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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’s failed coup: what it means

Lesson Plans   |   January 19, 2021

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Adrian Morrow reviews the events of January 6th, when an armed mob of President Trump’s supporters broke into the US Capitol in Washington, DC, with the goal of seizing the seat of power to overturn... read more

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How to spot opportunity in a crisis

Lesson Plans   |   January 15, 2021

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This article recounts the growth of Cargojet and how its founder was able to navigate the opportunities brought about by the pandemic.... read more

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Full text of President Joe Biden’s inauguration speech: ‘We must end this uncivil war’

In the News   |   January 21, 2021

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The new U.S. President gave Americans a message of change and reconciliation on Jan. 20, and warned of difficult times ahead in the fights against COVID-19, climate change and systemic racism – but he didn’t... read more

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Teachers voice concerns over parents interfering during online classes

In the News   |   January 19, 2021

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In the early days of the country’s unplanned foray into online learning last spring, Toronto mother Zabrina Rego got chastised by her child’s teacher for blurting out the answer to a question. The gaffe was... read more

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Progress?

Cartoons   |   January 19, 2021

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The Internet has enabled the spread of conspiracy theories and fake news to an unimaginable extent

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Why it’s time to stop worrying about your children’s screen time during COVID-19

Articles of Interest   |   January 19, 2021

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Michelle Deshaw’s 12-year-old son plays Fortnite for two hours every day. As he sits in his Vancouver home, his avatar runs across an island using a sniper rifle and other weapons to pick off players in a... read more

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Remote learning advice from families and educators who’ve been online for months

In the News   |   January 18, 2021

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Parents in several parts of the country whose kids are moving from in-school instruction to remote learning from home as of Monday face a potentially steep learning curve. “Online learning is a completely different ballgame,”... read more

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Joe Biden plans to block Keystone XL pipeline as one of first acts in White House

In the News   |   January 18, 2021

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U.S. president-elect Joe Biden plans to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline expansion as one of his first acts in office, transition documents suggest, dealing a blow to Canadian efforts to get the project built and... read more

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Trump has been impeached again. What now? Latest updates on what Congress could do next

In the News   |   January 14, 2021

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House Democrats voted Wednesday to approve a single article of impeachment to remove Donald Trump for ‘incitement of insurrection’ in Jan. 6′s Capitol Hill riot. Here’s what you need to know. Latest updates Donald Trump,... read more

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We are all media now: the key skills we need

Research & Findings   |   January 14, 2021

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As 2020 disappears into the rear view and the world mutters ‘Good riddance’ we seek reasons for optimism and find one in Taiwan. There, Audrey Tang, the Digital Minister, presides over an innovative and effective... read more

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What rough beast?

Cartoons   |   January 12, 2021

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'The centre cannot hold' wrote W.B.Yeats more than a century ago in his poem The Second Coming. Nor can the Republican party as its president slouches towards the exit. Reading the poem might be instructive.

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How entrepreneurs can adapt to survive

Lesson Plans   |   January 12, 2021

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This article consists of a group of five case studies demonstrating how entrepreneurs have pivoted to adapt and thrive through the pandemic.... read more

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Put this back together

Cartoons   |   January 11, 2021

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Incoming US President Joe Biden inherits a nation torn by factional disagreement and violence

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Climate commitments: will these steps work?

Lesson Plans   |   January 8, 2021

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This article examines the government’s recent proposals to address the challenge of meeting its Paris Agreement commitments.... read more

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Do as I say, not as I do

Cartoons   |   January 4, 2021

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Many politicians, most prominently Ontario's ex-finance minister, are in trouble for travelling while urging citizens to obey pandemic restrictions.

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How to preserve a fragile thing - trust

Lesson Plans   |   January 4, 2021

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This article identifies three essentials in developing trust – communicating consistently, transparently and authentically – and suggests that uncertainty has some positive aspects.... read more

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Four ways your personal finances will be tested in 2021

Articles of Interest   |   January 4, 2021

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A year as financially bizarre as 2020 can only be followed by a period of readjustment. So prepare yourself for some surprises on the way back to normalcy – or at least to a new... read more

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