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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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Found at sea: Wreck of Shackleton’s last ship discovered off the coast of Labrador

In the News   |   June 13, 2024

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A master shipwreck hunter directed an international team that located Quest intact on Atlantic seabed. The wreck of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s last ship – on which the renowned polar explorer suddenly died during his final Antarctic... read more

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For Geoffrey Hinton, the godfather of AI, machines are closer to humans than we think

Articles of Interest   |   June 13, 2024

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As researchers at the world’s most advanced AI companies prepared to sign a public letter last week warning of frightening new developments in artificial intelligence, Geoffrey Hinton, the godfather of AI, e-mailed to ask if... read more

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State of the Arts

In the News   |   June 10, 2024

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Rising costs. Hesitant audiences. Shaky funding. It’s a make-or-break year for the arts sector. It started with uncomfortable calls from bankers and bookkeepers. As 2023 progressed, Canada’s cultural institutions began to realize that the money... read more

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A guide to what lower rates will mean for mortgages, housing and returns on all those safe parking spots for cash

In the News   |   June 6, 2024

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The long-awaited interest rate U-turn is finally at hand. Rates began rising from pandemic lows in March, 2022, and have been flat since last summer. We are still far from unwinding those recent rate hikes,... read more

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Who’s voting where in 2024

Behind the Breaking News   |   June 4, 2024

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More than half the world’s population will go to the polls this year, in what observers call a major test for democracy. Here are the key races so far and still to come. In 2024,... read more

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This is the personal finance test high schoolers should have to pass before graduating

Articles of Interest   |   June 4, 2024

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Ontario earns an A for its decision to require high school students to score 70 per cent or better on a financial literacy test in order to graduate. Financial literacy is old-school labelling that should be purged... read more

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Ontario to require high-school students to pass financial literacy test

Articles of Interest   |   May 31, 2024

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Ontario’s high-school students will be required to pass a financial literacy test to earn a diploma, starting in the 2025-26 school year. Education Minister Stephen Lecce said Thursday that plans are under way to develop... read more

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Jury finds Donald Trump guilty on all 34 counts in hush-money trial

In the News   |   May 31, 2024

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Donald Trump is guilty on all 34 counts of doctoring business records to cover up a hush-money scheme before the 2016 election, making him the first former U.S. president to be criminally convicted, mere months... read more

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Five more Canadian school boards sue social media giants, alleging harm to students’ mental health

In the News   |   May 29, 2024

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Five more Ontario school boards and two private schools are suing the companies behind social-media platforms Facebook, Instagram, SnapChat and TikTok, accusing them of designing unsafe and addictive products that harm the mental health of... read more

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Climate change threatens millions in low and coastal areas in Latin America, study finds

In the News   |   May 28, 2024

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About 41 million people living in low-lying regions of Latin America and the Caribbean are threatened by storms and flooding that are becoming more extreme because of climate change, according to newly released data from... read more

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Reverse-budgeting: The low-stress way to spend guilt-free and keep your finances healthy

In the News   |   May 23, 2024

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Many people find budgeting tedious and boring. That’s not to say it isn’t important. The worst thing you could do is stick your head in the sand when it comes to your spending habits and... read more

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Iranian president’s death, war-crimes case will further cloud the Middle East’s future

In the News   |   May 21, 2024

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It was a day of sombre press conferences, one in Tehran, the other in The Hague, destined to further cloud the future of the entire Middle East. Monday began with the announcement that Iran’s hard-line... read more

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Thinking of going back to school? Make a financial plan first, experts say

In the News   |   May 17, 2024

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Going back to school can be a great way to accelerate your career, whether it’s getting a master’s degree or taking a certificate program to add more skills to your repertoire. But it’s also a... read more

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Tributes to Alice Munro pour in from across the literary community

In the News   |   May 16, 2024

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The Canadian literary community is mourning the death of Alice Munro, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2013 and the Man Booker International Prize in 2009. A friend to many in the writing... read more

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Boats of confidence

Articles of Interest   |   May 16, 2024

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The Canadian Canoe Museum’s newly opened location is a worthy, welcoming place to paddle through history. The newly built Canadian Canoe Museum looks as if it is in motion: The building pushes southward toward a... read more

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