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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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Facebook bans several Canadians for supporting white nationalism as Ottawa eyes new regulations for social platforms

Lesson Plans   |   April 23, 2019

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Tamsin McMahon reports on Facebook’s recent ban on postings by extremist groups that promote hate, and on related concerns expressed by politicians in the United States, Britain and Europe... read more

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Under a cloud

Cartoons   |   April 23, 2019

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The special counsel's report specifically stated that President Trump could not be exonerated of the crime of obstruction of justice, although it did not recommend charges.

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Does class size matter? Many teachers are adamant it is crucial

Articles of Interest   |   April 23, 2019

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In one of her high-school math classes of 18 students this semester, teacher Karen Ebanks has time to glance over shoulders, guide stragglers back onto the path of understanding fractions, lead them to comprehending equations... read more

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Canada needs a better picture of how households are faring

In the News   |   April 23, 2019

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How has the past decade been for you? Are you happy with your financial progress? Answering that question is difficult without knowing how other people are doing – and that information can be surprisingly hard... read more

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ADHD symptoms linked to children who have more than two hours of screen time a day, study says

In the News   |   April 18, 2019

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New Canadian research has found that excessive screen time is a stronger predictor of behavioural problems in five-year-olds than any of the other risk factors the study considered, including parental stress, socioeconomic woes and how... read more

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Where are we at with Brexit? A guide

Lesson Plans   |   April 18, 2019

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This Globe and Mail “explainer” article summarizes Britain’s three-year roller coaster ride as its government attempts to produce a plan to secede from the European Union, following a referendum on the issue that resulted in... read more

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Trouble ahead

Cartoons   |   April 17, 2019

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The election of Jason Kenney's UCP in Alberta does not bode well for relations with Ottawa.

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Alberta election 2019: Kenney wins majority as UCP routs NDP in campaign dominated by economic woe

In the News   |   April 17, 2019

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Jason Kenney’s United Conservatives have turned years of economic pain in Alberta and deep frustration with Ottawa into a resounding election victory, returning the province to its conservative roots and setting the incoming government on... read more

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Built by thousands, beloved by millions: Rebuilding Notre-Dame is an undertaking worthy of its history

In the News   |   April 16, 2019

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A building can have many lives if it is properly loved, and Paris’s great cathedral has proved this rule for 850 years. This week, the great structure and French society together face a new test.... read more

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How raising the age for CPP and OAS to 67 would benefit the whole country

In the News   |   April 15, 2019

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It’s time to acknowledge that people are both working and living longer by increasing the standard age for starting retirement benefits to 67, Canada’s actuaries say. Raising the retirement age for Canada and Quebec pension-plan... read more

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Ontario construction software firm Bridgit raises $6.2 million

Lesson Plans   |   April 15, 2019

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This is an excellent case study of two entrepreneurs who saw opportunity when others did not.... read more

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Ottawa proposing new measures to discourage vaping among youth

In the News   |   April 12, 2019

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The federal government is proposing a suite of new measures to stop young people from using e-cigarettes, including a crackdown on the availability of flavours. The government’s proposed measures, released Wednesday, include limiting the concentration... read more

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When emotions play a part

Research & Findings   |   April 12, 2019

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In our continuing series on the perilous state of reasoned argument, truth and all things rational, we tend to focus on dry facts and logic, ignoring the role emotions play in everyday discourse. In formal... read more

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Trudeau defends tougher stand on border crossers as refugee advocates express outrage

In the News   |   April 11, 2019

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is defending his government’s new tougher line on asylum seekers as the Liberals’ immigration message shifts further away from the calls for openness that defined his party’s 2015 campaign. Refugee advocates... read more

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This is what a black hole looks like: Researchers photograph an abyss larger than our solar system

Articles of Interest   |   April 11, 2019

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From a distant galaxy, researchers capture evidence of a cosmic phenomenon that physics has only hinted at for decades. As an idea, black holes have been with us for more than a century. By degrees... read more

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Wattpad strikes deal with Times Group to expand in India

Lesson Plans   |   April 11, 2019

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This article outlines the market that has led to Wattpad’s success.... read more

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