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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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When does e-commerce beat store shopping?

Lesson Plans   |   October 19, 2020

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The article illustrates the push and pull between e-commerce and bricks-and-mortar stores.... read more

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Coping with the stress of these extraordinary times

Research & Findings   |   October 15, 2020

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The strangest school year in the global history of education is underway. Stress levels among teachers and students are high and rising. In the face of a global pandemic, virtually every working teacher on earth... read more

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‘We’re being targeted now’: Mi’kmaq chief wants military called in to N.S. lobster clashes, attacks

In the News   |   October 19, 2020

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The RCMP descended on a group of small Acadian fishing villages in Nova Scotia over the weekend in an attempt to stop escalating violence there, setting up road checkpoints, bringing in tactical officers and establishing... read more

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Chinese envoy says Canada’s acceptance of Hong Kong refugees jeopardizes Canadians in former British colony

In the News   |   October 16, 2020

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China’s ambassador to Canada is urging Ottawa to stop granting asylum to democracy activists from Hong Kong, whom he described as violent criminals, and warned that accepting these people could jeopardize the “health and safety”... read more

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Refugee and poet Ketty Nivyabandi appointed Secretary-General of Amnesty International Canada

In the News   |   October 15, 2020

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Ketty Nivyabandi, a refugee who was once homeless in this country, has become the first female Secretary-General of Amnesty International Canada. Only five years ago, Ms. Nivyabandi fled Burundi amid political unrest and a violent... read more

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Wither America?

Cartoons   |   October 15, 2020

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Canadian opinions of America are at their lowest levels in 40 years, a poll shows.

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Joyce Echaquan’s death ‘grim reminder’ of racism in health care, says former head of MMIWG inquiry

In the News   |   October 14, 2020

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The chief commissioner of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls says the verbally abusive way in which Joyce Echaquan was treated at a Quebec hospital before her death is a... read more

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How workplace culture operates

Lesson Plans   |   October 14, 2020

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This article explores workplace culture. Workplace culture includes the values and behaviours within a workplace that create its unique social environment for staff and customers.... read more

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Parents, experts worry that online learning is exacerbating the digital divide

In the News   |   October 13, 2020

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When schools shut down last spring, Nero Persaud balanced working from home and her two children’s remote-learning needs by “playing musical chairs” with her older laptop and iPad. But after deciding to enrol her son... read more

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Scientists tally nitrogen threat to climate

In the News   |   October 9, 2020

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Human activity, primarily through the use of industrial fertilizers, has nearly doubled the world’s atmospheric concentration of nitrous oxide and made the gas a more significant contributor to global warming than previously thought, an international... read more

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The catastrophic effects of climate change

Lesson Plans   |   October 9, 2020

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This article outlines the cause of the deaths of these elephants and explains how this recent development is the result of climate change.... read more

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Ottawa’s $1.5-billion foreign aid initiative has spent only $120,000 so far

In the News   |   October 8, 2020

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Nearly three years after announcing $1.5-billion in new financing programs for foreign aid, Ottawa has disbursed only a tiny fraction of the promised money: just $120,000 so far. The Trudeau government won praise from aid... read more

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Ignorance can kill

Cartoons   |   October 7, 2020

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President Trump continues to downplay the severity of the coronavirus pandemic even after spending a spell in hospital with the disease.

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Canada begins accepting Hong Kong pro-democracy activists as refugees

In the News   |   October 7, 2020

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Canada has begun accepting Hong Kong pro-democracy activists as refugees, a sign that this country is opening its doors to those fleeing Beijing’s crackdown on civil rights in the former British colony. In a Sept.... read more

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Toronto anti-masker, wife face jail time for violating Quarantine Act

In the News   |   October 6, 2020

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Toronto police have charged a prominent anti-masker and his wife with violating provisions of the federal Quarantine Act, which carries sentences of up to six months in jail and a $750,000 fine. Chris Saccoccia, 37,... read more

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International students to be allowed into Canada as long as they have a 14 day quarantine plan

In the News   |   October 6, 2020

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Universities, colleges and language schools will soon be able to welcome thousands of new international students to Canada, even if many will still be studying primarily online. The decision to open the border to new... read more

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The value of having one priority only

Lesson Plans   |   October 6, 2020

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This article examines the value of creating a single item to-do list and outlines the ways in which it can make a person more productive.... read more

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