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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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Electoral reform: It’s complicated

Lesson Plans   |   January 19, 2017

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As the Liberal Government struggles to keep its promise to reform our electoral system, it is worth re-examining this older article by Campbell Clark that outlines some of the different voting systems in use elsewhere.... read more

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NAFTA talks will be wide open, says Trump's commerce nominee Wilbur Ross

In the News   |   January 19, 2017

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Every aspect of the North American free-trade agreement will be on the negotiating table, and any final agreement should contain an automatic measure to reopen the deal later to address further issues, Donald Trump’s nominee... read more

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McDonald's Canada adding nuts to menu, angering many with food allergies

In the News   |   January 18, 2017

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McDonald’s Canada is adding nuts to the menu and says all of its food could be contaminated with a variety of allergens, sparking outrage from thousands of Canadians who live with or care for someone... read more

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What makes Trump tick?

Lesson Plans   |   January 17, 2017

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Joanna Slater summarizes the interview she did with four authors who have written biographies of Donald Trump in an attempt to find out what he is like as a person.... read more

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RCMP investigation into alleged leaks prompts Canadian Forces vice-chief’s removal

In the News   |   January 17, 2017

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An RCMP investigation into the leak of top-secret defence information led to the removal on Monday of Vice-Admiral Mark Norman from his duties as the Canadian military’s second-highest-ranking officer, sources have told The Globe and... read more

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Two richest Canadians own more than bottom 30% of population, report finds

In the News   |   January 16, 2017

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As world leaders, business tycoons and celebrities descend on a ritzy Swiss ski resort for the World Economic Forum this week, a new Oxfam report says that eight men own the same wealth as the... read more

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Cartoons   |   January 16, 2017

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Fake news stories drew more eyeballs than true ones during the American election, according to one study.

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Ontario universities pressed to show value, demand for graduate degrees

Articles of Interest   |   January 16, 2017

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Some of Ontario’s universities may have to reconsider their plans to expand master’s and PhD programs as the province tries to encourage the sector to focus on training students who graduate with skills that are... read more

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Ottawa ends program reuniting Syrian refugees with relatives in Canada

In the News   |   January 13, 2017

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The federal government has quietly cancelled a program that matched private Canadian sponsors with Syrian refugees abroad who have relatives in Canada because of low sponsor turnout. The Syrian Family Links Initiative was discontinued on... read more

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Librarians share their predictions for education trends in 2017

Research & Findings   |   January 13, 2017

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The educational book publisher Scholastic asks “eight outstanding librarians” for their predictions of key developments in education for the coming year. Their contributions include silent conversations in the classroom, paperless libraries, makerspace technology (use of... read more

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5 education trends of 2016 that will continue to impact in 2017

Research & Findings   |   January 13, 2017

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Stepping far outside the Canadian context, here’s a look at education trends in India as presented by India today in Education. Among their predictions, they see more integrated and theme-based learning that involves seamlessly combining... read more

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What’s Next for Education: Emerging tech trends for 2017

Research & Findings   |   January 13, 2017

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Veteran teacher Matthew Lynch offered his predictions for emerging tech trends in education for the website, TrustED12 (K-12). Makerspace is on his radar as well, saying that it will encourage practical, real-world learning. Teachers with... read more

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Education issues and trends

Research & Findings   |   January 13, 2017

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Education World’s January 2017 publication focuses on education trends and reform, from assessment and testing to equity in education, and from the school calendar to the future of school uniforms. Regarding the latter, they ask,... read more

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International Journal on New Trends in Education and their Implications

Research & Findings   |   January 13, 2017

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The January 2017 edition is packed with articles ranging from a Turkish writer’s take on the place of culture in foreign language education, to an Indonesian professor’s article on diagnosing junior high school students’ difficulties... read more

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Looking Ahead: Education Trends Projection for 2017

Research & Findings   |   January 13, 2017

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Penn Foster, an institution dedicated to career and workplace preparation, sees greater pairing of academic programs with workforce preparation, a shift toward a skills economy, and giving teachers more agency. “Empowering teachers will be critical... read more

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Top 5 Technology Trends to Watch in 2017

Research & Findings   |   January 13, 2017

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Technology, technology. It seems that the future of education is bound up with the increasing use of emerging technology, and the Fishtree organization is dedicated to helping educators to  “deliver a scalable, personalized learning experience... read more

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