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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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Liberal government to announce new ‘responsible enterprise’ watchdog

Lesson Plans   |   February 15, 2018

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The article is about human rights and corporate social responsibility.... read more

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In the echoes of the Florida shooting, gun-control advocates raise their voices

In the News   |   February 16, 2018

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In the wake of mass shooting after mass shooting in America, pro-gun politicians have pressed their opponents into silence by telling them not to politicize the violence. But after a gunman killed 17 students at... read more

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Trudeau promises government recognition of Indigenous rights

In the News   |   February 15, 2018

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The federal government says it will support Indigenous people in realizing their visions for their futures and in rebuilding their nations by creating new legislation that forces its officials to stop demanding that Indigenous people... read more

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Teaching about sexual harassment

Research & Findings   |   February 15, 2018

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Sexual harassment is in the news daily, and students are talking about it. Teachers and schools need to respond with appropriate lessons and activities, but often teachers fear treading in what they might view as... read more

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Bearly surviving

Cartoons   |   February 15, 2018

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Stock markets worldwide have been savaged by waves of selling, creating what is know in the business as 'bear markets'.

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Canada's innovation funding leaves women behind: report

In the News   |   February 14, 2018

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Canada’s focus on funding innovation in the predominantly male tech sector is putting female businesses in other industries – at a disadvantage, a report to be released on Wednesday concludes. The report, sponsored by the... read more

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‘Us little guys working our butts off, we can’t get ahead’ - Plus the plain-English explanation for why stocks are falling

Articles of Interest   |   February 14, 2018

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This quote is from a Washington Post article about some people in Louisville, Ky., who have been investing in bitcoin. Why bitcoin as opposed to, say, a sensible mix of stocks, bonds and cash? As one 35-year-old... read more

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Behind The News: What’s Happening In The Stock Markets

In the News   |   February 13, 2018

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When breaking news or major events unfold, CFEE aims to provide helpful background for teachers. This will not be based on articles from The Globe and Mail and often will not have lesson plans in... read more

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Liberals to examine jury-selection rules after acquittal in Boushie killing

In the News   |   February 13, 2018

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The federal government is promising to examine the way juries are chosen after the acquittal of a white Saskatchewan farmer, charged in the killing of a young First Nations man, by a jury that appeared... read more

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Grapes of wrath

Cartoons   |   February 12, 2018

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Alberta banned the importing of wines from B.C. in retaliation for its opposition to the Trans Mountain pipeline.

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What you need to know about juries, challenges and potential reforms

In the News   |   February 12, 2018

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The jury is known as the conscience of the community. Yet, when white Saskatchewan farmer Gerald Stanley went on trial on a charge of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Colten Boushie, who was... read more

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Chan finally finds Olympic gold as Canada's figure skating team reaches top of podium

In the News   |   February 12, 2018

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The first gold medal at any Olympics sometimes feels like it’s the hardest to win. But while Canada had to wait only a few days in Pyeongchang to reach the top of the podium, Patrick... read more

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English invasions of French language shortlived, linguist finds

Articles of Interest   |   February 12, 2018

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English words tend to be viewed as an invasive species by language purists in Quebec – a danger to keep at bay from French lest they spread. But now a top linguist says fears of... read more

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East Vancouver's JJ Bean café takes on Toronto

Lesson Plans   |   February 12, 2018

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This is a case study of a business expansion.... read more

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Liberals unveil overhaul of environmental legislation for major resource projects

In the News   |   February 9, 2018

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The Liberal government has unveiled its plan to overhaul the assessment process for major resource projects, saying added environmental protections are needed to restore public trust in Ottawa’s approval of controversial pipelines, mines and hydro... read more

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Amid ‘peace offensive,’ North Korea flexes military muscle on eve of Pyeongchang Games

In the News   |   February 8, 2018

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North Korea on Thursday put its most potent new military hardware on display, with supreme leader Kim Jong-un breaking out into a broad grin as he watched a parade of missiles believed capable of striking... read more

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