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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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Canadian values test could equally apply to white supremacists: Leitch

Lesson Plans   |   February 21, 2017

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Laura Stone reports on Conservative leadership candidate Kellie Leitch’s response to critics of her campaign promise to test new immigrants for “Canadian values.” Some have claimed that her proposed policy towards immigrants may have helped... read more

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Canadian banks, police following money trail to target human trafficking

In the News   |   February 21, 2017

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Canada’s financial watchdog has sent more than 100 disclosures to police in the past year on human trafficking in a quiet new initiative that targets traffickers by following their money. Project Protect is a partnership between... read more

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Liberals, Tories spar over Islamophobia motion in full-day debate

In the News   |   February 17, 2017

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Members of Parliament spent most of Thursday debating racism and discrimination in Canada as the Liberals and Conservatives battled over a private member’s motion that condemns Islamophobia. The Tories introduced their own anti-racism motion in... read more

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McDonald’s new nut policy draws swift backlash

Lesson Plans   |   February 17, 2017

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This article details the changes McDonald’s is making to its menu options and the implications for the community.... read more

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CBC radio personality and Vinyl Cafe host Stuart McLean dead at 68

In the News   |   February 16, 2017

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Stuart McLean, the avuncular CBC personality whose folksy tales of small-town Canada lit up radios from coast to coast every weekend on his long-running show Vinyl Cafe, died Wednesday morning, according to a statement issued by... read more

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Mission Impossible

Cartoons   |   February 15, 2017

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With so many trouble spots around the world, it might take more than proclamations of love to resolve things.

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The MultiCapital Scorecard: A practical guide to sustainability

Lesson Plans   |   February 15, 2017

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This article discusses a method of measuring sustainability within an organization.... read more

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Lawyers want to toss hundreds of criminal cases for unreasonable delays

In the News   |   February 15, 2017

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Lawyers across Canada have sought to suspend more than 800 criminal cases for unreasonable delay – including more than a dozen murder, attempted murder and manslaughter cases – since the Supreme Court set strict limits... read more

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Trump vows to only tweak Canadian NAFTA provisions after Trudeau meeting

In the News   |   February 14, 2017

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won personal assurances from President Donald Trump during an Oval Office meeting on Monday that the United States only wants to tweak the North American free-trade provisions that govern commerce with... read more

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Don't be cowed

Cartoons   |   February 13, 2017

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By Brian Gable, February 9, 2017... read more

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In their first meeting, Trudeau needs to sell Trump on NAFTA

In the News   |   February 13, 2017

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Donald Trump has already gone from wanting to rip up NAFTA to perhaps just refurbishing the trade pact. A key goal for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau when he meets Mr. Trump for the first time... read more

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Developing as rational persons: viewing our development in stages

Research & Findings   |   February 13, 2017

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The Critical Thinking Community’s website offers a detailed in-depth description of the processes—they identify five stages—through which people can develop critical, rational, thinking. In academic-style prose, they argue that people don’t typically choose to be... read more

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An under-appreciated way of teaching kids to think rationally

Research & Findings   |   February 13, 2017

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Washington Post writer Valerie Strauss makes the case for the “Philosophy for Children” (P4K) movement as an approach to teaching K-12 students how to think rationally. Based on a version of the Socratic Method, P4K... read more

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Review of the book Analytic Processes for School Leaders by Cynthia T. Richetti and Benjamin B. Tregoe

Research & Findings   |   February 13, 2017

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The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) reviews Cynthia Richetti’s and Benjamin Tregoe’s book, which offers helpful charts and illustrations demonstrating rational approaches to problem-solving and decision-making. Although the authors focus on school leaders—principals and... read more

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Teaching critical thinking: an evidence-based guide

Research & Findings   |   February 13, 2017

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For a quick read, the website Parenting Science provides a concise list of key skills related to rational and critical thinking, with tips on how parents and teachers can teach them to children. On their... read more

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Critical thinking: how to grow your child’s mind

Research & Findings   |   February 13, 2017

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In her article for the group Roots of Action Marilyn Price-Mitchell asks, “What kind of thinker is your child?  Does he believe everything on TV?  Does she always figure out how to get what she... read more

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