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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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Female executives are still scarce in corporate Canada. The few who made it are fed up

Lesson Plans   |   May 22, 2019

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This article articulates the frustration of female executives struggling to break through the glass ceiling in Canada.... read more

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Emotional British PM Theresa May resigns over Brexit failure: ‘I have done everything I can’

In the News   |   May 24, 2019

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British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that she will resign next month, ending nearly three years in office that will be defined by her inability to pull Britain out of the European Union. In... read more

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Scientists say they discovered world’s oldest fungus fossil in Canadian Arctic

In the News   |   May 23, 2019

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For thousands of years, the steep-walled canyons of Tuktut Nogait National Park in the Northwest Territories have formed a spectacular backdrop for caribou, muskox and other Arctic species. Now, a team of Canadian and European... read more

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AI=agricultural intelligence

Cartoons   |   May 22, 2019

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Many experts believe that robots working farms are the future of agriculture and will bring efficiencies and an end to some of the most back-breaking jobs.

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The latest debt stats show how banks are trying to keep their customers hooked on borrowing

In the News   |   May 22, 2019

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Full credit to the banks for resourcefulness in selling Canadians on ways to rack up more debt. The latest debt numbers from the credit-monitoring firm TransUnion Canada suggest developments in real estate lending have slowed... read more

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Oceans of plastic

Cartoons   |   May 21, 2019

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The deepest dive ever made by a human inside a submarine -- 35,853ft in the Pacific Ocean’s Mariana Trench -- discovered litter.

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Support for bilingualism for children waning

In the News   |   May 21, 2019

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Young parents who speak English are waning in their determination to make sure their children speak a second language, despite robust support for Canada’s 50-year-old policy of official bilingualism. A poll conducted by Environics Institute... read more

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Asphyxiation by pension: Amid competing financial pressures, one millennial feels smothered by retirement saving

In the News   |   May 17, 2019

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A defined benefit pension is a rare and precious thing in today’s work force. There’s even a phrase, pension envy, to describe the muttering of pension-less people about those who will receive monthly retirement income... read more

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The inescapable scent of Canada’s ripening hatred

Lesson Plans   |   May 17, 2019

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In this emotionally-charged article, Denise Balkissoon describes the state of racism in Canada, citing all political parties’ degrees of indifference, evidenced in the language they use when discussing immigrants and refugees.... read more

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‘A propaganda machine’: How Doug Ford’s government skirts media with Ontario News Now

In the News   |   May 16, 2019

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When Ontario Premier Doug Ford travelled to New York late last month to meet with U.S. business leaders, Canadian media were given less than a day’s notice about the trip. Mr. Ford brought his own... read more

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That uncertain feeling

Cartoons   |   May 15, 2019

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Like other currencies and some commodities, the Canadian dollar is being roiled by doubt over how the US-China trade war will play out.

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Civilization depends on rational thinking

Research & Findings   |   May 15, 2019

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In this, our final column for this school year, we review the year’s key findings and recommendations for improving rational discourse in the classroom and beyond. Our democracy—civilization itself—is predicated on rational, critical, thinking and... read more

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How a hot trend in electronic banking is making life easier for seniors

In the News   |   May 15, 2019

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Can we all agree that paying for stuff with a tap of your debit or credit card is perhaps the greatest innovation in banking since the ATM? There may not be a technology that is... read more

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New proposal from Doug Ford government would force senior professors to work for no salary

In the News   |   May 14, 2019

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Ontario faculty associations say they’re consulting with lawyers after being stonewalled in their attempts to meet with the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities about proposed legislation they say threatens to force elderly university and... read more

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Three key highlights from the Mueller report

Lesson Plans   |   May 13, 2019

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Following US Attorney General William Barr’s summary of the Mueller report on his investigation into Russian interference in the last US election, Adrian Morrow and Tamsin McMahon highlight possibly illegal activities by President Trump that... read more

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How Mastermind thrives in the cut-throat world of toys

In the News   |   May 13, 2019

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It’s the tale of two toy stores. Mastermind Toys, opened by brothers Jon and Andy Levy in North Toronto in 1984, has been in the midst of a massive cross-country expansion, from 11 stores in... read more

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