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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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Canada lags in conservation efforts

In the News   |   July 24, 2017

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Annual study looking at the UN Convention on Biodiversity obligations shows country has done far less than other nations in preserving areas from development, leaving it in last place among G7 members. Canada is behind... read more

bookmark The ‘appropriation prize,’ Trump’s tweets: People still seem to think the Internet isn’t reality
The ‘appropriation prize,’ Trump’s tweets: People still seem to think the Internet isn’t reality

In the News   |   July 21, 2017

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The year is 2017, and there are still people who act as though the Internet isn’t the real world. I’m sorry if it seems obvious to you that actions taken and words written online are... read more

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Majority of black people in Toronto feel targeted and disrespected: study

In the News   |   July 20, 2017

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The reminder is everywhere: on the street when a pair of cops approach you, in a mall when the clerk asks to see what’s in your bag, in your office when you’re mistaken for the... read more

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Inside the big revamp of Canada’s Food Guide

In the News   |   July 19, 2017

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Seventy-five years after the country’s official nutrition guide made its debut, Ottawa is hard at work on a new version, Ann Huiwrites. Health Canada faces a tremendous task in their first update since 2007: Addressing concerns... read more

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What the U.S. wants from NAFTA talks

In the News   |   July 18, 2017

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The United States have released their objectives for the upcoming NAFTA talks, which could begin as early as August 16. Here are some highlights. United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Monday released a broad summary of... read more

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bookmark The zombie film is George A. Romero’s gift to, and curse on, Hollywood
The zombie film is George A. Romero’s gift to, and curse on, Hollywood

In the News   |   July 17, 2017

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By a rough estimation, 2016 featured at least a dozen films about zombies, the living dead, the walking dead and the generally undead. Few of them are likely very good – although the title Zoombies raises intriguing... read more

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bookmark Borrowers who obsess about interest rates are getting it wrong
Borrowers who obsess about interest rates are getting it wrong

In the News   |   July 14, 2017

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Trivia question: What is the interest rate you’re paying on your various debts? Interest rates seem vitally important in a week in which the Bank of Canada raised its benchmark lending rate for the first... read more

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bookmark Former astronaut Julie Payette to be named Canada's next governor-general
Former astronaut Julie Payette to be named Canada's next governor-general

In the News   |   July 13, 2017

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will appoint former astronaut Julie Payette as Canada’s next governor-general, picking the prominent Quebecker for the high-profile position rather than a number of aboriginal leaders who were also seen to be... read more

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Bank of Canada raises interest rates for first time in seven years

Articles of Interest   |   July 13, 2017

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The Bank of Canada’s first interest-rate hike in seven years has set in motion a complex unwinding of a near-decade-long era of easy money. The central bank raised its overnight lending rate by a quarter-percentage-point... read more

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Indigenous women’s group pulls support from missing and murdered inquiry as commissioner resigns

In the News   |   July 12, 2017

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The success of the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women is at risk with the sudden resignation of one of the five commissioners and the decision of a leading First Nations women’s group to... read more

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Trudeau government unveils reproductive health projects

In the News   |   July 11, 2017

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Less than three years after legalizing abortion, Mozambique is getting a new aid package from the Canadian government: More than $18-million to support abortion and family-planning services. The project, announced on Tuesday, is the first... read more

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Wildfires spread in B.C., forcing evacuation of 7,000 people

In the News   |   July 10, 2017

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Firefighters are battling more than 200 wildfires burning across British Columbia as the province prepares for several more days of hot and dry weather, leaving thousands of residents worried about their homes. By Sunday, an... read more

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University of Waterloo mulls standardized course-evaluation system

Articles of Interest   |   July 10, 2017

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The University of Waterloo will decide this fall whether a standardized system for course evaluations can balance student demands for more feedback on their classroom learning with faculty concerns about the impact of bias and... read more

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Cirque du Soleil acquires Blue Man Group production company

In the News   |   July 7, 2017

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In a continuing push to diversify its entertainment offerings, circus powerhouse Cirque du Soleil has acquired live entertainment company Blue Man Productions LLC for an undisclosed sum of money. The Montreal-based circus group announced the... read more

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The breaking point

In the News   |   July 6, 2017

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An iceberg larger than Prince Edward Island will break off of Antarctica’s fourth-largest ice shelf in the coming days. Scientists are divided about the cause behind this grand event. Some say it’s a natural occurrence... read more

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