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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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Trump sought to join armed Jan. 6 mob despite threat of violence, ex-aide testifies

In the News   |   June 29, 2022

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U.S. President Donald Trump was so determined to join the armed crowd marching on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, that he grabbed for the steering wheel of The Beast – the presidential limousine... read more

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Canada’s summer job market for students is booming as positions top prepandemic levels

Articles of Interest   |   June 29, 2022

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After two years of downturns because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the summer job market for university and college students in Canada is starting strong as employers are hiring more applicants and reporting a high number... read more

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Russian missile kills at least 16 civilians, injures more than 40 in strike on crowded shopping centre in Ukraine

In the News   |   June 28, 2022

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The Amstor shopping mall has for years been the modest commercial heart of Kremenchuk, the place where residents of this quiet mid-sized city in central Ukraine came to buy everything from cheap electronics to fresh... read more

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Murderers push for chance at early parole after Supreme Court strikes down life-without-parole law

In the News   |   June 27, 2022

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Several men convicted of multiple murders are pressing claims for early chances at parole, after the Supreme Court struck down Canada’s life-without-parole law, retroactive to the legislation’s 2011 enactment. This is only the second time... read more

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Super savers are fighting rising grocery costs – and inflation – one deal at a time

In the News   |   June 22, 2022

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You do not want to get stuck behind Leanne Mathewson in the checkout line at the grocery store. She’s the one with the file folder stuffed with coupons, holding her phone up to ask for... read more

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At the top of Mount Logan, Canadian scientists extract record-breaking ice core that contains clues to 30,000 years of climate history

In the News   |   June 21, 2022

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The University of Alberta-led expedition to Canada’s tallest peak opens a new window into Earth’s pre-historic climate. Even for experienced climbers, the summit plateau of Mount Logan is no place to linger. But Alison Criscitiello... read more

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What is stagflation, and does it lead to a recession? What you need to know as global economic worries grow

In the News   |   June 20, 2022

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The world economy is being hammered on all sides. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, soaring inflation and rising interest rates are weighing on global growth and pushing many countries towards recession. That’s reviving concerns about “stagflation” – a noxious combination of... read more

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How should children learn to read? In Canada, two schools of thought struggle for supremacy

Articles of Interest   |   June 20, 2022

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Kindergarten teacher Kristen Wilson helps Anna Pascoe, 4, at Holy Name of Mary Catholic school in Marysville, Ont. FRED LUM/THE GLOBE AND MAIL As educators get pupils caught up on fundamentals after the pandemic’s disruption,... read more

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‘COVID hasn’t gone away’: Five things health experts say we must do to end the pandemic

Articles of Interest   |   June 16, 2022

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Restaurants are open. Festivals are back. Masks, for the most part, are optional. And starting Monday, June 20, proof of vaccination will no longer be required of Canadian air and train passengers. It may be tempting... read more

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Canada’s 2030 climate targets for oil and gas industry not feasible, government analysis says

In the News   |   June 14, 2022

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Confidential government documents show a large gap between the federal Liberals’ promised target for reducing the oil and gas industry’s greenhouse gas emissions and what an internal analysis says is achievable by 2030. The documents,... read more

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With interest rates soaring, these cherished personal finance rules are invalid

Articles of Interest   |   June 14, 2022

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Low interest rates have ruled personal finance for more than a dozen years, and those who paid attention were bigtime winners. But that chapter in the financial history of Canada is over. As in, o-v-e-r.... read more

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In Canada’s biggest cities, vulnerability to rising temperatures may depend on your neighbourhood

In the News   |   June 13, 2022

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What can Canada’s cities do to make summers bearable in the hottest neighbourhoods – and will they do it soon enough? This article is part of No Safe Place, a year-long Globe project on climate... read more

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As high inflation lingers, retailers brace for a tapped-out consumer

In the News   |   June 10, 2022

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If flirty dresses and bright colours were signs of a strong economy, you might think consumers are on to the next spending spree. After months of a lockdown-related boom in loungewear, more formal attire is... read more

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Canadian universities still partnering with Huawei despite 5G ban over security

In the News   |   June 9, 2022

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Leading Canadian universities say they intend to continue research and development with Huawei Technologies Co. – which reaps intellectual property from the partnerships – after Ottawa’s decision to ban the Chinese telecommunications giant from 5G... read more

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Young Canadians: Stop subsidizing dividends for boomers. These banks offer no-fee accounts

In the News   |   June 8, 2022

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The golden rule of banking when you’re in school or starting a career is to not help the banks get more gold. You do that by paying zero fees to do your day-to-day banking. No... read more

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