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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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Questions: Current Events Quiz – January 2022

Quizzes   |   January 27, 2022

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The following questions provide a review of some key topics and issues that have been in the news What was the top Google search in 2021? Climate change Olympics Vaccines Covid-19 What is a diplomatic... read more

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World’s oldest basketball court is a step closer to becoming a hoops museum – thanks to a group of N.B. locals

Articles of Interest   |   January 27, 2022

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The court was first used in 1893 when Lyman Archibald, a protégé of James Naismith, brought basketball to St. Stephen, N.B. Now, a group of businesspeople and hoops enthusiasts are a step closer to sharing... read more

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Answers: Current Events Quiz – January 2022

Quizzes   |   January 26, 2022

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Here are the answers to our January quiz on key news topics, plus some additional background information 1. What was the top Google search in 2021? Answer: d Additional notes: Covid-19 was followed closely by... read more

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Astronaut Roberta Bondar is cultivating curiosity on Earth, 30 years after she saw it from space

In the News   |   January 25, 2022

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In 1992, Dr. Bondar became the first neurologist and the first Canadian woman to fly in space. Since then, she’s been on a quest to improve our appreciation for this planet. On a calm night... read more

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B.C. First Nations’ deal with forestry company may offer a model for protecting - some - old-growth trees

Articles of Interest   |   January 25, 2022

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Thirty years ago, surveyors for a logging company started mapping out the H’kusam forest in northern Vancouver Island. In a region where commercial forestry had already reduced many of the once-vast stands of forests to... read more

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Canada’s cyberspy agency warns of Russian cyberattacks on critical infrastructure

In the News   |   January 21, 2022

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Canada’s cyberspy agency is warning of Moscow-backed cyberattacks on Canadian critical infrastructure as Western countries prepare economic sanctions in the growing expectation that Russia will invade Ukraine. The Canadian Centre for Cyber Security joined its... read more

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Universities to stick to online classes for now to slow spread of COVID-19

Articles of Interest   |   January 21, 2022

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A majority of Canada’s research universities have pushed classes online until the end of January or even later in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19, leaving some campuses divided over how and when... read more

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Global conservation goals are insufficient to avoid mass extinction event, report finds

In the News   |   January 19, 2022

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Biodiversity efforts unlikely to succeed without ‘transformative’ changes in the way humanity uses the planet’s resources, says expert panel of researchers in 23 countries. Global efforts to halt species loss by protecting 30 per cent... read more

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Security flaw found in smartphone app for Olympians in Beijing

In the News   |   January 18, 2022

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Security flaws in a smartphone application that’s required for athletes and team officials attending the 2022 Beijing Olympics leave users at risk of having their calls and data intercepted, a Toronto cybersecurity watchdog has found.... read more

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Canadian universities have weathered the COVID-19 pandemic without impact on enrolment or achievement

In the News   |   January 17, 2022

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When the emergence of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 forced Canadian universities to delay the winter term or begin it online, it was a blow for many students, who feared yet another portion of their... read more

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Six numbers that will rule your personal finances in 2022

In the News   |   January 13, 2022

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The past year in personal finance has been like watching the events of a normal decade or two played at high speed. So much drama in such a short period. The worst inflation in decades,... read more

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Shakespeare’s First Folio acquired by UBC in ‘once-in-eternity’ purchase

In the News   |   January 13, 2022

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An exceedingly rare and valuable complete first edition of William Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories and Tragedies – known as the First Folio – has been acquired by the University of British Columbia. The purchase of the nearly 400-year-old... read more

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Disinformation campaign against former MP Kenny Chiu a disturbing precedent, researchers say

Articles of Interest   |   January 10, 2022

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Two researchers at McGill University say a disinformation campaign against a Conservative Party candidate during the 2021 election race is a disturbing demonstration of how propaganda tactics could be used by hostile foreign actors to interfere... read more

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Thousands of Russian troops descend on Kazakhstan after deadly uprising

In the News   |   January 7, 2022

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In scenes that recalled the crushing of the Prague Spring five decades ago, thousands of Russian soldiers were deployed into neighbouring Kazakhstan on Thursday to help prop up that country’s wobbling authoritarian regime. Dozens of... read more

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Questions: Financial Literacy Quizzes #1 and #2

Quizzes   |   January 5, 2022

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The NextGen Edition is introducing a new feature under which it will post financial literacy quizzes. Your students can do the Quiz independently or you can set it up for competition and learning. We are posting... read more

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