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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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Homeschooling Your Kids in These Anxious Times? It’s a Great Time to Talk With Them About Money

Behind the Breaking News   |   March 19, 2020

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Well, what extraordinary times we are living through – likely unprecedented in all of our lifetimes. It will be fascinating to see what comes of this time, how we come out of it and what... read more

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The war for Canada’s tech talent

Lesson Plans   |   March 27, 2020

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The article discusses the implications for Canada of Google’s expansion.... read more

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‘A crazy time’: NHL stars discuss life in coronavirus limbo and where the league goes from here

In the News   |   March 27, 2020

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A few nights ago, Jordan and Marc Staal played virtual darts. “It’s a weird situation for everyone right now,” Marc, a defenceman with the New York Rangers, said during a teleconference call arranged by the... read more

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'The education world has been turned upside down’: Online learning may reshape the classroom

In the News   |   March 26, 2020

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Online learning is poised to transform public education across the country as provinces and school boards scramble to complete the academic year – a paradigm shift that could reshape education long after the COVID-19 pandemic... read more

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Questions: Current Events Quiz – March 2020

Quizzes   |   March 26, 2020

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The following questions provide a review of some key topics and issues that have been in the news. The Canadian government repatriated almost 300 Canadians from Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus. Where did they... read more

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Answers: Current Events Quiz – March 2020

Quizzes   |   March 26, 2020

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Here are the answers to our March quiz on key news topics, plus some additional background information. 1. The Canadian government repatriated almost 300 Canadians from Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus. Where did they... read more

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The new reward program reality: Cashback, grocery points beat travel

In the News   |   March 25, 2020

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When the coronavirus outbreak passes and the economy starts to rebound, we can get back to racking up travel rewards through our loyalty programs. “Right now, travel points are worth almost nothing,” says Stephen Weyman,... read more

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There's an algorithm for that

Cartoons   |   March 25, 2020

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Vast swings in the world's stock markets during the pandemic have been exacerbated by non-human intervention.

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Canada’s decision to pull out of July Olympics led the world

Guest Column   |   March 24, 2020

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On Sunday, the board of the Canadian Olympic Committee met to do what everyone is doing these days – figure out what the hell is going on. While they were holding that meeting, the International... read more

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Rob Carrick's personal finance tips amidst coronavirus

Videos   |   March 23, 2020

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Personal finance columnist Rob Carrick offers some tips to help you maintain financial flexibility as markets drop and businesses shut down over COVID-19.... read more

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Families turn to schedules to maintain children’s routines during coronavirus outbreak

Articles of Interest   |   March 23, 2020

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When Andrea Traynor’s two children wake up at 7 a.m., they get 30 minutes of quiet time reading in bed. Then breakfast. At 8:30 a.m. it’s time for a walk, a hike or a scooter... read more

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Still connected

Cartoons   |   March 23, 2020

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Vulnerable people are at greater risk during times of crisis and social upheaval.

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How to analyze complex problems

Lesson Plans   |   March 23, 2020

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The article discusses the growth of the craft brewing industry and the challenges the industry is currently facing.... read more

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How to minimize damage to your credit score through the financial slog to come

In the News   |   March 23, 2020

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What’s best for you and your family in the months ahead may not be good for your credit score. Remember that if you have to do something financially in the months ahead that hurts your... read more

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Your strengths and weaknesses: where to focus your attention

Lesson Plans   |   March 19, 2020

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This article explores the relative values of developing your strengths or working on your weaknesses and examines which you might choose to emphasize.... read more

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What to do when you feel you can’t cope

Lesson Plans   |   March 19, 2020

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This article examines the reasons you may feel overwhelmed and suggests action to address that feeling.... read more

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How to save life on Earth

Lesson Plans   |   March 19, 2020

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This article explores the context, nature and requirements for a “Green New Deal” for Canada. (Jeremy Rifkin is the author of The Green New Deal: Why the Fossil Fuel Civilization Will Collapse by 2028, and the... read more

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