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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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What does the term ‘logistics’ cover?

Lesson Plans   |   May 12, 2021

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This article is a case study in how the pandemic has accelerated a business model that was just beginning to take shape.... read more

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How to combat viral disinformation

Research & Findings   |   May 14, 2021

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As we close out another school year, we ask: What is the most concerning issue in a world of educational worries? The COVID pandemic would seem to top the list, yet it should pass with... read more

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Ontario extends COVID-19 stay-at-home order, keeps schools closed

In the News   |   May 14, 2021

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Ontario Premier Doug Ford is extending his province’s stay-at-home order until at least June 2 as new COVID-19 infection numbers decline, while keeping schools shut and dismissing calls from medical experts to reopen outdoor activities such as golf that many... read more

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Nine-year-old activist uses social media clout to save lives in India

In the News   |   May 13, 2021

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In the midst of another grim day in India, one that would see the country set yet another record for COVID-19 deaths and new cases, a nine-year-old girl in New Delhi was delivering small but potentially life-saving... read more

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Frustrated homebuyers, renting is not a ‘financial coffin’

In the News   |   May 12, 2021

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  A certain four-letter word comes up a lot when financial planners address young adult clients who fear they will never own a house. The word is rent. R-e-n-t. Say it with me and then... read more

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Cartoons   |   May 11, 2021

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The Republican Party, symbolized by the elephant, has reacted to Donald Trump's lie that the 2020 election was stolen from him by limiting voters' rights in many states.

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Wayne Gretzky may be ‘The Great One’ but he’s no Cup contender as an analyst

In the News   |   May 11, 2021

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There’s some great news about Wayne Gretzky’s reported flirtation with becoming a fulltime TV hockey analyst. He’s doing the flirting with TNT, which is broadcast exclusively in the United States. That means we won’t have... read more

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Ontario’s graduating teacher candidates rush to write math competency test

In the News   |   May 10, 2021

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Graduating student teachers across Ontario will be scrambling to write a math proficiency test the provincial government is making available on Monday, following a months-long delay that has prevented would-be educators from clearing a final... read more

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Cartoons   |   May 10, 2021

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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's threat to shut down the Line 5 oil pipeline poses a supply problem for Canada, especially areas that have failed to embrace alternative energy sources.

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It was kind of a blessing: Five independent businesses on what they learned from adopting e-commerce during the pandemic

In the News   |   May 7, 2021

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More than a year into the pandemic, COVID-19 has forced many independent businesses online for the first time to try to make up for dropping in-person revenue. And though the road to get there has been rocky,... read more

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Cancelled speech, resignation are latest fallout from Azarova affair at University of Toronto

In the News   |   May 7, 2021

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Former governor-general Michaëlle Jean has postponed a speech she was to give at the University of Toronto following pressure from academics who asked her to respect the formal censure imposed on U of T by... read more

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Whose climate-change plan is better?

Lesson Plans   |   May 6, 2021

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This article explains that the federal Conservatives’ climate-change plan will utilize a type of low-carbon savings account whereby individuals accrue points based on their purchase of hydrocarbon-based fuel and then use those points to purchase... read more

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The kids are not all right: Educators worry about absences as COVID-19 challenges continue for parents, students

In the News   |   May 4, 2021

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Every Thursday for the past five months, Todd Perrier has dropped off bags of groceries at the doorstep of as many as 20 families in Thunder Bay. Most times, he will steal a few minutes to... read more

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Putin tightens grip on Russia’s vanishing free press with latest attack on journalists

In the News   |   May 3, 2021

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At first, Roman Anin had no idea why agents from Russia’s FSB security service were outside his apartment – though he was far from surprised by their arrival. As one of Russia’s most prominent investigative... read more

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The power of a positive approach

Lesson Plans   |   May 3, 2021

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This article examines an approach that stresses positivity, encouraging leaders to look for what is working well and finding ways to extend that to other areas. In this way, negativity and pity parties are avoided... read more

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The housing boom is ripping apart the financial fabric of Canadian life

In the News   |   April 30, 2021

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The rapid acceleration in housing prices is causing tremendous stress to the personal finances of individual households and the nation as a whole. If it’s not vaccinations dominating conversations these days, it’s housing. The national... read more

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Federal government willing to assist financially troubled Laurentian University

In the News   |   April 29, 2021

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The federal government says it is willing to provide funds to assist financially troubled Laurentian University and is in discussions with the Ontario government about how best to support French-language postsecondary education in the province. Official Languages Minister Mélanie... read more

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