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Custom lesson plans and selected educational news from The Globe & Mail, designed to work in your classroom. We're here to make your job just a little easier. Developed by the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education.

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How to find creative solutions for complex problems

Lesson Plans   |   December 10, 2019

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This article illustrates how entrepreneurs need creativity in solving complex problems.... read more

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Should we repair more of our stuff instead of throwing it out?

In the News   |   December 12, 2019

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We have an 11-year-old car and every now and again it needs a repair. We take it to the garage, pay the bill and keep driving the car. I’m not sure there’s anything else we... read more

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Re-run

Cartoons   |   December 12, 2019

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In a repeat measure, Russia has been handed a four-year ban from major sporting events by the World Anti-Doping Agency, but its athletes who can prove they are untainted can compete under a neutral flag.

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Alberta school lesson on oil sands prompts threats from parents amid sensitivity over industry’s image

In the News   |   December 11, 2019

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A Grade 4 lesson that included material critical of Alberta’s oil industry prompted a Facebook debate among parents that devolved into threats and prompted the school to call in the RCMP and cancel a holiday... read more

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Podcasts as teaching and learning tools

Research & Findings   |   December 11, 2019

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The popularity of podcasts is soaring, with U.S. statistics showing their number has grown from 550,000 to 750,000 over the past year alone. This month we present a selection of podcasts for teachers by teachers,... read more

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365 days of detention in China: What life is like for Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig

In the News   |   December 10, 2019

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Lengthy interrogations. No access to lawyers. No access to family. Nathan VanderKlippe visits the Chinese prisons where the pair are being held in what has been called hostage diplomacy over the arrest of Huawei executive... read more

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Phoning it in

Cartoons   |   December 9, 2019

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The government's throne speech was generally perceived as giving only a nod to western feelings of alienation.

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Ottawa urged to sanction Chinese and Hong Kong officials implicated in human rights abuses

In the News   |   December 9, 2019

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The federal government faces increasing pressure to enact sanctions against officials in Hong Kong and mainland China who are responsible for human rights violations, despite threats of retaliation from China’s envoy to Canada. The pro-democracy... read more

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How to save life on Earth

Lesson Plans   |   December 6, 2019

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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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Justin Trudeau calls for unity in Parliament on climate change, Indigenous reconciliation

In the News   |   December 6, 2019

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is calling for unity in his government’s Speech from the Throne, acknowledging that a minority mandate will require Members of Parliament to work together to fight climate change, cut taxes for... read more

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No hard feelings

Cartoons   |   December 5, 2019

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President Trump called Prime Minister Trudeau 'two-faced' for making fun of him at the NATO summit in Europe.

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Trump calls Trudeau ‘two-faced,’ overshadowing NATO summit

In the News   |   December 5, 2019

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There were many things that could have derailed the summit of the increasingly divided NATO alliance. Few, however, could have predicted that it would be a video of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gossiping with other... read more

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Companies, unions, other leaders call on Ottawa and provinces to ramp up efforts on climate change

In the News   |   December 4, 2019

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An oil company, a bank and a consumer products giant are among a group of companies and civil society leaders asking Ottawa and the provinces to ratchet up efforts to tackle climate change, calling it... read more

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Why you don’t have to be nasty to be a good boss

Lesson Plans   |   December 3, 2019

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This article stresses likeability as a key characteristic of any good manager and offsets the idea that it has to come at the cost of effectiveness.... read more

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Canadian high school students among top performers in reading, according to new international ranking

In the News   |   December 3, 2019

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Canadian high school students are among the top performers in reading, according to a new international ranking that presents a stark contrast to the challenges faced in math. Still, the assessment, released Tuesday morning, revealed... read more

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SUVs and your money problems

In the News   |   December 2, 2019

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SUVs are flattening everything in their path, including the finances of people who buy them. In both Canada and the United States, sales of cars are declining while demand for SUVs and pickup trucks rises.... read more

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