcement came Wednesday.... read more

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Two Myanmar soldiers who corroborated Rohingya atrocities now at The Hague

In the News   |   September 9, 2020

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Two former Myanmar soldiers, who said they were ordered to “kill all you see” during the military’s 2017 operation against the country’s Rohingya population, are now in The Hague, where they are expected to play... read more

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Museums looking for new ways to reach students amid COVID-19 restrictions

In the News   |   September 8, 2020

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A trip to the Galt Museum and Archives is a regular part of the grade-school experience in Lethbridge, Alta. Roughly 10,000 students from schools throughout the region arrive each year on field trips to learn... read more

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Colleges, universities expecting large financial losses from drop in international students

In the News   |   September 4, 2020

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Colleges and universities say they’re anticipating financial losses possibly in the billions of dollars due to a drop in international enrolments caused by the global pandemic. The government of Canada last week took additional steps... read more

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