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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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What's driving populism? It isn't the economy, stupid

Lesson Plans   |   April 19, 2018

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Darrell Bricker and John Ibbitson write,“Countries around the world have been gripped by an incoherent, rage-fuelled nihilism that rejects elites on the left and the right. It’s not income inequality, as many think, but a... read more

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Toronto arts student receives more than $2-million in scholarship offers

In the News   |   April 23, 2018

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When Rachel Burns, a graduating student at the Etobicoke School of the Arts in Toronto, totalled up the scholarship offers that have come in over e-mails and letters, she found that she has shattered records... read more

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One scientist’s work sheds light on the ‘transforming’ state of planetary health

Articles of Interest   |   April 23, 2018

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A Harvard scientist whose work has shown that climate change could make food less nutritious will be the inaugural recipient of the Arrell Global Food Innovation research award. Over the past decade, Sam Myers has... read more

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Carrick Talks Money: Is social media damaging our finances?

Videos   |   April 23, 2018

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Personal finance expert Rob Carrick discusses how social media and the fear of missing out, can affect your finances with Shannon Lee Simmons, author of ‘Worry-Free Money’.... read more

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Male CBC hosts earn almost 9.5 per cent more than their female colleagues, data show

In the News   |   April 20, 2018

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Male hosts who work for the CBC/Radio Canada make an average of almost 9.5 per cent more than their female counterparts, despite the public broadcaster using what it calls “gender-neutral criteria in order to recruit... read more

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Canada should implement national single-payer pharmacare, MPs say

In the News   |   April 19, 2018

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Canada should replace its patchwork of private and public drug plans with a national single-payer pharmacare system, according to a parliamentary committee that spent two years studying an issue that could be pivotal in the... read more

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Students across Canada learn financial skills for their future

Articles of Interest   |   April 19, 2018

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Many adults know how expensive holidays are and how alluring the marketing can be, but Alexandria Alikakos and Gabriela Babineau, both 13, were inspired to find out for themselves. “Holidays should be about spending time... read more

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Cartoons   |   April 18, 2018

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Unseasonal blasts of ice storms and high winds have produced dangerous conditions in many areas.

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More Canadian medical-school graduates than ever failed to secure residency

In the News   |   April 18, 2018

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More graduates of Canadian medical schools were shut out of residency placements this year than ever before, meaning the skills of dozens of doctors-in-training could be going to waste while many patients in Canada struggle... read more

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With Chagall headed for auction, National Gallery vies with two Quebec museums to buy David painting

In the News   |   April 17, 2018

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A cultural tug-of-war has erupted over a 1779 French painting as two Quebec museums scramble to come up with the matching funds to keep it in the province, over the National Gallery of Canada’s bid... read more

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Carrick Talks money: How to avoid being your adviser's 'problem client'

Videos   |   April 16, 2018

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Rob Carrick discusses what you can do to avoid being a problem client for your financial adviser with Lawyer and author of ‘Advisor at Risk’, Ellen Bessner.... read more

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Cartoons   |   April 16, 2018

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The Trump White House is roaring from crisis to crisis under erratic leadership.

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‘We have to go to carbon-free electricity’: James Hansen on how world leaders can effectively take on climate change

In the News   |   April 16, 2018

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In the 1970s, James Hansen was a NASA scientist working on a mission to study Venus when he became curious about the changing composition of Earth’s atmosphere. By 1981, that curiosity led to some of... read more

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Across the U.S., students deliver message on guns: enough

Lesson Plans   |   April 16, 2018

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Joanna Slater summarizes the recent student walkouts and demonstrations responding to the high school massacre in Parkland, Florida. She notes the rise of activism among youth, as they become politically engaged with issues that affect... read more

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Mideast braces for ‘approaching storm’ as U.S.-led coalition weighs Syria military strike

In the News   |   April 13, 2018

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The Middle East remained on tenterhooks Thursday, trying to parse the confusing and often contradictory Twitter feed of U.S. President Donald Trump for clues as to what might happen next in Syria and across the... read more

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In crosshairs of U.S. Congress, Facebook’s Zuckerberg concedes regulation of internet economy ‘inevitable’

In the News   |   April 12, 2018

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Mark Zuckerberg appeared resigned to more government oversight of social-media companies after two days of testimony before the U.S. Congress, saying he saw regulation of the internet economy as “inevitable,” even as he refused to... read more

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