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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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Meal-kit company Fresh Prep faces hefty competition as it gears up for expansion

Lesson Plans   |   December 13, 2018

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This article examines the food industry by analyzing and comparing food companies that prepare meal kits for consumers.... read more

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Canadians reading fewer domestic books, report shows

In the News   |   December 13, 2018

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English Canadians are buying and reading fewer Canadian books, according to a new report. It warns the domestic publishing industry is losing out to the marketing muscle of foreign firms and being left behind by... read more

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China says detained Canadian’s group not properly registered

In the News   |   December 12, 2018

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Days after security agents detained a former Canadian diplomat who now works for International Crisis Group, China’s foreign ministry says ICG is not a registered organization in the country. Michael Kovrig was seized in Beijing... read more

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Cartoons   |   December 11, 2018

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Chinese high-tech giant Huawei, embroiled in several controversies, has established relationships with universities in Canada to create a steady pipeline of intellectual property.

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Bonding over bots: Hackergal teaches Canadian girls about coding

In the News   |   December 11, 2018

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Maryam Savory traces a finger across her tablet, sending a glowing, robotic ball scrambling between metal chair legs and across the classroom floor. Around her, about 20 other girls do the same, controlling the spheres’... read more

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To spur change, conservationist urges scientists to speak up for themselves

In the News   |   December 10, 2018

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When she saw the baby mountain goats, Aerin Jacob knew she was going to be unpopular. It was spring 2007, and she was a young environmental consultant monitoring the impact of helicopters at a mining... read more

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With startup in her viewfinder, Nicole Smith didn’t give up

Lesson Plans   |   December 10, 2018

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This is a case study showing how innovation can be brought to a long-established profession.... read more

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Canada will pay a price no matter what for its part in the worsening U.S.-China conflict

In the News   |   December 7, 2018

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Canada may have had little choice but to arrest Huawei Technologies executive Meng Wanzhou as she was transferring from one flight to another at the Vancouver airport, this past Saturday. This country has an extradition... read more

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Ottawa poised to compensate Indigenous survivors of physical, sexual abuse at 700 day schools

In the News   |   December 6, 2018

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Canada is taking another step to acknowledge the centuries of harm done to Indigenous people by agreeing to compensate those who were abused as children while attending one of roughly 700 government-funded day schools. The... read more

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Beware these management myths

Lesson Plans   |   December 6, 2018

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This article explores the myths and shortcomings of some generally accepted ideas about goals and incentives.... read more

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CSIS director warns of state-sponsored espionage threat to 5G networks

In the News   |   December 5, 2018

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Canada’s top spy used his first public speech to warn of increasing state-sponsored espionage through technology such as next-generation 5G mobile networks. Canadian Security Intelligence Service director David Vigneault’s comments come as three of the... read more

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Hungary’s move against Central European University is ‘blow to academic freedom’, Ignatieff says

In the News   |   December 4, 2018

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The Central European University is being pushed out of Hungary, a sign of a growing threat to democracy in that country, university president Michael Ignatieff said Monday. CEU’s legal status has been in limbo for... read more

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UN report calls for urgent action to avert catastrophic climate change

Lesson Plans   |   December 3, 2018

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This article reports on an urgent United Nations call to address climate change and explores some recent political actions that give the issue its immediacy.... read more

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‘David is an astronaut now’: Canadian blasts off on mission to International Space Station

In the News   |   December 3, 2018

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Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques is on his way to the International Space Station. Together with Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko and U.S. astronaut Anne McClain, he blasted into orbit aboard a Soyuz rocket at 6:31 a.m.... read more

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Two proven ways to feel better about your finances

In the News   |   November 30, 2018

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As we head into the final month of the year, spend a few minutes thinking about what you’d like to do in 2019 to improve your financial position. Two ways to look at the possible... read more

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Canadian couple recounts ‘survival story’ of their detention in China

In the News   |   November 29, 2018

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The plain-clothed men who grabbed Julia and Kevin Garratt from a restaurant in northeastern China said they were police. But that was little consolation. “You are a spy!” they bellowed at Ms. Garratt, before dragging... read more

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