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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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Debt-free couple eye retirement at age 50

Lesson Plans   |   May 23, 2017

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In this article, Jason Pereira, a financial planner, examines Bill and Barbara’s retirement plan, and offers his professional recommendation on how they can better manage their investments. This lesson plan aims to highlight the importance... read more

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Cartoons   |   May 23, 2017

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Canada has been reacting quietly but firmly to US President Trump's threats to rip up NAFTA if he doesn't get the concessions he wants.

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The Aeroplan saga ends a long, useless financial detour

Guest Column   |   May 23, 2017

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Jim Stanford is Harold Innes Industry Professor of Economics at McMaster University and an adviser to Unifor. For a company whose raison d’ être is loyalty, the executives and shareholders of Aimia must wish a... read more

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Rediscovered fossil suggests surprising origin for human ancestors

In the News   |   May 23, 2017

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In the summer of 1944, workers digging a bunker in Nazi-occupied Athens came across a fossilized lower jaw with badly damaged teeth. The jaw was shown to a geologist named Bruno von Freyberg who brought... read more

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For Republicans and Trump, a long, painful road ahead

In the News   |   May 19, 2017

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Dramatic testimony before Congress. Combative public hearings. Damaging leaks. Continuing investigations. As the controversy surrounding the White House continues, the road ahead is a series of pitfalls for Republicans that will be nearly impossible to... read more

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Educate yourself on franchises before starting one of your own

Lesson Plans   |   May 19, 2017

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This article offers advice to would-be franchisees and provokes thinking about franchises in a different way.... read more

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Former FBI director Robert Mueller named to investigate links between Trump, Russia

In the News   |   May 18, 2017

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The U.S. Justice Department appointed a special counsel to lead the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and to examine possible collusion between advisers to President Donald Trump and the Kremlin. The move,... read more

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Hockey blade company looks to score in American market

Lesson Plans   |   May 17, 2017

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This article discusses the introduction of a new product targeting hockey players and how the company is marketing the product.... read more

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Trump's actions pose questions about future of Canada-U.S. intelligence sharing: experts

In the News   |   May 17, 2017

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When Donald Trump spills secrets, people in intelligence agencies get nervous. Not just within his own country’s agencies, but also within allied ones – such as the Canadian Security Intelligence Service – where officials rely... read more

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Cartoons   |   May 16, 2017

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A ransomware program called WannaCry, the fastest spreading malware campaign to date, afflicted more than 300,000 computer users in 150 countries.

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Ottawa weighs permanent civilian management for RCMP

In the News   |   May 16, 2017

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Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale opened the door to permanent civilian management in the RCMP after two external reviews concluded the national police force failed to deal with long-standing workplace-harassment problems. In scenarios being considered,... read more

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Teaching Strategies: The Value of Self-Reflection

Research & Findings   |   May 15, 2017

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“The ultimate goal of self-reflection is to improve the way you teach,” according to Teachhub. Their website presents a short but comprehensive article on reflection, focusing especially on the process. It includes sample questions to ask... read more

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Reflective teaching: Exploring our own classroom practice

Research & Findings   |   May 15, 2017

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The British Council on Teaching English offers this definition of reflective teaching: “Reflective teaching means looking at what you do in the classroom, thinking about why you do it, and thinking about if it works... read more

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Teaching as inquiry

Research & Findings   |   May 15, 2017

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The literature on teaching as inquiry at this New Zealand website is lengthy and comprehensive, but it may be worth a full read if you teach a diverse classroom. As reported by one of the... read more

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