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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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Ottawa's plans for cannabis legalization may be slowed by provinces

Lesson Plans   |   April 21, 2017

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Mike Hager examines some of the potential problems and challenges for provinces in the federal government’s plan to legalize marijuana by July, 2018.... read more

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Ontario to tackle soaring housing market with multipronged plan

In the News   |   April 21, 2017

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Kathleen Wynne’s government has put its foot down on Ontario’s overheated housing market, slapping a tax on foreign buyers and introducing rent controls as part of a wide-reaching package of changes that some of the... read more

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Rise of Marine Le Pen: How the far-right leader became a contender in France

In the News   |   April 20, 2017

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The leader of France’s fiercely anti-EU National Front is attracting far more support than her father ever did. In four days, she could emerge victorious in the first round of the presidential election. Marine Le Pen... read more

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Financial literacy: For kids, adding dollars and sense

In the News   |   April 19, 2017

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Noor Rashid might be at least four years away from getting a driver’s licence, but she is already running the numbers in her head for future car purchases. “You have to figure out the gas... read more

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Testing! Testing!

In the News   |   April 19, 2017

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North Korea is raising hackles with its program of testing ballistic missiles, while the United States is responding with belligerent noises of is own.

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Carrick Talks Money: Four personal finance books millennials should read

Videos   |   April 19, 2017

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Rob Carrick with a list of four books on personal finances that he says is required reading for millennials learning about finance.... read more

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Schools and employers partner to curb youth underemployment

Articles of Interest   |   April 19, 2017

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Canada’s major banks and financial-service companies in the Greater Toronto Area are lining up behind an initiative to ensure that every postsecondary student has a work-integrated learning experience before they graduate, hoping the strategy will... read more

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Theresa May calls surprise election as U.K. heads into Brexit negotiations

In the News   |   April 18, 2017

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British Prime Minister Theresa May has called a snap election for June 8, saying she needs a solid mandate to negotiate the country’s exit from the European Union. Opposition parties have blocked the government’s Brexit... read more

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A look at Syria’s history with chemical weapons and how the international community can help

Lesson Plans   |   April 17, 2017

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Tu Thanh Ha summarizes recent chemical attacks on Syrian civilians in the context of the Geneva Protocol of 1925, signed by Syria in 1968, which prohibits the use of poison gas in warfare.... read more

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Erdogan tightens grip on Turkey with narrow referendum win

In the News   |   April 17, 2017

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From the moment he was first elected to Turkish high office as a reformist leader in 2003, Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s opponents have painted him as a Trojan-horse candidate hiding some darker agenda – specifically, a... read more

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Putin pushes Russia back into the centre of international attention

In the News   |   April 13, 2017

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If there was any doubt that Russian President Vladimir Putin got what he wanted when he ordered his military into Syria 19 months ago, it was erased as U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spent... read more

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Tchotchkes, tote bags and T-shirts: How marketers are selling Canada 150

Lesson Plans   |   April 13, 2017

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This article discusses the marketing opportunities posed through Canada’s 150th birthday and reminds readers that Canada’s narrative is actually much older.... read more

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Expect some turbulence

Cartoons   |   April 12, 2017

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While America demands regime change in Syria, United Airlines faces worldwide condemnation for dragging a passenger off a plane to make room for its own staff.

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United Nations gives leaders 10 years to curb climate-harming emissions

In the News   |   April 12, 2017

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Global leadership is urgently needed to ensure greenhouse gas emissions peak within 10 years, or the future costs of reining them in and adapting to a changing climate will rise dramatically, the head of the... read more

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Top Canadian Teaching Blogs and Teacher Resource Websites

Research & Findings   |   April 12, 2017

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TopTeachingsites.ca exists solely to search the web for the best teaching blogs and websites in Canada. Among their top ten, they list Mrs. Bremer’s Kindergarten, Madly Learning, Teachery, and Reading with Mrs. D. Each link... read more

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Top 16 Canadian Educational Websites for Students, Teachers, & Parents

Research & Findings   |   April 12, 2017

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No doubt many teachers will be aware of some websites recommended by Oxfordlearning.com, such as The Canadian Education Association and Scholastic, which come highly recommended. Others, perhaps less well known, seem worthy of a look.... read more

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